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Permitting is one of the most essential services provided by Kawartha Conservation and by all 36 Conservation Authorities across Ontario. It is one of the most difficult parts of a Conservation Authority’s job, but one that is necessary and entrusted to us by our member Municipalities, the Province, and the Federal Government. This service is of vital importance to protect you and your property from the dangers of natural hazards.

If you are living near a lake, watercourse, or wetland, you and your property may be at risk from natural hazards. Before constructing or altering any structures or buildings, grading, excavating, placing any materials (soil, sand, or gravel), changing any watercourse, improving or altering your shoreline, or working in or near a wetland, you will need to contact the Kawartha Conservation Planning & Regulations Department to determine if a permit is required.

The permit process is meant to protect you and your property from natural hazards such as flooding, erosion, and unstable soils. The permit process also helps protect water quality and wetlands to ensure our lakes and rivers remain healthy for future generations to enjoy.

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Contact

Kawartha Conservation
277 Kenrei Road
Lindsay, ON
K9V 4R1
705.328.2271 ext. 216
LYoumans@KawarthaConservation.com 

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Meet with our staff to discuss the requirements for completing a permit application for your project.

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Property Information Requests

Submit an information request to find out about environmental features, natural hazards, building envelopes, permit requirements, outstanding permits, and violations on a specific property.

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