The Town of New Tecumseth's Engineering department oversees our roads, water and wastewater systems, and storm water drainage.

Engineering Design Criteria and Standards

The Town of New Tecumseth Engineering Design Criteria and Standards are intended as a guideline to provide a good engineering basis for subdivision design, to establish a uniform criteria of minimum standards, and to improve processing of subdivision plans and agreements in the Town. The standards dated August 2005 are draft standards subject to revisions.

Changes and revisions will be made to these standards from time to time and it the responsibility of the Developer or the Developer’s Consulting Engineer to obtain and make use of the latest version available at the time of engineering design.

Engineering Design Criteria and Standards - 2021

Submitting your site plan

Please use our Site Plan Submission Guidelines to help you through completing your Site Plan Agreement Application. The Guidelines explain our submission procedure, different drawing requirements, and includes a full copy of our Site Plan By-law. It's helpful to address each point in order to speed up your approval process. It is recommended to set up a pre-consultation meeting with the Town Staff to understand the submission requirements.

Please refer to the Planning and Engineering Fees By-Law for fees schedule.

Traffic counts

Traffic Counts can be referenced from Appendix A and Appendix B of the 2018 Roads Needs Study report. Depending on the size and scope of your study / project, the traffic count may need to be updated. We recommend contacting the Engineering Department to verify the counts.

Street naming policy

View our street naming policy and procedure

Site Alterations

As defined in the Site Alteration and Fill By-law 2020-007, a Site Alteration, is any activity that involves the dumping, grading, removing, movement or excavating of fill or soil. 

To help you better understand the Site Alteration and Fill Permit procedures please visit the Site Alterations page for additional information.

Engineering department's responsibilities

Our Engineering department's practices include:

  • Assessing and designing municipal infrastructure
  • Commenting on municipal service issues
  • Preparing site plans and agreements
  • Managing engineering studies and assessments
  • Developing budgets for long-term and short-term development
  • Managing Site Alteration Applications and Permits