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Regulations Fee Schedules



Fee Schedule – Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (Ontario Regulation 148-06)

Section 28 Regulation under the Conservation Authorities Act

Regulations Application Fees – effective April 1, 2016

Category Fee Application Type
Group 1 $160
  • Letter of Permission1
  • Property inquiry, clearance letter, project advice letter2 that does not require a site inspection
Group 2 $320
  • Buildings4, structures, boathouses, additions, reconstruction, basements greater than 10 square metres and less than or equal to 93 square metres
  • Fill3 less than or equal to 200 cubic metres (including septic systems)
  • Site alteration / grading greater than 0.1 hectares and less than or equal to 1 hectare
  • Permanent docks
  • Single culvert replacements
  • Infrastructure8 minor maintenance5 greater than 10 metres and less than or equal to 50 metres
  • Agricultural / municipal drain channel maintenance
  • Dredging less than or equal to 25 square metres in area, and maintenance dredging9
  • Channel6 or shoreline alterations7 less than or equal to 50 metres in length
  • Letter of Permission1, property inquiry, clearance letter, or project advice letter2 that requires a site inspection
Group 3 $780
  • Buildings4, structures, boathouses, additions, reconstruction, basements greater than 93 square metres and less than or equal to 464 square metres
  • Fill3 greater than 200 cubic metres and less than or equal to 500 cubic metres (including septic systems)
  • Site alteration / grading greater than 1 hectare and less than or equal to 2 hectares
  • Infrastructure8 major maintenance (i.e. wing wall / abutment replacement)
  • Multiple culvert replacements
  • Channel6 or shoreline alterations7 greater than 50 metres and less than or equal to 200 metres
  • permanent, fixed or floating docks greater than 45 square metres surface decking
  • Dredging greater than 25 square metres in area
Group 4 $1,560
  • Buildings4, structures, boathouses, additions, reconstruction, basements greater than 464 square metres
  • Multiple residential subdivision (maximum 10 lots grouped together)
  • Fill3 greater than 500 cubic metres (including septic systems)
  • Site alteration / grading greater than 2 hectares
  • New infrastructure8
  • Channel6 or shoreline alterations7 greater than 200 metres in length

Notes

  • The permit fee will be reduced by 50% for Group 3 & 4 applications submitted within one year of a directly related planning application.
  • A 50% surcharge will be applied to retroactive permit applications for works that have been completed without a permit.
  • Applications that are amended or resubmitted after approval are subject to a 50% surcharge.
  • Fees for applications involving multiple activities will be based on the highest applicable category.
  • Fees include all applicable taxes.

1 Letter of Permission includes buildings and structures 10 square metres or less in size, demolition of a building or structure, fill not exceeding 12 cubic metres, seasonal docks,   marine railways and non-permanent boat lifts, site alteration / grading less than or equal to 0.1 hectares, agricultural tile drain outlets, dug wells located above the seasonal high water mark, geothermal heat loop systems, fencing, or other minor works that, in the opinion of CRCA staff, do not necessitate the issuance of a permit.
2 Project advice may relate to the regulation, erosion, habitat, drainage, docks and construction.
3 Fill means the placement or removal of any material that alters the contour of the ground.
4 Building means a structure consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them, or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems or a sewage system.
5 Minor maintenance means the repair of a structure involving no change in the size, shape or location of the structure.
6 Channel alterations include channel diversions, or re-alignment.
7 Shoreline alterations include boat ramps, shoreline erosion protection, and solid structures on the bed of a waterbody.
8 Infrastructure includes bridges, culverts, pipelines, stormwater management structures, and utilities (i.e. cables, poles and pipes).
9 Maintenance dredging must be completed within 5 years of the previous dredging permit issuance date.

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