Permits & Licenses

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  1. Building permit
  2. Yard sale permit
  3. Open-air burning permit
  4. Pet licence
  5. Road Cut Permit
  6. Planning Applications
  7. Marriage licence
  8. Lottery licence

Building Permit

A Building Permit is your formal permission to begin the construction, demolition, addition or renovation on your property. As part of the Building Permit process, Champlain Administration must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code, local Zoning By-laws and other Applicable Law.

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Yard Sale Permit

Everyone loves a good garage sale and it's important to know all the facts before hosting one. In Champlain, that means getting a garage sale permit.

A garage sale is defined as any sale where second-hand goods or materials are sold or displayed for the purpose of sale from any property zoned residential, rural, institutional, open space or transitional. This includes craft sales, yard sales, garage sales and lawn sales, and are held for a maximum of three consecutive days.

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Open-Air Fire Permit

Prior to burning any material on any property, an application must be filed by the landowner before a fire permit is issued. Certain criteria must be met before obtaining permission to burn. The Township application contains pertinent information that will assist the applicant in burning the material safely.

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Pet Licence

All dogs owned in Champlain Township must be licensed and wear a tag (not cats). The tag must be renewed every year. Pet licenses assist in the fast and safe return of your pet if it gets lost. A licence is immediately visible to anyone who finds your dog and shows that your dog belongs to someone. Your pet is returned home faster and/or spends less time in the shelter.

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Road Cut Permit

ny person who needs to break, excavate, bore under, tunnel or dig up part of a road is required to obtain a Road Cut Permit from the By-law Enforcement Department beforehand. The applicant is responsible to locate all other underground public services and to maintain a secure construction at all times.

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Planning Application

Township of Champlain supports property owners and investors by providing advice on a broad range of development applications including local Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Minor Variances, Consent Application Reviews, Site Plan Approvals and Part Lot Control. It is strongly recommends that any investor or property owner considering a development application, pre-consult with the Planning department prior to submitting an application.

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Marriage Licence

To get married in Ontario, a marriage licence is required. The Township of Champlain does not issue marriage licences, but the following municipal offices do:

Lottery Licence 

Eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations may be licenced under the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to raise funds through municipally licenced lottery events. The Order in Council provides municipalities with licensing authority for:

  • Bingo events, with prize boards of up to $5,500;
  • Media bingo events with prizes up to $5,500;
  • Break open tickets for local organizations;
  • Raffle lotteries for total prizes of $50,000 and under; and
  • Bazaar lotteries which include: wheels of fortune with a maximum bet of $2.00, raffles not exceeding $500, and bingo events up to $500.

Advertising, promotion, selling of tickets, or conducting a charitable gaming event without a licence is ILLEGAL.

Activities are regulated by the Criminal Code of Canada, section 206 & 207, Ontario Order in Council 1413/08, Gaming Control Act, 1992 and Regulations. All lotteries must be conducted and managed in accordance with licensing policies and the terms and conditions of the licences.  This includes fulfilling all prescribed reporting requirements. Lottery licensing refers to lottery schemes permitted by a licence under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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