Consent Granting Authority

The Consent Granting Authority (previously the Land Division Committee) of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville has been in effect since 1971 and is administered by the Secretary Treasurer whose office is located at 25 Central Avenue, West, in Brockville. Lot creation by consent to sever is one of the more important functions of the United Counties by creating new home lots and farms across the landscape of Leeds and Grenville. The Consent Granting Authority processes between 160 and 180 applications per year. The separated municipalities of Brockville, Gananoque and Prescott have their own Land Division Committees and all enquiries and applications within their jurisdiction should be addressed directly to them.

Links to Application Downloads                           


PDF Application for Consent


PDF Guidelines for Consent Applications


PDF - Consent Granting Authority Agenda - January 10, 2018

Key Contacts:

Secretary/Treasurer of Consent Granting Authority - email
Manager of Planning Services - email

Office Location:

25 Central Avenue, West
Brockville, ON K6V 4N6

Mailing Address:

Consent Granting Authority
25 Central Avenue West, Suite 100
Brockville, ON K6V 4N4

Hearing Location:

United Counties of Leeds and Grenville & Administration Building
25 Central Avenue West
Brockville, ON K6V 4N6

Service Description

The Consent Granting Authority is responsible for the administration and approval of applications for consent to sever land within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. The program is administered by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Consent Granting Authority.

Responsibilities include:

  • Pre-consultation and guidance to applicants;
  • Receipt of complete applications;
  • Circulation to municipalities, conservation authorities, adjacent landowners, etc.;
  • Notice of hearing and summary of recommendations;
  • Administration of the Consent Granting Authority hearing;
  • Circulation of the Notice of Decision;
  • Liaison with the Ontario Municipal Board;
  • Issuance of the Certificate of Consent.

The Consent Granting Authority is a Division of the Planning Department which reports to the Director of Works, Planning Services and Asset Management.

Consultation Services

Applicants are advised to pre-consult with:

  1. Secretary-Treasurer;
  2. Local municipality;
  3. Health Unit;
  4. Conservation Authority (as required);
  5. County Engineer (access to a county road);
  6. Other (as required).
Provisional Approvals

Occasionally approvals are conditional on confirmation of hydro-geological assessments of site servicing suitability, etc. These studies are conducted at the applicant's expense and will be reviewed by agencies who have asked for the study. All decisions and conditions of approval may be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.