Applications Licences and Permits

Building Permits
The enforcement of building codes serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Permit Applicaitons are available at the Township Office or on our website and should be dropped off to the Township Office prior to appointment arrangements.  This will help to ensure that all required paperwork accompanies the applicaiton.  Appointments can also be arranged to discuss a proposed building permit.
Burn Permits

The regulation of open air burning in Central Frontenac is important for purposes of risk management and environmental conscientiousness. 

Open air burning must only be conducted with the approval of the Fire Chief Official and in accordance with the conditions set out in the Controlled Burn Permit for Open Air Burning By-law #2009-293.  Please read this By-law prior to completing the application process.

Certificate of Occupancy
Upon final inspection of the building permit process, the Inspector may issue a Certificate of Occupancy at the request of the General Contractor.  This certificate:
  • Is the formal document that marks the completion of your construction project.
  • Gives you permission to occupy your new or renovated building with the knowledge that it has met the safety standards in the community.
For more information, contact the Chief Building Official.
Civic Addressing Application form
View Civic Addressing Application form
Entrance Permit
If you plan on creating a new private point of entry onto a municipal right of way, all new road access points (e.g. driveways, field entrances and laneways) require approval of an entrance permit.  Entrance permits are also required for any alterations to an existing point of entry or roadside ditch.  Contact the Director of Public Works for more information. To print an Entrance permit form visit the Roads, Bridges & Sidewalks page
Fence Viewers act in accordance with the Line Fences Act, which sets out the procedure for the resolution of line fence disputes between owners of adjoining properties.  Fence Viewers do not determine the location of a boundary line.
Freedom of Information

If you wish to access municipal records, please begin by contacting the Municipal Clerk by email or phone.  It is important to note that the rules governing access and privacy under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) apply to both formal and informal requests for information.

Formal requests must be made in writing using the MFIPPA Request Form and accompanied by a $5.00 application fee. 


  • MFIPPA applies to all local government organizations including municipalities, school boards, public utilities, transit and police commissions, fire departments, conservation authorities, boards of health and other local boards.  Separate Acts apply specifically to Provincial Ministries, agencies and Federal Government institutions. 
  • MFIPPA came into effect January 1, 1991
  • MFIPPA requires municipalities to protect the privacy of an individual's personal information existing in government records (this includes rules regarding the collection, use, disclosure and disposal of personal information in the custody and control of a municipality).
  • For more information, see the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Lottery Licences

Additionally, you can view the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Lottery Licensing Policy Manual (LLPM).                

Lottery License Applications and Report Forms:

Application to Manage and Conduct a Bingo Lottery (via AGCO)

Bingo Lottery Report (via AGCO)

Application to Manage and Conduct a Raffle Lottery (via AGCO)

Raffle Lottery Report (via AGCO)

Application to Manage and Conduct a Blanket Raffle Lottery(via AGCO)

Blanket Raffle Lottery Report (via AGCO)

Application to Manage and Conduct a Break-Open Ticket Lottery (via AGCO)

Break-Open Ticket Lottery Report (via AGCO)

Application to Manage and Conduct a Lottery Type Scheme at a Bazaar (via AGCO)

Bazaar Lottery Event Report (via AGCO)

Livestock Claim
Where an owner of livestock or poultry has discovered death or injury, a Valuer will be directed to make a full investigation and a report (in writing) detailing the damage and his or her reward.
Marriage Licence
Marriage Licences are issued by the Clerk's Office at a fee of $100.00.

Please read the following licence requirements before you complete the Marriage Licence Application Form.  Also see the Ontario Government "Getting married" webpage for more information regarding your marriage.  

  • Issuance of licences are during regular business hours.  Due to possible staff schedule conflicts, it is best to call ahead for an appointment. 
  • A licence may only be issued to the Applicant and/or Joint Applicant.
  • Both parties to the marriage must sign the application form.
  • Proof of Age: Birth Certificate, Current Passport, or Affidavit of Age.  Photo identification is also required for both parties.
  • If a marriage licence is issued to only one party, proof age still applies for both parties and the application form must be signed by both parties.
  • If the applicant(s) is/are living at a rural route address or have a box number as an address, the lot, concession, township or actual street address is required.
  • If the applicants are getting married in a rural area, the Township name is required on the application form.
  • If either or both applicant(s) were divorced in Canada, the original or certified copy of the Decree of Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.  Certified copies can be obtained from the Court which granted the divorce.  Uncertified photocopies are not acceptable.  Applicants who are widowed are not required to provide proof of the death of their spouse.
  • If either or both applicant(s) were divorced outside of Canada, please consult the Issuer of Marriage Licences for requirements.
  • Once issues the Marriage Licence is valid for three months and may be used at any Location within the Province of Ontario.  The location must be as specified on the licence.

 For more information, contact the Clerk's Office. 

Minor Variance
If you wish to use, alter or develop your property in a way that does not conform with the Zoning By-law, you must apply for a site-specific amendment to the By-law.  A minor variance is a small variation from the requirements of the Zoning By-law. It is a certificate of permission because it allows the property owner to obtain a building permit even though their property or building project does not fully comply with the Zoning by-law.  Under section 45(1) of the Planning Act, there are four tests a minor variance must meet:


1) Is the application minor? 

2) Is the application desirable for the appropriate development of the lands in question?

3) Does the application conform to the general intent of the Zoning By-law?

4) Does the application conform to the general intent of the Official Plan?


To consider any application, a minor variance must meet all four tests.  

Official Plan Amendment
An Official Plan is a document in which policies for the planning and development of the municipality are described. Proposals for amendments to the Official Plan must be in conformity with the Provincial Policy Statement. 

For more information, see the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Citizen's Guide to Official Plans.

Council decisions on Official Plan amendment applications are based on matters such as appropriateness of the proposed development, land use compatibility, servicing and need and justification provided.  See the application for Local Official Plan Amendment. 

Pre-Authorized Payment
See the pre-authorized payment plan form for information regarding this option for paying your property taxes.
Site Plan Approval
Prior to making an application a proponent is required to pre-consult with the Township to determine the appropriateness of the request and review submission requirements.  If the applicant is not the owner of the subject land, a written statement by the owner which authorizes the applicant/ agent to act on behalf of the owner as it relates to the subject application, must accompany the application.


Site Plan approval is valid for one (1) year from the date of approval.  If a building permit is not issued during this time, Site Plan approval is void.  In accordance with Section 41 (7) of the Planning Act RSO 1990, the Township may require the owner of the land to meet certain conditions to the approval of plans. 


See Application for Plan Development Agreement (section 41 of the Planning Act, 1990) for more information.

Zoning By-law Amendment, consent and minor variance applications

The Zoning By-law of the municipality implements the policies of the Official Plan.  This By-law controls the use of land by dividing the municipality into different land use zones, with detailed map.  It specifies exactly:

  • How land may be used.
  • Where buildings and other structures may be located.
  • The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used.
  • The lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.

Proposals for amendments to the Zoning By-law must be in conformity with the Official Plan.  Where such proposals do not conform to the Official Plan, the applicant has the option of applying to amend the Official Plan.

Council decisions on Official Plan amendment applications are based on matters such as appropriateness of the proposed development, land use compatibility, servicing and need and justification provided.

See the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs website for a series of Citizen's Guides to Land-use Planning.

See the relevant application forms below:

  • Application for Approval of a Plan Subdivision or Condominium Description
  • Application for Exemption from Part Lot Control


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