How do I apply for a permit - NVCA

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We are currently experiencing a high number of applications and inquiries at this time. Please anticipate delays in processing and response times. We are actively reviewing the resources needed to improve our customer service. Thank you for your patience.

​NVCA staff are pleased to meet with you to discuss any work you have planned. To discuss your proposal, please start by completing our online property inquiry form. You can also email permits@nvca.on.ca​​with your specific questions.

NVCA also offers walk in service for residents to speak to our regulations staff about your property. We recommend coming in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as our regulations staff has blocked off time to answer all your questions about the NVCA permit process.

During your meeting, staff will review our mapping to see if your property is regulated by NVCA, and whether or not a permit is required from the authority. NVCA encourages pre-consultation prior to making any permit applications.

How t​o apply for a permit

There are two steps in an NVCA permit application

1. ​Discuss your plans with us

If you are considering a project that may require a permit, contact NVCA to discuss your plans. Our regulations staff will help you determine if you need a permit, the information required for your application and what to expect during the permitting process.

You can contact NVCA in a few ways:

2. Submit application form and fee​

When you are ready to apply, send us your application form, supporting information and the appropriate review fee.​

Our regulations staff will provide a list of supporting information required for your permit application. Supporting information can include:

  • ​Address of the location of your project
  • A brief description of the project 
  • A digital or paper copy of your site plans and construction drawings (including grading and restoration details)
  • Municipal Zone Approval (provided by your municipality)
  • Digital photographs
  • Additional supporting information such as: Environmental Reports, Natural Hazard Assessments, Geotechnical Reports, Soils Reports, Topographical Surveys, Architectural Design Plans
  • Once our regulations staff confirms your application is complete, your submission will be circulated for review