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How to Appeal a Decision

Each planning application once completed will have a 'Decision' issued, containing an 'appeal by' date.  The hearing of appeals is undertaken by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  To access the required OMB forms and further details on OMB Appeal procedures, please visit the OMB Website.

Application Process 

Pre-consultation is required with the appropriate office (listed below) prior to submitting an application, to be sure that all requirements are identified and applications are complete, including site plans, fees and studies. Application processing generally takes 3 to 4 months. If you are interested in submitting an application, please complete and submit by fax or email to the appropriate planning office (listed below), a Property Inquiry Form.

Public Meetings are held for most planning applications.
Public Notices are sent by regular mail and Development Signs are posted on subject properties and/or Notices may be posted in local newspapers. Questions or clarifications should be directed to the administering office.

The County of Bruce is committed to client service and would appreciate your input on how your experience with our Department was.  Please take a few minutes to click the following link and fill out the survey: County of Bruce Land Use Planning Satisfaction Survey

Bruce Stickney,
Manager of Land Use Planning

Interior Plannng Office, Walkerton
David Smith, Senior Planner

(Dana Kieffer, Planner on leave)
Brianne Labute, Planner
Ann McCracken, Planning Applications Technician
  • Township of Huron-Kinloss (Huron, Kinloss, Lucknow, Ripley)
  • Municipality of South Bruce (Mildmay, Carrick, Teeswater, Culross)
  • Municipality of Brockton (Walkerton, Brant, Greenock) 
General Inquiries
(Stephanie McCulloch, Administrative Assistant on leave)
Helen Sharratt, Administrative Assistant
Lakeshore Planning Office, Port Elgin
Leah Barrie, Senior Planner
Mollie Kuchma, Planner
Matt Meade, Planning Applications Technician

  • Municipality of Kincardine (Bruce & Kincardine Twps, Tiverton and Kincardine)
  • Town of Saugeen Shores  (Saugeen, Port Elgin, Southampton)
Peninsula Planning Office, Wiarton
Jakob Van Dorp, Senior Planner
Amanda Herbert, Planner
Lynda Steinacker, Planning Applications Technician

  • Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula (Eastnor, Lindsay, St Edmunds, Lions Head, Tobermory)
  • Town of South Bruce Peninsula (Albermarle, Amabel, Hepworth, Wiarton)
  • Municipality of Arran-Elderslie (Arran, Elderslie, Tara, Paisley, Chesley)

Application Forms & Information Sheets

On-line submission of applications is not accepted. Original applicant and Commissioner of Oaths signatures are required. Applications may be printed from PDF's below, or paper applications are available from municipal and county offices. Clear, legible site plans detailing all existing and proposed buildings, structures and uses including septic beds and wells, their dimensions and distance to lot lines are required for all application types.   Please refer to the information sheets provided below, for further information. Pre-consultation is required with the appropriate office (listed above) prior to submitting an application.