Is My Property Subject to Conservation Authority Review?

Is My Property Subject to Conservation Authority Review?

If the subject property falls within a designated conservation authority area, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and/or the Notawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) must be notified and will provide comments on your application. 

If you don’t know whether the subject lands are regulated by a Conservation Authority, you can check the LSRCA maps  and NVCA maps  online, contact the Conservation Authority directly, or contact the Secretary Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment.

Conservation Authority Review Fees

The Town of Innisfil has signed agreements with the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) to streamline the circulation of applications under the Planning Act. As a result, beginning in January 2015 the Town of Innisfil will be collecting base review fees on behalf of the LSRCA or NVCA for minor variance ($200) and consent ($300) applications that are circulated to them for review.

These fees are paid by the applicant and forwarded to the Conservation Authority to cover the cost of the time and resources needed to review an application. If the LSRCA or NVCA determines that an application is complex and requires extra time and resources, they could charge you additional review fees. Therefore if the subject lands are within the regulatory limit of the LSRCA or NVCA, applicants are strongly recommended to contact them for an estimate of costs before submitting an application to the Town.

For more information about Conservation Authority planning review fees, contact them directly or check out the online fee schedules by clicking these links:

LSRCA Planning Fees 

NVCA Planning Fees