Road Allowances

Shoreline Road Allowance

The Township offers for sale the 66 foot shoreline road allowance only to the property owner whose land is separated from the lake by this allowance. Please note that if there is a portion between the 66 foot shoreline road allowance and the property owner's lot that is owned by the Crown (Ministry of Natural Resources), this portion must be purchased through the Ministry of Natural Resources prior to proceeding with the municipal shoreline road allowance purchase. This is usually evident at the time the survey is completed. It is strongly recommended that the municipality review any existing surveys or new draft surveys to determine if they are satisfactory for the application.

For more information contact Building/Planning Assistant by email or at 705-656-5188

By-law #2021-0060and Schedule A outline the policies and procedures for the purchase of Shoreline Road Allowances.

Shoreline Road Allowance Applications
  • Notice of Public Meeting Regarding Applications to Purchase Shoreline Road Allowance, Tuesday, July 19, 2022,  9:30 a.m. Township of North Kawartha Council Chambers, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley - During the COVID-19 pandemic, regular meetings of Council are being held electronically
  • Pt Rdal in front of Part Lot 13, Concession 4, Geographic Township of Chandos, Township of North Kawartha, being Part 5 on Plan 45R-14659 - 294 McCauley's Road 



Municipal Road Allowance

The Township shall consider the sale of Unopened Road Allowances.  These road allowances are typically 66 feet, run between concessions, are often referred to as concession road allowances and are owned by the Municipality.  Each application shall be dealt with on its own merit, subject to, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Requirement for future use of allowance by Township
  • Requirement for public access
  • Site specific based hardship
  • Existing encroachment on municipal lands
  • Requirement for additional lands where necessary to comply with zoning by-law
  • Protection of wetland areas
  • Negative impact to abutting landowner (i.e. Buffer Zone)
  • Applications shall be circulated to Federal and Provincial Agencies as deemed appropriate
  • Other property owners whose land may abut the unopened municipal road allowance are entitled to purchase the land to its middle line and must be given first right of refusal according to the Municipal Act
  • The land costs for road allowances that lead to water are determined by appraisal
  • Land lock road allowances are priced based on the square footage of the road allowance

For further information, please contact the Building/Planning Assistant by email or at 705-656-5188

By-Law 2019-0080 and Schedule A outlines the policies and procedures for purchasing Unopened Municipal Road Allowances.


Municipal Road Allowance Applications


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