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COVID-19 Business Funding and Resources 

Business funding and resources in response to COVID-19 have been circulating and we have gathered all of the resources and posted them to the website here or you can download a linked and printable .pdf here.


There's an exciting buzz in and around Kincardine on the shores of Lake Huron. It's more than the sunsets and beautiful beach, and more than one of Canada's leading energy clusters just up the shoreline. The excitement you can feel is entrepreneurial by nature and growing every year. We enjoy and embrace an enterprising legacy here. And that makes Kincardine the right launch pad for startups and business expansion.

The population of Kincardine is active and young with over 11,000 people; 60%+ of which are pre-retirement. Over 4,000 skilled people from the region work at nearby Bruce Power, forming one of Canada's leading energy/technical clusters. Average household income, as a result, is in excess of $132,709 per year. Skilled, well-educated, great work ethic: as a local human resources professional commented recently, attracting great talent here is no problem.

The Municipality of Kincardine covers over 538 square kilometers.

For more information about the area and moving here or starting a business here visit our community profile. or download the prinatble copy below.

Kincardine Community Profile

 Community and Economic Overview January 2020


If you are looking for information on growth in the Kincardine area, click here to view our current building reports.

If you are planning a construction project, we are here to help. Projects may include additions, renovations, new construction, demolition, septic systems, plumbing, signs, tents, change of building use etc. Here are links to our building, sign and septic forms:

Building Permit Application Form

Sign Permit

Septic Application Form

Here is information about our development process:

Development fees and charges

The Municipality collects development charges on new development to cover the cost of infrastructure such as roads, sewers, water, fire stations, recreation facilities etc.

Site plan approval

Properties within the municipality may be subject to site plan control. Site Plan Control Agreements hold the developer accountable to develop and maintain a site as per the approved site plans and terms of the agreement.


The Municipality works with developers on subdivision plans that conform to our Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Planning fees and charges


The zoning by-law regulates the use of land within the municipality. It classifies each property within the municipality with a specific zone and outlines the zoning provisions permitted on the property.

Minor variance

A minor variance may be needed when a proposed use or structure do not conform exactly with the zoning by-law.

Severances or Consents

Consents are the planning process regarding the division of land. If you are considering lot creation, lot addition, or easements on your property a consent application may be required.

Official Plan

The purpose of the Official Plan of the Municipality of Kincardine is to guide future development of land within the Municipality of Kincardine.