Permits & Regulations
CVC’s Regulation, made under the authority of Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act, is known as Ontario Regulation 160/06. The full title of the Regulation is Credit Valley Conservation Authority: Regulation of Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses. The Minister of Natural Resources approved Ontario Regulation 160/06 on May 4, 2006.
The main objectives of Ontario Regulation 160/06 are to ensure public health and safety and the protection of life and property with respect to natural hazards. In addition to this, CVC safeguards watershed health by preventing pollution and destruction of ecologically sensitive areas such as significant natural features and areas, wetlands, shorelines, valleylands and watercourses. Ontario Regulation 160/06 establishes Regulated Areas where development could be subject to flooding, erosion or dynamic beaches, or where interference with wetlands or alterations to watercourses might have an adverse effect.
Ontario Regulation 160/06 is a text based regulation. CVC does have mapping reflecting Regulated Areas, however this does not represent all areas regulated by the Authority. Regulated Area mapping is not available online. Please contact CVC to determine if your property is Regulated.
A permit may be required if the development is within the vicinity of a:
If you are unsure whether or not your property falls within a CVC Regulated Area, or whether your proposal requires a CVC permit, you are encouraged to contact our office for information and guidance.
Please note that a permit from CVC does not replace building permits or any other permits issued through municipal offices or from other agencies. It is recommended that you contact your local municipality for information on additional approvals that may be required.
For additional information regarding the implementation of Ontario Regulation 160/06 please refer to Chapter 7 of CVC’s Watershed Planning and Regulation Policies.