Below are common applications, licences and permits required by the Township of Scugog.

 

 Online Credit Card Payment Permits/Licences

 

Online Credit Card Payments for Township Permits / Licences

You may pay for your permit and/or licence with your credit card using Paymentus, a third party service provider, which enables credit card holders to make payment with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. There is a 2.5 percent service fee payable to Paymentus in order to use this service.

Two charges will appear on your credit card statement when you use this payment option:

  1. A principal payment amount (permit/licence fee), showing as a payment to the Township of Scugog
  2. A service fee amount, showing as a payment to Paymentus-Service-Fee

In order to make a payment, visit the Paymentus website or click on the Paymentus button below.

 

 

Note that credit card payments are accepted for online payments only. Credit card payments will not be accepted at the Municipal Office.

Animal Services

Dogs living in the Township of Scugog, who are more than 12 weeks old, must have an annual dog license. Dog licenses don't cost a lot of money and help keep your pet safe.

Each household in Scugog can have up to two dogs. Residents with 10 or more acres of land can have up to 3 dogs.  

Please note that the Township of Scugog's licensing program operates on a calendar year. This means that all licences expire on December 31st in the year they were purchased.

How to License Your Pet On-Line

The Township of Scugog pet licensing program is managed by DocuPet Inc. DocuPet provides a licensing solution that is simple and convenient, and includes added benefits for pet owners. You can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost. You will be in compliance as soon as you complete the form, and your pet tag will be sent in the mail within 10 to 12 business days.

Birth and Death Certificates

The Township of Scugog does not issue birth and death certificates but we provide the information below that you will require to receive a certificate from the province.  For events that took place in Ontario you can apply online (see links below) or by mail through the Office of the Registrar General:

Office of the Registrar General
PO Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6L8

  • Toll Free:  1-800-461-2156
  • Phone:     1-416-325-8305
  • Fax:         1-807-343-7459
  • Online:   Service Ontario 

Birth Certificates:

Parents of newborn children can use the Newborn Registration Service offered by Service Ontario to electronically register the birth directly with the Office of the Ontario Registrar.

This service allows parents to submit electronic applications for a birth certificate and social insurance number while completed the registration system.

Death Certificates:

Death Certificates are a permanent, legal record of the death of an individual. Death certificates must be obtained from the Office of the Registrar General for purposes such as:

  • Settlement of estates
  • Insurance
  • Access to or termination of other government services (for example, health card services, pensions, voters list, etc.)

How to Obtain a Death Certificate

Death certificate forms may be processed online through the Service Ontario website.

Obtaining Old Death Records 

The Office of the Registrar General holds records of deaths that happened in Ontario over the past 70 years. 

Office of the Registrar General
PO Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6L8

  • Toll Free:  1-800-461-2156
  • Phone:     1-416-325-8305
  • Fax:         1-807-343-7459
  • Online:   Service Ontario

For more information on old records, please refer to the Archives of Ontario or call the Archives of Ontario Vital Statistics hotline at 416-327-1593.

Building Permits

Under the Ontario Building Code Act, you need a building permit to construct or install a new structure larger than 10 m2 (108 ft2). You may also need a permit to construct or install an addition or alteration.

View the Building By-law for more information.

If you are a homeowner, view our Building Permit Guide for Homeowners to learn more.

 Payment for Building Permits

You can pay for your building permit with your credit card using Paymentus, a third party service provider, which enables credit card holders to make building permit payments with Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. There is a 2.5 per cent service fee payable to Paymentus in order to use this service.

Two charges will appear on your credit card statement when you use this payment option:

  1. A principal payment amount (building permit fees), showing as a payment to the Township of Scugog
  2. A service fee amount, showing as a payment to Paymentus-Service-Fee

In order to make a payment, visit the Paymentus website or click on the Paymentus button below.

 

Please note that credit card payments are excepted for online payments only.  Credit card payments will not be accepted the Municipal Office.

When do I need a building permit?

Typical projects that require a building permit include:

  • Building any structure with an area of more than 10 m2 (108 ft2)
  • Constructing an addition to an existing structure, regardless of its size
  • Making interior alterations to non-residential units
  • Adding a bedroom to a residential unit
  • Converting a garage into living space
  • Converting a seasonal room into a room for use all-year-round
  • Building a new dwelling unit
  • Building a new fireplace or installing a woodstove
  • Making any structural changes or repairs
  • Making a new entrance or a new window opening
  • Building a deck
  • Adding new dormers
  • Enclosing a porch
  • Changing the use of s structure to one with of greater hazard (according to Ontario Building Code chart 2.4.1.A.)
  • Installing signs on building facades
  • Erecting free-standing signs
  • Installing or altering a plumbing system (water supply, drain, waste or vent)
  • Making alteration to install a water softener
  • Converting from a septic system to the municipal sewer or water system

Learn about accessory and temporary structures.

There are different types of building permit you can apply for, including:

  • Construction and demolition permits
  • Conditional permits
  • Sign permits
  • Pool enclosure permits (issued by the By-law department)
  • Retaining wall permits

The most common application is the Application to Construct or Demolish.

Completed applications are to be submitted to the Municipal Office located at:

181 Perry Street
Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7

View our Building Permit Requirements for list of what you need to include with your application.

Who can apply?

The homeowner, contractor, engineer, architect, developer, commercial or industrial tenant or an agent for the property owner can apply for the building permit.   If you are not the owner, you must submit with the application to construct or demolish, the Owner Authorization Form.  Constructing a building without a permit may result in penalties including, fines and removal of the structure.

Fees

Your building permit fees depend on the type of building, its size and in some cases, the value of the construction. Additional fees for development charges may also apply.

Quick facts

Here are some quick facts you need to know about building permits:

  • No person can construct or demolish a building without first obtaining a permit from the Chief Building Official
  • Structures less than 10 m2 (108 ft2) do not require a permit
  • Fees are assessed according to the type of building and its size or in some cases the value of construction
  • Additional fees for development charges may apply
  • Constructing a building without a permit may be subject to penalties including fines and removal

Burn Permits

Residents can now apply for a recreational or general burn permit online. 

If you do not have an email address to apply for a permit please contact Fire Administration at 905-985-2384. 

Owners of properties that are over 10 acres in size, farms, businesses and campgrounds or trailer parks can now apply for an oversize, farm or specialty burn permit online. 

The Township of Scugog's Open Air Burning By-law regulates burning in the community. There are several categories of burning, including:

  • General open air burning
  • Recreational burning
  • Oversize burning
  • Farm burning

You need a burn permit for all burning in Scugog. 

Guidelines for general and recreational burns are listed below. A list of frequently asked questions about burning is also available. 

To subscribe to burn ban alerts, please visit our Township news subscription page

Special Event Permit

If your organization would like to host a community event on Township property, such as a park or road, you must get approval from the Township of Scugog. Please contact events@scugog.ca for a copy of the special events policy which outlines the requirements for a obtaining a special event permit.  

To apply for approval, obtain the Special Event Application Package by contacting events@scugog.ca and make sure to include:

  • All necessary forms that apply to your event
  • A letter describing the details of your event
  • If your event is requesting road occupancy, a complete traffic control plan needs to be included in the application.  
  • A copy of your insurance coverage, naming the Township of Scugog as an additional insured party
  • Police notification sign-off on the application form
  • Permit fees and deposits, paid in full

Once your application has been approved. 

  • Notification to Emergency Services

Community grant programs

The Township of Scugog has grant opportunities to help support community groups that offer activities and services to our residents.

Green events

The Township of Scugog aims to make all community events green and sustainable. Endorsed by Council, the Green Events Initiative and Sustainability Policy applies to any community event requiring Township approval.

Entrance (Culvert) - Application

Culverts are steel pipes that drain and channel water under roads, driveways and sidewalks. Each spring, the Township of Scugog's Public Works team inspects, repairs and installs culverts in the community.

To apply for a new culvert or an extension to your existing culvert, print and scan back a completed Entrance Application. For more information please see the Entrance Permit Directive.

Death and Birth Certificates

The Township of Scugog does not issue birth and death certificates but we provide the information below that you will require to receive a certificate from the province.  For events that took place in Ontario you can apply online (see links below) or by mail through the Office of the Registrar General:

Office of the Registrar General
PO Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6L8

  • Toll Free:  1-800-461-2156
  • Phone:     1-416-325-8305
  • Fax:         1-807-343-7459
  • Online:   Service Ontario 

Birth Certificates:

Parents of newborn children can use the Newborn Registration Service offered by Service Ontario to electronically register the birth directly with the Office of the Ontario Registrar.

This service allows parents to submit electronic applications for a birth certificate and social insurance number while completed the registration system.

Death Certificates:

Death Certificates are a permanent, legal record of the death of an individual. Death certificates must be obtained from the Office of the Registrar General for purposes such as:

  • Settlement of estates
  • Insurance
  • Access to or termination of other government services (for example, health card services, pensions, voters list, etc.)

How to Obtain a Death Certificate

Death certificate forms may be processed online through the Service Ontario website.

Obtaining Old Death Records 

The Office of the Registrar General holds records of deaths that happened in Ontario over the past 70 years. 

Office of the Registrar General
PO Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6L8

  • Toll Free:  1-800-461-2156
  • Phone:     1-416-325-8305
  • Fax:         1-807-343-7459
  • Online:   Service Ontario

For more information on old records, please refer to the Archives of Ontario or call the Archives of Ontario Vital Statistics hotline at 416-327-1593.

Electrical Permit

Contact the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) at 1-877-372-7233 to apply for electrical permits.

Fence Permit

The Township of Scugog's Fence By-law lists requirements for the height, location and design of fences, including:

  • A maximum height of 2 m for backyard fences
  • A maximum height of 1.2 m for front yard fences
  • A maximum height of 0.75 m for fences along the outside corner of properties located next to intersections

Before you dig

Before you dig on or near your property, call 1-800-400-2255 to have someone locate any service lines.

Fence variance

If you'd like to put up a fence that doesn't follow our Fence By-law, apply for a fence variance and include:

  • A completed fence variance application form
  • $150 application fee
  • A detailed outline and description of your planned fence
  • A site plan, including a north arrow, drawing scale, location of the fence and any existing or proposed structures

Our by-law officers may need more information once they receive your application.

Line fences

Line fences show the boundary between your property and any property next to yours. One property owner or a group of property owners can put up a line fence. All property owners involved must agree to the location of the property lines. Legal survey plans can help determine these boundaries.

Fence viewers

The Line Fences Act includes information about what to do if there's a dispute between property owners about a line fence. Owners who aren't able to reach an agreement can apply to have the Township of Scugog's fence viewers settle the disagreement in two cases:

  1. When there is no line fence and one owner wants a new fence to be put up to mark the boundary between two properties
  2. When there is already a line fence but one owner wants it to be reconstructed or repaired

There is a $150 application fee and additional fees for the fence viewing. Contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Office at 905-985-7346 to set up an appointment to discuss a fence viewer application.

Fences around swimming pools

For more information please visit the Swimming Pool Enclosure Permits section below.

Film Permit

The Township of Scugog supports the film industry and issues film permits for approved filming projects in our community. You must apply for a permit before you can start filming. This allows us to protect Township property, while ensuring the rights, safety and privacy of our citizens. Please submit the permit no later than seven business days before filming. When filming on property that is not Township property, please ensure the proper permissions are in place as well as all applicable insurances. 

Complete the Film Permit Application and send it to us by email.

View our Film Policy for more information.

Film Permit Fee: $500.00 plus HST 

Administration Fee for student or not-for-profit small scale productions: $100.00 plus HST

Hawkers and Peddlers Licence

According to the Township of Scugog's Hawkers and Peddlers By-law, hawkers and peddlers require a licence to operate. Hawkers and peddlers are any person who:

  • Goes door to door and sells goods or carries samples of goods for immediate sale with delivery to follow
  • Sells goods or carries samples of goods for immediate sale with delivery to follow from a permanent structure on a temporary basis
  • Sells goods and has no permanent place of business within the Township of Scugog

Local farmers, craft shows, farmers markets and not-for-profit organizations are not considered hawkers or peddlers.

Apply for a licence

Complete the Hawker and Peddler Application to apply for a licence. A new licence costs $250 and licence renewals cost $200.

Special events

There are separate licences for hawkers and peddlers at special events, such as Canada Day. Complete the Hawker and Peddler Special Events Application to get a licence to sell goods at special event in the Township of Scugog. A special events licence costs $85.

Heritage Permit Guide and Application

Property owners in the downtown Port Perry Heritage Conservation District (HCD) must apply for a Heritage Permit to make any changes to the exterior of their buildings. Heritage Permits ensure buildings in the HCD maintain their historical and cultural significance.

Apply for a permit

You are encouraged to arrange a pre-consultation meeting with the Building department to confirm that your plans require a Heritage permit and to also determine if you require any additional permits, such as a Building Permit.

Visit the Heritage Home Page for further information.

Livestock Claim Process

The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program has replaced the Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act. The program provides compensation for any livestock or poultry killed or injured by coyotes, wolves, wild dogs or other wildlife.

How to make a claim

The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program aims to make claims more efficient and accessible to farmers and their Municipalities.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, livestock and poultry owners making a claim for compensation must provide the following documents to their livestock valuer:

  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • Premises ID number
  • Farm Business Registration Number

All claims are subject to the Livestock Investigators Inspection and Report and any claims for damages should be promptly directed to the Township of Scugog Livestock Investigator, Gerald Whitfield, at 905-985-7614.

Income Taxes

You will need to include an AGR-1 Statement of Farm Support Payments with the total dollar amount of claims for the year with your Income Tax Return. The Township of Scugog provides you with this form, if you've received compensation during the current tax year.

Lottery Licence

The Township of Scugog issues lottery licences for certain raffles, break open ticket events, Bingo events and bazaars. If you'd like to host a different type of lottery event, contact the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

New applicants

The New Applicant Eligibility Checklist includes a list of documents and information you need to apply for a lottery licence in Scugog. Your lottery event must be for raising eligible proceeds.

Your application must also include the Eligibility Questionnaire.

Need help completing your application? View our Lottery Licence Quick Guide.

Lottery reporting

After a lottery event, you must submit a Lottery Report.

View our Lottery Reporting Checklist to learn what's needed to complete this report.

Apply for a licence

There are different types of lottery licences you can apply for.

Raffle events

The Township of Scugog issues lottery licences for raffle events with a prize board of $50,000 and under. Apply for a licence by:

  1. Reading our Raffle Information Guide.
  2. Reading our Raffle Terms and Conditions.
  3. Completing the Raffle Application form.

After you raffle event, you must submit a Raffle Lottery Report.

Break open ticket events

Break open ticket events also require a lottery licence issued by the Township. Apply for a licence by:

  1. Reading our Break Open Ticket Information Guide.
  2. Reading our Break Open Ticket Terms and Conditions.
  3. Completing the Break Open Ticket Application.

After your event, submit the Break Open Ticket Lottery Report.

Bingo events

The Township of Scugog issues lottery licences for Bingo events with a prize board of $5,500 and under. Apply for a licence by:

  1. Reading our Bingo Event Information Guide.
  2. Reading our Bingo Event Terms and Conditions.
  3. Completing the Bingo Event Application.

After your Bingo event, submit the Bingo Lottery Report.

Bazaars

You need a lottery licence to run a bazaar in the Township of Scugog. Apply for a licence by:

  1. Reading our Bazaar Information Guide.
  2. Reading our Bazaar Terms and Conditions.
  3. Completing the Bazaar Application.

Submit the Bazaar Lottery Report after your bazaar ends.

Learn more about Ontario lottery and gaming licences, including:

Call 905-985-7346 ext. 169 for more information about lottery licences.

Marriage Licence Application

Requirements may vary due to COVID-19 restrictions, please call the Township Office for current information. 905-985-7346  

Marriage Licence Applications are available online or from the Township of Scugog Municipal Office located at 181 Perry Street, Port Perry.

A marriage licence can only be issued to the applicant(s). Ontario Marriage Licences are valid anywhere in the Province of Ontario for 90 days from the date of issue.

Marriage licence applications can be processed Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  An appointment is required for intake of the application. Marriage licences may be issued same day based on Staff availability.

 

Marriage Licence Application Requirements

A marriage licence application must be completed and signed by both applicants.  At least one applicant needs to be present to process the application.  Original identification is required for both parties, regardless whether both parties are present at the time the licence is processed. Please bring your original documents, as photocopies or expired ID will not be accepted. For more information feel free to visit the Service Ontario website. 

Application Fee

A marriage licence in the Township of Scugog costs $135.00 (non refundable). Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit

Again, there are no refunds on marriage licence fees.

Accepted Forms of Identification

Two pieces of government issued identification are required from each applicant.  Once piece of identification must include a photo.  Examples of government issued identification are:

  • Government issued Birth Certificate including any change of name certificates
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Valid Ontario photo card
  • Permanent Residency Card
  • Native Status Card
  • Records of Immigration Landing

At least one piece of identification must be a photo-identifying document. Please bring your original documents, as photocopies or expired ID will not be accepted.

Age Requirements

Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older.  Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent.  Additional documentation requiring the signature of a parent or guardian is required. 

No person under the age of 16 can marry in the Province of Ontario.

Additional Requirements if Re-marrying After Divorce

If an applicant was divorced in Canada, the original or a court-certified true copy of the Certificate of Divorce (Form 36B) or Decree Absolute must be provided with their licence application. A Divorce Order, Divorce Judgement or Decree Nisi will not be accepted.

We do not accept photocopies of these documents. Certified true copies may be obtained from the court office that granted the divorce.

If an applicant was divorced, or had a marriage dissolved or annulled outside of Canada, additional documentation is required before applying for a marriage licence. Please review the Marriage Licence Requirements for divorce granted outside of Canada.

Marriage ceremonies

In Ontario a judge, justice of the peace or an authorized municipal clerk can perform civil marriage ceremonies.

Municipalities in Ontario can choose to offer civil marriage services and set their own fees. The Township of Scugog does not provide civil marriage services; however, many of our neighbouring Municipalities will perform these services.

An officiate of a recognized religion who has received authorization from the Office of the Registrar General to perform marriages in Ontario can perform a religious marriage ceremony.

Learn more about who performs marriage ceremonies.

Changing your name

After your marriage ceremony, you have three options regarding your name:

  1. Continue to use your current last name
  2. Assume the use of your spouse's last name
  3. Legally change your last name

Using your spouse's last name

Most government organizations, credit card companies and other organizations accept a copy of the formal marriage certificate as proof of marriage and will issue revised identification for the spouse under their new last name.

Legally changing your last name

To legally change your last name, you must complete the required forms and submit them to the Office of the Registrar General.

View the Change of Name Act for more information or call the Registrar General's Office at 1-800-461-2156.

Municipal Consent

Who to Contact
Engineering Services
905-985-7346 x 145
works@scugog.ca

Additional Information
Municipal Consent Submission Requirements (PDF)
Municipal Consent Application Form (PDF)

A Municipal Consent is the authorization for a utility company to occupy a specific location within the Township’s rights-of-way.  The Township has standard alignments and corridors to avoid conflicts in the planning of projects occupying the Township’s rights-of-way and to minimize the impact of proposed work on the adjacent infrastructure. Municipal Consents are only issued to utility companies, commissions, agencies and private applicants who have the authority to construct, operate and maintain their infrastructure within the right-of-way as established through legislation, a Municipal Access Agreement (MAA) or a Franchise Agreement.

When do I need a Municipal Consent?

All utility work, with a few exceptions, within rights-of-way requires Municipal Consent (MC) from the Township and a Road Occupancy Permit (ROP) from the Community Services Department with the exception of Emergency Works. An ROP for utility works will not be granted until MC is granted by the Township.

How do I apply?

  1. Applications for Municipal Consent must be sent to:
    Attention: Engineering Services
    181 Perry Street, PO Box 780
    Port Perry  ON L9L 1A7
  2. An application for a Municipal Consent shall be made in the name of the Utility to be installed,
    not in the name of an agent of said Utility.
  3. Other information may be requested in order to process an application.
  4. The application may be forwarded to additional staff for review.

How much does a Municipal Consent cost?

Municipal Consent fees are listed in our Fees and Charges Bylaw under Schedule E.

How long is the Municipal Consent valid?

An approved Municipal Consent is valid for a one year period from the date of issuance.  If the work is not completed in its entirety within the one year period, the Applicant must reapply for consent to locate the remaining work within the right-of-way.

Oversize/Overweight Permit

An oversize/overweight permit is required for any vehicles travelling on Township roads when the dimensions or weight of a vehicle(s) exceeds the normal limits permitted by legislation.

A completed oversize/overweight permit must be submitted to the Township for approval.  Please contact works@scugog.ca for an application.

Parking Lot Permit

A parking lot permit is required to closed a municipal parking lot for exclusive use for an event.  A completed parking lot permit application, copy of insurance and the $3000 fee is required prior to approval.  Please contact works@scugog.ca for an application.  

Park and Picnic Permit

A park permit is required for any outdoor event at a Township park.  Please contact events@scugog.ca to obtain an application form.  

 

Our parks are great spots for family reunions or group picnics!

Are you planning to have a picnic or outdoor event at a Township park? Outdoor gatherings with more than 25 people at Township parks or picnic areas require a permit.

Portable barbeques and temporary freestanding tents are prohibited in Township parks, unless you have a permit.

Contact events@scugog.ca to obtain a permit application.  

Learn more about Scugog's picnic areas.

 

Plumbing Permit

Plumbing permits are required to install new plumbing systems. This includes building a new bathroom or relocating an existing one.

You don't need a plumbing permit to replace or repair:

  • Valves
  • Faucets
  • Fixtures
  • Water heaters

Plumbing permit fees are separate from the building permit fees related to new building projects.

The Region of Durham Health department issues permits for septic systems within the Township of Scugog.

View our Building By-law for more information.

Refreshment Vehicle Licence

According to the Township of Scugog's Refreshment Vehicle By-law, you must have a licence to operate a refreshment vehicle in the Township of Scugog. Refreshment vehicles are any vehicle or temporary structure used for selling refreshments to the public and includes vehicles that can be move mechanically or manually.

Apply for a licence

Complete the Refreshment Vehicle Application to apply for a licence. It costs $300 for a licence.

Special events

There are separate licences for refreshment vehicles at special events, such as Canada Day. Complete the Refreshment Vehicle Special Events Application to apply for a licence for special events in the Township of Scugog. A special events licence costs $85.

Note: All special event applications require approval from the Durham Region Health Department and can be submitted online (see link below).

Application For Health Department Approval 

Road Occupancy Permit

According to the Road Occupancy By-law, you must apply for a Road Occupancy Permit before you can begin any planned activity that may cause a road allowance to be blocked in any way, including:

  • Restricting access
  • Disrupting traffic flow (vehicles or pedestrians)
  • Placing materials within the road allowance
  • Seasonal Patios

A road allowance is property under the jurisdiction of the Township of Scugog, including roadways, boulevards, sidewalks and ditches. 

Common activities

Common activities that require a Road Occupancy Permit include:

  • Storing construction equipment or materials within the road allowance for a short period of time
  • Mounting or crossing the boulevard to gain access to a work site where there is not an existing entrance or driveway
  • Installing underground utilities
  • Workers or equipment occupying the road to support construction or other activities
  • Obstructing the sidewalk, disrupting pedestrian traffic
  • Seasonal Patios

 Applying for a Road Occupancy Permit

Complete the Road Occupancy Permit Application and submit it at least 15 days before the planned work begins. Except for Road Occupancy for Special Events which is required 60 days before the event. 

Applicants doing any excavation must also call for a locate through ON1Call before they can apply for a permit. Locates determine where your utility lines are so you don't cause any damage to them when digging on your property.

Paper copies of the Road Occupancy Permit Application are also available at the Municipal Office located at:

181 Perry Street Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7

Applying for a Seasonal Patio Permit

Complete the Road Occupancy Permit Application and submit it at least 15 days before the planned work begins.

The application must also be submitted with the proposed patio plans that meet the requirements of the Seasonal Patio Standards and Section 8 of the Road Occupancy By-law. The application will not be considered complete until all requirements of the By-law and Standards have been met.

Applicants wishing to serve alcohol on their patio will be required to obtain the appropriate permits and approvals from the AGCO.

Fees

  • Minor Road Occupancy Permits, not requiring any excavation, cost $125
  • Major Road Occupancy Permits, requiring excavation, cost $275
  • Seasonal Patios – Major ROP fee, plus $400 rental per parking space occupied

Why do I need a permit?

Road allowances are shared spaces used to deliver services to residents and allow efficient, uninterrupted access to every property within the Township of Scugog. Requiring a permit for road occupancy allows the Township to:

  • Confirm the necessity of each disturbance to road allowance traffic
  • Ensure road occupancy is carried out in a safe and efficient manner
  • Coordinate activities to reduce the impact on the public
  • Ensure Township property is protected from damage

Sign Permit

Approval is required from the Township of Scugog in order to erect temporary or permanent signs. This applies to businesses and residents. In some cases, a building permit is required in addition to a sign permit.

Rules and regulations

Township Building Inspectors will review the proposed design and location of all signs to ensure they meet the rules and regulations of the Ontario Building Code and the Sign By-law.

Sign Application

Signs within the Heritage Conservation District

The Heritage and Museum Advisory Committee reviews sign permits for:

View the Heritage Permit Guide and Application for more information.

Site Alteration Permit

Site alterations in the Township of Scugog must meet the regulations of the Site Alteration By-Law. Site alterations involve:

  • The placing or dumping of fill
  • The removal of topsoil or fill from land
  • The alteration of the grade of land
  • Any combination of these activities

The Site Alteration By-law regulates the dumping or placing of fill and any other site alteration to:

  • Maintain existing drainage patterns
  • Prevent erosion and sedimentation
  • Protect natural heritage features and areas through appropriate changes to drainage or grade
  • Prevent interference and damage to watercourses or water bodies
  • Maintain ground water and surface water quality
  • Prevent discharge of a contaminant into the natural environment that causes or may cause an adverse effect
  • Prevent degradation of pre-existing soil and ground water quality conditions at the site and on adjacent properties
  • Authorize haul routes for the transportation of fill and topsoil for placement, dumping or removal to and/or from a site to minimize damage to the Township' s roads and interference and/or disturbance to the Township's residents and businesses
  • Keep disturbance to landform characteristics to a minimum
  • Ensure the proponent of the site alteration project pays for its costs

Apply for a permit

Complete the Site Alteration Permit Application to apply for a permit. There may be additional information required.

Fees and charges

View our current Schedule E of Fees and Charges to determine costs of a site alteration.

Swimming Pool Enclosure Permit

The Township of Scugog's Swimming Pool By-law requires you to get a Swimming Pool Enclosure Permit, if you want to put in a pool or hot tub on your property.

Apply for a permit

Complete the Swimming Pool Enclosure Application to apply for a permit to install a swimming pool (above or below ground) or a hot tub. A permit costs $150 plus $175 if a grading plan is required.  

You also need to include a site plan for the location of the pool, pump and filter, including setbacks from the house, property lines and fencing.

If you reside in an unassumed subdivision, please speak to your builder prior to submitting your application.  The Township requires a final lot grading certificate and a letter of approval from your builder before we will issue a permit for an inground or on-ground pool.

Your swimming pool must be inspected before you can fill it with water. Call the By-law Enforcement Office at 905-985-7346 Ext. 142 to book an inspection.

Fences and gates

All swimming pools must be surrounded by a fence at least 1.5 metres high. The fence can be made of wood, metal or chain link. Your above ground pool may not need a fence if the walls are more than 1.5 metres above grade and don't allow climbing.

All gates must be at least 1.5 metres high and have substantial hinges. Gates around pool areas must also have self-closing and self-latching devices at the top and on the inside of the gate. The level of safety of your gate is reviewed during your inspection.  Please refer to the Swimming Pool Enclosure By-Law for more detailed information.

Hot tubs

Hot tubs have the same permit requirements as a swimming pool and use the same permit application (see above). Hot tubs must have a solid cover that can support up to 90.7 kg of pressure. Covers must also have a lock. Alternatively, fencing/enclosures equal to swimming pool requirements are necessary.

Electrical standards

Ontario's Electrical Safety Code requires an electrical inspection of all new installations and maintenance work on the pools and hot tubs. The licensed contractor or homeowner (who may be completing the electrical work) is responsible to ensure that all the electrical work has a permit and is inspected by the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA).

Call 1-877-ESA-SAFE (372-7233) to apply for a permit and an electrical inspection.

Taxi Licence

According to the Township of Scugog's Business Licensing By-law, you need a licence to be a taxicab owner, driver or dispatcher. The by-law says that taxicabs are motor vehicles used for hire to move goods and passengers around the community. Taxicabs can't carry more than seven people. Limousines, buses, ambulances and hearses don't fall into the same category as taxicabs.

Apply for a licence

Complete the Taxi Owner Application to apply for a taxi owner or dispatcher licence. The licence costs $425 per vehicle and $200 per vehicle to renew your licence.

To apply for a taxicab driver licence, complete the Taxi Driver Application. This licence costs $125 for a new licence or $100 to renew your licence.