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Here are the costs for processing various applications or printing official documents. You can also find the town's by-laws and strategies online (though note that the bylaws provided online are for informational purposes only). To pay an application fee or other town bill, please see our Bill Payments page. For other Town fees, such as animal registration and vendors permit fees, see our Town Fees page.

Planning and Development

Printing costs for official Town documents:

Municipal Planning Strategy $35.00 plus HST
Land Use By-Law $35.00 plus HST
Collins Heritage Conservation
District Plan & By-law
$35.00 plus HST 
Subdivision By-law $25.00 plus HST
Street Vendors By-law complete 
With Licenses By-law
$25.00 plus HST
Property Status Reports (no charge for non-profit)  $50.00 plus HST

Other Planning Department Fees

Zoning Confirmation Letter $25.00 plus HST
Development Agreements $100.00 + Registry of Deeds fees
Amend a Development Agreement Registry of Deeds fees
Amendments to Municipal Planning Strategy, Land Use Bylaw, Rezoning and Development Agreements $300.00 (covers the cost of ads) (HST exempt)
Variances $100.00
Subdivision $100.00 + Registry of Deeds fees (HST exempt)
Repeal of Subdivision $50.00 + Registry of Deeds fees (HST exempt)
Amendment of Subdivision $50.00 + Registry of Deeds fees
Cash in lieu of open space 5% of assessed value of new lot(s) created (HST exempt)
Legal Cost of Preparing Forms (Land Registration Office Forms) $75.00 plus HST

Town Maps and Photocopies 

  • Zoning Map (11" x 17"): $5.00 (B&W), $8.00 (Colour) (HST exempt)
  • Electronic copy of stock map: $10.00 (HST exempt)
  • Custom electronic map: $30.00/hour with a minimum 1/2 hr. charge + stock map of $10.00 (HST exempt)
  • Large Scale Plots (dependent on size): $8.00 - $30.00 (HST exempt)

Building By-law Fee Schedule

Commercial Development  $0.20 per sq. ft. (HST exempt)
Residential Development $0.10 per sq. ft. (HST exempt)
Accessory Buildings and other sheds, decks, shell storage, garages, barns, other farm, forestry or fishing buildings not designed for human occupancy $0.10 per sq. ft. (HST exempt)
All alterations or repairs $4.00 per $1,000 of estimated value of construction work. (HST exempt)
Demolition Permit $50.00 + $10.00 (non-refundable processing fee) + $200 (capping inspection fee refunded after capping and required inspections by Public Works Department = $260.00 (HST exempt)
Occupancy Permit $25.00 + $10.00 (non-refundable processing fee) = $35.00 (HST exempt)
Occupancy Permit with no Building Permit $40.00 + $10.00 (non-refundable processing fee) = $50.00 (HST exempt)
Building Permit Renewal $25.00 (HST exempt)

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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