Programs & Services
Roadside Development Permits
Development Adjacent to Highways
Typically, permits are required for any work within the 90 metres from the right-of-way of a provincial highway. For example a permit would be required from the Ministry for:
The Ministry has standards protecting the right-of-way for future widening, to control snow drifting, to maintain the integrity of the highway and protect the public investment and to provide a safe driving environment.
If you have questions pertaining to specific event or work or with your permit, you will want to contact a road-side technician in your region. To view the contact for your area, click on the map. In addition, permit applications and some typical plans can be found below. This service is provided free of charge.
The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997; Unless authorized by permit obtained from the minister, no person shall erect, excavate, bury, or cause to be erected, excavated, or buried any building, structure, lighting device, reflecting device, embankment, dugout, well or other excavation within the (typically) 90 metres from the property line of a provincial highway.