Property Inquiries

To find out if your property or proposed activities are regulated, please contact the office at 905-336-1158 ext. 2227 or email to envserv@hrca.on.ca. You will be asked for a detailed description of the property and a conceptual plan for any proposed activity. Staff will undertake a preliminary review and advise you if you need a permit from CH.

Staff are also available between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday on a walk-in basis to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to speak to a specific planner, please contact them directly to make an appointment. 

If you require a formal letter from CH which indicates the approximate location of the regulated area on your property, what is required to specifically delineate that limit, or that states that your property is not regulated, as the case may be, a nominal fee is required. An additional fee may be required if a site visit is needed.

Solicitors and Realtors

All solicitor and realtor Inquiries should be made in writing and include the following items:

  1. Letter of Inquiry noting the location of the subject property, including street address, lot and concession number, municipality and outline what information is being requested.
  2. Legal Survey in its entirety. The survey must depict the geographic location and extent of the subject property, with the property highlighted. In lieu of a survey, a site plan, Property Index Map, municipal zoning schedule or an engineering drawing may be sufficient.
  3. The appropriate fee should be included with the letter of inquiry for each property.  The current fee can be located under "Schedule B" 

CH staff will issue a letter stating whether a property is subject to Ontario Regulation 162/06 or any other CH interests or programs. Please note that this letter does not constitute a formal CH position on a planning or permit application nor does it replace the pre-consultation process.

In general, inquiries are reviewed based on the order in which they are received.