Northwestern Health Unit

Site: Kenora - City View Location

Service: Sewage and Land Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Health Hazard is a 24-hour line to report health hazards 
  • Permits are required for all sewage system installations and alterations with the exception of most Class 1 systems (portable and pail toilets)
Description (Service) Delivers the Part 8 Private Sewage Disposal Program under the Ontario Building Code Act 
  • Provides inspections and issues permits for sewage systems 
  • Provides information to Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on suitability for sewage disposal/treatment for new lots and land development sites 
  • Performs inspections for consents, subdivisions, minor variances and other zoning-related issues 
  • Investigates complaints about malfunctioning sewage systems 
  • Conducts file searches and inspections of newly severed lots and land development sites on the suitability for sewage disposal/treatment
Carries out duties in partnership with: 
  • Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association Inc 
  • Ministry of the Environment (Ontario) 
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 
  • Municipalities
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility No restrictions
Application File Search 
  • Requires submission of fee ($50) with completed application; forms available at office or online
Sewage Permit 
  • Owner obtains copy of Sewage Permit Process Backgrounder & Guide and Sewage Permit Application; available online or at office 
  • Requires submission of fee, (Fee varies depending on permit type). completed permit application, laboratory results for design soils and a copy of complete property survey 
  • Application is reviewed by Inspector to determine compliance with the Code and to ensure all required information is submitted 
  • Failed inspections may require a re-inspection at standard rates 
  • Owner or representative required to be on site during all inspections 
  • Completed sewage system requires final inspection 
  • Owner receives Certificate of Completion within fifteen days of final approval
Languages English
Fees Service - All permits and searches associated with fees ; None - Class 1 systems (privies and most portable toilets)
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-3147
Toll Free Phone 1-800-830-5978
After Hours Phone Emergency 1-866-475-6505
Crisis Phone Health Hazard: 1-807-468-7109
Fax 807-468-4970
Primary Contact Program Assistant
Alternate Contact Environmental Health Manager
Located In Community Kenora
Address 210 First St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4
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Intersection First St N and Matheson St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)