PERMITS AND APPLICATIONS
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By alphabetical order:
• Adopt A Road
• Advertising Sign Application
• Bag Limit Exemption Application For Children In Diapers
• Bag Limit Exemption Application For Medical Reasons
• Bag Limit Exemption Application For Multiple Unit Properties
• Certificate Request
• Delegation Request
• Emergency Number Sign Application
• Entrance Permits
• Excess Load Permit
• Freedom Of Information Request
• Garbage Bag Tag Order Form For Vendors
• Mckelvie Burnside Village Supportive Housing Application
• Nuisance Coyote Compensation Request
• Property Tax Relief
• Road Occupancy Permit
• Volunteer Application
• Waste Collection Rebate Application For Condominiums
ADOPT A ROAD
The County of Dufferin's Adopt-A-Road program gives citizens and/or organizations a chance to keep our environment clean by picking up litter along our roads.
Volunteers are required to pick up litter on the agreed road section at least twice per year between April 1st and November 15th. Agreements are for a minimum of three years. The volunteers will be recognized with an Adopt-A-Road road sign.
ADVERTISING SIGN APPLICATION
The County will erect a Tourism Sign on a County Road (map) for a fee of $200 for installation, plus $70/year for maintenance. The sign dimensions are 5 feet wide by 1 foot high. See the Sign policy for more information.
BAG LIMIT EXEMPTION APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN IN DIAPERS
The County of Dufferin will consider making an exemption to the weekly bag limit for residents who have two (2) or more infants/children under the age of four (4) that are in diapers. Approved applicants will receive bag tags to cover one (1) extra garbage bag (to be filled with diapers only) for a period of six (6) months. An application must be completed every six months for continued service.
BAG LIMIT EXEMPTION APPLICATION FOR MEDICAL REASONS
The County of Dufferin will consider exempting residents who are either not able to meet their weekly bag limit, or who require an additional privacy bag, due to waste generated stemming from a medical or health related situation of a resident of that property. Approved applicants will receive bag tags to cover one (1) extra garbage bag or privacy bag a week for a period of six (6) months. An application must be completed every six months for continued service.
BAG LIMIT EXEMPTION APPLICATION FOR MULTIPLE UNIT PROPERTIES
The County of Dufferin will provide bag tags to properties that have a “registered accessory apartment”. Approved applicants will receive bag tags to cover one (1) garbage bag a week, per extra unit, for a period of twelve (12) months. An application must be completed every year for continued service.
Dufferin County residents and organizations may request congratulatory certificates from the Warden and Members of Council for anniversaries, milestone birthdays, special honours, and outstanding community service.
Please submit your request at least 4 weeks prior to the event.
All requests for delegations must be received by the Clerk’s Office by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. The Name(s) of all speakers and the subject matter to be discussed must be provided to staff for inclusion within agendas and minutes. Delegation are limited to 10 minutes.
Delegations may be refused if they are determined to be repetitious or not within the jurisdiction of the County
EMERGENCY NUMBER SIGN APPLICATION
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If you live in rural Dufferin, you will require a civic address, or "emergency number". This 6-digit number uses a grid system to pinpoint the location of your driveway within 10 metres. This number is used by emergency services to locate your property quickly and easily, day or night, in an emergency. The number is also used for school bus pick-up, courier delivery, utilities and other services that require a specific address.
The number does not legitimize the existence of a driveway or other entrance to a property.
Please note that Emergency Numbers cannot be given out verbally and will only be provided upon payment of the fee and then only with the provision of the emergency number sign.
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An Entrance Permit is required under the following circumstances on Dufferin County roads:
- Construction of a new entrance
- Changing the design of an existing entrance
- Changing the location of an existing entrance
- Changing the use of an existing entrance (i.e. the classification)
- Construction of a temporary entrance
- Paving of an existing entrance
The following fees apply to entrance permits:
The deposit portion is returned once the entrance has been given final approval. You must contact the Public Works office to request final approval. You will beadvised if there are any deficiencies. Costs for any outstanding issues may be taken from the deposit. Note: Entrance Permits are valid for 6 months only at which time the deposit is forfeited.
When you submit a completed Entrance Application Form and payment to the Public Works Department, ensure that you have clearly marked the proposed entrance. If it is an existing entrance include your emergency number on the application. New or relocated entrances may require a new Emergency Number, complete the appropriate section on the Entrance Application form.
A permit will be sent to you indicating all specifications including culvert size, etc. Allow approximately 5 to 10 working days for approval.
Note: properties within a Conservation Authority (i.e. Niagara Escarpment, Grand River Conservation Authority, etc.) must obtain the appropriate approvals before an entrance permit can be issued. Attach a copy of the documentation to the entrance application if applicable.
If you are not prepared to install the entrance within the next 6 months but wish to determine whether a location is viable, please use the same application form and indicate that you want an Entrance Opinion. The fees are the same, however there is no Deposit required. You may then upgrade the Opinion to a Permit. If this is done within 12 months of the Entrance Opinion being issued, the fee may be transferred and the Deposit is due at that time.
EXCESS LOAD PERMIT
Excess Load Permit (PDF)
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Dufferin County follows the maximum weight and dimensional limits set by the Ministry of Transportation for loads. Any load on a County road in excess of these amounts requires an Excess Load Permit. Annual permits and single trip permits are available.
The following fees will be applied:
- Annual Permits / Special Annual Permits $250
- Single Trip Permits $50
Excess Load Applications must include the following four requirements to be approved:
- Signed and dated application form with all sections filled in
- Valid Insurance Certificate naming the County of Dufferin as additional insured
- Copy of the first page of applicable annual or single trip MTO (King's Highways) Permit
- Payment of applicable fee
A minimum of 2 business days' notice is required.
NOTE: Permit holders must provide escort vehicles to precede and follow load(s) in excess of 4.0 metres in width when crossing the Grand River Bridge (200 m west of Dufferin 24 on Dufferin 109).
Special Annual permit holders (annual permits in excess of the MTO annual limits) must notify the County two business days in advance of each load being moved under the permit and a copy of the County confirmation and approval must be carried in the vehicle each time.
Please note that this permit covers Dufferin County roads only.
Load permit holders are strongly RECOMMENDED to sign up for our email notifications of closures, lane restrictions, etc. NOTE: this process replaces our previous courtesy emails - its up to you to subscribe and/or unsubscribe.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
Under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), you have a right to ask certain public-sector organizations in Ontario for information they hold.
There is a $5 application fee for each FOI request. There is no application fee for a correction request to your own personal information.
GARBAGE BAG TAG ORDER FORM FOR VENDORS
Use this form to order garbage bag tags for resale. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please click here to review the full vendor agreement.
MCKELVIE BURNSIDE VILLAGE SUPPORTIVE HOUSING APPLICATION
Detailed Monthly Income and Assets Form (for those applying for a reduced rate on appartment rental)
McKelvie Burnside Village is a 22 (twenty-two) unit apartment complex operated by Dufferin Oaks. This complex is designed specifically for seniors (age 60 and over) who require extra support to remain living independently but do not yet need the care of a long term care home. To find out more about these units such as eligibility, rates, or wait lists, please contact Dufferin County Community Support Services at (519) 925-5452 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NUISANCE COYOTE COMPENSATION REQUEST
Dufferin County introduced a coyote predation control program in order to reduce conflicts between problem coyotes and livestock owners in the County of Dufferin. This program is available to County of Dufferin Livestock owners only and does not include the loss of household pets. This procedure is to allow Dufferin County to compensate authorized hunters to hunt localized coyotes that are directly responsible for a given predation occurrence. The intent is not to target the general coyote population over a widespread area.
PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
ROAD OCCUPANCY PERMIT
A Road Occupancy permit is required whenever there is any type of work or activity on a County Road or Road Right of Way which will interrupt normal traffic flow, cause safety concerns or change existing conditions, including:
- Athletic events (marathons, etc.)
- Utilities repair/installation
This ensures that the County can:
- Determine conflicts with other activities
- Ensure that road conditions are adequate for the type of activity
- Review safety related concerns and issues
- Monitor cleanup, damages, etc.
- Inspect restoration work
The fee for a Road Occupancy Permit is on a per case basis, please call the Public Works office for consultation.
We require a completed application accompanied by a certificate of insurance naming the County of Dufferin as additional insured and compliance with Emergency Services Notification.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Dufferin Oaks care team. Through carefully developed volunteer opportunities, we endeavour to provide an experience that benefits both the residents and the volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities available in the following areas: Friendly Visiting, Transportation, Activity Assistant, Palliative Care, Tuck Shop, Dining Room Assistant and many more tailored to the individual needs of our residents. Forward your application by fax (519.925.5067), email (email@example.com) or in person (151 Centre Street, Shelburne).
WASTE COLLECTION REBATE APPLICATION FOR CONDOMINIUMS
Waste Collection Rebate Application for Condominiums (or printable PDF form)
The County of Dufferin will consider providing a rebate toward the cost of private waste collection for a residential condominium corporation that does not use curbside garbage collection.
To be eligible, the residential condominium corporation must:
- Participate in the County’s waste diversion programs, including the Blue Box and Green Bin programs, as well as other programs where applicable for special collection wastes
- Make its intention to apply known no later than January 20th of the calendar year for which the rebate will apply
- Submit copies of invoices for the previous calendar year by January 20th