Shoreline Permits

In effort to provide continued planning services to members of the public and development community, the Town of Innisfil’s Planning Services Department is requiring all owners/applicants to submit their development application(s) digitally. All Planning applications can be found on our website in a convenient fillable PDF format. Included in this process, payments for development applications will also only be accepted electronically.  


What is the Shoreline Permit?

The Shoreline Permit came into affect on January 8, 2019. This permit system allows the Town to issue one permit that combines zoning, minor variance, site plan, site alteration and grading and tree removals approvals. In some cases it is a 5-in-1 permit. By combining all of these approvals into one permit and one application, a Shoreline Permit is a streamlined and efficient way for property owners to obtain planning approvals.  Faster approval times mean you can get started on your project sooner!

A Shoreline Permit is required for any residential property with frontage on Lake Simcoe. You will require a permit to build or extend a home, boathouse or dock, to perform lot grading or to remove trees.    

Please view the Shoreline Permit By-law for the regulations on land use and development on lands within the “Shoreline Permit Area”

Should you have any further questions, please contact for more information


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