Permit Timeline Report

GRCA Administrative Office, Port Hope

Important Regulation Updates

Please Note: On February 16, 2024, the Province of Ontario approved O. Reg. 41/24: Regulation of Prohibited Activities, Exemptions and Permits, under the Conservation Authorities Act. This regulation replaces O. Reg. 168/06: Development, Interference with Wetlands & Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses, effective April 1, 2024. The enactment of O. Reg. 41/24 will also coincide with the proclamation of associated sections within the Conservation Authorities Act.

Plan Review & Permitting Process

Ganaraska Conservation reports permit timelines back to Conservation Ontario, as part of a client service standard.

Conservation Ontario created the Client Service Standards for Conservation Authority Plan and Permit Review (2019), endorsed by Conservation Ontario Council in June 2019.

There are additionally service standards for Section 28 permit application identified by the former Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) titled, “Policies and Procedures for Conservation Authority Plan Review and Permitting Activities,” (2010).

The policy directs conservation authorities to render a decision for a complete application within 30 days for a minor application or 90 days for a major application.

These serve as a set of service standards that GRCA strives to meet as a best practice.

Number of Permits Issued Within Policy and Procedure timelineNumber of Permits Issued Outside of Policy and Procedure TimelineTotal Permits Issued

Number of Permits Issued Within CO Guideline timelineNumber of Permits Issued Outside of CO Guideline TimelineTotal Permits Issued