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Fences, Fence Viewers & Livestock Evaluators

Fencing and Fence Disputes

While a building permit is not required to put a fence on YOUR property (within your boundary line), our Zoning By-Law states:

– That fencing higher than 1 metre (3.3 feet) is prohibited within sight triangles on corner lots  (fifteen (15) metres (49.2 ft.) in all commercial and industrial and rural zones, ten (10) metres (32.8 ft.) in all other zones – see Sight Triangle Diagram)

Sight Triangle Diagram

– Properties with frontage along County Road 2 and within the Waterfront Residential Zone (see the Zoning Maps) cannot erect a fence higher than 1.8 metres (6 feet).

– Pool fencing has a different set of requirements which can be found HERE.

If however, the fence is/will be on a shared property boundary line, an agreement must be met with the other property owner on how to construct, repair or maintain the fence.

If you are not able to reach an agreement on the type of fence to be erected and/or the cost of the fence, the Line Fences Act provides a procedure that enables neighbouring landowners to have their fencing disputes arbitrated by municipally appointed fence-viewers.  Note: Each Fence Viewer visit costs $60 as per By-Law 3028-2014.

The Fence Viewers for Augusta Township are:

Jonas Cole
John Ashby
Robert Jones
Duaine McKinley
Ron Covey

Fence Viewer Request Application Form *note: if the form does not open, try opening it using a different browser.

Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) provides financial assistance to producers whose livestock, poultry or honey bees have been damaged or killed by wildlife. The OWDCP is part of Growing Forward 2, a federal, provincial and territorial initiative.  Visit their website: Compensation for Livestock Losses for more information.  Note: Each Livestock Evaluator visit costs $60 as per By-Law 3028-2014.

The Livestock Evaluators for Augusta Township are:

Jonas Cole                (613) 925-4304
Ron Covey                (613) 340-8339
Robert Jones            (613) 926-1146
Duaine McKinley      (613) 926-2372