What is an Entrance Approval?

An Entrance Approval is a process by which the Town investigates requests for entrances onto Town roads. All Entrance Approvals on Town roads require a permit. It is imperative that the Town staff research and investigate applications for entrance approval to ensure the proper construction of the entranceway and culvert/drainage works associated with the project as well as to ensure the proper location of the entrance in regard to line of sight, distance to intersections and other infrastructure as well as traffic control & safety considerations.

Please note all entrance approvals must first be reviewed by our Planning department. 

How do I apply?

Note: The applicant should be the owner of the property for which the entrance is being requested. If the applicant is not the owner, then a signed document issued by the owner indicating the authority of the applicant as a representative of the owner in the matter of the entrance approval must accompany the application.

Check the Zoning

Please contact the Planning Branch to see if your request aligns with the Town's Zoning By-law. 

Please note repairs to existing entrances do not need Planning approval. 

Apply for Roads Approval

Once you receive approval from the Planning Branch, you can proceed to apply for the Entrance approval permit: 
  1. Fill out the Application for Entrance Approval form.
  2. Send the completed form by email to the Engineering Branch.
  3. The application will be reviewed by the Road Authority for project evaluation and requirements.
  4. A member of our team will contact the you to discuss the project and outline any associated costs.

Please note, all work on Town property must be performed by the Town, and is completed at the owner's expense. All payments related to this application must be paid in full before any work begins on the property. 

Application Fee

 Each application for Entrance Approval permit will be unique therefore the costs associated with the individual projects must be determined on a case-by-case basis.

The various costs will be associated with but not limited to the following:

  • Town staff, scope of work and equipment or contracted services as required
  • Aggregate material and fill requirements
  • Culverts and associated drainage work requirements
  • Finishing materials requirements