Town of Huntsville
Customer Service
37 Main Street East Huntsville ON P1H 1A1

Phone: 705-789-1751
Fax: 705-788-5153

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Site Plan Approval

The entire municipality is designated as a site plan control area. All waterfront, multiple residential (3 or more units), commercial, and industrial development is required to obtain site plan approval prior to the issuance of a building permit. A property may also be subject to site plan approval through site-specific zoning or an agreement registered on title. To verify if site plan approval is required, please contact the Planning Department.

The following is a general guide for the Town's Site Plan Requirements:

  • Applicants are required to enter into a site plan agreement with the Town of Huntsville prior to issuance of a building permit. This agreement must be registered on title by the applicant.
  • The Town may require a security deposit (minimum amount of $2,000) to be held while development is occurring. The deposit is returned upon completion of construction and landscaping to the Town's satisfaction.
  • All waterfront lots are required to have a 15 metre buffer zone from the high water mark that remains in its natural state. The only exception is a small (25% of the width of the lot to a maximum of 15 metre) amenity area.
  • Site plan applications require drawings that show existing and proposed buildings, driveways, parking areas, pedestrian walkways, sidewalks, landscaping fences, drains, septic, well, and municipal services, and are comprised of five key drawings:
    1. Site Plan
    2. Landscape Plan
    3. Storm Water Management Plan
    4. Building Perspective (Elevations)
    5. Servicing Plan

Requirements & Guidelines

Application Forms

All industrial, commercial, institutional, multiple residential and waterfront residential properties are subject to Site Plan Control for any new development. Visit the Planning Forms page for details.

Other Planning & Development Process Information

Visit the Development and Planning for Land Use page for general information and planning processes.

Who to Contact

Town of Huntsville
Jasmine Last
Customer Service Representative, Planning

Phone: (705) 789-1751
In Person: 37 Main St East
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