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Building - Permit Approvals

In addition to a building permit, your project may also require additional approvals to substantiate compliance with other requirements.  Please contact the Building Department to advise if the following approvals are necessary for your specific area and project:  Septic System, Committee of Adjustment, Demolition Control, Conservation Authority, Lot Drainage and Grading.  These are the most common of the additional approvals:


Lot Grading Approval

A Grading Plan identifies the slope of the land with respect to the proposed building.  Depending upon the particulars of your proposed project, a grading plan may be required.  When required, three copies of the proposed grading plan must be submitted along with your Building Permit application submission documents.  The Grading Plan must illustrate both the existing drainage pattern and the proposed drainage pattern.  For additions and accessory structures you may have to stake out project in order to determine if lot grading plan is required.

A Grading Plan is required for new home construction on all infill lots.  Additions and Accessory structures may require a grading plan as well.  Please refer to the Town of Wasaga Beach Lot Grading and Drainage Policy


APPLICABLE LAWS

Beside the Building Code, your project or proposed construction must always comply with other applicable law as defined in the Ontario Building Code.  The following is a list of common Applicable Laws: (other approvals may be required).  For more information, please refer to the Ontario Building Code 1.1.3.3 Applicable Law (as amended).


 

Planning Act, s. 34 or 38                       

Compliance with Zoning By-Laws

Contact:  Tracy Jarratt,

Planning Department

Phone705-429-3844 Ext. 2272


Site Plan Approval, Planning Act s. 41              

Requirements for Site Plan Control

Contact:  Doug Herron,

Planning Department

Phone705-429-3844 Ext 2284


Planning Act, s. 45                                  

Minor Variance where an application does not comply with all local zoning provisions, a variance granted by the Committee of Adjustment may be required.

Contact:  Tracy Jarratt

Planning Department

Phone705-429-3844 Ext. 2272


Planning Act, Zoning s. 34 By-Law     

where proposed development requires an amendment to local

Amendment - zoning provisions.

Contact:  Planning Department  

Phone705-429-3847


Public Lands Act, O.Reg 453/96          

Ministry of Natural Resources consent required authorizing construction on public land.

Phone1-800-667-1940


Ministry of Transportation                   

where construction is adjacent to a highway, Building and Land Use Permit may be required from the MTO – Contact:

Phone1-866-636-0663


Conservation Authorities Act s.38      

Where construction is in a fill regulated area or flood plain or may interfere or compromise an existing watercourse.

Contact:  Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Phone705-424-1479


Environmental Protection Act. S.168  

Where industrial or commercial property changed to residential use.  Record of Site Condition to be filed with MOE, conformance to Certificate of Property Use.

Contact:  Ministry of Environment

Phone1-800-565-4923