Protecting People and Property
We issue permits to residents in regulated areas to protect people and property from flooding and hazards.
We can help you understand if your property is subject to our regulation, and how this affects your project.
We continue to provide uninterrupted services. Our staff are available by email and by appointment via video conference or phone. There is no walk-in service available at this time.
Please contact your CVC planner or regulations officer regarding an active file you have with us. For new files, please call our office at 905-670-1615 ext. 0 or email us and the appropriate staff person will get back to you.
Before You Build
View our online regulation mapping tool, and determine if your property is regulated.
If your property is located within a CVC regulated area, you may require a permit to do work on your property. Projects subject to permitting include:
- Construction of a house/building
- Construction of an addition
- Construction of a shed
- Construction of a deck
- Site grading
- Major landscaping (including fill placement)
- Lake Ontario shoreline protection works
- Alteration to a watercourse
- Interference with a wetland
Agriculture plays an important role in sustaining rural communities and supporting a healthy, strong economy. It provides important capital investment and safe local food. It’s an integral part of our landscape and economic well-being.
Many farms have vital natural features like wetlands and watercourses that benefit from the protection and stewardship efforts of farmers and rural landowners to keep them healthy and prosperous. CVC created A Guide to Credit Valley Conservation Agricultural Development Permitting to provide a general overview of our regulations and identifies farming activities that may require consultation and/or regulatory approvals.
Property Information Requests
Want to know more about your property? Are you interested in purchasing a property?
You can request property information from CVC to verify if:
- The site is regulated
- What natural and hazard features exist on the property.
Submit a request for a pre-submission consultation with one of our Planning or Regulation staff before you apply for a permit.
After your pre-submission consultation, submit your permit application online.
905-670-1615 ext. 0
Email Planning Staff
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (except statutory holidays)