Below are typical processes for both planning applications such as minor variances and zone amendments, as well as building permits and shoreline/conservation authority permits.
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Project Location: This process can vary slightly in each municipality and township, and therefore can change based on where you are located. When we meet with you to discuss your project, we will discuss the specific nature of your project, and the specific requirements of your municipality or township.
Timing: Timing will also vary depending on where you live. Some townships and municipalities have public meetings every month, and some only have them once every couple of months or as needed. If you are applying for shoreline projects, sometimes those permits can take anywhere from 6-8 months or longer.
Surveys: Most municipalities require that a recent survey prepared by an Ontario Land Surveyor is submitted with the planning application. If you do not have a recent survey, this can take 6-12 weeks to be completed, depending on the time of year.
Archaeological Assessments: In some municipalities and townships, if you are applying for a minor variance or zone amendment, you may be asked to get an archaeological assessment completed. These are project specific, and can only be done while the ground is clear of snow, and thawed. Each municipality will provide feedback on whether an assessment is required or not.