Fee Policy and Schedule

The Conservation Authorities Act, provides conservation authorities with the authority  to collect fees for services approved by the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Section 21(m.1) of the 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 Plan Review and Permitting Services Fee Policy and Schedule is based upon the following principles:

  • User pay
  • Adequate consultation and notification
  • Right to appeal

The Board of Directors of Otonabee Conservation has approved changes to the Plan Review and Permitting Services Fee Policy and Schedule, with an effective date of January 1, 2018.

Fee increases – for permits and plan review services – reflect the impacts of inflation since the current fee schedule came into effect in 2014 and 2015. The increases are based on a cost of living adjustment only and are rounded to the nearest $25 increment. The exception to this is the permit fee for Large Fill placement, which has been adjusted to reflect a cost of living adjustment for 2016 and 2017, only.

The Permit Fee Schedule (for applications made under Ontario Regulation 167/06 – Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses) and  Plan Review Fee Schedule (for applications made under the Panning Act) are provided for your reference.

Fees may be paid by cash, cheque or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) at the Otonabee Conservation administration office in Peterborough.

We have provided answers to questions often asked about planning and development fees in this Frequently Asked Questions document.