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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

Please Note: All permit and application fees updated as of January 4, 2022.


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.

​$5,081
​Intermediate Permit Application

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

​$1,700
​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​

$750
​Routine Permit Application

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

​$600
​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​ (s.28.0.1)
​Double Permit Fee
​Re-submission Fee (>2 submissions)
​​25% of Permit Fee

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

Major Residential - Subdivision, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Proposals


​Category ​Fee

​Major Permit Application – requires submission of detailed plans, techinical studies and/or reports. 

$6,000

Intermediate Permit Application
​$4,000
​Permit Revisions
Half the original Permit Fee

Retroactive Permit 

(Refers to a permit required arising from the failure to obtain permission under Ontario Regulation 179/06 before works commenced).

​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.

Half the original Permit Fee
​​Green Energy Permits 
​$3,200
​Permit Associated with Minister's Zoning Order​ (s.28.0.1)
​Double Permit Fee
​Re-submission Fee (>2 Submissions)
​25% of permit fee

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

Municipal Proposals​


Category ​Fee
​​Major Permit Application

Major municipal permit applications refer to applications that require technical reports or analysis to support the application as well as applications for works that cover large geographic areas such as multiple road culverts or bridge replacements and large-scale municipal servicing and road projects.​

​$6,300
​Minor Permit Application

Minor municipal permit applications refer to a permit application which does not require detailed technical reports or analysis to support the application. This could include permit applications for road resurfacing, driveways/roadways, culvert replacements, re-grading of existing roadside ditches.​

$4,200
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.

Half the original Permit Fee
​Permits Associated with Minister's Zoning Order (s.28.0.1)
​Double Permit Fee
​Re-submission Fee (>2 Submissions)​

​25% of 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
​Re-submission Fee (>2 Submissions)

​25% of Permit Fee
Note – Any Peer Review required by the Authority shall be paid by the applicant or proponent​.


​Applications made under the Planning Act


​​Category ​Fee
​​Minor Official Plan Amendment - Proponent Initiated (No technical review required – planning review only)
​$2,152
Major ​Official Plan Amendments — Proponent I​nitiated​ (Techinical review required)
​$12,651
​Minor Zoning By-Law Amendment - Proponent Initiated (no technical review required – planning review only)​
​$2,152
​​Major Zoning By-Law Amendment - Proponent Initiated (Technical review required)
​$12,651
​Combined Official Plan Amendment / Zoning By-law Amendment
​$12,651
​Draft Plan ​(Subdivision​/Condo) Approval — Minimum Fee
​$18,279
​Draft Plan Approval — >60 Lots/Units ($/lot) Maximum Fee imposed at 160 lots
​$288/Lot, Unit
​Draft Plan Approval — Maximum Fee 
​$46,080
​Final Plan Approval — Minimum Fee (<60 lots)​
​$12,240
​Final Plan Approval — >60 Lots/Units
​$288/Lot, Unit
​Final Plan Approval — Maximum Fee (Imposed at 160+ Lots)​
​No Final Plan Fee
​Combined OPA/ZBA Subdivision or Condominium​
​​Full Subdivision Fee and 70% of OPA/ZBA Fee
​Draft Plan of Subdivision — Red-line Revision (triggering additional technical review)
​$5,100
​Draft Plan of Subdivision - Request for Extension of Approval
$1,282
​Site Plan — Residential/Institutional (>15 units)
​$20,949
​Site Plan - Residential/Institutional (<15 units)

​$14,000
Combined OPA/ZBA/Site Plan​ (>15 units)

​Full Site Plan Fee and 70% of OPA/ZBA Fee
Combined OPA/ZBA/Site Plan​ (<15 units)
​Full Site Plan Fee and 70% of OPA/ZBA Fee
​Site Plan — Residential (single-unit)/Agricultural (Minor) ​No Technical review required.
​$2,196
​Site Plan — Residential (single-unit)/Agricultural (Major) Technical review required.
​$4,700
​Combined OPA/ZBA/Site Plan (Residential - Single unit/Agricultural) (Major)
Full Site Plan Fee and 70% of OPA/ZBA Fee
​Site Plan — Golf Courses, Aggregate
​$26,604
​​Site Plan Commercial and Industrial
​$24,249
Site Plan Amendment Fee - Minor (Minimal Review or Revisions)
​$2,550
​​Site Plan Amendment Fee - Major (Technical Review Required)
$5,100​
​Greater Than (>) Two (2) Technical Re-Submissions
25% of Application Fee for each additional submission after the second.
​Site Plan —​ Water Balance Review Only (WHPA Q2 & 4.8-DP / 6.40-DP of Lake Simcoe Protection Plan)  The water balance review fee in the WHPA Q2 area and applications subject to the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan Water Recharge Offsetting Policy for the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan for site plans is applied to those applications typically not circulated to the LSRCA in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with the watershed municipalities.  The Authority’s review of these site plan applications will be restricted to the water balance only (i.e., will not include a review of the grading/drainage/erosion sediment control plans)​
​$3,151
​Phosphorus Offsetting Policy (POP) Review Only
$3,387
Consent/Minor Variance Application (Minor - no technical review required - planning review only)
​$525
Consent/Minor Variance Application (Major - technical review required)
​$2,038
​​Developmental Potential Review - Planning (in writing)
​$1,122
​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
​Pre-consultation (Review fee of pre-consultation circulations provided to the LSRCA by Part​ner Municipalities)
​$750
Note: the pre-consultation fee will be credited to the Application Fee if a complete application under the Planning Act is submitted within 12 months of the date of the provided LSRCA pre-consultation comments.


Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Review


Category​ ​Fee
Minor ECA Stormwater Works Review for <2ha
  • ​Typically minor site plans
  • Municipal projects <2ha​
​$3,800
Moderate ECA Stormwater Works Review for 2ha to 5ha
  • Typically larger site plans and condominiums
  • Municipal projects 2ha to 5ha
​$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
$3,800
​Major Stormwater Conveyance Systems
  • Large road projects, arterials, greater than 500 metres in length
​$4,080
​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​
​$710 + TBD Technical Review Fee
​Re-Submission Fee (>2 Submissions)
​25% of Review Fee

​​Technical Reviews (Non-Application)​​


Category​ ​Fee
Minor Technical Review
  • Due diligence review, minor technical studies
​$2,100
Major Technical Review
  • Detailed studies including floodplain analysis, detailed boundary delineation, peer review of existing reports
​$4,000
​Schedule B Class
​$6,520 plus applicable Permit Fee
​Schedule C Class
​​$9,208 plus applicable Permit Fee
​Re-Submission Fee (>2 Submissions)
​25% of Review Fee