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Site Alterations

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The City of Waterloo's site alteration by-law controls site alteration activities within the city.

This includes such activities as the placing or dumping of fill, the removal of topsoil and the alteration of the grade of land.




Site alteration application fee


Site alteration permit fee for first hectare (or less)


Site alteration permit fee for each additional hectare, to a maximum of $1,000



Site alteration permit application

Additional information

Heritage impact assessment terms of reference - development and site alteration applications for listed and designated properties, and properties adjacent to a designated property may require a heritage impact assessment (HIA) as part of the approvals process.It is recommended that property owners contact city staff prior to preparing the HIA to determine if any additional scoping of the study is required.