Development Applications, Forms and Fees

Regional Official Plan Amendment

DescriptionFee
Review Fee$17,500
To establish or expand a pit or quarry review fee$110,000

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)
$9,375
Minor Amendment Review
(A minor amendment means a change in policy)
$5,000

Secondary Plan

DescriptionFee
Secondary Plan - privately initiated (includes Secondary Plan, Urban Design, Engineering, and Official Plan Amendment review)$13,000

Zoning By-law Amendment Review

DescriptionFee
Zoning By-law Amendment Review$1,250
Zoning By-law Amendment Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $600
Zoning By-law Amendment Applications (more than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Zoning By-law Amendment Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Zoning By-law Amendment Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Revision to Submission by Applicant prior to approval$625
Agricultural Purposes Only Zoning Amendment
Where the Region has requested an Agricultural Purposes Only zone as a condition of a consent or subdivision application, there will be no charge for the Agricultural Purposes Only Zoning Amendment
$400
Removal of Holding Symbol$625

Subdivision Review

DescriptionFee
Plan of Subdivision Review$5,000 base fee + $1,100 / hectare to a maximum of $22,500
Fee is based on the entire area of the subdivision+ $600
Subdivision Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Subdivision Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Subdivision Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Revision to Submission by applicant prior to Draft Approval$1,250
Modification of Draft Approval$2,500
Extension of Draft Approval
For plans granted draft approval in or after 2006$1,250
For plans granted draft approval prior to 2006$2,500
Clearance of Regional / Provincial Conditions prior to Final Approval$2,500 / phase

Vacant Land or Common Element Condominium Review

DescriptionFee
Vacant Land or Common Element Condominium Review$5,000 base fee
Fee is based on the entire area of the condominium+ $1,100 / hectare to a maximum of $22,500
Condominium Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $600
Condominium Applications (more than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Condominium Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Condominium Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Revision to Submission by applicant prior to Draft Approval$1,250
Modification of Draft Approval$2,500
Extension of Draft Approval
For plans granted approval in or after 2006$1,250
For plans granted approval prior to 2006$2,500
Clearance of Regional / Provincial Conditions prior to Final Approval$2,500 / phase

Combined Standard Condominium and Site Plan Review

DescriptionFee
Standard Condominium and Site Plan Review (combined fee)$3,750
Condominium Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $600
Condominium Applications (more than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Condominium Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Condominium Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Standard Condominium where site plan review is not required$2,500
Condominium Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $600
Condominium Applications (more than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Condominium Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Condominium Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Revision to Submission by applicant prior to approval$1,250
Modification of Draft Approval$625
Extension of Draft Approval
For plans granted approval in or after 2006$690
For plans granted approval prior to 2006$1,375
Clearance of Regional / Provincial Conditions prior to Final Approval$690 / phase

Standard Condominium Application Review

DescriptionFee
Standard Condominium Review$2,500
Condominium Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $600
Condominium Applications (more than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Condominium Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Condominium Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Revision to Submission by Applicant prior to approval$1,250
Modification of Draft Approval$625
Extension of Draft Approval
For plans granted approval in or after 2006$690
For plans granted approval prior to 2006$1,375
Clearance of Regional / Provincial conditions prior to Final Approval$690 / phase

Consent Application Review

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

DescriptionFee
Within Urban Areas$595 (per application)
Consent Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500 (per application)
Consent Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per lot or unit)
Outside Urban Areas$840 (per application)
Consent Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500 (per application)
Consent Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per application)
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.$250
Where a consent application for property on private services does not require Regional planning review, there will be a private septic system review fee only$400

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 where these is a Regional or Provincial issue as determined by the local municipal planner)$1,250
Minor Site Plans and Site Plan Amendments (Minor Site Plans require waste collection and entrance / encroachment / sign permit review only)$500
Waste Collection Review Only$400
Site Plan Applications (less than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $600
Site Plan Applications (more than 5 ha) with Storm Water Review+ $1,800
Site Plan Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Site Plan Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400
Revision to Submission by Applicant prior to approval$625
Clearance of Site Plan Conditions$1,250
Where a site plan for property on private services does not require Regional planning review, there will be a private septic system review fee only$400

Minor Variance Review

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

DescriptionFee
Minor Variance Review$400
Minor Variance Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500 (per application)
Minor Variance Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400 (per application)
Where a minor variance for property on private services does not require Regional planning review, there will be a private septic system review fee only$400

Ontario Municipal Board Appeal - Development Application

DescriptionFee
Ontario Municipal Board Appeal Record Preparation$600

Niagara Escarpment Commission Development Permit Review

DescriptionFee
Development Permit Review$750
Minor Development Permit Review (No Provincial or Regional concerns identified (such as sheds, garages, pools)$400
Development Permit Applications with Storm Water Review+ $600
Development Permit Applications with Urban Design Review+ $500
Development Permit Applications with Private Sewage System Review+ $400

Urban Design Projects Associated with Development/Planning Applications

DescriptionFee
Urban Design - Concept Design$110.00 Hourly Rate applies unless work covered under Service Agreement
Urban Design - Streetscape Design$110.00 Hourly Rate applies unless work covered under Service Agreement
Urban Design & Architectural Peer Review$110.00 Hourly Rate applies unless work covered under Service Agreement

Environmental Site Assessments (Brownfields)

DescriptionFee
Response to Requests to Use the Non-Potable Water Site Condition Standards$625

Green Energy Act Applications

DescriptionFee
Regional Review$940

Private Sewage Systems Applications

DescriptionFee
New System$1,100
Holding Tank$1,100
Replace Tank Only$600

Special Requests

DescriptionFee
Preliminary site inspection
Related to proposed lot development where no other application has been made
$400

Special Requests Inspection application

Real Estate Inquiries

DescriptionFee
Site inspection and report$565.00
($500 +$65 HST)
File searches only$282.50
($250 +$32.50 HST)

Real Estate Transaction application

Servicing Review (Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Transfer of Review)

DescriptionFee
Administration processing$200
Administration Amendments$100
Application processing fee for Storm and Sanitary Sewers and Appurtenance$900
Application processing fee for Storm and Sanitary Sewer Pumping Stations and Force Mains$1,800
Watermains and Appurtenance, including hydrants$1,000

Regional Sewer and Water Connections

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

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

File Maintenance

DescriptionFee
Review of Inactive File
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
$1,250

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

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

In the review of development applications on behalf of several Provincial Ministries, assistance may be required from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.

Fees which are payable to Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority vary depending on the location and on the type of application.


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