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Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Use of Highway Right-of-Way Water Lot Approval

Who Needs This Approval?
Anyone in Nova Scotia who wants to utilize public highway right-of-way to gain access to a water lot immediately adjacent to highway right-of-way.
 
Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
 
Where can you get this Approval and / or further information?
Area Manager
Any district or area office
N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

(See Offices: N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.)
 
Application Forms & Process:
An applicant can send a letter of request along with an attached plan that clearly outlines the area for which water (riparian) rights are required, to the nearest district or area office of the N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

If all requirements are met and the Area Manager approves the request, then a form letter will be mailed to the applicant.
 
Waiting Period:
1 to 10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
 
Expiry & Renewal:
This approval does not expire.
 
Price:
Free
 
Related Requirements:
  1. If an applicant is planning any activity / work on the roadway or within the highway right-of-way, including installing a driveway or erecting a structure within 100 metres of any highway, a "Work Within Highway Right-of Way Permit" is required from the N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal prior to starting the work. Additional permits may be required from the Municipality.

  2. Permits may be required from: (a) Environment Canada; (b) Fisheries and Oceans Canada; and (c) Nova Scotia Environment.
Additional Information:
None
 
Legislative Authority:
None
 

Last Updated: March 2009

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