Fees

The following is a comprehensive list of fees for Municipal Services in Highlands East.

Administration Fees

Administration Fees
ServicePrices
Photocopies

$0.25 per page, black and white

$0.50 per page, colour

$0.10 per page for non-profits

Fax Transmissions

Sending Fax, North America only: $2.50 for first page and $1.25 for each page thereafter 

Receiving Fax: $3.00 per page

Municipal Flags

$150 each

Cottage Kits

$5.00 each or $40 for ten

Highlands East Info Map

$5.00 each

County 911 Maps

$5.00 each

Lottery Licenses

3% of the value of the total prize to be awarded, or

3% of total prize money to be awarded.

Minimum fee of $15

Dog Licences

$5.00 neutered

$10.00 un-neutered

Business Licences

$250

Composters 

$39.00 plus HST

Digesters

$80.00 plus HST

Arena Fees

Keith Tallman Memorial Arena Rental Rates
Rental Type*Hourly Rate
Minor League Sports including Figure Skating

$60 plus HST

Non-prime Time (Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

$60 plus HST

Prime Time (Monday to Sunday after 5:00 p.m.)

$95 plus HST

Tournaments

$95 plus HST

Birthday Parties (includes extra 30 minutes of free lobby time)

$60 plus HST

*All events require a minimum of two million dollars of liability insurance that can be purchased through the Municipality.

Building Fees

For more details on how to apply and what is required please see Building Permits.

Permit Fees
TypeFee
Non-refundable administration fee $75
Minimum building permit fee $100

Permit fees are calculated by the floor area of the proposed construction multiplied by the values as set out under Building Classifications below.

Floor area shall be the total area of all floor above grade measured to the outside face of the exterior walls.

Building Classifications
Building TypesFee

Buildings used for human habitation including dwellings, guest cabins, multi residential, second suites or additions to those buildings.

$0.70 per square foot
Renovations to existing dwellings. $0.30 per square foot
New foundation under an existing building or the interior finishing of a basement. $0.40 per square foot
Accessory buildings and/or additions to those buildings. $0.50 per square foot
Commercial, industrial and institutional buildings or additions to those buildings. $0.70 per square foot

Agricultural buildings and/or additions to those buildings.

$0.30 per square foot
Flat Rate Fees
TypeFee
HVAC/HRV $100
Plumbing $100
Wood burning appliance (wood stove) $100
Decks, docks, verandahs, covered porches

$0.50 per square foot

Minimum $100

An administration fee may apply if the above are issued as standalone permits.

Other Permits
TypeFee
Demolition permit $100
Temporary tents over 60 square metres $100
Sea containers $100
Conditional permit $100 plus applicable building permit fees
Partial building permit $100 plus applicable building permit fees
Change of use $100 plus applicable building permit fees
Transfer of permit $100
Septic Permit Fees
TypeFee
Application for a class 4 septic system. $875

Application for a class 2, 3 or 5 septic system or to replace the tank or bed only of a class 4 system.

$450
Septic review or revision to permit. $100
Addition or renovation to an existing septic system. $250
Re-inspection of septic systems. $100
Additional Fees
TypeFee
Permit renewal $100
Revisions on plans $100
Additional inspections $100
Re-inspections over five years $100 per inspection
Re-inspection fee (not ready) $100
Fine for construction without a permit (in addition to the building permit fee) Double the permit fee
Fee to remove Order to Comply and/or Stop Work Order $200
Miscellaneous Fees
TypeFee
File search for copies of septic systems $50
Zoning compliance letter $100
Zoning and septic compliance letter $150
Severance or Lot Addition Application Fees
TypeFee
Less than 10 acres $300
Greater than 10 acres $150
Subdivision Fees
TypeFee
1 to 10 lots $300
Each lot over 10 $150
Refunds of Permit Fees
TypeRefund Amount
No inspections made Fees less $75
Administrative functions only have been performed 80%
Administrative and plan examinations have been performed 45%
Permit issued but no field inspections have been made 35%
Permit issued and field inspections have been made No refund
Permit revoked in accordance with the Act, Building Code or By-law No refund

No refunds less than $75 will be made.

Community Centre Fees

Community Centres and Rental Rates
Facility*Full Day Rate**Half Day Rate**
Lloyd Watson, Main Hall (Wilberforce)

$160 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$25 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

Robert McCausland, Main Hall (Gooderham)

$140 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

Cardiff Community Centre

$120 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

Highland Grove Community Centre

$100 plus HST

$100 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

$50 plus HST

$50 Deposit

$20 Key Deposit

*All events require a minimum of two million dollars of liability insurance that can be purchased through the Municipality.

**Non-profit Community Groups, Fund Raising and Educational Sessions held at no charge with complete application and approved fee waiver.

Financial and Tax Department Fees

Financial and Tax Department Fees
ServiceFees
Tax Certificate $75
NSF Cheques $25
Overdue Tax Bills 1.25% per month
Overdue Invoices 1.25% per month

Fire Service Fees

Fire Service Fees
ServiceFees
Fire Incident Report/File Search $75 payable upon receipt of the report.
Fire Inspections $75 payable before inspection.
Burning Permit* $50 payable upon receipt of required information.
Responses to Motor Vehicle Accidents Ministry of Transportation Rates applicable at time of call.
(Includes Motor Vehicle Fires, Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles on any road or trail.)
Outdoor Burning Violation Ministry of Transportation Rates applicable at time of call and/or appropriate fine from the Open Air Burning By-law applicable at time of call.
Fire Investigation
(Cost Recovery)
Municipal and third party contractor fees involved with investigation.
False Alarms Ministry of Transportation Rates applicable at time of call for each alarm after the second alarm in a twelve month period.

*Daytime Burning Permits are issued by the Fire Chief for an approved date and time for burns that exceed non-permit regulations. No permits are issued during Fire Bans. For more details on burning rules please see Burning Permits and By-Law.

Landfill and Recycling Fees

As a COVID-19 safety measure, cash will no longer be accepted for landfill tipping fees. Your information will be collected and an invoice will be mailed to you. Learn more about this change.

Landfill and Recycling Fees
TypeFee
Household Garbage (less than one cubic-yard) No Charge
Bulk Garbage (over one cubic-yard) $25 per cubic-yard
Recyclable Material No Charge
Scrap Metal No Charge
Tires (Any type. Maximum four per visit.) No Charge
Tagged CFC (Freon) Appliance No Charge
Untagged CFC (Freon) Appliance No Charge
Non-CFC (Freon) Appliance $10 each
Furniture $10 each
Mattresses or Box Springs $15 each
Construction and Demolition Materials (sorted) $40 per cubic-yard
Construction and Demolition Materials (unsorted) $80 per cubic-yard
Contaminated Soil (soil must meet all regulatory guidelines for acceptance at landfills) $50 per cubic-yard
Brush (Four inches in diameter or less.) $20 per cubic-yard
Propane Tank (Accepted at Mumford Road and Highway 28 landfills only.) No charge.
Oil Tank (Empty, dry and cut in half.) No charge.
Automotive Batteries Not accepted.
Paint, Oil and other Hazardouse Waste Materials* Not accepted.
Electronic Waste such as TVs, Monitors and Computers No charge.
Boat (Motor and gas tank removed.) $6 per foot
Shrink Wrap (Must be bundled with string.) $10 per wrap

*These items can be dropped off during scheduled Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days held throughout the year.

Marriage Fees

  • Marriage licence: $125.00 plus HST
  • Civil marriage ceremony (Solemnization): $250.00 plus HST
  • Civil marriage ceremony (Solemnization) with rehearsal: $300.00 plus HST

Payments can be made with cash or debit. The Wedding Officiant's fee is non-refundable.

Planning 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

For more details please see:

Roads Fees

Roads Fees
TypeFee
Entrances $100

Swimming Fees

Cardiff Pool Memberships
Membership Type*Fee
Residents

$28 per person

$100 per family (maximum of five)

Non-residents

$38 per person

$125 per family (maximum of five)

Seniors**

$15 per person

Non-member rate

$2 per day for children

$3 per day for adults

*Members are provided with a badge to wear to the pool as proof of membership.

**Must qualify for Old Age Security benefits and be a resident of Highlands East.

Swimming Instruction Fees for Cardiff Pool
Registration TypeFee
Residents

$30 per person for two week session.

Non-residents

$50 per person for two week session.

Swimming Instruction Fees for Public Beaches
Registration TypeFee
Residents and Non-residents

$30 per person for two week session.