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Encroachment (By-law No. 2013-398)


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Encroachment (By-law No. 2013-398)

A by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2003-446 respecting fees for encroachments.

The Council of the City of Ottawa enacts as follows:

  1. Schedule "A", Annual Permanent Encroachment Fees, and Schedule "B", Temporary Encroachment Fees, of By-law 2003-446 entitled "A by-law to regulate encroachments on City highways", as amended, are repealed and the Schedule "A", Annual Permanent Encroachment Fees, and the Schedule "B", Temporary Encroachment Fees, annexed hereto are substituted therefor.
  2. This by-law shall come into force and take effect on January 1, 2014.

ENACTED AND PASSED this 11th day of December, 2013.

Schedule “A”
Annual Permanent Encroachment Fees
Type DescriptionRate
1.Aerial-Residential and Commercial3 stories or less$ 8.00/m²
  Minimum Charge$ 34.00
  More than 3 stories – encroachment less than 0.279m2$ 66.00
  More than 3 stories – encroachment equal to or greater than 0.279m2$128.00
  Permit Processing Fee$ 332.00
2.Surface - CommercialEncroachment less than 0.279m2$ 65.00
  Encroachment equal to or greater than 0.279m2$ 131.00
  Permit Processing Fee$ 339.00
3.Surface - Residential3 stories or less$ 0.53/m²/day
  More than 3 stories – encroachment less than 1m2$ 55.00
  More than 3 stories – encroachment equal to or greater than 1m2$ 109.00
  Permit Processing Fee$ 339.00
4.Subsurface - CommercialEncroachment less than 0.279m2$78.00
  Encroachment equal to or greater than 0.279m2$131.00
  Permit Processing Fee$339.00
5.Subsurface – ResidentialEncroachment Fee$ 8.00/m2
  Permit Processing Fee$ 34.00
Schedule “B”
Temporary Encroachment Fees
Type DescriptionRate
1.Surface Encroachment/
Construction Related
Rental on boulevard$ 0.59/m²/day
  Rental on sidewalk$ 1.40/m²/day
  Minimum rental charge$28.00 daily
  Permit processing fee$54.00
2.Outdoor PatioFirst time review$299.00
  First time review with public circulation$500.00
  Permit processing fee$ 55.00
  Daily Rental$ 1.37/m²/day
3.Café Seating Permit $156.00
3.Tourist Information KioskRental on unimproved boulevard$ 0.59/m²/day
  Rental on roadway or sidewalk$ 1.40/m²/day
4.Customer Service BoxNewspaper Vending/Courier
Drop/Publication Distribution
$ 84.00/box/yr
  Removal cost$ 84.00/box
5.Aerial – Residential and
Permit processing fee$ 55.00
6.Administrative FeesA fee to recover administrative
cost of enforcement by the City
15% of actual cost

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