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Online Building Permits

A “plot plan” is an accurate drawing or map of your property that shows the size and configuration of your property and precise location of all man-made structures (i.e. buildings, walls, driveways, walks, fences, etc.) and all bodies of water and water channels (ponds, streams, swales, etc.)

A plot plan should show what currently exists on your property and what is being proposed.

Plot plans are required to accompany most applications submitted to the Township of Rideau Lakes Development Services Department. The rare occasion when one would not be required might be for a residential alteration permit, where no exterior changes are being proposed or a woodstove/fireplace application.

A plot plan is also very helpful to have when you have questions about what you can and cannot do with your property. It will help the Planner to see specific and unique conditions of your site; it will allow for you to receive more reliable, rather than general, information about your site. This is particularly important when you are applying for a Zoning Amendment, Site Plan Control or Building Permit.

What Should A Plot Plan Show?

  • Name and address of the property owner.
  • The address and roll number of the property.
  • The location and dimensions of all parking and driveway areas.
  • The location and name of all adjacent streets
  • Any and all bodies of water including ponds, basins, lakes, streams, and or stormwater swales etc.
  • Any easements that cross the property, or other pertinent legal information.
  • The property lines and their dimensions, and the property’s total acreage.
  • Location of proposed structure and distance to:
    • Lot lines
    • Well
    • Septic
    • All other structures on Property
    • Any bodies of water
  • Sizes of all existing and proposed structures
  • Identification and location of exactly what work is being proposed.
  • If you have a waterfront lot, location of proposed silt fencing must be shown

In reviewing your application or plot plan the Planner may ask you for more detailed, specific or additional information.

It is important to be as accurate and complete as possible, any permits issued and approved based upon incorrect or incomplete information may be revoked.

Sample Plot Plan

sample plot plan

Plot Plan for 2320 Township Rd.
.52 Acres Owner: Joe Smith
Roll: 0831 000 000 00000

Upon receipt of your submission, staff will reach out to confirm your building permit cost and collect payment. The application is considered complete once all forms, drawings and payments have been collected.

Municipal staff review complete applications in order of submission. It typically takes about 10 business days to review residential applications and issue the permit. Depending on the project type and building classification, a longer review period may be assigned.

During the review period, the Building Officials review your documents and drawings, to determine compliance with the various By-laws, Codes and Standards. If a deficiency is identified, or if more additional information is needed, the Building Officials will reach out to the applicant to determine a solution.

Once the review is complete and any deficiencies have been corrected, the building permit is issued. Staff will call or email the applicant when the building permit is issued. For applications submitted online, the building permit is emailed, while paper applications' permits and relating documentation usually need to be picked up at the Township Office (1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0).

Construction may only start once the building permit has been issued. Please review the conditions which have been noted on your building permit and drawings. The permit and attachments should be available on the site.

Mandatory inspections are required to ensure all work being completed is in compliance with the approved plans, including any conditions identified by the Building Officials. It is the responsibility of the permit holder or the agent/contractor acting on behalf of the property owner to book appointments for the required inspections.

Any deviation from the approved application and drawings must be reported to the Building Division. A revised permit application and fees may be required.

Apply for Permits Online

Please use the form below to apply for permits online.

Rideau Lakes Township Logo

1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON K0E 1G0

613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250

Fax: 613-928-3097

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