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
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 184.108.40.206 Applicable Law (as amended).
Planning Act, s. 34 or 38
Compliance with Zoning By-Laws
Contact: Joel Vines,
705-429-3844 Ext. 2272
Site Plan Approval, Planning Act s. 41
Requirements for Site Plan Control
Contact: Doug Herron,
705-429-3844 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: Joel Vines
705-429-3844 Ext. 2272
Planning Act, Zoning s. 34 By-Law
where proposed development requires an amendment to local
Amendment - zoning provisions.
Contact: Planning Department
Public Lands Act, O.Reg 453/96
Ministry of Natural Resources consent required authorizing construction on public land.
Ministry of Transportation
where construction is adjacent to a highway, Building and Land Use Permit may be required from the MTO – Contact:
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
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