The cost of a survey can depend on a number of factors including location, size, terrain and availability of survey evidence. Depending on the reason for getting your property survey, a number of products are available from our team. Below are approximate costs for our surveying services which include legal, engineering, construction surveys. Our team can also assist with land-use planning including minor variances and severances. If you aren’t sure which survey you need, contact our team and we can help you pick the right product.
A comprehensive report outlining ownership, easements, and right of ways of the subject and adjacent properties.
Boundary survey (no plan)
Property boundaries on site will be surveyed and identified but no plan will be provided.
Boundary Survey & Plan
Property boundaries on site will be surveyed and identified and a plan will be provided to illustrate the boundary.
Surveyor's Real Property Report
Property boundaries on site will be surveyed and identified. A plan will be provided illustrating the boundary and all permanent structures, accompanied by a written report by an OLS.
A plan that is deposited in the Land Registry Office. It is used to describe the extents of land ownership and other interests such as easements.
3D LiDAR Scan
High quality 3D scan of existing features and point cloud deliverable. Used for gathering highly accurate base information of existing conditions.
Building Measure up
Using survey tools and traditional techniques to measure the interior and exterior of an existing feature.
A plan showing existing site conditions including elevations, physical features and approximate boundaries.
A plan showing existing site conditions including elevations, physical features adn legal property boundaries.
Site Plan Approval
Consulting and project management for site plan approval, includes site plan design to meet zoning requirements and planning consultations with local AHJs.
Staking out a building for construction. Includes stake out for excavation, footings and foundation walls.
Measuring and certifying grade and elevations once construction is complete.
As-Builts & Record Drawings
Surveying the constructed features to provide accurate record drawings.
Monitoring existing structures and features during construction. Include regular site visits and reports to construction manager.
Completing minimum separating distance calculations and a report for planning approval.
Site Planning pre-consult
Completing a preliminary site plan and a planning pre-consult to start your land development project.
Act as Agent
Acting as agent for applications of severances and minor variances. Include sketches and reports.
Land-Use Review Report
A comprehensive report outlining zoning, by-law and planning considerations of your property.
This page is for informational purposes only and does not form part of a contract. At the beginning of the project, we will send a detailed estimate that will include the scope of work for the project and expected project costs. These are approximate estimates only, our team does not provide fixed fee quotes for services. All projects are estimated individually depending on the size of the project and scope of work.
Contact our team about your project:
IN Engineering + Surveying, 9 King St W, Suite 203, Brockville, ON, K6V 3S6
A century ago, landowners were free to divide their property—an act called “severing” —in almost any way they wished. Times have changed and severances are now highly regulated and require government approval.
The Ontario Planning Act requires that permission (consent) be granted before a parcel of land can be divided (severed) to create a new lot. This applies to single lots and subdivisions. The Ontario Planning Act offers this definition: “A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form a new lot or a new parcel of land. This is commonly known as a consent. It is required if you want to sell, mortgage, charge or enter into any agreement (for at least 21 years) for a portion of your land. If the two parts are split already, by a road or railway for example, consent is not needed.”
It is important to consult your municipality or city as they will have an approved official plan with specific policies and requirements for land severance. We can help you start this process and explain to you how this will look like for your project: www.inengineering.ca
Municipalities must carefully consider the impact of land severances on the environment and municipal services to ensure that lot sizes and land use do not conflict with municipal planning or create a negative impact on communities.
Why do you require a severance (consent)?
A consent is required if you intend to sever, mortgage or enter into a property agreement for at least 21 years. A consent is also needed to create and register new rights of ways/utility easements or undertake a land swap with a neighbour (called a boundary adjustment). As mentioned previously, a consent is not required if the property is already divided by a road, railway or navigable watercourse. Obtaining a consent requires applying to your local municipality’s Land Division Committee. We can help you obtain your consent, we can act as your agent in the process: www.inengineering.ca
Some helpful tips:
Before officially applying for a consent, review your concept sketch with the municipality’s planning department staff. They will help you determine if your plan meets planning criteria and conforms to the zoning requirements for the creation of a newly severed parcel. You need help preparing a sketch, or need a professional to review it? Reach out to our office even before you approach the planning department: www.inengineering.ca
Having a recent survey plan will help them visualize your proposal and use the dimensions shown thereon to analyze its viability. Did you know that IN Engineering has a surveying department called IN Surveying? Contact us and we can produce a survey and concept sketch: www.insurveying.ca
Consents have conditions that must be fulfilled within a given time period, including a requirement to retain an Ontario Land Surveyor to prepare a Reference Plan (R-Plan) that shows the new limits of what you are creating. Once deposited at the Land Registry office, the plan is assigned a sequential identification number that identifies the severed portion of your property as one or more numbered “Parts”. Easements, buffers and other title features will also be illustrated and identified by parts shown on the Reference Plan. The new deed will refer to the “Part” numbers shown on the Reference Plan. Your surveyor will also set survey monuments on the property so the precise location of the new “Parts” can be visibly recognized. www.insurveying.ca
Summary of the land severance process
before an application is submitted, the applicant should consult with municipal staff or the consent-granting authority
following the pre-consultation, a complete application is submitted to the consent-granting authority
the consent-granting authority gives notice of the application and a public meeting may be held
the consent-granting authority will make its decision to give either provisional consent or to refuse the application
notice of decision is sent to the applicant and those requesting notification
any person or public body may appeal to the LPAT or local appeal body if one is established
if no appeal is made, when the conditions of provisional consent are satisfied, a certificate is issued and lots can be transferred
if an appeal is made, the LPAT may dismiss the appeal without holding a hearing or will hold a hearing and make a decision
IN Engineering + Surveying will guide you through this process; from concept sketch, survey and through the severance application.
Understanding what Site Plan control is and how it affects YOU is the first step to getting involved. We can help guide you through this process and even act on your behalf (as an agent). Contact us: www.inengineering.ca
Site Plan control is the TOOL that is used by your City or Municipality to ensure that land development is designed judiciously, is safe, functional and minimizes potential impacts on neighbouring properties. It also makes sure that the City or Municipality’s standards for developing land are respected.
The Site Plan Approval Agreement is a binding contract between the City or Municipality and the developer/owner. The Agreement consists of conditions of development, is required to be registered on title of the property and is a prerequisite to the building permit application process. This may sound a little overwhelming which is where we can help you. Contact us and let us know about your planning need. www.inengineering.ca
What is the Site Plan Review?
Site Plan Review refers to the process by which Cities or Municipalities approve development in accordance with the physical planning, built form and operational objectives identified within their Official Plan. Under Section 41 of the Ontario Planning Act, development within Municipalities is subject to Site Plan Control.
The review is important. It involves many individuals including planners, engineers, technical experts, and councillors. Most importantly, the goal is to ensure that the development will:
Be compatible with adjacent or nearby properties;
Have safe and easy access for pedestrians and vehicles;
Have adequate landscaping, parking and servicing;
Meet specific standards of quality and appearance; and
Be built and maintained in the manner by which the proposal was approved.
What is the Site Plan Review Process?
The developer/owner approaches Municipal staff with a proposal which is subject to Site Plan control (industrial, commercial, institutional, multi-residential, environmental, etc).
Developer consults with Municipal planner.
Developer submits the Site Plan application with required supporting information (this is an important step and having an agent act on your behalf may be the best solution for you – contact us at www.inengineering.ca The 30 days countdown starts at this stage.
Planner circulates the Site Plan and supporting information to senior staff and commenting agencies (conservation authority, heritage, health unit, etc.) for review and comment.
Senior staff review the results of the consultation with the developer. If the comments require significant alteration to the Site Plan, the developer is directed to carry out this work prior to presenting the Site Plan to Committee. This is an important part of the process and the developer/owner may appeal this decision to Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
The municipal planner presents a summary report to Committee outlining the nature of the Site Plan. The results are circulated and revisions are included in Council’s approval.
Council approves the Site Plan subject to the various revisions. There are 30 days between this step and when the Site Plan control is submitted with required supporting information.
If Council fails to approve the Site Plan within 30 days, or if the developer/owner is not satisfied with any requirements made by the Council, the developer/owner may appeal the Site Plan, including terms of the Site Plan Agreement to the OMB.
Where there is no appeal, the Site Plan Agreement is registered on title of the property. Once the developer/owner has signed the Site Plan Agreement, a building permit can be issued for the development.
As discussed earlier in this article, this Agreement is a binding contract. This means that the Site Plan Approval Agreement will be prepared and issued by the City, Municipality’s Legal Department. The developer/owner will be provided a copy of the Agreement for their review and signature. Upon receipt of the signed Agreement, the City, Municipality’s Legal Department will register it on title of the subject lands.
At that time, the developer shall commence fulfillment of the conditions and provisions of the Agreement. Pre-permit conditions of the Site Plan Approval Agreement can in large be executed throughout the Site Plan Review process in a proactive manner, should the developer/owner wish to expedite the receipt of a Building Permit.
In conclusion, this process may sound very inconvenient and onerous. Let IN Engineering + Surveying help you navigate through your Site Plan Control Agreement and contact us at www.inengineering.ca
Our team has completed land surveying services for Telecommunications Towers and Infrastructure throughout Ontario. We provide on-site field services to collect relevant information for your tower construction. We can also assist with property and legal issues include easements and right-of-ways for the tower project.
Surveying services for telecom infrastructure
Our services and standard process include:
GIS Analysis and Data Review: Our team can create GIS based mapping and help select ideal locations for new towers.
Property Research and Neighbour Outreach: We can provide the initial property research to determine the local stakeholders for the project.
Initial Designs, Concept Site Plans and Feasibility: Completing an analysis at the beginning of the project will help determine a path forward for the project.
Site visit with all parties involved, instruct & advise based on our years of experience placing comms towers. Get enough topographic information as possible, hopefully same day as initial Site visit.
Create a site plan sketch for the initial submission to NavCan.
Provide Site Plans illustrating all Proposals for Tower/Right of Way/Hydro Easement and other factors for the project.
After Site Plan is approved provide final signed copy.
Stake Tower/Right of Way/Hydro Easement for Construction per Site Plan.
Client Decision whether As-Built Site Plan and Reference Plan is required. Reference plans are recommended for land lease agreements.
The Town of Gananoque has changed by-law requirements for Short Term Rentals which are specifically geared towards Airbnb rentals.
Short Term Rentals and Airbnbs are now considered commercial properties with more stringent planning requirements. All property owners who do not live at the building full time will need to apply for a Class III development permit at a cost of $1,700, not including professional and legal fees.
This switch will ensure that short term rentals adhere to building regulations, fire safety requirements, parking and comparability with residential neighbourhoods.
If you need help navigating the planning process and getting your short term rental or Airbnb approved through municipal authorities, contact our office and our professional planning team can help you.
You can get free property information from municipal and county GIS data that shows approximate property lines. This data is not accurate and may not align with ground conditions. It can be used for a rough approximation and a general idea of your property information. It cannot be used for establishing a legal boundary.
Public GIS Databases will show approximate properly lines:
The only way to establish yourproperty lines accurately and legally is by contacting a licensed land surveyor. The surveyors will do research on the property, conduct field work and determine the boundary.
GIS data cannot be relied upon to establish a legal boundary as it is not accurate to the ground conditions. You may know where a property bar is, but not all property bars are at a corner or in the precise location. The only way to determine the exact property line is by having a surveyor establish the boundary by measuring each monument to adjacent monuments.
Contact our land surveying team to help you establish your property line.
IN Engineering + Surveying, 9 King St W, Suite 203, Brockville, ON, K6V 3S6
6 (1) A surveyor or a person in the surveyor’s employ while making a survey may,
(a) at any time enter and pass over the land of any person; or
(b) at any time suitable to the occupant of a building enter the building,
and do any act thereon or therein for any purpose of the survey, but the surveyor is liable for any damage occasioned thereby.
Land Surveyors can enter a property for the purposes of cadastral surveying.
Land surveyors and field crews are required to enter neighbouring properties in order to re-stablish boundaries. The firm is required to be licensed by AOLS under the Surveyor’s Act in order to be fall under the Surveys Act.
The survey crew is required to identify themselves when asked and will provide business cards with contact information of the Ontario Land Surveyor they are working for.
Plotting the Future:Contributions to the History of Canada by Surveyors and Contracting Engineers from Eastern Ontario
Charles Broad Willem Melchers UE
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Announced recently, the merger of IN Engineering with Collett Surveying Limited marks a return of full-service engineering services to Brockville, Ontario and surrounding area. IN Engineering established in 2018 is, one of the newest engineering firms in the area. By contrast, Collett Surveying Limited, purchased by current owner Brent Collett in 1996, is one of the oldest continuously run surveying operations in the region, tracing its origin back to its founding in 1881 by Willis Chipman, a professional engineer and land surveyor who left his mark on the history of Canada across a storied career. He would later sell his practice to Lieutenant Colonel Bryce J Saunders who would go on to partner with Thomas Henry Wiggins, each making interesting contributions to the history of Canada in their own rights. Canada at the turn of the 20th century would have been an exciting place for a surveyor or contracting engineer. The country was a little over three decades old, new provincial governments were formed or being formed under the auspices of joining Confederation and the Government of Sir Wilfred Laurier was implementing an ambitious immigration agenda to settle the west. To say the landscape was changing rapidly is an understatement and there is little doubt that surveyors and engineers of that time were plotting and building the future of the country.
This paper sets out to examine some of the contributions these individuals made to a young Canada and how their influence shaped the direction of the country. Interestingly, each seemingly had a sense of civic duty, both in commitment to their profession and in service to their community. A look at the contributions of these individuals should without a doubt serve as a reminder that the future is built upon the contributions of those that came before us. As new meets old in the world of surveying and engineering perhaps these stories can serve to inspire the growing team at IN Engineering & Surveying. Where Chipman and his contemporaries were re-imagining home sewer systems, today the team at IN Engineering & Surveying are leveraging the latest best practices in Building Information Modeling, 3D Modelling and photorealistic rendering. This is moving the world of surveying and engineering from the typical 2D paper-based drawings into one that is fully rendered and 3D.
Information in this paper is largely drawn from the records of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors who maintain an impressive collection of biographies from past members.
Willis Chipman (1855-1929)
Willis Chipman founded his private practice in Brockville, Ontario as a Land Surveyor and Civil Engineer in 1881. He would eventually become the town engineer and would prepare the town plan for Brockville in 1883/1884. Mr. Chipman would be recognized as a founding member of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, serving as its first secretary treasurer from 1886-1890, as Vice-President in 1895 and as President in 1896. In 1923 he would become the President of the Ontario Association of Engineers. Born near present day Elgin, Ontario he would complete his public schooling in Athens, Ontario before moving to Montréal, Quebec, for high school, later attending McGill University, graduating in 1876 with first rank honours in Civil and Mechanical Engineering.
Throughout his professional career he was a strong advocate for city sewer systems and home sanitation. In 1881 he published a paper titled “How to Do It: Some Suggestions on House Sanitation” which was prepared for the “association of executive health officers of Ontario”. His paper was ahead of its time in Canada describing the importance of city planners and engineers working in close collaboration with public health officials to ensure effective sanitation. He placed emphasis on the more wider use of water closets and plumbing fixtures to advance civic sanitation. He argued this would create the conditions necessary for avoiding the propagation, or worse, the creation of epidemics. Stating that home plumbing was not just a luxury of the rich and should be available or at least required for all citizens of a city; rich and poor alike. An examination of his career demonstrates that this was a view he held throughout as he brought this idea of sanitary engineering to communities across Canada helping to reduce the prevalence of disease spread by poor water and waste disposal practices.
Chipman quickly established himself as a leading designer of water and sewer works. His designs would be use to construct sewer works all across Ontario, including Cornwall, Pembroke, Gananoque, Arnprior, Renfrew and Lindsay. His work and his contributions to the surveyors association would pull him more and more to Toronto and he would officially relocate there by 1894. That said, his contribution to Brockville and surrounding area cannot be understated.
Bryce J. Saunders (1860 – 1926)
Willis Chipman sold his practice in 1891 to Lieutenant Colonel Bryce J. Saunders. Saunders, born in the area of present-day Lyndhurst, Ontario, qualified as a Land Surveyor in 1884 and as an Engineer in 1886. Like his predecessor, he would eventually be appointed as the town engineer in Brockville in 1892, holding the position until 1896. Saunders was a military man serving Canada across many armed conflicts in its early history.
Just three years after the British North America Act founded the Dominion of Canada in 1867, at the ripe age of ten, he served as a drummer boy in a small unit involved in defending Brockville, Ontario against potential Fenian Raids in 1870. As an adult, he would serve with the ‘Dominion Land Surveyors Intelligence Corps’ deployed in 1888 during engagements at Fish Creek and at Batoche as part of the North West Rebellion. As a point of historical intrigue, this intelligence corps was the first ever unit in the British Empire to ever be designated as such. He would volunteer to join the Canadian contingent sent to South Africa as part of the Boer War, although he would not be selected to serve in that conflict. In the years leading up to the First World War he would serve as a Captain in the Canadian Mounted Rifles in Edmonton, Alberta. He would be promoted to the rank of Major in the 19th Alberta Dragoons during which time was among a prestigious few to represent Canada at the funeral of King Edward VII in May, 1910. An event marked by the rare photograph of ‘Nine Sovereigns at Windsor’ which was the last time that many sovereigns of Europe gathered in one place at the same time. Finally, he volunteered to serve in the First World War returning in 1919 to retire with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His impressive military service is accentuated by the fact that he did so while pursuing his private practice and contributing to his community as a public servant across Federal, territorial and municipal departments.
In 1897, Saunders was commissioned by the Ontario Government to survey the boundary between the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba. By the turn of the century the allure of the west was calling; a surveyor and engineers dream at the seemingly blank slate that was the new territories seeking to join confederation. He would become Deputy Minister of Public Works for the Northwest Territory. A few years later he would relocate his private practice to Edmonton just one year before Alberta joined confederation. His designs and works can be found across Alberta and his contribution to the young province is well documented right until his death in 1926.
Chipman and Saunders would each be recognized for their contributions to their field and to their communities. In recognition of Willis Chipman’s contribution to the field of engineering across Canada, the non-profit industry association, ‘the Consulting Engineers of Ontario’ created in 2003 the Willis Chipman Award to recognize the knowledge, skill and expertise of consulting firms and to showcase the importance of engineering projects to the economic, social and environmental well-being of Ontario. To further commemorate him the main office building of IN Engineering and Surveying is named after Willis. Saunders is remembered by the tributes following his passing in 1926 and the fact that his remains were escorted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and officers of the local militia while his funeral was described as an event with the “befitting dignity of a military ceremony.”
In Brockville, the private practice founded by Chipman and furthered by Saunders would pass to Thomas Henry Wiggins, who again, advancing similar principles of home water and sewer systems to continue improving the living conditions of the area’s residence which no doubt allowed the communities of eastern Ontario to grow. From there, the firm was in continuous operation offering surveying services to the area. It was purchased by Brent Collett in 1996 and now, in 2020, merging with IN Engineering. As a result of its long history, IN Engineering & Surveying offices alone have the records of surveyors and their associated Ontario Land Surveyors Registration Number, including Willis Chipman (181), John Harrison Moore (260), William Verner Taylor (306), Samuel Barber Code (349), Andrew Wellington Gray (549), Raymond Frank Mucklestone (613), Martin Herman Kaldeway (1249) and of course, William Brent Collett (1641). Imagine the stories that could be told behind each of those careers.
As IN Engineering & Surveying sets out to establish itself as the leading full service engineering firm for the area the hope is that it will continually look back on its rich history and be reminded that the surveyors and engineers of Canada’s past have plotted and built the future of this country. They are off to a good start as they have already demonstrated a willingness to contribute to local community projects including the P&G Pavillion at Rotary Park and the reconstruction efforts behind the Five Mile Lighthouse project. This small, local team has an exciting opportunity to build off the legacy of those that came before.
Planning is a profession dedicated to helping society manage change – and that oftentimes means a great deal of change…over time. Planners work in cities and regions to guide growth and development, enhance communities, and improve the quality of life. Their work affects the pattern of development, urban design, environmental quality, the creation of jobs, and equality and opportunity. Planners work for cities and other government agencies, consulting firms, non-profit agencies and private firms. Planners have a heart for their community and juggle the act of balancing private and public interest. Contact us if you need planning help in your project: www.inengineering.ca
Planners develop and implement long-range plans and projects and they help solve problems in cities and regions. They usually work in teams with other professionals (such as engineers, surveyors, architects), community members, and elected officials. In any given day a planner may be writing a report, analyzing information, brainstorming solutions, developing a plan, conducting a workshop with community members or making a presentation to city council. We can act on your behalf (act as agent) when it comes to your new project. Contact us: www.inengineering.ca
Canadian Institute of Planners defines planning to mean:
The planning of the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities.
President and Principal Engineer of IN Engineering, Andrew Melchers, understands the importance of having a professional planner as part of his team. He explains, “ there are a lot of scenarios where an RPP is required especially when pushing for unique and thoughtful designs that require amendments to zoning. Having a planner involved with the team early on ensures that the client’s vision is met while navigating by laws and zoning restrictions.”
“Our vision for IN Engineering is to provide a complete team that can provide all of the services required for any construction project. Adding a planner to the team will ensure we are fulfilling that critical role of obtaining planning approval for any project.” Contact us and we can help you navigate the planning process: www.inengineering.ca
In conclusion, planning is a relatively new profession. Societies are realizing the importance of planning their cities, their towns or their communities before actually spending a lot of money building or rebuilding it. That is the reason why even though old cities have its charm, there is something about the new ones that scream for efficiency and practicality. You will notice that the roads are wider, there is more space for homes, the locations are well thought of and the list goes on. Without planners, the cities would be more chaotic and certainly would not be half as organized as it is right now. However, if you were to have a one on one discussion with a planner, they will often tell you that their profession is still largely unknown to the general public & concerned agencies!
Let IN Engineering + Surveying help you navigate through the planning requirements of your project. www.inengineering.ca
A minor variance is a change or permission from the specific requirements of the Town’s zoning by-law. It is a small variation from the requirements of the zoning by-law. The minor variance process allows a property owner the opportunity to seek permission or relief from a specific provision of the Town’s zoning by-law by applying to the Committee of Adjustment. They are used for issues such as small changes to building setback or parking requirements. A minor variance is a small variation from the requirements of the zoning bylaw. In summary, a minor variance approval is a certificate of permission, because it allows the property owner to obtain a building permit even though their property does not comply precisely with the zoning bylaw. To learn more about a minor variance and see how we can help you, contact us.
Who approves minor variances?
The approval of a minor variance rests with your City or Township’s Committee of Adjustment (Committee). Before you apply for a minor variance, you should consult the Planning Department at your city or township. They can fully explain the process including the dates for site visit and meetings, how to apply, supporting material that must be submitted and any other approvals that may be required. The minor variance form can usually be found on your Township or City’s website. Contact us about your minor variance.
Your planning department will be able to explain the process, how to apply, supporting material required (i.e. sketches, plans, building location survey, etc.) and other approvals that may be required. There is always a fee (can range from $600-$800) when applying.
As an applicant, you will be required to complete the application form. The more accurate the information provided, the less likely that delays will occur. If your submission is incomplete, your application will be returned. Also, the 30 day time frame for making a decision does not begin until all of the prescribed information is received. Once the application is ready to be processed, there will be a site visit conducted by the Planning Advisory Committee. They will visit the site and make recommendations to the Committee of Adjustment. The property owners 60 metres surrounding the subject property and other applicable approval authorities will be circulated a notice of the application with a site plan 10 days prior to the Committee of Adjustment meeting. Any person or public body may submit opinions /concerns to the Committee. These submissions will be read into the record at the Committee of Adjustment meeting. When the Committee has made a decision on your application, it is required to send a Notice of Decision, within 10 days of the decision being made, to the applicant and any other person or public body who attended the meeting and requested, in writing to the Clerk, to be notified. Once the decision is made, a 20 day appeal period follows. Any appeal can be filed with the Clerk of the municipality who will forward it to the Ontario Municipal Board. Ask us to help you navigate through this process and act as your agent in your minor variance.
How is the variance application evaluated?
When the Committee is considering a variance application, the four tests as prescribed by Sec. 45(1) of the Planning Act are applied to determine if the variance should be approved. The four tests are: Is the application minor in nature? Is it appropriate and desirable development for the area? Is it in keeping with the purpose and intent of the Zoning By-law? Is it in keeping with the purpose and intent of the Official Plan? We can help you with your minor variance.
What about the conditions of a variance approval?
A variance approval may contain various conditions including approvals from outside agencies such as your local Health Unit or Conservation Authority or any other condition that the Committee feels is appropriate. Every variance approval will contain the condition that there is a 20 day appeal period before a building permit can be issued.
How can IN Engineering + Surveying help you?
We can help you navigate this process and act on your behalf (agent). We can liaise with your City or Township, fill out the minor variance form, represent you at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting, address queries from neighboring landowners, and even help through the appeal process. Contact our office for the minor variance fees.
ABOUT IN ENGINEERING + SURVEYING
IN Engineering + Surveying has been providing engineering services across Eastern Ontario since 2018. In March 2020, In Engineering acquired Collett Surveying, one of the oldest businesses in Brockville and Eastern Ontario. This acquisition positions In Engineering + Surveying as a new and modern engineering firm which can now offer engineering, surveying, planning and architectural services. IN Engineering is a modern firm as it offers services that can see a project through, start to finish.
In addition to providing leading-edge designs from professional engineers they have also been active in serving the community by donating engineering services to local projects like the P&G Pavilion at Rotary Park and assisting with the reconstruction of the Five Mile Lighthouse.