Planning Information

Building Permit Site Plan Approval

The building permit process requires your site plan to be approved by the Planning Department.  Please include your name, a contact number, the lot and concession and geographic Township, the civic address and Roll number on the site plan.

We require two (2) site plans to be submitted for approval.

One showing ALL existing buildings/structures (this includes sheds, bunkies, garages, dwellings and the septic bed/tank etc.,) and their sizes.  Indicate the distance the structure is from the front, side and rear property lines.

One showing ALL proposed buildings/structures (this includes sheds, bunkies, garages, dwellings and the septic bed/tank etc.,) and their sizes.  Indicate the distance the structure is from the front, side and rear property lines.

A Setback Information Sheet is available to assist you with the required distances.

Sample Site Plan has been created to illustrate the above noted requirements.

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Compliance Letters

The fee for a Compliance Letter is $50.00 per request.  When submitting a request kindly indicate the Requisition Date and the Closing Date which will help this Office prioritize requests.  A compliance letter request cannot be processed until payment has been received.

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Deeming By-law Application

Adjoining lots on Registered Plans of Subdivision can be sold without Planning Act approval at any time, as independent parcels.  A deeming by-law allows for other lands to be added to a lot on a Registered Plan so that the titles merge to form one indivisible parcel.

The fee to be submitted with the Deeming By-law Application is $650.00, which includes a $250.00 non-refundable administration fee.

There is a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $250.00 to be submitted in connection with a Shore Road Allowance Application or an Application for Consent (Severance).

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Minor Variance Application

The Committee of Adjustment meet on the last Monday of every month, with the exception of December when meetings are held on the third Monday of the month.

An Application for Minor Variance must be submitted with the required $700.00, non-refundable administration fee.  As these applications require preparation, the Minor Variance Meeting Date Schedule – 2017 advises the last date and time of submission for each monthly meeting.

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Application

A combined Application to Amend Zoning By-Law & Official Plan is to be submitted with the required $5,000.00 application fee.  This application fee consists of a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $1,000.00 and the balance in the amount of $4,000.00 is a deposit to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Official Plan Amendment Application

An application to Amend the Official Plan is to be submitted with the required $2,500.00 application fee.  This application fee consists of a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $750.00 and the balance in the amount of $1,750.00 is a deposit to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Pre-Development Agreement

Prior to the development of commercial properties it is recommended that a Preliminary Development Agreement be entered into to ensure a smooth transition from the site plan application process to the building permit application process.  This agreement is to be submitted with a cost deposit in the amount of $5,000.00.

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Plan of Subdivision Application

The Township of Minden Hills is the lead commenting agency with respect to Plan of Subdivision Applications.  All information requests should be directed to the Planning Staff for the County of Haliburton.

Once a complete application is received by the County of Haliburton a copy will be forwarded to the Planning Department for the Township of Minden Hills.

Prior to receiving direction from Council a fee in the amount of $5,000.00 will be requested.  This fee includes a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $1,000.00 and a deposit in the amount of $4,000.00 to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

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Road Allowance Purchase Application

You may apply to purchase the original allowance for road abutting your property.  If the road allowance leads to water your application will be denied as per Township of Minden Hills Policy No. 26.

The Road Allowance Purchase Application is to be submitted with the required fee in the amount of $2,025.00.  Included in this initial deposit amount are a $225.00 non-refundable preliminary consultation fee, and a $300.00 non-refundable administration fee.  The remaining $1,500.00 is a deposit to cover the cost of process the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, appraisal of land to be purchased, advertising fees, postage costs, HST on the purchase price of land and photocopies).  The purchase price for the land is obtained through an appraisal of the land to be purchased and is subject to HST.

In addition to any municipal costs the applicant is also responsible for survey fees and legal fees.

The Township of Minden Hills solicitor is David A. P. Shapiera, the applicant has the right to choose his or her own solicitor but it is made clear in the application that the applicant is responsible for the fees of both solicitors.

As the survey is the most expensive cost associated with the purchase of the shore road allowance it is recommended that you contact several surveyors to obtain a cost estimate.

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Road Allowance Access Road Application

Anyone may apply to construct an access road on an original Road Allowance.  Approval is required from the Township’s Road Superintendent and the applicant will enter into an agreement to construct the access road pursuant to Policy No. 32.

The Application to Construct an Access Road is to be submitted with the cost deposit of $1,000.00, which includes a non-refundable fee in the amount of $500.00.

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Severance Application and Severance Pre-Consultation Requests

The Township of Minden Hills is the lead commenting agency for applications to sever property where the severance is for the creation of a new lot or to add property to an abutting property. The County of Haliburton requires a pre-consultation report from the Township prior to submitting a formal application to the County. A pre-consultation report reviews an application to determine if the application conforms to the Zoning By-law and Official Plan for the Township of Minden Hills and would identify any studies and other requirements that the Township may request as a condition of approval.

The Pre-Consultation Request Form is to be submitted together with a copy of the County of Haliburton’s Application for Consent Form, and a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $450.00 for each severance. Where a severance is for a Right-of-Way only, you may apply directly to the County, however the Township will still require a $250 application review fee which would be requested subsequent to your submission to the County.

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Severance Agreement Application

An Application for Severance Agreement is to be submitted with the application fee in the amount of $1,000.00.  This cost deposit includes a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $350.00 and the balance in the amount of $650.00 is a deposit to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Shore Road Allowance Application

You may apply to purchase the shore road allowance adjacent to your property. Though most applications are approved, Council may deny your application if there is a publically maintained road between your property and the shore road allowance. The application process can be lengthily and takes a minimum of one year to complete. Policy No 19 governs the closing of Shore Road Allowance Applications.

The Shore Road Allowance Application Form  is to be submitted with a cost deposit of $1,500.00.  This cost deposit includes a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $500.00, $250.00 to cover the cost of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, HST on the purchase price of land and photocopies) as well as a partial purchase price of $750.00 for the land.

The cost to purchase between 0 and 150 feet of frontage is $750.00. Any frontage over and above 150 feet is $2.00 per foot.  The purchase price is subject to HST.

The applicant is responsible for survey fees and legal fees in addition to any municipal costs.

The Township of Minden Hills solicitor is David A. P. Shapiera, the applicant has the right to choose his or her own solicitor but it is made clear in the application that the applicant is responsible for the fees of both solicitors.

As the survey is the most expensive cost associated with the purchase of the shore road allowance it is recommended that you contact several surveyors to obtain a cost estimate.

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Shore Road Allowance Occupation Application

If there is a publicly maintained road is between your property and the Shore road allowance you may submit a Application for Use of Original Shore Road Allowances to construct a new dock or repair an existing dock.  You must be immediately adjacent to the Shore Road Allowance or your application will be denied.  There is a non-refundable application fee in the amount of $250.00 to be submitted with your application.

If you live within the Village of Minden and would like to place a dock on the Gull River we recommend that you read the Information for Owners of Docks as the construction of new docks is not permitted and the alteration and repair of existing docks is limited.

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Site Plan Agreement Application

A site plan agreement may be required when a request is received to alter an existing structure, or construct a new structure on lands that have commercial zoning.

The cost deposit required for Site Plan Approval is $5,600.00, which includes a non-refundable administration fee of $600.00.

The cost deposit required for an amendment to Site Plan Approval is $2,500.00, which includes a non-refundable administration fee of $500.00.

The Application for Site Plan Approval or amendment to Site Plan Approval is to be submitted with the required fee as stated above.  This fee includes a non-refundable administration fee and a deposit to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Site Specific Zoning Requests

The written text and Schedules for Zoning By-law 06-10 are available for members of the public to obtain a Site Specific Zoning Request.

Should you wish to have the Planning Department provide this information we will  require completion of the Site Specific Zoning Request form. The Planning Department for the Township of Minden Hills will not give site specific zoning information over the telephone.  The request must come in writing and we will reply in writing. You can e-mail your request to the Planning Department or fax your request to 705-286-6005.

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Temporary Use By-law Application

An application for Temporary Use By-law  is to be submitted with the required fee in the amount of $1,500.00.  This fee includes a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $500.00 and a deposit in the amount of $1,000.00 to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Zoning By-law Amendment Application

An Application to Amend Zoning By-law is to be submitted with the required $2,500.00 application fee.  This application fee consists of a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $500.00 and the balance in the amount of $2,000.00 is a deposit to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.

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Zoning By-law Holding Symbol Removal Application

An application to Remove Holding Symbol is to be submitted with the required $1,500.00 application fee.  This application fee consists of a non-refundable administration fee in the amount of $500.00 and the balance in the amount of $1,000.00 is a deposit to cover the costs of processing the application (these costs include, but are not limited to, advertising fees, postage costs, photocopies and any outside planning consultant fees if required).

It is recommended that an appointment be scheduled with the Planning Department prior to submission of the application to ensure all required information is received.