The NWRSC issues a range of permits in addition to those from the various public agencies governing the region. Permits issued by the Commission do not release owners or contractors from their obligation to obtain all other necessary permits from other parties (Department of Health, Department of Transportation, Department of Environment, etc.). The NWRSC charges fees for certain services that it provides. It is important to confirm and specify for which municipality or local service district you are applying, as these fees may vary.

We recommend contacting the NWRSC to confirm whether your particular project requires a permit. Certain exemptions are in place in some villages. Please contact a Commission inspector or officer to determine  whether or not a permit is required.

Fees are also applicable to other forms of development not involving construction. Examples include:

  • Implementing a new use (new dwelling, new business, etc.)
  • Installing a prefabricated shed
  • Hanging a sign
  • Creating a parking area
  • Installing a new roof

Bylaws may also vary from one municipality to the next. Please contact us for more information.

 

Building Permit

Community Permit Cost –
Residential
Permit Cost –
Other
Demolition
Baker Brook $25 + $6 / $1000 $25 + $7.50 / $1000 $25
Clair $25 + $6 / $1000 $25 + $7.50 / $1000 $25
Rural Community of Saint-André $25 + 4 $ / **$5.25 / $1000 $25 + 4 $ / **$5,25 / $1000 $25 + 4 $ / **$5.25 / $1000
Lac-Baker $25 + $6 / $1000 $25 + $7.50 / $1000 $25
Saint-Hilaire $25 + $2,50 / $1000 $25 + $5 / $1000 $10
Saint-François $25 + $6 / $1000 $25 + $7.50 / $1000 $25
Saint-Anne-de-Madawaska $25 + 4 $ / **$5.25 / $1000 $25 + 4 $ / **$5,25 / $1000 $25 + 4 $ / **$5.25 / $1000
Saint-Léonard $25 + $6 / $1000 $25 + $7,50 / $1,000 $25 
Rivière-Verte $25 + $6 / $1000 $25 + $7.50 / $1000 $25
Local service
districts (LSDs)
$25 + $5 / $1000 $25 + $5 / $1000 $25
Saint-Quentin $25 + $4 / $1000 $25 + $5 / $1000 $25

 

**If work has begun before issuance of the permit, additional  fees could be added depending on the current by-law..

 

 

Zoning Amendments

Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska Saint-Léonard   : $500

Baker Brook, Lac Baker, Rivière-Verte, Saint-François, Clair, Saint-Quentin, Saint-Hilaire, Rural Community of Saint-André, Local service districts (LSDs) : $1000

 

 

Service Fees

Services Municipality
Zoning certificate $100
Certification of compliance with zoning bylaws
and related rights
$100
Application for temporary use (except Saint-Andre) $200
Application for temporary use (Saint-Andre) $250
Variance application $200
Application for non-conforming use $200
Application for conditional or special use $200
Document approval or exemption $100
Application for land subdivision – Type 1 (Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, Rural Community of Saint-André, Baker-Brook, Lac-Baker, Saint-François, Rivière-Verte, Saint-Léonard, Local service districts / LSD) $200 + $25 per lot or parcel
Application for land subdivision – Type 1 (Clair, Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Quentin) $100 + $25 per lot or parcel
Application for land subdivision – Type 2 (Saint-Anne-de-Madawaska, Rural Community of Saint-André, Local service districts / LSD) $500 + $50 per lot or parcel
Application for land subdivision – Type 2 (Baker-Brook, Lac-Baker,  Saint-François, Saint-Léonard, Rivière-Verte) $500 + $25 per lot or parcel
Application for land subdivision – Type 2 (Clair) $200 + $25 per lot or parcel
Application for land subdivision – Type 2 (Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Quentin) $250 + $25 per lot or parcel
Development permit $25
Waiver $30
Report and copy of bylaw $35
Maps (black & white) $4/sq. ft.
Maps (colour) $6/sq. ft.
Photocopies $0.50/copy