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Cathy Davis
Administrative Support Person / Receptionist
The Corporation of the Township of Tay
450 Park Street, PO Box 100
Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
L0K 2A0
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T. 705-534-7248 x220
Toll Free: 1-800-281-8869
F. 705-534-4493

Information about building and construction related topics can be found on the various pages listed in the navigation menu to the left.

Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Upgrade

The Victoria Harbour wastewater treatment plant is currently operating at maximum capacity under our current Environmental Certificate of Approval with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and as a result Tay Township is not permitted to allow the building of any new or additional dwelling units in Victoria Harbour, and westward to, but not including, Triple Bay Road until additional capacity is brought online. Please note this only applies to properties which are connected to or are required to connect to municipal wastewater services, it does not apply to those who are on private septic systems outside of the wastewater collection service area.

For more details visit the Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Upgrade website page.

Planning Approval Comes First

Prior to submitting a building permit, Planning approval must be obtained first. 

As a result of reviewing the internal processes of the Planning and Development Department, which includes Building Services, Council has adopted a streamlined approach to processing building permits.  This includes a Planning First and Complete Submission approach that was implemented as of April 1, 2016.  This streamlined process improves the overall customer service that the Township provides to its residents, contractors and developers for building projects.  Please click on the links below for more information and application forms.

Planning First Fact Sheet

Zoning Certificate Application Form

How much will a building permit cost?

The Fee and Services By-law sets the building permit costs.  Please click to determine or calculate the cost.

Building Permit Application 

Home Owners Guide

General Information Regarding Building on a Vacant Lot