Development Permit on Lakes

Development Permit Areas are generally located within 300 metres (1000 feet) of a lakeshore. Lakeshore Development Permit Areas have been created to assist with the protection of the natural environment, including water quality and lake view qualities. Properties designated as Lakeshore Development Permit Areas in Official Community Plans need a permit for the following activities:

  • subdivision of land
  • construction of, addition to, or alteration of a building or structure
  • alteration of land, clearing of trees and landscaping

Lakeshore properties will be evaluated on visual impacts, retention/addition of natural vegetation, and on the following set back requirements:

  • Buildings and structures must be at least 15 metres (50 feet) from the lakeshore.
  • Shoreline vegetation is encouraged to be retained or replanted in the first 15 metres (50 feet) from the shoreline.

All development, including use, size and siting of building and structures, including sewage disposal systems, shall be in accordance with Zoning Bylaw No. 2892, as amended or replaced.

Requirements for a Development Permit

Review Process

Fees and Time Frame

Information about timeline and fees for development permits, visit our Land Use Permit Fees, Forms and Timelines page.