The Planning Department provides by-law interpretation for both Council and the public; prepares amendments to by-laws, technical guidance to council, policy advisor to Committee of Adjustment; negotiates and prepares subdivision agreements.
The Planning Act applies to all development in Ontario and Provincial Policies must be complied with in any documentation or development.
Shuniah has adopted an Official Plan that sets out the municipalities general policies for future land use and includes the government policies and guidelines. The Official Plan was approved by the Province in August of 1996. Further, the Municipality has adopted an Amendment to the Official Plan which was approved by the Province in April 2001.
All construction, development and use, which include plans of subdivision, must comply with the provisions of the Zoning By-law and conform to the policies of the Official Plan as well as the Planning Act and Provincial Policies. Amending zoning by-laws require circulation and notice provisions as specified in the Planning Act of Ontario. Minor variances to the zoning by-law can be processed through the Committee of Adjustment.
Shuniah Building Department
Chief Building Official
To schedule an inspection or discuss your building application please contact Tom Butler directly.
Shuniah Planning Department
Clerk, Manager of Planning
If you have questions or would like to discuss an issue please schedule an appointment by calling 683-4545 or come into the Municipal Office.
To obtain a building permit application form depending on your need, we have a full set of forms for dwellings and garages along with individual application forms. Please contact the Municipal Office if you can't find what you need.
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Municipality of Shuniah
420 Leslie Avenue, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7A 1X8
Tel: (807) 683-4545 Fax: (807) 683-6982
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Summer Hours: (Friday Only) 8:30 am to 3:30 pm