Entrance, Encroachment and Driveways

Municipal front entrance

The Municipality owns, controls and maintains large areas of land beyond the gravel, and paved surface of your roadway. Most people would refer to these areas as shoulders, boulevards, or even your front yard.

In and under these areas, the Municipality manages and maintains things like water lines, trees, sidewalks, gas lines, telephone lines, sewers and drains. Some of these things are sensitive to heavy vehicles and digging. A quick and simple move like driving a backhoe across your front yard can crush a buried pipe, or tear a telephone wire. It is important that home owners and contractors contact the the Municipality for an Encroachment Permit when planning a project.

Encroachment Permit Application

Fees and Deposits

You can speak with a member of our staff for free to discuss how your job could impact you, your neighbour, or the neighbourhood. If a permit is required, there will be a $150 fee and a $1,000 deposit. Once your job is complete, please contact the Municipality to request an inspection. Municipal staff will review the site and will return the $1,000 deposit if the site is returned to pre-construction condition.


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Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
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