The Planning  Department is responsible for applications under the Planning Act.  This includes applications for Minor Variance, Zoning Amendments and Official Plan Amendments.

Applications for consents/severances can be found on this page as well.  The approval authority for consents/severances is the County of Renfrew, with the municipality acting as a commenting agency.

If you have received a Public Notice for a development application in the mail, you can contact the Planning Department to have your say.

The Municipality of Madawaska Valley uses CivicWeb to manage associated Planning documents. Please visit our dedicated documents portal on madawaskavalley.civicweb.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I submit a planning inquiry?

    Inquiries can be sent by email or mail to the Planning Department using the Property Inquiry Form. 

    You can also contact the Planning Department by phone at 613-756-2747 ext 217

    For information related to a specific property, please have the civic address or your assessment roll number for the property you are inquiring about.

    Due to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act specific property information will only be provided to the property owner.

  • What is the zoning of my property?

    To find the zoning on your property, you can view the Township of Madawaska Valley Zoning Maps based on your geographic are:

    Map 1 – Geographic Township of Burns

    Map 2 – Geographic Township of Jones

    Map 3 – Geographic Township of Radcliffe

    Map 4 – Geographic Township of Sherwood North

    Map 5 – Geographic Township of Sherwood South

    Map 6 – Barry’s Bay Area

    Staff in Planning and Development are available by phone or email to assist you.

    Zoning By-law 2006-26 Consolidated 2021-10-20

  • Where can I find a map of my property?

    If you require a property survey, you will need to contact the Land Registry office or an Ontario Land Surveyor.

    For an illustrative map of your property, you can visit the County of Renfrew’s GIS Mapping System and search by your property address. These maps are not 100% accurate and should be used as guidelines.

  • Method for Giving Notice - October 17, 2023

    Application Notice Method* Authority – Agency
    Minor Variance
    • Notice is posted on-site
    • Mailed to property owners within 60 metres
    • Mailed to public bodies
    • Notice is placed on the Township website
    • Public meeting following 10 days of notice
    • Notice of the decision is given by mail to any person who provided written comments or verbal comments at the public meeting, followed by a 20-day appeal period.
    Planning Act – Township
    Zoning By-law Amendment
    • Notice is posted on-site
    • Mailed to property owners within 120 metres
    • Mailed to public bodies
    • Notice is placed on the Township website
    • When timing permits, the notice is added to the preceding meeting agenda
    • Public meeting following 20 days of notice
    • Notice of the decision is given by mail to any person who provided written comments or verbal comments at the public meeting, followed by a 20-day appeal period
    Planning Act – Township
    Severance
    • Notice is posted on-site
    • Mailed to property owners within 60 metres
    • Mailed to public bodies
    • Notice of each application is also added to Committee agendas
    Planning Act – County
    Shoreline Road Allowance
    • Notice is posted on-site
    • Abutting property owner receive notice by registered mail
    • Mailed to property owners within 120 metres
    • Notice is advertised in a local newspaper
    • Notice is placed on the Township website
    • When possible, notice is added to the Committee agenda
    • Anytime following 30 days of notice a by-law for the closure of the shoreline can be presented to Council
    Municipal Act – Township
    Cell Tower
    • Notice package provided by mail to property owners within 3x the tower height
    • Notice provided to the Township
    • Notice placed in a local newspaper
    • The justification report is added to the Committee agenda
    • The proponent will acknowledge all comments within 14 days and provide a response to those who have commented and the Township within 60 days. The public then has 21 days to review and respond. The proponent will confirm to the Township how public comments have been addressed.
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s (ISED) – Project Proponent (i.e. Rogers)

Contact Us

Luke Desjardins
Manager of Planning and Development
Address: 85 Bay Street
Fax: 613-756-0553