If you own a waterfront property on Lake Eugenia you will be required to obtain a Waterfront License from Ontario Power Generation (OPG). OPG owns the 3 feet of property from the water onto the land around the entire lake. The Waterfront License provides residential owners legal permission to cross and passively use OPG lands. There is no cost for the license and it is valid for 5 years. Once the license expires the OPG will send you a letter requesting you to reapply. The license is non-transferable so, if you sell your property or a change on title occurs, the license will expire and the purchasers must contact OPG to obtain a license application package.
If you would like to make any improvements to the shoreline or build a new dock (floating or removable pipe docks), and marine docking equipment the work will require permits and approvals from both OPG and Ministry of Natural Resources, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Transport Canada, and the Municipality of Grey Highlands. Permanent structures are prohibited on OPG waterfront. Any improvements currently located on OPG waterfront must be listed in the license agreement, if the property is sold and the new purchaser declines license, and/or ownership of improvements the former licensee will be requested to remove them from the land and to restore the land to a condition satisfactory to OPG.
Lake Eugenia Dock Installation & Shoreline Improvements OPG, the owner of the shore and lake bottom at Lake Eugenia, will provide you with a checklist of the necessary permits and approvals for your project.
Prior to commencing any installation or replacement of a dock, or performing any alteration to the shoreline of Lake Eugenia,please contact:
OPG Waterfront Licensing Program
Tel. 1-866-736-9621 (toll-free)