Make sure you fill out the correct application for your needs, from construction and planning to business license and event permits.

Animal

Kennel License

If you operate a Kennel within the Municipality of Central, you are required to have a kennel license. Please visit the Animal Services page for details and to apply for a kennel license.

Business

Beach Vendor License

A beach vendor license requires:

See the Vendor By-law for full requirements.

Kennel License

If you operate a Kennel within the Municipality of Central, you are required to have a kennel license. Please visit the Animal Services page for details and to apply for a kennel license.

Lottery License

Through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the Municipality can issue lottery licenses to eligible organizations for:
  • bingo events with prize boards of up to $5,500;
  • raffles with prizes of up to $50,000;
  • break open ticket events with tickets sold in our municipality (cannot be combined with another licensed gaming event at the same time);
  • bazaar gaming events; and

Please view the Lottery Licensing page for further details.

Events

All special event permits must comply with the Special Event By-law

Fireworks

You require a permit in order to set off fireworks in the Municipality of Central Elgin. To learn more please visit the Fireworks page.

Lottery

Through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the Municipality can issue lottery licenses to eligible organizations for:

  • bingo events with prize boards of up to $5,500;
  • raffles with prizes of up to $50,000;
  • break open ticket events with tickets sold in our municipality (cannot be combined with another licensed gaming event at the same time);
  • bazaar gaming events; and

Please view the Lottery Licensing page for further details.

Noise Exemption

The Noise By-law regulates and prohibits noises likely to disturb the public. Council considers noise exemption requests during regular meetings. You must submit the completed application form, and other required information to the Clerk at least 10 business days before the Council meeting that considers your request.

Road Occupancy Permit

A temporary road occupancy permit is required for any activities within the municipality's right-of-way that may occupy or close a road, including:

  • Parades and Events
  • Road Construction
  • Landscaping and Trench Work
  • Driveway Construction

Find information about obtaining a permit on the Roads and Sidewalks page.

Special Event

Special events can include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts or Festivals
  • Other organized events held for profit or otherwise

For more information please view the Special Events Policy.

Submit an application for a special event with required documentation at least 60 days before the proposed event. 

Alcohol

If the event involves the use or sale of alcohol, applicants are required to provide proof of current liability insurance in the minimum amount of five million dollars along with a copy of the liquor license, AGCO Special Occasion Permit, and a list of trained servers for municipal facilities.

Apply for Special Event Permit

Tent

A building permit is required for tents and groups of tent, except for tents that are:

  • Not more than 60 metres-squared in aggregate ground area (aggregate ground area is the sum of the total area of all tents on site)
  • Not attached to a building
  • Constructed more than 3 metres from other structures

To learn more please visit the Building Permit page.

Home and Property

Building and Septic Permits

Find building and septic permit applications and more information about the permit process on the Building Permit page. 

Entrance Permit

You require an entrance permit for any new or revised entrance to a road. Depending on the road, you may need a permit from the County of Elgin or the Ministry of Transportation. Find information about entrance permits on the Roads Permit page

Road Occupancy Permit

We require a temporary road occupancy permit for any activities within the municipality's right-of-way that may occupy or close a road, including:
  • Parades and Events
  • Road Construction
  • Landscaping and Trench Work
  • Driveway Construction

Find information about obtaining a permit on the Roads Permits page.

Fire Permit

Property owners must have the appropriate fire permit for their property type before burning. Find out how to get your fire permit on the Burn Permits page.

Planning Applications

Sometimes there are situations where property restrictions affect the property owner's project goals. Find details on planning applications and fees on the Planning Applications page.

Noise Exemption

The Noise By-law regulates and prohibits noises likely to disturb the public. Council considers noise exemption requests during regular meetings. You must submit the completed application form and other required information to the Clerk at least ten business days before the Council meeting that considers your request.

Sign Permit

The Sign By-law prohibits people from displaying, repairing or altering a sign without a permit. See the By-law for the schedule of fees and other details.