Do I Need A Permit?

If you are planning to do any work near a lake, river, stream, floodplain, steep slope or wetland, you may require approval from the RVCA.

The following projects require RVCA review and approval: 

  • the construction, reconstruction, erection or placing of a building or structure of any kind,
  • changes that would alter the use or potential use of a building or structure
  • increasing the size of the building or structure or increasing the number of dwelling units in the building or structure,
  • site grading,
  • the temporary or permanent placing, dumping or removal of any material, originating in the site or elsewhere,
  • the straightening, changing or diverting or interfering with an existing channel of a river, creek, stream or watercourse, or changing or interfering with a wetland.

If you are not within an identified floodplain, wetland, adjacent to a steep slope or working on the waterfront, then a permit may not be required from teh RVCA. You should still contact your municipality to ensure your project meets municipal requirements. Please contact us for information.

Contact Us

Address:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive

Phone:
613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504

Email:

Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario