The first step in applying for your Site Alteration Permit is to complete an application online by clicking this link: Site Alteration Permit Application

If your work only requires a Sherkston Site Alteration Permit, once approved, a permit certificate will be delivered to your site, or available for pick up from the Welcome Centre. Work must not start until this certificate is received.

If your work also requires a city permit, you will be provided with a City of Port Colborne Permit Application as well as a Sherkston approval letter. These documents are required to apply for your city permit.  


Applying for a City Permit

To apply for a city permit, you must take the following documents to the City of Port Colborne:

  • Your application to construct (fill out pages 1 and 2 only)
    • A copy of the application is available at the bottom of this page
  • Your approval letter from Sherkston Shores
  • 2 copies of your drawings
  • 2 copies of your site plan
    • An overhead view of your site, including distance to neighbouring trailers, structures, showing the trailer, and include all existing structures on the site including dimensions
  • A payment made by check for $120.00 made out to the City of Port Colborne


How to Submit your Application

By Mail or In Person:

The City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne, ON
L3K, 3C8

By Email:

Amy Dayboll, 


For further information please contact Amy Dayboll

  City of Port Colborne
  Office: (905) 835-2901 ext. 201 
  Fax: (905) 835-2939 



Work cannot start until:

  1. Your Sherkston Approval Certificate is received
  2. Your City of Port Colborne Approval Certificate is received (where applicable)
    1. Once you receive this certificate, a copy must be submitted to Joseph Burd at


Page last updated: June 3, 2021

CITY OF PORT COLBORNE Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish.pdf