Municipal consents are coordinated by the Corridor Approvals and Records section of York Region’s Transportation and Community Planning Department, Roads Branch. Our role is to efficiently review and provide consent to place utilities, sidewalks and any other street furniture in the Regional rights-of-way.
What is a "Municipal Consent"?
A “Municipal Consent” is an approval of a comprehensive Road Use Permit submission. This involves a formal drawing submission for the placement of utility infrastructures within Regional rights-of-way which has been approved by York Region’s Utility Plans Co-ordinator.
Approval excavation work within Regional rights-of-way or the placement of additional utility infrastructure is granted by a Municipal Consent. No excavation except Emergency Work shall commence on Regional rights-of-way before the issuance of a Municipal Consent by the Region.
What is an "MAA", "Franchise Agreement" or "Occupancy Agreement"?
An “MAA” (Municipal Access Agreement), “Franchise Agreement” or “Occupancy Agreement” in an agreement between the Region of York and a Utility which has been approved by Regional Council that contains one or more provisions for granting consent to do work in the Regional rights-of-way.
How do I apply for an Municipal Consent?
Municipal Consents and Road Use Permit are only issued to utility companies, commissions, agencies and municipal departments and private applicants which have the authority to construct, operate and maintain their infrastructure on the Regional rights-of-way, as established through legislation or terms of a Municipal Access Agreement, Franchise Agreement or Occupancy Agreement.
All work within the Regional rights-of-way requires Municipal Consent from the Utilities Plans Co-ordinator and a Road Use Permit from the Permits Officer. The applicant understands and agrees that in making an application for a rights-of-way municipal consent and/or permit, the applicant agrees to abide by the terms and conditions of the consent and or/permit.
An application for Municipal Consent must include a cover letter stating the contact person, contact information, company project number(s), if applicable, a description and location of the proposed work. Three (3) hard copies of the design drawing(s) must be submitted with the cover letter. The date of application will be the date the Utilities Plans Coordinator receives the application submission.
One application shall be completed for each street location where the proposed works is to be done. If additional applications are required due to the length of the work to be carried out, the applicant shall provide the requested applications.
Applications are to be submitted to York Region at least 30 business days prior to the planned start date of the work.
Standard Utility Corridor Drawings
For more information, please contact Utilities Plans Coordinator:
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 5784
Fax: (905) 895-7523