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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority > Planning & Permits > Permit and Application Fees

​​​​​​​​​Permit & Application Fees

Fee Schedules

The tables below provide a summary of our fees. It is important to understand our fees policy and sc​hedule as well to know which fee schedule applies to you.


Applications made under the Conservation Authorities Act and O.Reg.179/06

Private Residential Property

​Category ​Fee
​Major Permit Application

Development where there is a high risk to people or property, natural hazards, or natural features. One or more studies required.  For example, an environmental impact study, hydraulic analysis, stormwater management report or geotechnical report.​

​$1,530
​Intermediate Permit Application

Development where there is moderate risk to people or property, natural hazards, or natural features. Detailed plans, or report is required​

​$1,020
​Minor Permit Application

Development where there is low risk of impact on natural hazards or natural features. No technical reports are required. Small scale, and/or consistent with policy and guidelines​

New $750
​Routine Permit Application

Limited review, minor in nature relative to cost, location, or impact.

New (was minor) $306
​Permit Revisions - amendments/minor changes to plans made under a previously approved and still valid permit.​Half the original Permit Fee
​Retroactive Permit

​Double Permit Fee

​Permit Reissuance

If a new application is submitted within 6 months of the original permit expiring and there are no changes to the site plan, application, or regulation limit​

​Half the original Permit Fee
Legal/Real Estate Inquiries
​$525
Letter of Comment
​$255
Permit Associated with Minister's Zoning Order
​Double Permit Fee

Applications made under the Conservation Authorities Act and O.Reg.179/06

Major Residential - Subdivision, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Proposals

​Category ​Fee

​Permit Revisions - amendments/minor changes to plans made under a previously approved and still valid permit.​

​$3,570
Intermediate Permit Application
​$1,530
​Permit Revisions
Half the original Permit Fee
​Retroactive Permit

​Double Permit Fee
​Permit Reissuance

If a new application is submitted within 6 months of the original permit expiring and there are no changes to site plan, application, or regulation limit

New - Half the original Permit Fee
​​Green Energy Permits 
​$5,100
​Permit Associated with Minister's Zoning Order
​Double Permit Fee

Applications made under the Conservation Authorities Act and O.Reg.179/06 

Municipal Proposals


Category ​Fee
​​Major Permit Application (large geographic areas, technical review needed)
​$3,0​60
​Minor Permit Application (ditching for culvert replacements)
$1,020​
Permit Revisions
​Half the original Permit Fee​

​Permit Reissuance

If a new application is submitted within 6 months of the original permit expiring and there are no changes to site plan, application, or regulation limit

New - ​Half the original Permit Fee
​Permits Associated with Minister's Zoning Order
​Double Permit Fee


Large Fill Proposals

(>250m3 of Fill Replacement)


Category​Fee
Base Fee
​$5,100 + $1/m3
​Retroactive/Unauthorized Works
​Double Base Fee + $1/m3
​Specialty Crop Areas within the Provincial Greenbelt (e.g. top dressing or dyke management)
​Base Fee + 50 cents/m3 to a maximum of $3,060

Note – Any Peer Review required by the Authority shall be paid by the applicant or proponent​.

​Applications made under the Planning Act



​Category ​Fee
​​Block/Neighbourhood Plans — Proponent Driven​$5,100
​Official Plan Amendments — Proponent I​nitiated​
​$2,040
​Zoning By-Law Amendments — Proponent Initiated
​$1,020
​Draft Plan ​(Subdivision​/Condo) Approval — Minimum Fee
​$15,300
​Draft Plan Approval — >60 Lots/Units
​$255/Lot, Unit
​Draft Plan Approval — Maximum Fee
​$40,800
​Final Plan Approval — Minimum Fee
​$12,240
​Final Plan Approval — >48 Lots/Units
​$255/Lot, Unit
​Final Plan Approval — Maximum Fee
​$35,700
​Draft Plan of Subdivision — Red-line Revision (triggering additional technical review)
​$5,100
New - Draft Plan of Subdivision - Request for Extension of Approval
$525​
​Site Plan — Residential/Institutional (>15 units)
​$17,340
​Site Plan - Residential/Institutional (<15 units)
​$7,140
​Site Plan — Residential (single-unit)/Agricultural
​$1,530
​Site Plan — Golf Courses, Aggregate; Minimum Fee
​$15,300
​Site Plan — Golf Courses, Aggregate; Maximum Fee ​$30,600
​Site Plan Commercial and Industrial
​$7,140
Site Plan Amendment Fee - Minor (Minimal Review or Revisions)
​$2,550
​​Site Plan Amendment Fee - Major (Technical Review Required)
$5,100​
​Greater Than (>) Three (3) Technical Re-Submissions
$2,040​
​Site Plan ​ Water Balance Review Only (WHPA Q2 & WBOP)
​$1,530
​Water Balance Review (WHPA Q2 Area)​ - Typical Technical Review
$1,020
​Phosphorus Offsetting Policy (POP) Review Only
$1,530​
​Consent/Minor Variance Application 
​$525
​​Developmental Potential Review - Planning (in writing)
​$525
​Peer Review (e.g. Geotechnical Study)
​Paid by Applicant
Site Visit Fee (Required for requested site visits that are not subject to a current and open application under the Planning Act.)​

​$1,530
New - Pre-consultation (Review fee of pre-consultation circulations provided to the LSRCA by Partner Municipalities)
​$306

Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Review

Category​​Fee
Minor ECA Stormwater Works Review for <2ha
  • ​Typically minor site plans
  • Municipal projects <2ha​
​$2,040
Moderate ECA Stormwater Works Review for 2ha to 5ha
  • Typically larger site plans and condominiums
  • Municipal projects 2ha to 5 ha
​$4,080
Major Stormwater Works Review for >5ha
  • ​Typically draft plans of subdivisions and major site plans
  • Large scale municipal projects >5ha
$7,650
​Minor Stormwater Conveyance Systems
  • Local municipal roads, 500 metres long or less
$1,530
​Major Stormwater Conveyance Systems
  • Large road projects, arterials, greater than 500 metres in length
​$3,060
​Site or Topic Specific Technical Expert Peer Review
  • This is for the rare instance where there is need for an outside Technical Expert (i.e. geotechnical)
  • All external fees will be agreed upon by applicant prior to commencement
​$510 + TBD Technical Review Fee
​​Technical Reviews (Non-Application)

Category​​Fee
Minor Technical Review
  • Site visit, due diligence review, minor technical studies
​$2,550
Major Technical Review
  • Detailed studies including floodplain analysis, detailed boundary delineation, peer review of existing reports
​$5,100