COVID-19 Impacts to Building, By-law and Planning ServicesUpdated December 24 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic and particularly with regard to the Province’s Emergency Declaration the following measures have been put in place for the Building/By-law and Planning Departments:

Building/By-Law Department

As the Township office is closed to the public, Building/By-law offices are closed to the public.

For more information regarding the Building/By-law Department please visit the Building/By-law website Page https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/government/building-permits.php
Contact Greg Moore at 705-489-2379 ext. 330 email gmoore@algonquinhighlands.ca

  • Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and e-mail.  In person meetings are not available at this time.
  • Field inspections will continue, at staff’s discretion, and only where appropriate distancing and hygiene protocols can be maintained.
  • Application forms pertaining to this department can be accessed below

Septic Re-Inspection Program

Year three of the Septic Re-Inspection Program will be conducted through voluntary participation.  Please be assured that, inspections will be conducted utilizing enhanced hygiene and physical distancing protocols.

WSP Canada will issue notices to property owners within the year three re-inspection area before the end of June 2020.

Property owners who choose to have their re-inspection completed are to contact WSP directly to arrange a date and time. Property owners who do not take part in the program this year will be required to have a re-inspection completed in 2021.

Persons who request a re-inspection this year and fail to be present on the date they pre-arranged with WSP, will be charged a No-Show Inspection Fee in accordance with current practice.

Year 1 and 2 property owners with outstanding remedial action have received notification from the Building Department regarding next steps.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please email dmugfordguay@algonquinhighlands.ca

Application Forms

Please note some of the pages within the application are non-fillable and will need to be printed and completed. Applications may be scanned and emailed to the building department at gmoore@algonquinhighlands.ca or received by regular mail.

Building Permit Application

           Sewage System Permit Application

Application for Copy of Sewage System Permit or Installation Report

Application for Review of Existing Septic System

Note: SAVE forms to your computer and open with adobe reader (available for download free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/) - we do not recommend filling out forms in your browser.   If you do not wish to utilize adobe reader (or any other PDF viewer), and you are opening the document in your browser, be sure to PRINT the form once you have entered all your information.  If you download the document after filling it in, all your information will be lost.  
The form can be submitted, along with all other required information, by mail, or email.

For more information regarding the Building/By-law Department please visit the Building/By-law website Page https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/government/building-permits.php
or Greg Moore at 705-489-2379 ext 330 email gmoore@algonquinhighlands.ca

Planning Department

  • The Planning Department is closed to the public.
  • Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and email.  In person meetings are not available at this time.
  • The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application

Application Forms

Minor Variance Application

Shore Road Allowance Closing Application 

Zoning By-law Amendment Application

Note: SAVE forms to your computer and open with adobe reader (available for download free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/) - we do not recommend filling out forms in your browser.   If you do not wish to utilize adobe reader (or any other PDF viewer), and you are opening the document in your browser, be sure to PRINT the form once you have entered all your information.  If you download the document after filling it in, all your information will be lost.  
The form can be submitted, along with all other required information, by mail, or email.

Once you have completed the form you may submit the application by mail or drop the application in the secure drop box located at the front door of Township Office at 1123 North Shore Road, Algonquin Highlands.   The Application for Minor Variance and Zoning By-law Amendment are required to be commissioned by a Commissioner of Oaths prior to being submitted  (due to the office closure these services are not available from the Township of Algonquin Highlands at this time).

For more information regarding the Planning Department please visit the Planning Department website Page https://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/residents/planning.php or
contact Sean O’Callaghan, Planner at 705-489-2379 ext. 324
or email socallaghan@algonquinhighlands.ca