As of May 4, 2020, the municipality will once again be able to issue Development Permits.
Development Officer Michael Olubiyi will begin regular office hours on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Milton Community Hall on May 6. Please arrange appointments in advance by emailing [email protected], as the municipality works to manage the number of people onsite.
The Province recently enacted new legislation in PEI.
In almost all instances both a Development Permit AND a Building Permit will be required before construction can begin on a project.
- Development Permit – specifies land use and how a structure is situated on a given parcel of land. In Miltonvale Park, this is issued by the Municipality, in accordance with the Rural Municipality of Miltonvale Park Zoning and Subdivision (Development) Bylaw.
- Building Permit – ensures that a structure is designed and constructed in compliance with construction codes, e.g. the National Building Code. This permit will be issued in accordance with the provincial Building Codes Act. This permit is issued by the Province.
Effective March 31, 2020 (except for the two exemptions below, which are expected to apply to much of the development occurring in Miltonvale Park this year), both the Building Codes Act and corresponding Regulations are in effect. A Building Permit in PEI will comply with the following codes:
To review updated provincial building regulations, refer to Building Code Act Regulations – Plain Language Version.
Note: Exemptions: The new Building Permit process will not apply to the following:
- Any project for which an application for a Development Permit was made on or before April 25, 2020, or
- Single-family or semi-detached homes started prior to March 31, 2021, including associated projects, e.g. a shed, deck or detached garage.
Which permit(s) do I need?
- You must apply in Miltonvale Park for a Development Permit Application.
- You must apply to the Land Division for a Building Permit, unless your project is exempt.
Where do I find information regarding setbacks?
Setbacks are the minimum distance a building structure or sewage disposal system must be set back from adjacent property boundaries, a roadway, body of water, or other protected areas. The Rural Municipality has minimum setbacks according to the zone of any particular property. The Province also has a Development/Sewage Disposal Systems Setbacks Guide. Miltonvale Park’s standards may be more stringent than those of the province.
To find the status of municipal or provincial Development Permits or other planning decisions such as a subdivision approval or zoning bylaw amendment, search PEI Planning Decisions.
Can I appeal a permit once it is approved?
Once a Development Permit is approved, interested parties have 21 days from the date of issue to appeal to the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission (IRAC). Please note that this appeal process does not apply to Building Permits.
To determine your right to appeal, please review Section 28 of the PEI Planning Act