Legal Inquiries - On-site Sewage Systems

We're here to help!   It's comforting for a new property owner to know where their septic system is located and whether or not there have been any occurrences associated with the property.  

When submitting a property information request to NBMCA, solicitors/agents must provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter: Specifying details of the request.
  • Fee: The administration fee for solicitor/agent property information requests. (Fee Schedules)
  • Property Information: Address, legal description, assessment roll number and name(s) of previous owners if known.
  • Closing Date:    Please note that it takes a minimum of one (1) week for staff to respond to property information requests. Requests are dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

Legal Inquiries - Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses  (DIA)

It is helpful for a new property owner to know if any portion of their new property is subject to the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses regulation.  To assist potential purchasers, NBMCA can provide information on whether a property is likely to be affected by NBMCA policies and regulations.

When submitting a property information request to NBMCA, solicitors/agents must provide the following information:

  • Cover Letter: Specifying details of the request.
  • Fee: The administration fee for solicitor/agent property information requests. (Fee Schedules)
  • Property Information: Address, legal description, assessment roll number and name(s) of previous owners if known.
  • Closing Date:  Please note that it takes a minimum of five business days for staff to respond to property information requests.  Responses may be provided sooner if time permits.  Requests are dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

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.   

During the COVID 19 pandemic, the NBMCA Offices are closed to the public. Payments can be made by Visa or Mastercard over 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.