Regulations affecting lakefront property owners
The following by-laws and regulations are relevant to lakefront
property owners. It is not an exhaustive list; for additional
information, see the websites of the cited organizations.
and Sound By-Law
Property Standards defines conditions for the maintenance and
occupancy of property.
Building regulates the construction, alteration, and demolition of
all structures, and the requirements for building permits, including the
construction or alteration of sewage systems (septic systems, holding
tanks, etc), and plumbing.
NOTE: certain undertakings may also require a permit from the Maitland
Valley Conservation Authority.
Residential Fences defines the conditions under which fences may be
Shoreline Tree Preservation defines the conditions under which trees
may be removed, trimmed, etc.
Burning, Open-Air defines the conditions under which certain
materials may be burned in firepits and other containers.
Clean Yards defines the requirements to maintain property in a clean
and orderly state.
Animal Control defines conditions pertaining to the types and
numbers of animals that may be housed on a property. Relevant to all pet
All-Terain Vehicles regulates the use of off-road vehicles on
municipal roads and road allowances.
Lakefront Association Unassumed Roads defines the conditions under
which ACW will provide grants to lakefront associations to assist in the
cost of their maintaining roads for which the Township does not assume
Watering Restrictions defines the conditions under which municipal
water systems may be used for gardening, lawn maintenance, and other
purposes. (Applies to: Amberley Beach, Huron Sands.)
Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Shoreline Regulations assists MVCA in its mandate to prevent the
loss of life and property due to flooding or erosion along the Lake
Huron shoreline, including bluffs, gullies, beaches, and all properties
within the "100-year erosion line". Anyone planning to do any work in
these areas may require a permit from MVCA. The MVCA website provides
details on the policy and procedures, as well as erosion-line maps for
the shoreline and gullies.