Site Alteration Permit Application

For more information regarding Site Alteration Permits visit our Planning and Development page here.

View the requirements of the Site Alteration Permit application in the Site Alteration By-law.

Fill out the form below or download the printable PDF form.

Effective August 13, 2015, the Township has placed a moratorium to restrict site alteration projects to no more than 1000m3. If your project requires more than 1000m3 do not fill out this form and please contact the Township.

Owner/Applicant Information


Engineers Information

Property Information

Example: Residential purposes, business or farming purposes.
Indicate if unknown.

Site Alteration Application Requirements

Note: Once a complete application including payment is submitted it can take a minimum of four weeks to issue a Site Alteration Permit. If the Site Alteration Application requires further reports this process may take longer than four weeks to complete.
Example: Constructing a laneway, building a retaining wall, filling an impression
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
This a required document for the application, if you are having issues uploading it, you may email the document to
Applications that do not include all of the required information above will be returned to the applicant for revisions. The Chief Building Official may require additional information depending on the nature of the application.

Terms and Conditions

That this application and all studies submitted in support of this Application may be made available for public review, pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

I shall not submit or cause or permit my application for a Permit to be submitted to the Township that is misleading or contains false information. Where it is revealed that the applicant or a Permit contained misleading or false information, the said Permit may be revoked by the Chief Building Official and the Permit Holder shall forthwith cease all work which was the subject of the revoked Permit.

I understand that, effective August 13, 2015, the Township has placed a moratorium to restrict site alteration projects to no more than 1000m3. Applications for Site Alterations with an excess of 1000m3 of fill will not be approved. Save and except projects deemed Normal Farm Practices under Farming and Food Production Protection Act, 1998.

I agree that I have reviewed and understand the Township’s Site Alteration By-Law 031/2012 and further that I will comply with all requirements set out in that By-Law.

I understand further requirements may be imposed by the Chief Building Official that may be included as conditions to the approval of the permit.

I understand that it is the responsibility of the owner/applicant to ensure the Township is notified when the Site Alterations project is complete and provide the Township with as-built engineering drawings for final inspection by the Township’s Engineers.

In accordance with the Township’s User Fees and Charges By-law 052/2021, I agree to pay all third party costs associated with any necessary third party review of the application as deemed necessary by the Township. This includes applications made under Normal Farm Practices. Outstanding amounts not paid will be treated in the same manner as unpaid taxes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Act.

The owner will, both during and following the term of the Permit indemnify and save harmless the Township from all costs, losses, damages, judgements, claims, demands, suits, actions, complaints or other proceedings in any manner based upon, occasioned by or attribute to anything done or omitted to be done by the Owner, its directors, officers, employees, agents, sub-contractors or volunteers in connection with site alteration and fill activities conducted pursuant to the Permit.

I have read, understood, and will comply to the attached Terms & Conditions which form part of this permit application.

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used to determine the eligibility of a permit. The information is used for the purpose of processing this application and administering the entrance permit program and is maintained in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions regarding the collection of this information may be directed to the Township Clerk’s office.

The Township of Puslinch is committed to providing accessible formats and communication supports for people with a disability. If another format would work better for you, please contact the Township Clerk’s office for assistance.