You need to submit Planning Act applications to the Township of Severn if you'd like to propose a new development. This includes:

  • Plan of Subdivision
  • Official Plan Amendment
  • Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Site Plan Control
  • Consent/Severance
  • Minor Variances

Book a pre-consultation meeting

Prior to submitting a Planning Act application, we recommend that you book a pre-consultation meeting with the Planning and Development department. When scheduling a pre-consultation meeting, please submit a site plan of the overall proposed development and any other details you may have that can assist staff with understanding the proposal. We can review your application and make sure that you have all necessary documents and approvals before you submit.

Minor Variance applications

A Minor Variance application provides specific relief from the Township's Zoning By-law if the Committee of Adjustment agrees that the request is minor. Minor Variances must maintain the general intent of the Zoning By-law and Official Plan

Please contact us for a copy of the application. We're happy to provide you with the application form and submission instructions.

You need to submit your application at least three weeks before the next Committee of Adjustment meeting. Review the meeting schedule and learn more about the procedure.

Fees

It costs $1,000 to submit a minor variance application. We accept payments in cash, debit, cheque or money order. Please make cheques payable to Township of Severn.

Application details

Please ensure you have the following information as part of your application:

  • sketch or site plan
  • photographs of the existing buildings on the property as digital files
  • elevation drawing and floor plan clearly showing the existing structure and/or proposed addition or structure, if applicable
  • copies of any correspondence, approvals or permits from outside agencies

Consent/severance applications

If you'd like to apply for a land severance or consent, such as the creation of a new lot, addition to an existing lot or the granting of right-of-way, you'll need approval from the Committee of Adjustment.

Please contact us for a copy of the application. We're happy to provide you with the application form and submission instructions.

You need to submit your application at least three weeks before the next Committee of Adjustment meeting. Review the meeting schedule and learn more about the procedure.

Fees

It costs $1,500 to submit an application for consent. We accept payments in cash, debit, cheque or money order. Please make cheques payable to the Township of Severn.

Application details

Please ensure you include the following information as part of your application:

  • severance sketch or site plan
  • copies of any correspondence, approvals or permits from outside agencies