Planning and Regulations

The fee structure for planning and compliance/regulation activities is designed to recover but not exceed the costs associated with the administration and delivery of the services within the program. 

Fees Policy

The Conservation Authorities Act and the Ontario Building Code enable NBMCA to charge fees for services.  The Fees are approved by the NBMCA Board of Directors. Our Fees Policy is based on three principles:  user-pay, adequate consultation and notification, and right to appeal.

The fee structure for planning and compliance/regulation activities is designed to recover but not exceed the costs associated with the administration and delivery of the services within the program. These services include permit fees, applications under the Planning Act, various responses concerning legal services, public inquiries, and technical advice/services, etc.   

For more information about these services, visit the Municipal Plan Review, DIA Permits, Legal Inquiries, or Application Forms & Fees Sections of the website.   

The below-noted services include permit fees, applications under the Planning Act, various responses concerning legal services, public inquiries, and technical advice/services, etc. 

During the COVID 19 pandemic, the NBMCA Offices are closed to the public. Payments can be made by Visa or Mastercard o Content ver the phone,  by cheque in the mail, or dropped off to the drop box located at our North Bay and Parry Sound offices. We’re sorry, debit  and e-transfer are not an option at this time.

On-site Sewage System (OSS) (Septic) Permit

The fee structure for on-site sewage system activities is designed to recover but not exceed the costs associated with the administration and delivery of the services within the program. In accordance with Section 8 of the Ontario Building Code, these funds are administered specifically for this purpose, separate from other NBMCA accounts.

For more information on this program, visit the On-site Sewage System section of this website.

Municipal Planning Review

For information on Municipal Planning Reviews, contact Paula Scott, Director, Planning and Development.  705 474-5420.  Email