The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority has the responsibility to regulate activities in natural and hazardous areas in order to:
- prevent the loss of life and property due to flooding and erosion, and
- conserve and enhance natural resources.
This is done through regulations affecting areas in and near rivers, streams, floodplains, wetlands, slopes and the Lake Huron shoreline.
The MVCA also works with municipalities to review development applications to ensure they meet local and provincial environmental standards.
If you are planning a project you may need an MVCA permit, approval under The Planning Act, or both.
Due to the volume and complexity of permits currently being processed, it may take 6 to 8 weeks or longer for a permit to be processed.