COVID-19 Impacts to Building, By-law and Planning ServicesUpdated April 9, 2020 6:30 pm

Media Release April 9, 2020 Joint Letter to the Construction Industry - Essential Services COVID-19

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

  • The Building/By-law department is closed to the public.
  • Interaction with staff is limited to telephone and e-mail.  In person meetings are not available at this time.
  • By-law Enforcement Officers with the assistance of Parks, Recreation and Trails, Public Works and Fire Services, will be monitoring the community for public gatherings and to assist with enforcement to ensure social distancing and social gathering protocols are being followed in accordance with Provincial Orders
  • Year 3 of the Septic Re-Inspection Program is postponed until further notice.
  • The 2020 Septic Social scheduled for May 30, 2020 has been cancelled
  • Field inspections will continue, at staff’s discretion, and only where appropriate distancing and hygiene protocols can be maintained.
  • The public is asked to consider the urgency of their request or application
  • Application forms pertaining to this department can be accessed below:

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 contact Greg Moore, Interim CBO at 705-489-2379 or email gmoore@algonquinhighlands.ca

Planning Department

  • The Planning Department is closed to the public.
  • Public meetings related to Planning are suspended until further notice.
  • 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 pertaining to this department can be accessed below:

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
or email socallaghan@algonquinhighlands.ca