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Applying for a Work Permit

What is a work permit required for?

A work permit is required for the construction, expansion, alteration, or placement of any building, structure or thing; including road infrastructure.

How do I submit my application?

  • Complete the Algonquin Cottage Lot Work Permit Application by clicking here.
  • Submit the completed application and supporting documents, by email or in writing, to the Cottage Lot Program Team at or Ontario Parks 1350 High Falls Rd. Bracebridge ON P1L 0L1.

Things to consider:

How will my work permit application be reviewed?

  • Once a completed application is received, you will receive a confirmation email from us.
  • A Lands Technician will be assigned to review your application.
  • Review will start when all the required information is received. If further clarification is required, the review will not start until all requested items are received.
  • We will contact you to set up a site visit during the review period. Site visits are normally conducted between May 1 and October 31.
  • Review periods vary from 4 to 12 weeks depending on the time of year, scope of the project and site-specific conditions that require additional review.
  • If the project is approved, a work permit will be issued.
  • Read the permit carefully and make sure you can comply with all the conditions outlined.
  • Keep a copy of the work permit at the site.


If you have any questions, please contact the Cottage Lot Program Team at 705-645-7436 or We are happy to help.

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