Fees

The Authority charges a fee for applications requiring a formal Permit under the Regulation. The fee is determined by the type of work to be undertaken. Development undertaken prior to obtaining a Permit will be charged double the fee, if the proposal is approved. If not approved the land owner will be responsible to restore the site at their expense.

NOTICE: Updated Fee Schedule effective November 30, 2016

Schedule

Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Ontario Regulation 180/06

Category Description of Activity

Small Works

$150+ HST = $169.50
  • Accessory buildings and structures[*1] with a floor area less than 20 square metres (215 ft2)
  • Additions with a floor area less than or equal to 20 square metres (215 ft2)
  • Infrastructure maintenance[*2]
  • Fill activity[*3] of 25 to 100 cubic metres (approximately 2 to 6 tandem loads)
  • Docks and boathouses - new construction, modifications or extensions, less than 15 square metres (161 ft2) in area
  • Shoreline alteration[*4]/natural erosion control[*5] <50 metres in length

Standard Works

$300+ HST = $339.00
  • New buildings, reconstruction, accessory buildings and structures[*1] and additions with a total gross floor area of 20 to 100 square metres (226 - 1,076 ft2)
  • Fill activity[*3] of 101 to 500 cubic metres (7-33 tandem loads) or grading a property less than 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres) in size
  • Shoreline alterations/natural erosion control 51 and 500 metres in length
  • Channel/lake bed alteration[*6] less than 200 metres in length or 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres) in area
  • Infrastructure including but not limited to: culverts, bridges, clear span structures less than 3 metres in width/span
  • Docks and boathouses - new construction, modifications or extensions, greater than 15 square metres (161 ft2) in area

Large Works

$600+ HST = $678.00
  • New buildings, reconstruction, accessory buildings and structures[*1]with a total gross floor area of 101 to 450 square metres (1087 - 4,844 ft2)
  • Fill activity[*3] from 501 to 2000 cubic metres (34-134 tandem loads) or grading on property 0.5 - 1.0 hectare (1.2 - 2.7 acres) in size
  • Infrastructure including but not limited to: culverts, bridges, clear span structures between 3 - 25 metres in width/span
  • Channel/lake bed alteration[*6] greater than 200 metres in length or 0.5 hectares (1.2 acres) in area

Major Works

$1,000+ HST = $1,130.00
  • Multiple unit projects or buildings greater than 450 square metres in area
  • Reconstruction of a habitable structure in the floodplain
  • Fill activity[*3] greater than 2,000 cubic metres or grading on a property greater than 1.1 hectares (2.47 acres) in area
  • Infrastructure including but not limited to: culverts, bridges, clear span structures greater than 25 metres in width/span
  • Shoreline alterations/natural erosion control greater than 501 metres in length

Subdivision

  • Review and approval of large subdivisions ($1,00+ HST =$1,130.00)

Permit Revisions

  • Minor Revisions ($100+ HST = $113.00)
  • Major Revisions (½ original Permit Fee)

Permit Extensions

  • If applicable, permits not issued for the maximum allowable validity period may be extended up to the maximum validity period if approved ($100+ HST = $113.00)

Violations

  • Applications submitted after the proposed project has commenced (Double the prescribed fee)

Property Inquires

(Legal / Real Estate)
  • Written response legal, real estate, financial institution inquires on behalf of land-owners or others ($100+ HST = $113.00)

Clearance Letters

Written clearance letter indicating proposed development is outside regulated area and permit is not required ($100+ HST = $113.00)
Other Services

Screening Map Copies

  • Colour printed copies of Screening Maps - full map size ($30 / sheet + HST = $33.90)

Map Creation Service

  • Project specific. Consult with staff for estimate

Notes

  1. [*1] Accessory buildings and structures include sheds, retaining walls, gazebos, decks, etc. which are non-habitable.
  2. [*2] Maintenance means repair to a structure involving no change in size, location or shape.
  3. [*3] Fill activity includes placement, removal and/or grading material originating on the site or elsewhere.
  4. [*4] Shoreline alteration includes boat launches, groynes, breakwalls, etc.
  5. [*5] Natural erosion control means measures to control erosion using live plants, natural and native rock (i.e. rip-rap/blast rock, etc.).
  6. [*6] Channel/lake bed alteration means dredging, channel diversion or re-alignments, etc.
  7. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority reserves the right to revise the Fee Schedule at any time without notice, subject to Board approval.
  8. Permit fees are considered a processing fee and are non-refundable.
  9. As of September 1, 2014, Member Municipalities will no longer be charged fees for the processing of permits related to applications under O. Reg. 180/06.

Effective date: November 30, 2016
Board Resolution No. 138/16