In January 1996, a provincial Omnibus Bill was passed which, by amending the Conservation Authorities Act, empowered conservation authorities to collect fees for services approved by the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Section 21(m.1) of the Conservation Authorities Act allows for the collection of fees for services such as plan review, permitting, and public and legal inquires, as well as other fees.
Otonabee Conservation’s Planning and Development Services Fee Policy and Schedule is based upon the following principles:
- User pay
- Adequate consultation and notification
- Right to appeal
You may wish to review the 2014-15 Fee Schedule Ontario Regulation 167 06 Permits or 2014-15 Fee Schedule Plan Review according to your project. Fees will not be changing in 2017.
We have provided answers to questions often asked about planning and development fees in this handy Frequently Asked Questions document.