Building & Planning

The Building and Planning Department is located in the main Administration Centre at 2297 Highway 12, PO Box 130 Brechin ON L0K 1B0
705-484-5374

For Planning and Building Inquiries please contact:

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Planning Department

Ramara Official Plan logo with link to 2017 Official Plan Update

The Planning Department provides guidance for the development of the municipality, assisting you with the development and use of your property, and ensuring proposals meet the required setbacks and permitted uses. The Planning Department interprets and answers questions relating to the Zoning Bylaw, Official Plan and Site Plan Control Bylaw, and provides support to the Committee of Adjustment. The Planning Department accepts and reviews applications relating to:

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  •                 Site Plan Approval
  •         Minor Variances and Consent
  •         Zoning Bylaw Amendments and Official Plan Amendments
  •         Renewable Energy Projects

We can provide information specific to your property regarding permitted uses and setbacks, aerial views, measurements and surveys (if on file)

Explain how the Zoning Bylaw applies to you and your property

Assist with completing all Planning Application forms

Provide contact information for other applicable agencies (such as MNR, LSRCA, MTO, etc.)

 

Helpful Links

Planning Applications  Click to access planning applications in electronic form
Committee of Adjustment  Information regarding the Committee of Adjustment, processes and cut off dates
Zoning Bylaw  Click for Zoning Bylaw 2005.85 and amendments
Official Plan  Click for Official Plan 2003 and amendments
Strategic Plan  Click to view the March 15, 2017 final copy of Ramara's strategic plan
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority  Properties within Ramara Township may be regulated by the LSRCA. Permits and approval are required for development and use within these areas.
County of Simcoe GIS Mapping  For aerial mapping of your property. (please note the mapping is not considered a survey)

 

 

Building Department

The Building Department’s responsibility is to enforce the Ontario Building Code. The Ontario Building Code is a minimum standard for construction to protect the occupants of a building. The Ontario Building Code is regularly updated to reflect changes in technology and the needs of society. Click here for the most current Ontario Building Code.

When do you need a building permit?

 
  •        New buildings (including accessory buildings over 10 square metres)
  •        Additions to existing buildings
  •        Repairs, renovations, and alterations of existing buildings
  •        Prefabricated and relocation of buildings
  •        Various structures (decks, sheds, retaining walls, towers, etc.)
  •        Installation of plumbing, drains, sewers and sewage systems
  •        Installation of solar panels
  •        Demolition
  •        Change of use of buildings or structures

 

Inspector and Building 

To book an inspection please call 705-484-5374 extension 234. Please be advised inspections require a minimum 48 hours notice.

Helpful Links

Building Permit Forms  Required forms for your building permit application.
Building Permit Fees  Schedule A to our Building Bylaw, a list of our building permit fees.

Development Charges

 Development charges for vacant property.
Month End Reports  A list of all building permits issued per month.
On-Site Sewage Maintenance Program  On-Site Sewage Maintenance Program information and forms.
Backflow Prevention  Backflow prevention bylaw (Cross Connection Bylaw 2007.87) and forms (commercial/industrial buildings on our Municipal Sewer service)
Septic Setback Requirements  Lists minimum distances as per 8.2.1.6 2012 of the Building Code Compendium
Sump Pump Inspections  Prior to the sale of a property serviced by municipal sewers require an inspection of the sump pump discharge to ensure compliance with the Township of Ramara Sewer Use Bylaw.
Engineering Design Criteria and Standard Drawings  View the 2014 document prepared by C.C. Tatham and Associates Ltd. and adopted by Council.