Beth Morton, Clerk/Administrator


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Mike Wilmon, Chief Building Official/By-Law Enforcement Officer


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The municipal planning process is governed by a hierarchy of legislation, regulations, planning policies, guidelines, standards and in some cases common law. This hierarchy includes the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), the Township of Perry Official Plan and Zoning By-law among other legislative requirements.

Thinking of Developing your Property?

If you are thinking of severing a lot, changing a use (such as adding a commercial use), or changing a building on your property which does not conform to the zoning by-law, you will need to speak with the Clerk-Administrator.

Development review includes pre-consultation of potential planning applications. Those considering a planning application are encouraged to consult early with the Clerk-Administrator. Pre-consultation can save you time and money in the long run. Staff are able to assist you with your application to ensure you are well aware of the process, required information and timing before you pay any required fees.

Examples of applications processed:

  • Zoning By-law Amendments
  • Official Plan amendments
  • Consents (severance of land, lot line adjustment, etc.)
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Draft Plans of Subdivision

Planning Applications

Sale of Shore Road Allowance

Application to Purchase Shore Road Allowance

Licence of Occupation Agreement (For use of Township-owned lands, including Shore Road Allowances)

Application for Licence of Occupation Agreement

2020-15 Licence of Occupation Agreement Policy and Procedures


Contact Erica Cole, Administrative Assistant – Development and Planning by telephone at 705-636-5941 or by email for more information on purchasing your Shore Road Allowance or entering into a Licence of Occupation Agreement.

Other Useful Land Use and Planning Information

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Land Use Planning Info

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Citizen’s Guides:

South East Parry Sound District Planning Board

Location: 1695 Emsdale Road
Emsdale, Ontario
Telephone: 705-787-5070
Email Planning Board
Hours: Monday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 310
Kearney, Ontario
P0A 1M0    

Tariff of Fees (South East Parry Sound District Planning Board)

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT)

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is an independent administrative tribunal responsible for hearing appeals on a variety of contentious municipal matters. Under the Planning Act, the LPAT’s main role in community planning is to resolve disputes related to land use planning applications (such as subdivisions, land severances, and minor variances) and planning documents (such as official plans and zoning by-laws). When people are unable to resolve their differences on community planning issues, or have disputes with their municipal council that cannot be settled, the LPAT provides a forum to resolve those disputes.

To view the LPAT’s Citizens Guide to Land Use Planning, click here.

For additional information or further assistance, please contact the Citizen Liaison Office toll free at 1-866-448-2248 or by email at . The Citizen Liaison Office is available to assist with explaining the LPAT’s rules, practices, and procedures as well as questions about the status of a hearing event.