For any Planning Act application, a Pre-Consultation Meeting appointment between the Applicant and Planning Staff is required to ensure that both the Applicant and the Municipality have a clear understanding of the purpose of the proposed application, the type of application required and, where necessary, the appropriate studies, information and materials to support the proposed application. Pre-consultation also provides Applicants an opportunity to gain an understanding of the planning process in the Municipality.
To schedule a pre-consultation meeting with Planning Staff, please complete the Pre-Consultation Meeting Form below and request an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Consultation Meeting Form
2. Zoning Compliance Request
Zoning Compliance Letter
3. Site Plan Application
Required under the Planning Act to control or regulate the various features on the site of an actual development including building location, landscaping, drainage, parking, and access by pedestrians and vehicles. Fee is indicated on the application form. Note fees have changed effective January 1, 2018.
Site Plan Application
4. Subdivision Application Form
Required for a plan of subdivision or condominium for which multiple lots or blocks are created from an existing property. An approved plan of subdivision or condominium is required under the Planning Act for the lots or blocks to be sold separately, and a registered plan will outline the details as to how those lots or blocks can be developed. Fee is indicated on the application form. Note fees have changed effective January 1, 2019.
Subdivision Application Form
5. Zoning By-law Amendment or Official Plan Amendment Application
Required for existing or proposed development which does not comply with the policies or regulations contained in the current Zoning By-law and Official Plan and you must apply for an amendment by completing an application and submitting all required information and fees to Planning Services. The process to obtain a Zoning By-law or Official Plan amendment is a public process which is processed in accordance with Ontario Planning Legislation (Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990). Fee is indicated on the application form. Note fees have changed effective January 1, 2018.
Zoning By-law/Official Plan Amendment Application Form
6. Removal of "H" - Holding Provision Application
Required where a Zoning By-law Zone symbol is followed by a set of brackets, a letter "H" and a number contained within the brackets. For example, in zone symbol RES4(H1), the symbol refers to a Holding Provision that applies to the lands noted. No person shall use or permit the land to which the Hold applies for any use other than the use which legally existed on the date the By-law applying the Holding Provision came into effect or the use(s) permitted in the By-law enacting the Hold, or expand or replace an existing building or structure as the case may be, until the Hold "(H)" is removed in accordance with the policies of the Official Plan and Section 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended. Fee is indicated on the application form. Note fees have changed effective January 1, 2018.
Removal of "H" - Holding Provision Application Form
7. Consent Application
Required to be heard by the Committee of Adjustment regarding land transactions for the separation of a parcel of land from existing land holdings i.e. creation of a new parcel of land; boundary adjustments / lot addition; easements or correction of title; leases, rights-of-ways or easements if such extend beyond a period of 21 years and to partially mortgage or partially discharge a mortgage on a parcel of land under the provisions of the Planning Act. When submitting a Consent Application, it is strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Secretary-Treasurer well in advance of submission deadlines email@example.com. To view the application submission deadlines and meeting dates schedule click here. Fee is indicated on the application form.
Consent/Severance Application Form
8. Minor Variance Application
Applies to existing or proposed development which does not comply with the regulations contained in the current Zoning By-law. If you are applying for relief from the current Zoning By-law in respect of land, building or structures or of the use thereof, a minor variance application to the Committee of Adjustment is required under the Planning Act. When submitting a Minor Variance Application, it is strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Secretary-Treasurer well in advance of submission deadlines firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the application submission deadlines and meeting dates schedule click here. Fee is indicated on the application form. Note: As of July 1, 2016, changes to the Planning Act prohibit an applicant from making an application for minor variance if a site specific zoning by-law amendment has been passed within the last two years. If your property has been the subject of a site specific zoning by-law amendment passed after July 1, 2016, then you will need Council approval to proceed with the application. Please contact Planning for information on how to proceed with the application. If your property has not been the subject of a site specific zoning by-law amendment passed after July 1, 2016, then you can make a minor variance application.
Minor Variance Application Form
9. Heritage Permit Application Form
Required to undertake changes to properties or to signage on properties designated under the Ontario Heritage Act or within a Heritage Conservation District. There are two heritage conservation districts: "Walton Street Heritage Conservation District" and "John, Ontario and Queen Street Heritage Conservation District". Internal changes to a building on a designated property do not normally require a Heritage Permit approval if external appearance is not affected. The heritage designation by-law for the property will outline the specific elements of the building that are to be preserved.
1. Building Permit Application to Construct or Demolish
Required application for permission to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation. As part of the Building Permit process, staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code and other applicable law.
Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish
2. Building Permit Application for Sign, Patio, Pool
Required application for permission to install signage, patio, or above/inground pools. As part of the Building Permit process, staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code and other applicable law.
Building Permit for a sign, patio or pool
3. Plumbing Permit Application
Northumberland County is responsible for plumbing and sewage system inspections. For convenience, the Municipality of Port Hope issues plumbing permits for properties located within the Municipality’s boundaries. Complete the Plumbing Permit Application and submit to the Municipality of Port Hope Building Services Division. Please contact the Northumberland County Plumbing Inspector to schedule your inspection at 905.372.1929 or 1.800.354.7050 ext. 2551
4. Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Prescriptive Method (Residential) Form
This form is used by a designer to demonstrate that the energy efficiency design of a house complies with the Building Code using the prescriptive method.
Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Prescriptive Method (Residential)
5. Energy Efficiency Design Summary: Performance Method (Residential) Form
This form is used by a designer to demonstrate that the energy efficiency design of a house complies with the Building Code using the performance method.
Energy Efficiency Design Summary (Performance)
6. Tent Pre-Permit Clearance Form
Tents installed within the Municipality of Port Hope which exceed 10m² require a Building Permit regardless of the length of time the tent will be installed. There is no charge to obtain a Building Permit for a tent.
Tent Pre-Permit Clearance
7. Property Standards Complaint Form
Required documentation for complaints regarding property that you feel does not meet the standards set out in the Property Standards By-law. Please note that anonymous complaints will not be investigated. Submit this form to the Municipality of Port Hope Attn: Municipal Law Enforcement, 5 Mill Street South, Port Hope, ON L1A 2S6.
Property Standards Complaint Form
8. Special Events Sign Notification Form
Required notification for temporary signage for Special Events within the Municipality of Port Hope. There is no fee for this application. Without proper documentation, signs may be impounded and a reclaiming fee may be charged.
Special Events Sign Notification Form
1. Code of Conduct and Complaint Form
Code of Conduct Complaint form
2. Municipal Freedom of Information
Municipal Freedom of Information (FOI)
3. Application for Election Compliance Audit
Application for Election Compliance Audit
4. Delegation Request Form
Delegation Request Form
For assistance with Tax related forms, please contact the Tax and Revenue Manager at 905.885.4544 or email@example.com
For assistance with general information, please contact the Finance Assistant at 905.885.4544 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Public Works Permit Application
Public Works Permit Application
2. Permit For Dumping and Removal of Fill and Alteration of Grade/Ground Surface (under the Site Alteration & Fill By-law) [Site Alteration and Fill Application]
3. Rolls Application
4. Road Occupancy Permit Application
Road Occupancy Permit
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