Planning & Forestry

Planning & Forestry

The role of the Planning and Forestry Department is to manage the land use of its territory while ensuring effective and respectful environmental planning. The Official Plan is the central policy document. The Larose Forest and cartography services are also the responsibility of this department.

Counties or municipalities

There are two levels of municipal government in Prescott and Russell: the local municipalities and the United Counties.

The distribution of jurisdictional responsibility for planning and land division may create confusion. Please do not hesitate to contact the planning authorities of your local municipality or the United Counties’ Planning and Forestry Department, according to the guide below.

Please refer to your local municipality for:

  • Building and demolition permits
  • Zoning questions
  • Municipal taxes
  • Waste management and recycling

Please refer to the United Counties for:

  • Lot creation
  • Changes to an existing lot
  • (Exception: please refer any such inquiries regarding the City of Clarence-Rockland directly to the municipality)

Please refer to both levels for:

  • Amendments to an Official Plan
  • Establishing a new subdivision or condominium plan

Planning and Forestry

59 Court Street, P.O. Box 304, L'Original, Ontario K0B 1K0
(613) 675-4661
1-800-667-6307 ext. 7101