Zoning By-Law and Official Plan

The Municipality of Highlands East's Zoning By-law and Official Plan are available for download below and can also be viewed in person at the Municipal Office in Wilberforce during regular office hours.

Copies of these documents can be bought from the Municipal Office in person or by calling 705-448-2981.

The maps provided here may not be current. Zoning can only be verified by placing a zoning compliance request with us. Please contact the Building Department to make your request.

Official Plan

Official Plan Maps

Zoning By-Law

Zoning By-Law Maps

Zoning By-law Housekeeping Amendment Reports

Questions

If you have questions about the Official Plan or Zoning By-law you can call or email our Clerk, Robyn Rogers at 705-448-2981 x422.

 Fees

Planning Fees
ServiceFee
Zoning Pre-consult $450
Zoning By-law, Application to Amend $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Compliance Letter $100
Shoreline Road Allowance Purchase $1350 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Official Plan Pre-consult $450
Official Plan, Application to Amend

$2,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus additional non-refundable fee payable to the County of Haliburton.

Site Plan Agreement $1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Site Plan Agreement, Application to Amend $1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Plan of Subdivision

$2,500 (Includes $1000 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus additional non-refundable fee payable to the County of Haliburton.

Minor Variance Application

 $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus additional $200 non-refundable fee if building is already constructed.

Minor Variance, Application to Amend $175
Minor Variance, Application to Re-hear an Application $550
Temporary Use By-law Application $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Temporary Use By-law for Granny Flats and Garden Suites $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Consent Administration Fee $350
Consent Pre-consult $450 Non-refundable administration fee to be filed with the pre-consult form.
Holding Provision, Removal $1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Deeming By-law Administration Fee $650 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Zoning By-Law and Official Plan Sales Costs only.
Legal agreements prepared and administered by municipal staff. (Such as encroachment or construction agreements.)

$1,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Plus any legal fees incurred on the behalf of the applicant. (Costs only.)

Micro Ground Mount Solar Clearance $350 Non-refundable administration fee.
Small Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Resubmission of Small Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance Application (If changes to the application with the inclusion require a report to council.) $600
Large Industrial Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance $2,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

Resubmission of Large Industrial Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance Application (If changes to the application with the inclusion require a report to council.) $1000

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Background

The Municipality of Highlands East completed a Comprehensive Review of its Official Plan in 2011 and 2012 and the Official Plan Amendment 1 (OPA 1) was approved by the County of Haliburton on April 24, 2013. This update was the first amendment to the Official Plan since 2004.

OPA 1 introduced new land use schedules, added new policies to guide mineral aggregate operations, updated local growth management and rural development policies, added shoreline design guidelines and added new implementation policies for site plan control and development permits.

The Official Plan available on this page is a consolidated version which includes amendments made by OPA 1.