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National Parks of Canada Cottages Regulations (SOR/79-398)

Regulations are current to 2023-01-11

Rights of Entry and Inspection

  •  (1) Where the superintendent of a park in which a cottage or an accessory building is located has reasonable grounds to believe that the cottage or accessory building does not conform to these Regulations, the superintendent may enter and inspect that cottage or accessory building, at a reasonable time and on producing proper identification, after

    • (a) the superintendent has given twenty-four hours notice to the occupant or, where there is no occupant, the owner; and

    • (b) the occupant or, where there is no occupant, the owner of the cottage or accessory building has given permission to the superintendent to enter.

  • (2) and (3) [Repealed, SOR/2004-35, s. 6]

  • SOR/94-577, s. 6
  • SOR/2004-35, ss. 6, 7(F)

Notice

  •  (1) The superintendent, after carrying out an inspection pursuant to section 13 and determining that a cottage or an accessory building does not conform to these Regulations, shall issue a written notice to the occupant or owner of the cottage or accessory building specifying the remedial measures required to bring the cottage or accessory building up to the standards prescribed by these Regulations.

  • (2) The notice issued pursuant to subsection (1) shall specify a date by which the remedial measures are to be carried out.

  • SOR/94-577, ss. 6, 9
  • SOR/2004-35, s. 7(F)

Suspension and Cancellation

  •  (1) The superintendent may suspend a development permit if he has reasonable grounds to believe that any work or operation under the permit has been conducted in violation of these Regulations.

  • (2) A development permit suspended pursuant to subsection (1) shall be reinstated if

    • (a) the holder of the permit is acquitted of any charge laid in respect of the alleged violation that was the grounds for the suspension; or

    • (b) no charge is brought against the holder of the permit in respect of an alleged violation within 30 days of the date of the suspension.

  • (3) The superintendent may cancel any development permit where the holder of the permit is found guilty of a violation of these Regulations.

  • SOR/94-577, s. 9
  • SOR/2004-35, s. 7(F)

Uses Incidental to Construction

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), no person shall place on a cottage lot any construction apparatus or temporary structure other than a tool shed or scaffold necessary for construction on the cottage lot.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the superintendent may permit a construction apparatus or temporary structure other than a tool shed or scaffold to be placed on a cottage lot where the construction apparatus or temporary structure is necessary for construction and does not adversely affect the appearance, safety, use, or enjoyment of surrounding properties.

  • (3) A construction apparatus or temporary structure permitted to be placed on a cottage lot pursuant to subsection (1) or (2), shall be removed by the holder of the development permit or an agent of the holder of the development permit immediately after completion of the construction.

  • SOR/94-577, s. 7
  • SOR/2004-35, s. 7(F)

 Where any construction on a cottage lot is discontinued, abandoned or completed, or where a development permit has expired, all construction apparatus and temporary structures on the cottage lot shall immediately be removed by the lessee and in default thereof the superintendent may remove the construction apparatus and temporary structures and may reinstate the cottage lot and charge the costs of such removal and reinstatement to the lessee.

  • SOR/94-577, s. 9
  • SOR/2004-35, s. 7(F)

Storage in Yards

  •  (1) A lessee may store in the rear or side yard of his cottage lot any garden equipment, garden furniture, firewood, boats, boat trailers and other items normally associated with the enjoyment of a cottage on condition that those items are stored in a manner that does not detract from the appearance of the cottage lot and does not interfere with the use and enjoyment of neighbouring cottage lots.

  • (2) No person shall store a cabin trailer, motor home or camper-truck on a cottage lot.

Off-street Parking Facilities

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) reconstruct, enlarge or erect any structure on a cottage lot without providing off-street automobile parking spaces in such locations as shall be approved by the superintendent; or

    • (b) provide off-street automobile parking spaces or parking within a front yard or within a side yard abutting a street, unless in the opinion of the superintendent, the special layout and terrain of the cottage lot does not allow a reasonable alternative.

  • (2) Each off-street automobile parking space shall measure not less than six metres by three metres.

  • (3) There shall be at least one off-street automobile parking space for each cottage lot.

  • SOR/94-577, s. 9
  • SOR/2004-35, s. 7(F)

Fences and Hedges

  •  (1) No person shall, on a cottage lot, construct a fence or cultivate a hedge that is incompatible with the natural characteristics of the park in which the cottage lot is located.

  • (2) Fences erected on a cottage lot shall not be in excess of one and one-half metres above grade in height and shall not be spiked or barbed so as to be a potential danger to persons or animals.

  • SOR/94-577, s. 8

Mobile Accommodation

 No person shall use a cabin trailer, motor home, camper-truck or tent on a cottage lot for the purpose of a temporary or permanent residence.

Swimming Pools

 No person shall construct or install a swimming pool on a cottage lot.

 
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