Niagara Escarpment Commission
Providing for the maintenance of the Niagara Escarpment and lands in its vicinity substantially as a continuous natural environment and ensuring only such development occurs as is compatible with that natural environment.
Do you need a development permit?
Using our interactive map, find out if you need a development permit from the Niagara Escarpment Commission.
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The Commission meets as a corporate body bi-monthly to consider Development Permit Applications.
The next commission meeting is on July 15th 2021.
In order to ensure a safe and secure environment for staff and clients and in response to recommendations by health professionals, the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) offices are closed to the public until further notice. The NEC is continuing to provide services via email and telephone. Please note due to these changes, the average response time for inquiries may be up to five business days.