Other Applications and Requirements
When you are ready to build there may be other applications in addition to the building permit that you need.
An entrance permit must be in place either from the Ministry of Transportation (Highway 7), County of Lanark or Tay Valley Township prior to the issuance of a building permit. Final inspection of the entrance permit must be completed before occupancy is permitted in new construction projects.
Civic addresses are assigned at the time a new lot (severance or subdivision) is established and when an entrance is being created or changed, whether or not there is a structure on the property. A civic address must be obtained prior to the issuance of a building permit.
Before building or renovating your home, cottage or business you must consult with the septic office to determine if a permit is required. Your sewage system permit must be approved before a building permit can be issued.
Prior to the issuance of a building permit your project will undergo a planning review to ensure compliance with the Zoning By-Law, Official Plan and any other by-laws. It is a legal requirement that all applicable law be addressed before a building permit is issued.
All lands, buildings and structures located within the Township are subject to development charges. Development charges must be paid prior to the issuance of a building permit. Development charges are payable to both the Township and the County.
Township - Development Charges By-Law
Township - Development Charges Pamphlet
County - Development Charges By-Law