COVID-19 Update:

Our Administrative Office remains closed to the public. All of our conservation areas are open for passive use. Staff continue to provide essential services and process permit applications. Email is the preferred method to contact staff.

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Forms and Fees

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Once you have confirmed with MVCA that a permit is required, the permit application form can be submitted online and emailed to

Timelines:  A complete application package is normally processed and a permit issued within 30 business days.

Fees:  Fees vary depending upon the complexity of works and type of permit required.  Check the permit fee schedule. Fees can be paid over the phone by credit card or by mailing a cheque to our office - 10970 Highway 7 Carleton Place, ON K7C 3P1.

Validity:  Permits are valid up to a maximum of two years from the date of issuance.

Local planning approval:  If you are submitting applications to your local municipality under the Planning Act, MVCA may be required to comment on behalf of the province, or to provide technical advice to the municipality.  MVCA fees for planning reviews are collected directly by the municipality or county.  Check the planning fee schedule.