Fees

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

Administrative Fees

Service Fee
Photocopies $0.25 per page
$0.10 per page for non-profits
plus GST
Fax Transmissions Sending Fax
$2.50 for first page and $1.25 for each page thereafter

Receiving Fax
$3.00 per document plus GST

Township Flags $150/ea
County Travel Maps $1.00/ea
County 9-1-1 Maps $4.50/ea
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)
Tax Certificate $35
NSF Returned Cheques $25
Compliance Letter $75

Landfill Fees

The following items are accepted at Landfills with a fee:

  • $20/cubic-yard: Bulk Garbage (over 1 cubic-yard)
  • $30/cubic-yard: Construction Materials and Shingles (sorted)
  • $50/cubic-yard: Construction Materials (unsorted)
  • $50/cubic-yard: Contaminated Soil (soil must meet all regulatory guidelines for acceptance at landfills)
  • $10/unit: Non-CFC (Freon Appliance)
  • $10/unit: Furniture, Mattress, Box Spring
  • $4/ft: Boat with motor & gas tank removed and not stripped of metal
  • $2/ft: Boat with motor & gas tank removed and stripped of metal

For more information please see: Tipping Fees for Waste Sites

Roads Department Fees

Service Fee
Driveway Entrance Fee $75

Fire Department Service Fees

Service Fee
Fire Incident Report/File Search $75 payable upon receipt of the report
Fire Inspections $75 payable before inspection commences
Daytime Burning Permit* $50 payable upon receipt of permit
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
Fire Investigation
(Cost Recovery)
Municipal and third party contractor fees involved with investigation
False Alarm Response Ministry of Transportation Rates applicable at time of call for each alarm after the second alarm in a twelve (12) month period

*Daytime Burning Permits are issued by the Fire Cheif 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 By-Law and Application

Building Department Fees

Permit fees shall be calculated by the floor area of the proposed construction multiplied by the values as set out below. Floor area shall be the total area of all floor above grade measured to the outside face of the exterior walls. For more details please see: Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Permit Fee Cost
Non-refundable administration fee $75
Conditional Building Permit $100 + applicable Building Permit Fees
Partial Building Permit $100 + applicable Building Permit Fees for Complete Project
Change of Use $100 + applicable Building Permit Fees
Transfer of Permit $100
Minimum Permit Fee $100

 

Building Classifications Cost
Buildings used for human habitation including: Dwellings, Guest Cabins, Multi Residential, Finished Basements and/or Additions to $0.70 per square foot
Open Decks, Verandahs, Covered/Screened Porch $100 flat fee
Open Docks $100 flat fee
Accessory Buildings and/or Additions to $0.50 per square foot
New Foundation Under an Existing Building
and/or
Interior Finish of Basement
$0.40 per square foot
Renovations to Existing Dwellings $0.30 per square foot
Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Buildings and/or Additions to $0.70 per square foot
Agricultural Buildings and/or Additions to $0.30 per square foot

 

Miscellaneous Work & Other Permit Fees Cost
HVAC $100 flat fee
Plumbing $100 flat fee
Wood Burning Appliance (Wood Stove) $100 flat fee
Demolition Permit $100 flat fee
Permit Renewal $100 flat fee
Re-Inspections over five (5) years $100 per inspection
Construction without a Permit Double Permit Fee
Re-Inspection Fee (Not Ready) $50
Stop Work Order/Order to Comply $200 or 25% over fee
Temporary Tents over 60 square metres $100 flat fee

 

Septic Permit Fees Cost
Application for a Sewage System (Classes 2, 3, 4, 5) $875
Septic Permit Review (For change of design requiring site visit.) $250
Addition/Renovations/Change of Permit $450
Re-inspection of Systems $100
File Search for Copies of Installations $50
Lawyer File Search/Response Letter $75
Severance/Lot Addition Applications (Less than 10 acres/4.05 ha) $300
Severance/Lot Addition Applications (Greater than 10 acres/4.05 ha) $150
Subdivisions (1 to 10 lots) $300
Subdivisions (Each lot over 10) $150
Refunds (No inspections made.) Fee less $75

For more details please see: Building Permit Requirements & Application Form

Planning Department Fees

Service Fee
Zoning By-law Amendments* $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Official Plan Amendments* $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* $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
$200 Non-refundable fee if building is already constructed.
 
Minor Variance
Application to modify a Condition of the Committee of Adjustment**
$175
Minor Variance
Application to Re-hear an Application**
$550
Temporary Use By-Law* $1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Temporary Use By-Law*
(Granny Flats/Garden Suites)
$1,200 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)
Consent Administration Fee** $350
Pre-consult Fee**
(Lot Creation/Addition to a Lot)
$450 Non-refundable administration fee to be filed with the pre-consultation 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 & Official Plan Sales Costs only.
Legal Agreements Prepared & Administered by Municipal Staff*
(i.e. Encroachment Agreement/Construction Agreement)
$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.)
Large Industrial Scale Ground Mount Solar Clearance* $2,000 (Includes $350 Non-refundable administration fee.)

*Deposit to be filed with the application.
**Fee to be filed with the application.

For more details please see: By-Law 2017.67 Tariff of Fees for Planning Matters and By-Law 2017.66 Solar Projects Policy

Deposit fees set out above shall be used against all disbursements, including the fees of a Registered Professional Planner, incurred in the pre-consultation and/or processing of the application in relation to which they were paid, and any part of the fee not so used at the time of completion of the processing the application shall be returned to the applicant. 

If the disbursements incurred by the Municipality equal or exceed the amount of the specified fee before completion of the application, the applicant shall pay additional fees to the Municipality as is deemed reasonable to complete processing of the application.

Development Proposals that require the Municipality to retain the services of an Engineer, Hydrogeologist, Lawyer or other professional, a deposit of $1,200 will be required

Development Proposals Deposit fees shall be used against all disbursements, incurred in the processing of the development proposal in relation to which they were paid, and any part of the fee not so used at the time of completion of processing the development proposal shall be returned to the applicant. If the disbursements incurred by the Municipality exceed $1,200.00, the applicant shall pay additional fees to the Municipality as required to complete processing of the application.

Any other Planning Act approval or related agreement shall require a deposit of $1,000 (Includes $350 non-refundable administration fee.)

If an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing is required, a deposit of $2,000.00 is required upon submission of the request for referral to the Ontario Municipal Board. This amount shall be applied toward any costs incurred by the Municipality during the preparation for this Hearing and during the presentation of the Municipality’s case at the Hearing. The applicant is responsible for any cost incurred by the Municipality including but not limited to:

  • All fees and disbursements paid by the Municipality to the Municipal Solicitor and the Municipal Planner;
  • All fees and disbursements paid to any expert witness; and
  • All disbursements incurred by the Municipality.

If the disbursements incurred by the Municipality exceed $2,000.00, the applicant shall pay additional fees to the Municipality as required.