Township of Severn issues a variety of road permits. Review each of the road permits and applications and learn how to apply.

Entrance permits

If you're creating a new entrance to your property, or widening an existing entrance, you need to get an entrance permit. 

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

You can submit your permit application:

  • in person to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn
  • by email
  • mail to Township of Severn, PO Box 159, Orillia, Ontario  L3V 6J3
  • courier to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn, Ontario  L3V 0Y6

Review the Entrance Permit By-law for a complete list of application fees and details about entrance construction requirements.

Road closure permits

If you would like to close a road temporarily for an event, you need a road closure permit. 

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

You can submit your permit application:

  • in person to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn
  • by email
  • mail to Township of Severn, PO Box 159, Orillia ON L3V 6J3
  • courier to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn ON L3V 0Y6

Please submit it at least 30 days before the proposed road closure.

Application details

You will need to include the following information with your application:

  • description of your event
  • highway affected by the road closures
  • proposed detour route
  • proposed locations for warning devices and signage
  • proof of liability insurance

Road occupancy permits

You need a road occupancy permit if you plan to occupy a roadway or sidewalk in Severn for any activity outside its normal intended use, including construction, repair projects or displaying merchandise on a sidewalk. 

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

You can submit your permit application:

  • in person to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn
  • by email
  • mail to Township of Severn, PO Box 159, Orillia, Ontario  L3V 6J3
  • courier to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn, Ontario  L3V 0Y6

Application details

You will need to include the following information on your application:

  • company name and address
  • type of work (repair or new)
  • location of proposed work
  • proposed work drawing
  • traffic control plan
  • proof of liability insurance

Oversize load applications

If you need to move an oversize load such as equipment, vehicles, objects or structures on Township of Severn roads, you need to complete a Heavy Load Application.

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

You can submit your permit application:

  • in person to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn
  • by email
  • mail to Township of Severn, PO Box 159, Orillia, Ontario  L3V 6J3
  • courier to Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn, Ontario  L3V 0Y6

Application details

You will need to include the following information with your application:

  • name and contact information
  • description of the load including the weight, size and route
  • proof of insurance

You will also include which agencies you've notified, including:

  • Hydro One
  • Bell Canada
  • Simcoe County
  • MTO approval
  • other as required

Municipal consent

Municipal Consent gives municipal authorization for a utility to occupy a specific location within the Township's right-of-way (ROW). Standard utility corridors and alignments are detailed in the Engineering Design Guidelines to avoid conflicts between existing, proposed and future utility and municipal infrastructure.

We usually only issue Municipal Consent to companies or persons who have the authority to construct, operate and maintain their infrastructure within the ROW.

How do I apply?

Please submit a cover letter and full drawing set by email at least 30 days before you plan to begin work. All plans must be in PDF format. The cover letter should include the:

  • utility company full name
  • project manager contact information (name, address and phone)
  • detailed description of proposed works (location and activity)

Applications for Municipal Consent must be made in the name of the utility to be installed. The submission must include complete and accurate plans including offsets from existing infrastructure and proposed depth of installation.

Approval process

We require 30 days for review and approval of the Municipal Consent. Larger or non-standard submissions may require additional time.

Municipal Consents are processed in order of submission and can only be advanced in queue ahead of applications from the same utility.

The approval of a Municipal Consent is valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance. If the work is not completed within the one year, you must reapply for consent to locate the remaining work within the ROW.

Next steps

After the Municipal Consent has been issued, you should submit a Road Occupancy Permit application.

What's the application fee?

We do not charge a fee for Municipal Consent.

When do I need Municipal Consent?

Most proposed new utility installations within municipal ROW require Municipal Consent with the exception of emergency work or single service connections not requiring alterations to adjacent infrastructure.

If any portion of the proposed installation crosses a provincial or County of Simcoe highway, you will need to receive the appropriate provincial and county approvals.

All projects that require Municipal Consent must also obtain a Road Occupancy Permit, which will not be granted until Municipal Consent is obtained.