Environment and Shorelines

Protect your lake

The Coalition of Haliburton County Property Owners Associations and the Municipality of Highlands East would like to emphasize to waterfront property owners the importance of having healthy and natural shorelines and to not overburden your septic system with too many guests or renters.

The two pages available for download below provide more information on these topics:

County of Haliburton Shoreline Tree Preservation By-law

Before cutting any trees on your shoreline, please review the Shoreline Tree Preservation By-law.

Shoreline purchases

Are you interested in purchasing your original shore road allowance?  Please review our Original Shoreline Road Allowance Disposition Policy for information on who is permitted to purchase an original shore road allowance, the cost and procedure to complete a purchase, and for information on how to submit an application.

Shoreline purchase application

Our Application for the Closure and Purchase of an Original Shore Road Allowance is available for download.

Please note that the closure and sale of an original shore road allowance to an upland owner does not permit clearing, cutting or constructing within the shoreline except as permitted by our Zoning By-law and the Haliburton County Shoreline Tree Preservation By-law.

Have questions?

Please contact our Junior Planner for more information.