Applying for a permit
The Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) protects the Escarpment’s unique ecological, historic and scenic qualities.
To ensure that the Escarpment’s natural resources, ecosystem health and scenic landscape are protected, Niagara Escarpment landowners are required to obtain a development permit for certain types of development.
Is your property in the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area?
Find out if you need a development permit from the Niagara Escarpment Commission.
Use our interactive map to determine if your property is located within the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area and/or Area of Development Control.
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