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Encumbrance Permit

Encumbrance Permit

Any work to be conducted by others that will encroach on Municipal property, including Municipal road-right-of-way, requires the contractor or person performing the work to obtain an Encumbrance Permit from the Public Works Department prior to conducting any work. The Encumbrance Permit ensures that the Municipality is aware of any work encroaching on Municipal property and that all the proper protocols and safety initiatives are in place.  The Encumbrance Permit also ensures that traffic control plans, when required,  are implemented and are correct for the type of work being performed, that the proper liability insurance is in place for work to be conducted on Municipal property, that proper action is taken to ensure that Municipal Policy is followed to ensure adherence with The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and that proper notification, including notification to emergency services,  can be issued when required.

There is no fee for obtaining an Encumbrance Permit.

Examples of work requiring an Encumbrance Permit are as follows:

  • placing hard surfacing (asphalt, cement or brick) on the portion of an entrance that is Municipal right-of-way (beyond the property boundary);
  • requiring to park a vehicle on Municipal property to conduct work to access the work area (hoisting truck);
  • encroaching on Municipal property, including any sidewalk, to perform maintenance work to a building;
  • etc.

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