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Permit & Application Fees

Fee Schedules

The tables below provide a summary of our fees beginning January 1, 2019. 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 - Single Family Dwelling
​$1,500
​Intermediate Permit Application (e.g. boathouses, garage)​$1,000
​Minor Permit Application — (e.g. decks, pools)
​$300
​Permit — Revisions
​$500
​Retroactive Permit
​Double Permit Fee
Legal/Real Estate Inquiries
​$500
Letter of Comment
​$250

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

Major Residential (Subdivision), Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Proposals

​Category ​Fee
​Permit Application — (grading, stormwater, outfalls, channel re-location, bridges, etc.)
​$3,500
​Intermediate Permit Application
$1,500​
​Permit Revisions
$750
​Retroactive Permit
​Double Permit Fee
​​Green Energy Permits ​$5,000

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​00
​​Minor Permit Application (ditching, like for like culvert replacements)
$1,000
Permit Revisions
​$500


Large Fill Proposals

(>250m3 of Fill Replacement)


Category​Fee
Base Fee
​$5,000 + $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 $3,000


​Applications made under the Planning Act


​Category ​Fee
​​Block/Neighbourhood Plans — Proponent Driven​$5,000
​Official Plan Amendments — Proponent I​nitiated
​$2,000
​Zoning By-Law Amendments — Proponent Initiated​$1,000
​Draft Plan ​(Subdivision​/Condo) Approval — Minimum Fee​$15,000
​Draft Plan Approval — >60 Lots/Units
​$250/Lot, Unit
​Draft Plan Approval — Maximum Fee
​$40,000
​Final Plan Approval — Minimum Fee​$12,000
​Final Plan Approval — >48 Lots/Units​$250/Lot, Unit
​Final Plan approval — Maximum Fee​$35,000
​Draft Plan of Subdivision — Red-line Revision
​$5,000
​Site Plan — Residential/Institutional (>15 units)​$17,000
​Site Plan - Residential/Institutional (<15 units)
​$7,000
​Site Plan — Residential (single-unit)/Agricultural
​$1,500
​Site Plan — Golf Courses, Aggregate; Minimum Fee​$15,000
​Site Plan — Golf Courses, Aggregate; Maximum Fee ​$30,000
​Site Plan Commercial and Industrial
​$7,000
​Greater Than (>) Three (3) Technical Re-Submissions
$2,000​
​Site Plan ​ Water Balance Review Only (WHPA Q2 Area)
​$1,500
​Water Balance Review (WHPA Q2 Area)​ - Typical Technical Review
$1,000
​Phosphorus Offsetting Policy (POP) Review Only
$1,500​
​Consent/Minor Variance Application 
​$500
​​Developmental Potential Review - Planning (in writing)
​$500
​Peer Review (e.g. Geotechnical Study)​Cost Paid by Applicant

Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Review


Category​​Fee
Minor ECA Stormwater Works Review for <2ha
  • ​Typically minor site plans
  • Municipal projects >2ha
​$2,000
Moderate ECA Stormwater Works Review for 2ha to 5ha
  • Typically larger site plans and condominiums
  • Municipal projects 2ha to 5 ha
​$4,000
Major Stormwater Works Review for >5ha
  • ​Typically draft plans of subdivisions and major site plans
  • Large scale municipal projects >5ha
$7,500
​Minor Stormwater Conveyance Systems
  • Local municipal roads, 500 metres long or less
$1,500
​Major Stormwater Conveyance Systems
  • Large road projects, arterials, greater than 500 metres in length
​$3,000
​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
​$500 + TBD Technical Review Fee
​​Technical Reviews (Non-Application)

Category​​Fee
Minor Technical Review
  • Site visit, due diligence review, minor technical studies
​$2,500
Major Technical Review
  • Detailed studies including floodplain analysis, detailed boundary dilineation, peer review of existing reports
​$5,000