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Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Jun 6, 2016

Before you start any construction on your property contact the Building Department and obtain any necessary permits!

Building Permit Application, Application Requirements and Guides are available for download below:

The following items shall accompany an application for a building permit.

Site Plan

  • Site Plan showing location of building and septic system on lot, and also showing distances to the property lines, Front Yard Setback, Side Yard (both sides) and Rear Yard.
  • Location to other buildings on the lot.
  • Location to Hydro Lines or any other hazards on the lot.
  • Entrance to the Lot.
  • When difference in Municipal records, Ownership of property is required.

Building Plans

  • Two sets of Scaled drawings
  • Foundation Plan: example showing footing sizes, pier footings, locations, laminated beam sizes and floor joist size and spacing etc.
  • Floor Plan: example showing room sizes, locations, exterior, interior wall thickness, door sizes, window sizes, chimneys and ventilation system etc.
  • Cross Section: example showing foundation depth, foundation type (block or solid concrete etc.), foundation damproofing, foundation drainage, foundation slab, footing sizes, sill gasket, anchor bolts (spacing), joist size, subfloor size stud sizes and spacing, insulation, vapour barrier, interior, exterior finishes, roof type, sheeting, shingles and venting etc.
  • Copy of TRUSS DRAWINGS from manufacturer.

Other Requirements

  • Municipality of Highlands East copy of the Site Inspection Report for a Sewage System, when required.
  • Entrance Permit from the Municipality of Highlands East Roads Department, County of Haliburton or the Ministry of Transportation when required.
  • Any Permit required by any other authority.
  • Payment of Fees

Please note that any application which is not signed by the owner, and is signed by another authorized person, it shall be accompanied by a letter of authorization signed by the owner.

Any difference found in the Front, Side, or Rear setbacks by the Chief Building Official may result in an Application for a Building Permit being refused or revoked, until the Plot Plan is corrected.

Application Form for Rezoning or Minor Variance

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Zoning By-Law on Sep 23, 2015

Burning By-Law and Application

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Fire Rescue, Services on Apr 15, 2015

Small fires are permitted in most areas of Highlands East as long as the following rules are complied with:

  • There is no daytime burning permitted. Fires may take place only during the time from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise.
  • Your fire can be no greater than .5  metres (approx. 20 inches) in diameter and flames must not exceed 1 metre (approx. 39 inches) in height.
  • Your fire must be setback a minimum of 10 metres from any structure.
  • Only environmentally friendly materials may be burned.
  • The smoke from your fire cannot interfere with your neighbours or a roadway.
  • You must have sufficient tools and water available to put the fire out should the need arise.
  • You must be with your fire at all times

You may have a campfire during the day, using the same size restrictions and conditions listed above however it can only be used for cooking and warmth. It must be attended at all times.

All other fires need a permit. Please contact the municipal office for more information and to obtain a permit download the by-law and application below.

Any municipal or county-wide burn ban supercedes these rules.

The charges to extinguish a fire begins at $205.00 per half hour.

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Septic System Inspection Information & Application Forms

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Services on Jun 30, 2014

Prior to June 30th, 2014, the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Health Unit was contracted by the municipality to enforce Part 8 (On-Site Sewage Systems) of the Ontario Building Code. Starting July 1st, 2014 the Municipality of Highlands East will now be administering Part 8 in-house. Municipal building inspector staff have received current training and certification in preparation for this transfer.

New Municipal forms relating to On-Site Sewage Systems have been developed and can be downloaded below. 

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Application to purchase Original Shoreline Marine Allowance

Posted to Administrative, Applications, Downloads, Services on Feb 15, 2013

By-law No. 2013-04 was passed by Council at the February 12, 2013 council meeting. This by-law adopted the policy for the shoreline road allowance closure and established fees for the purchase of the shoreline road allowance.

Please contact Irene Cook at the Municipal Office for more information.

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Entrance Permit/Application

Posted to Applications, Building, Downloads, Roads, Services on Nov 14, 2012

An Entrance Permit is required for any entrance off of a maintained provincial, county or municipal road. 911 signage is available from the County of Haliburton.

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Application for Ignition Authority

Posted to Applications, Downloads on Apr 12, 2012

Unopened Road Allowance By-Law 2007.53

Posted to Applications, By-Law, Downloads, Services on Feb 11, 2008

Being a by-law to establish a township policy on the use of unopened road allowances. Includes application form.

Please contact Irene Cook for more information.

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Septage Trench Disposal Policy & Application

Posted to Applications, Downloads, Environmental, Services on Nov 25, 2005

A policy regarding the disposal of septage waste at the septage trench site for the Municipality Of Highlands East.

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