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Application for Permanent Highway Closure (Original Road and Shore Road Allowance Closure)

Please review the following Policies to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations prior to getting started:

Requirements

Please ensure that your application contains the following information:

  1. Required Application Fee: $1,125.00.
  2. Letter with reasons for applying for the road / shore road allowance closure.
  3. Sketch of subject lands showing location of buildings / structures, including docks, boathouses, pump houses, wells, septic, etc.
  4. Location Map showing the property in relation to surrounding area.

Notes for Applicant

  • Please note that your neighbours will be contacted as part of the application process;
  • There may be additional approvals (i.e., building permit, etc.) and additional fees and charges (i.e., building permit fees) associated with any encroachment approved in conjunction with this application;
  • Have your credit card ready for payment at the end of the application
    • $1,125.00 application fee
  • Have your roll number and the legal description of the property prior to beginning the application. This information can be found on your Property Tax bill.
  • If you do not know the Roll Number or the legal description of the property, please use our digital mapping system to look up the property: https://www.huntsville.ca/en/home-property-and-planning/tohm-interactive-map.aspx

Costs

In addition to the application fee, the following is a list of approximate costs that would be associated with the closure:

  1. Land costs 2023 (more particularly described in Fees & Charges By-law):
    1. OSRA (Muskoka River between Port Sydney Dam) $11.00 per square meter of unflooded area (flooding determined by survey); or
    2. OSRA (all over areas) $15.00 per sq m of unflooded area (flooding determined by survey); or
    3. All other highways $9.00 per sq m or appraised value (appraisal at the sole cost of the applicant).
  2. Legal deposit $2,590 to cover Town legal fees and Notice advertising costs
  3. Survey costs as arranged and paid for by the applicant

Applicant Information

Agent Information

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Municipal and Legal Address of Benefitting Property

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  • A detailed sketch or site plan, “to scale”, which clearly shows the following:
    • The location and measurements of all existing and/or proposed structures/encroachments on the benefitting property;
    • the location and measurements of all existing and/or proposed structures/encroachments on the Town’s property;
    • the distance from the structures/encroachments to the abutting lot lines and from the shore line (where applicable);
    • existing and proposed vegetation; 
    • driveways and paths; 
  • Letter with reasons for applying for the road / shore road allowance closure;
  • Location Map showing the property in relation to surrounding area.
  • Copy of registered transfer or deed detailing ownership of benefitting property; and
  • Letter of authorization if an agent is acting on your behalf (where necessary).
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