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An encroachment means anything constructed or erected with a fixed location on the ground or attached to something having a fixed location on the ground that extends on, over or under Township owned lands.

The Township realizes private encroachments on Township property exist and will continue to be discovered and has established an Encroachment Policy as a result. The Township of Wainfleet must ensure that encroachments do not adversely affect publicly owned lands or the Township’s ability to maintain effective services and enjoyment of land for public use.

Encroachments are required to be removed unless authorized by a consent letter, encroachment agreement or expressly permitted by the policy.


Bylaw 027-2017 – Encroachment Policy


To discuss an encroachment issue please contact the Planning Department.