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.
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. NOTE: certain
undertakings may also require a permit from the Maitland Valley
Conservation Authority, and/or the Huron County Health Unit.
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.
Small Drinking Water Systems that serve multiple properties are
regulated by the Huron County Health Unit.
- The construction or alteration of sewage systems (septic systems,
holding tanks, etc) and plumbing also requires permits from the