Site Alteration / Topsoil Preservation Permit Information
Depending on the type of works you are proposing on your property, you may need a Site Alteration Permit, or a Topsoil Preservation Permit to ensure that you, your neighbours and/or the environment are not negatively impacted. Site Alteration and Topsoil Preservation Permits are administered by the Engineering Department to ensure that works on private property will not result in:
b) Blockage of a swale, ditch, watercourse, etc.;
c) Siltation in a storm sewer or swale, ditch, watercourse, etc.;
d) Contamination of a surface water;
e) Flooding or ponding;
f) An undue detrimental effect on the natural environment of the area;
g) A detrimental effect on the quality or quantity of water in wells;
h) Hindering the orderly development of any lands;
i) A detrimental effect on the amenities of adjacent lots; or
j) A loss in agricultural lands in the Rural Planning Area of the City.
Please answer the questions on the pool permit application form with respect to the proposed works. If you respond Inground, Onground or Above Ground to Type of Pool, please contact the Engineering Department (905-335-7694 or visit City Hall, 2nd Floor) since the proposed works likely require a Site Alteration or Topsoil Preservation permit. Site Alteration and Topsoil Preservation Permits are regulated by the City of Burlington under By-law 6-2003. Non-compliance with By-law 6-2003 <http://www.burlington.ca/Clerks/By-laws/html/6-2003.htm> may result in penalties.