Municipal Consent

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Step 1 - Drawing Requirements

The objective of utility drawings are to convey the proposed scope of work and location accurately to the City of Windsor.

Minimum Construction Drawing Standards:

  1. Drawing base map shall use City of Windsor mapping (reference MappMyCity).
  2. Offset dimensions referenced from the adjacent property line shall be used to locate mainline work or pit location, if known.
  3. Drawings must include the following information (reference MappMyCity):
    1. Building addresses adjacent to the proposed work
    2. Names of all streets
    3. North arrow clearly shown on each sheet
    4. Length of proposed infrastructure
    5. Method of installation and type of plant to be installed
    6. Title block indicating:
      1. Utility company Name
      2. Design company name
      3. Scale
      4. Drawing number

Additional Drawing Requirements for Capital or Large Projects:

  1. Key plan.
  2. Typical cross-section for mainline infrastructure of proposed installation.
  3. Infrastructure details as required.
  4. Utilities (including but not limited to City sewers, water, hydro, telecommunications, gas, etc.) to be shown, if possible.

City of Windsor Applicable Standards:

  • For standard utility cross-sections: AS-206A, AS-206B, AS-206C, AS-206D.
  • For utility restorations reference: AS-207A, AS-207B, AS-207C.

Step 2 - How to Apply



  • Municipal Utility Permits are required under Bylaw 25-2010.
  • Utility installations in Developments, which are subject to a Development Agreement between a Developer and the City, do no require Utility Permits if completed prior to the City assuming the Development. Utility installations in assumed Developments and any work outside the limnits of the subdivision will require permits.
  • Utility relocations required for City of Windsor projects (ie. Capital Works, road/sewer rehabilitations, Local Improvements, etc.), are required to follow the process above, however are exempt from permit fees.
  • Contact Ontario 1 Call (1-800-400-2255) for City Traffic Infrastructure and City Sewer Locates.

Step 3 - Finalize Existing Permits

Final inspections to close out permits are now requested through the online portal, on or prior to the permit expiry date:

  • Log in to your account and navigate to the permit you would like to close.
  • Upload any required close-out documents (ie. as-builts, onsite deviations from the running line, Ufill tickets, compaction reports, etc.).
  • In the comments section, identify any new information (ie. running line deviations, hard surface pit relocations, Ufill tickets not being required with rational etc.).
  • Once ALL required documentation is provided, a final inspection will be scheduled.

As-Built Drawing Requirements:

  • Complete the "as-built" section of drawing OR an "as-built" stamped with a signature, the signee's designation and date must be included on ALL drawing sheets.
  • If a deviation to the underground running line was approved, the location of the new running line should be accurately shown on the drawing in RED and documentation of approval should be included in package.
  • All pits must be marked on the as-built drawings and shown in RED with dimensions in any hard surface.
  • Must comply with all drawing standards and Municipal Access Agreements (MAA).

Step 4 - Contact us

Office of the City Engineer
Engineering Department
Right-of-Way Division
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 210
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 6S1

Hours of Operation

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (except holidays)


  • For general information, call 311.
  • For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6257 (Engineering Department - Right-of-Way Division)