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North Middlesex Official Plan

NORTH MIDDLESEX ENERGY CONSERVATION & DEMAND MANAGEMENT PLAN 

By-Law 35 of 2004 - Zoning

BY-LAW 40 OF 2004 - ZONING

Planning Applications

The Municipality of North Middlesex is transitioning to digital planning application submissions, using a web-based system called Cloudpermit.  Cloudpermit is an account based system that allows you to apply for and to see the status of your planning application anywhere, at anytime. In addition, you can start an application and finish it later, you can receive email updates on the status of your application, and a record of all documents will be retained for reference.

Prior to beginning a planning application process, it may be helpful to review the application guidelines found under the drop down menu for each application type below.

Currently, the following application types are being accepted on Cloudpermit:

  • Minor Variance Applications

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To submit a digital application please create an account and sign into Cloudpermit. For first time users, please follow the ‘How To’ guides below for assistance.

How to Create Cloud Permit Account

To get started with Cloudpermit, you need to first Create an Account. 
 

Note: you will need an email address to use the system.

 

  1. Go to the Cloudpermit Website.
  2. Click on “CREATE NOW” found under the Register for an account column.
  3. Provide your email address.
  4. Cloudpermit will send an email to the address you have provided.
  5. Open the email and complete the registration process.
    Note: this email is only valid for 24 hours.

The next time you visit the site, you’ll login using your email and password.

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How to Start a New Application
  1. Click Create a New Application in your Dashboard.
  2. Give a name for your application that includes the property address and type of application, for example ‘123 Walnut Street Minor Variance’, and click Next
  3. Select Province and Municipality from the drop-down menus in Location for the application section
  4. Enter the property's address or a roll number to find your property. You can also click and drag with a mouse on the interactive map with GIS to search for the property on the map.
  5. Select Planning approval for the application type.
  6. Select Category, Scope, and Proposed Use. Some applications may not include the selection of scope and proposed use.
  7. Click Next.
  8. In the Summary, select if you are the applicant or agent, then click Finish &Create.
  9. Follow the pre-consultation meeting instructions.

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How to Sign-Off on the Application

The Municipal Costs Form is to be filled out and signed by the registered owner(s) of the subject lands. This document must be downloaded, printed, signed, and uploaded onto cloud permit.

The Agent Authorization Form, if applicable, is to be filled out and signed by the registered owner(s) of the subject lands. This document must be downloaded, printed, signed, and uploaded onto cloud permit.

The Statutory Declaration Form must be filled out and signed either by the authorized agent, if applicable, or the registered owner(s) of the subject lands under the witness of a Commissioner of Oaths. This document must be downloaded, printed, signed, and uploaded onto cloud permit. If you require a qualified individual to witness the signature(s), please contact the Municipal Office to schedule an appointment.

How to Submit a Payment

Payment for Planning Act Applications can be made by visiting the Municipal Office to use debit or submit a cheque.

Alternatively, if submitting the cheque by mail or through the drop box located at the municipal office, please use a sealed envelope clearly labelled with the application type, the property address, and your name to avoid processing delays.

Planning Application Fees can be found on “Schedule J” of the Fee By-Law.

Please note that payment will not be processed until the application has been deemed complete by the Municipality.

For any additional assistance and troubleshooting on Cloudpermit please visit the applicant user guide page. If you still require assistance please log into your Cloudpermit account, click “Support” found at the top right of the page, and submit a ticket.

 

We do understand that not everyone will be able to submit digital files and hard copy submissions will still be accepted at the Municipal office. Traditional application forms can be found under the drop down menu for each application type below or at the Municipal Office.

The Municipality is working to also include the following application types on Cloudpermit however they are still being accepted by hard copy at this time:

  • Site Plan Control Application
  • Official Plan Amendment Application
  • Zoning By-law Amendment Application
  • Plan of Subdivision/Condominium Application
  • Consent Application

Hardcopy applications can be submitted to the Municipality (or the County for Plan of Subdivision / Condominium) directly. Application forms can be found under the drop down menu for each application type below or at the Municipal Office.

Site Plan Approval Application

This process pertains to an application for site plan approval pursuant to Section 41 of the Planning Act

  • Prior to the Municipality processing the application, it is required that a copy of the attached application form be completed including the site plan submission package detailing the requirements of the North Middlesex Site Plan Checklist (attached) and a deposit of $1000.
  • Please also note that the Municipality requires electronic submission of all drawings that form part of the application.
  • Applicants are responsible for the Municipality’s costs in reviewing the plans and developing the site plan agreement (i.e. all engineering and solicitor’s fees incurred by the Municipality will be invoiced to the applicant).
  • Instructions on the Site Plan Approval process are included on the first two pages of the application.

Application for Site Plan Approval 

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Official Plan Amendment

This process pertains to an application for an official plan amendment pursuant to Section 22 of the Planning Act

  • Application Fee of $2000.00 must accompany the application along with a Preliminary Site Survey, other reports deemed appropriate for the project and may also entail more than one application. This would be determined at the pre-consultation meeting.
  • This process can take up to 6 months for a decision and/or final approval therefore it is recommended that early contact be made with the municipality regarding your potential project.
  • Instructions for an Official Plan Amendment process are included on the first two pages of the application.

Application for Official Plan Amendment

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Zoning By-Law Amendment

This process pertains to an application for zoning by-law amendment pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act

  • Prior to the Municipality processing the application, it is required that a copy of the attached application form be completed including the required sketch and /or preliminary survey and processing fee of $1800.
  • For each additional planning application, (e.g., official plan or severance, etc.), on the same lot, a fee of $900.00 would apply.
  • Instructions of the Zoning By-Law Amendment process are included on the first two pages of this application.

Application for Zoning Amendment

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Plan of Subdivision

This process pertains to an application for a plan of subdivision/condominium pursuant to Section 51 of the Planning Act

  • This application form is to be used when submitted a proposed plan of subdivision or condominium to the County of Middlesex as the Approval Authority.
  • The County encourages those considering making an application to pre-consult.
  • The County will organize and host a pre-consultation meeting where an applicant has an opportunity to discuss a proposal with staff from the County, the local municipality and affected agencies.

Application for Plan of Subdivision/Condominium

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Consent to Sever (Severance)

This process pertains to an application for consent pursuant to Section 53 of the Planning Act

  • Prior to the Municipality processing the application, it is required that a copy of the attached application form be completed including the required sketch and /or preliminary survey and processing fee of $1800.
  • For each additional planning application (e.g. official plan or zoning by-law amendment, severance, etc.), on the same lot, a fee of $900.00 would apply
  • Instructions on the Consent Application are included on the first two pages of this application.

Application for Consent to Sever Land

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Minor Variance

This process pertains to an application for a minor variance pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act

  • Application Fee of $600.00 In addition to the Application Form and Fee, you may be required to submit a preliminary site survey or a detailed legible scaled drawing with applicable measurements.
  • Municipal staff will advise as to the specific drawing requirements at the consultation meeting.
  • Instructions on the Minor Variance Application process are included on the first two pages of this application.

Application for Minor Variance

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