If you are planning to install any type of driveway or entrance into a property from a municipally owned road, you must first apply for a driveway permit.

How to apply for a driveway permit

Complete the following steps to apply for a driveway permit:

  • Complete an Application for a Driveway Permit, or pick up a paper copy at our municipal office.
  • Submit your completed application and required documents one of the following ways:

    • In person or by mail to the Municipal Office at 600 Tomlinson Drive PO Box 820 Port Elgin ON N0H2C4

    • By email to Building Services. Please note, you will be charged a printing fee ($.36 per page smaller than 11x17”) when submitting by email as we require physical copies of required documents.

Application review process and installation

  • After receiving your application, an inspector will visit the site and inspect your proposed driveway/entrance.
  • If your application and inspector's review is approved we will contact you. If requested, we will send you a signed copy of your driveway permit. Please allow at least two weeks to receive approval.
  • Your driveway/entrance will be installed. After installation, please call Building Services to book a final inspection at 519-832-2008 x118.

Driveway permit fee

A permit fee of $261.38 is required upon pickup of the approved permit. See our methods of payment accepted.

Once we have confirmed the driveway or entrance complies with the approved application, we will refund you $200.00. The remaining $61.38 is kept for the inspection of the driveway.