Development Applications, Forms and Fees

2019 Regional Review Fees

Regional Official Plan Amendment

DescriptionFee
Regional Official Plan Amendment Fee $17,765
To establish or expand a pit or quarry $111,650

Applicants will be responsible for paying the full cost of advertising, plus HST.

In addition to the fees set out above for Pits and Quarries (new and expansion fees), the owner/applicant shall bear any and all costs pertaining to Peer Reviews and for an Aggregate Advisor, if required.

The owner/applicant shall be required to sign a cost acknowledgement agreement which must be signed and submitted as part of the application.

Local Official Plan Amendment

DescriptionFee
Major Amendment Review
(A major amendment means a change in land use designation, conversion or significant change in policy direction)
$9,520
Minor Amendment Review
(A minor amendment means a change in policy)
$5,075

Secondary Plans

DescriptionFee
Secondary Plans - Privately Initiated (Fees include Secondary Plan Fee, Urban Design Review, Engineering Review and OPA Review) $13,195

Subdivision Review

Description Fee

Plan of Subdivision Review

Fee is based on the entire area of the subdivision

$5,075 (base fee) +

+ $1,120 per hectare to a maximum of $22,840

Storm Water Review less than 5 ha + $610
Storm Water Review greater than 5 ha + $1,830
Major Urban Design Review + $600
Minor Urban Design Review + $250
Hydrogeology review less than 5 lots + $1,035
Hydrogeology review 5 or more lots + $1,785
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)
Revisions to Submission by Applicant (prior to approval) $1,270
Modification of Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval $2,540
Extension of Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval (for plans granted draft approval in or after 2006) $1,270
Extension of Draft Plan of Subdivision Approval (approved prior to 2006) $2,540
Clearance of Regional/Provincial Conditions Prior to Final Approval (per phase) $2,540/phase

Vacant Land or Common Element Condominium Review

Description Fee

Plan of Vacant Land or Common Element Condominium Review

Fee is based on the entire area of the Condominium

 

$5,075 (base fee) +

+ $1,120 per hectare to a maximum of $22,840

Storm Water Review less than 5 ha + $610
Storm Water Review greater than 5 ha + $1,830
Major Urban Design Review + $600
Minor Urban Design Review + $250
Hydrogeology review less than 5 ha + $1,035
Hydrogeology review greater than 5 ha + $1,785
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)
Revisions to Submission by Applicant (prior to approval) $1,270
Modification of Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium Approval $2,540
Extension of Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium Approval (for plans granted approval in or after 2006) $1,270
Extension of Draft Plan of Vacant Land Condominium Approval (approved prior to 2006) $2,540
Clearance of Regional/Provincial Conditions Prior to Final Approval (per phase) $2,540/phase

Standard Condominium Review

DescriptionFee
Standard Condominium and Site Plan Review (combined fee) $3,810
Plan of Standard Condominium Review (where site plan is not required) $2,540
Revisions to Submission by Applicant (prior to approval) $1,270
Storm Water Review less than 5 ha + $610
Storm Water Review greater than 5 ha + $1,830
Major Urban Design Review + $600
Minor Urban Design Review + $250
Hydrogeology review less than 5 ha + $1,035
Hydrogeology review greater than 5 ha + $1,785
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)
Modification of Standard Draft Plan of Condominium Approval $635
Extension of Standard Draft Plan of Condominium Approval (for plans granted draft approval in or after 2006) $705
Extension of Standard Draft Plan of Condominium Approval (approved prior to 2006) $1,400
Clearance of of Regional/Provincial Conditions Prior to Final Approval (per phase) $705/phase

Zoning By-law Amendment Review

Applies to applications that involve a Regional response in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, as amended.

DescriptionFee
Zoning By-law Amendment Review $1,270
Storm Water Review less than 5 ha + $610
Storm Water Review greater than 5 ha + $1,830
Major Urban Design Review + $600
Minor Urban Design Review + $250
Hydrogeology Review less than 5 ha + $1,035
Hydrogeology Review greater than 5 ha + $1,785
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)

Agricultural purposes only (APO) zoning amendment***

***Where the Region has requested an APO zone as a condition of severance or subdivision approval there will be no charge for the APO application.

$410
Revision to Submission by Applicant (prior to approval) $635

Removal of holding symbol

(Where holding symbol was requested by the Region)

$635

Consent Application Review

Applies to applications that involve a Regional response in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, as amended.

DescriptionFee
Consent Review - Within Urban Areas $605 (per application)
Consent Review - Rural/Outside Urban Areas $855 (per application)
Major Urban Design Review + $600 (per application)
Minor Urban Design Review + $250 (per application)
Hydrogeology Review less than 5 ha + $1,035 (per application)
Hydrogeology Review greater than 5 ha + $1,785 (per application)
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100 (per application)
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200 (per application)
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)

Final Certification Fee

Active consent files still remaining under the authority of the Region will be subject to a Final Certification fee, payable upon request for final certification, prior to registration of the reference plan.

$255 (per application)

Site Plan Review

Applies to applications that involve a Regional response in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, as amended.

DescriptionFee
Major Site Plans and Site Plan Amendments (Major Site Plans are applications on a Regional road, with Regional infrastructure/facilities located nearby, and/or where there is a Regional or Provincial issue as determined by the local municipal planner) $1,270
Minor Site Plans and Site Plan Amendments (Minor Site Plans require waste collection and entrance / encroachment / sign permit review only) $510
Revision to Submission by Applicant (prior to approval) $635
Review of Waste Management only $410
Clearance of Site Plan Conditions $1,270
Storm Water Review less than 5 ha + $610
Storm Water Review greater than 5 ha + $1,830
Major Urban Design Review + $600
Minor Urban Design Review + $250
Hydrogeology Review less than 5 lots + $1,035
Hydrogeology Review greater than 5 lots + $1,785
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)

Minor Variance Review

Applies to applications that involve a Regional response in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding, as amended.

DescriptionFee

Minor Variance Review (excludes septic)

(Applications on a Regional road, with Regional infrastructure/facilities located nearby, and/or where there is a Regional or Provincial issue as determined by the local municipal planner)

$410
Major Urban Design Review + $600 (per application)
Minor Urban Design Review + $250 (per application)
Hydrogeology Review less than 5 ha + $1,035 (per application)
Hydrogeology Review greater than 5 ha + $1,785 (per application)
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100 (per application)
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200 (per application)
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)

Niagara Escarpment Commission Development Permit Review

DescriptionFee
Development Permit Review $765
Minor Development Permit Review (No Provincial or Regional concerns identified such as sheds, garages, pools) $410
Storm Water Review + $610
Major Urban Design Review + $600
Minor Urban Design Review + $250
Hydrogeology Review less than 5 ha + $1,035
Hydrogeology Review greater than 5 ha + $1,285
Minor Environmental Impact Study Review + $1,100
Major Environmental Impact Study Review + $2,200
Private Sewage System Review + $400 (per lot or unit)

Urban Design Projects Associated with Development/Planning Applications

DescriptionFee
Urban Design - Concept Design

$110*

*Hourly rate applies unless work covered under Service Agreement

Urban Design - Streetscape Design

$110*

*Hourly rate applies unless work covered under Service Agreement

Urban Design and Architectural Peer Review

$110*

*Hourly rate applies unless work covered under Service Agreement

Other Fees

Description Fee

Maintenance Fees

Review of inactive files - where a file is inactive for over one year, a file maintenance fee will apply to keep the file open. If the fee is not received within four weeks of a request, the file will be closed

$1,270
LPAT Appeal Record Preparation $610
Environmental Site Assessments (Brownfields)
Response to Requests to Use the Non-Potable Water Site Conditions Standard
$635
Green Energy Act Application Review $955

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks Transfer of Review

DescriptionFee
Administration processing $200
Administration amendments $100
MOE application processing fee for storm and sanitary sewers and appurtenances $900
MOE application processing fee for storm and sanitary sewer pump stations and force mains $1,800
Watermains and appurtenances, includnig hydrants $1,000
Servicing Review with Stormwater Management $2,000

Regional Sewer and Water Connections

Applications for these connections can only be made by local municipalities.

DescriptionFee
Sewer Service Lateral Connections$1,250
Water Service Connections$1,250

Notes

  • All development review / processing fees must be received by the Development Services Division prior to the Region's submission of comment/recommendations to the approval authority
  • The Region's review / processing fees are not refundable if an application is refused or only partially approved by the approval authority
  • The Region's review / processing fees may be returned if the applicant voluntarily withdraws the application prior to staff commencing the review process
  • In addition to development review fees the Region may require the applicant to cover the cost of peer review for specific technical studies
  • All development applications initiated by a local municipality are exempt from the Region's development review fees
  • Wainfleet, Welland and West Lincoln do their own private sewage system review and therefore the Regional private septic system review fee is not required
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