Get Help Submitting Construction Plans That Meet Your Needs And The Environment’s: Talk to MVCA Staff
When you want to build or renovate on or near water bodies in the Mississippi Valley, you may need a building permit. MVCA aims to balance your personal needs, from building boatsheds to gazebos, with the needs of the ecosystems and residents around you. The permit safeguards your property and your neighbors’ against water damage—helping you avoid unnecessary court fees and flawed insurance claims.
The request and approval process is simple:
2. Second, open the MVCA Permit Application online to start your application. You can save your application and finish it anytime.
3. Third, submit your application to MVCA, who will review your plans in consideration of provincial regulations. If your application cannot be approved in its current form, MVCA will make recommendations to help future construction on your property so that it:
- Protects your home or business from natural hazards, like flooding and erosion
- Preserves Mississippi Valley’s diverse habitats and wildlife, and natural heritage features
- Supports source water protection best practices
*Permit Applications require 30 days to process; take this into account when you are planning your project’s timeline.
To discuss your permit application, call MVCA and schedule a time to speak with staff: (613) 253.0006:
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