Township of Severn's Planning and Development department provides land use planning guidance and advice to our community, Council, landowners and developers. We administer the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and development approval process.

Planning and development applications

Learn how to submit a planning and development application for a variety of new development projects:

  • Plan of Subdivision/Condominium (County of Simcoe is approval authority)
  • Official Plan Amendment (County of Simcoe is approval authority)
  • Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Site Plan Control
  • Severance/Consent
  • Minor Variances

Development charges

You may need to pay development charges for certain new developments, such as new residential units or commercial, industrial and institutional floor space. These charges are paid at the time a building or planning permit is issued and they help cover the costs of shared infrastructure, such as fire stations, roads, water and sewage treatment. View our Development Charges Background Study.

Municipal wide development charges
ServiceSingle and semi-detached dwellingsApartments with two or more bedroomsApartments and bachelors with one bedroomResidential with other multiplesSpecial care unitsNon-residential per square foot of gross floor area

Highways

$2,807

$1,816

$1,252

$2,505

$1,140

$1.89

Fire protection

$1,064

$688

$475

$949

$432

$0.72

Administration essential services

$183

$118

$82

$164

$74

$0.13

Outdoor recreation

$776

$502

$346

$693

$315

$0.21

Indoor recreation

$2,306

$1,492

$1,029

$2,059

$937

$0.62

Library

$176

$114

$78

$157

$72

$0.04

Administration community services

$283

$183

$126

$252

$115

$0.20

Area specific development charges
ServiceSingle and semi-detached dwellingsApartments with two or more bedroomsApartments and bachelors with one bedroomResidential with other multiplesSpecial care unitsNon-residential per square foot of gross floor area

West Shore water

$712

$461

$317

$635

$290

$0.43

West Shore wastewater

$7,912

$5,117

$3,530

$7,061

$3,214

$4.75

West Shore total

$8,624

$5,578

$3,847

$7,696

$3,504

$5.18

Coldwater wastewater

$12,329

$7,975

$5,502

$11,004

$5,010

$6.42

Severn Estates water

$13,900

$8,991

$6,202

$12,406

$5,649

n/a

Areas not receiving wastewater services septic and hauled treatment

$81

$52

$36

$72

$33

$0.11

Addressing

Contact us if you have an issue with your current address, for example if:

  • your address on Simcoe Maps is wrong
  • you currently have a water access address and recently got private road access
  • you don't know your address
  • you don't have a green address sign
  • Canada Post or a utility isn't recognizing your address

We work with the County of Simcoe to maintain the 911 addressing system.