Approaches & Culverts

A farmer may need a new or an additional access for agricultural purposes or an oil / gas company may need an approach into a lease site. A landowner may want to install a new approach or widen / upgrade an existing approach. In other instances, an applicant for a subdivision or a development permit may be required as a condition of approval to construct a new or upgrade an existing approach. In all of these instances the landowner / operator / applicant must first obtain the County's approval before installing or upgrading an approach. Please call the County's Planning and Development Services if you want to discuss more details of these requirements.

The following fee and security deposit apply to all approach applications:
  • First approach - agricultural purposes only (see Public Works Policy 5.5) - $500 refundable deposit. The cost of the third and additional construction inspections by the County will be deducted from the deposit at $50 per inspection.
  • All other approaches pursuant to Public Works Policy 5.5 - $200 plus a refundable security deposit of $500 or a survey / construction plan. The cost of the third and additional construction inspections by the County will be deducted from the deposit at $50 per inspection.