The North Almaguin Planning Board

is an organization that serves the Unincorporated Townships of East Mills, Hardy, McConkey, Patterson, Pringle and Wilson, and the Incorporated Municipality of Powassan.

Until further notice the NAPBoard office is closed for public access due to COVID-19 containment requirements. Please contact by email or telephone..

Information can be submitted at the drop box on the exterior of the Powassan Municipal Building at 250 Clark Street.

Note you will be required to be screened and also wear a mask to enter the 250 Clark Street municipal building.

Tuesday and Wednesday Thursday:  Contact is available by telephone 705-724-6758 or email



During the COVID 19 containment, Consent Applications may be submitted by Canada Post mail or dropped off at 250 Clark Street municipal office reception.

Public Meetings for hearing Consent Applications are suspended during the Provincial State of Emergency Stay at Home Order, and COVID containment regulations are revised to allow up to 10 persons in a meeting room.


Submissions seeking *Consent Certification can be MAILED to P.O. Box 57 Powassan ON P0H 1Z0 or dropped off at reception at 250 Clark Street Powassan. Email of the documents can be sent ahead to  The fee is to be mailed with the paper copy of the documentation.

*PLEASE submit your Certification documentation at 30 days prior to the date of closing on the conveyance transaction or within 30 DAYS ahead of the lapse date.

The North Almaguin Planning Board is delegated the authority to consider Consents under Section 53 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER P.13 on lands located in these 8 geographic areas.

The Consent process is used to:

- create a new lot,

- re-establish an original 100 acre (40 ha) lot or registered parcel of land,

- create a parcel to convey to an abutting parcel as a lot addition;

- establish and register an easement (right-of-way over land);

- apply a charge (mortgage) over a portion of a property;

- enter into a lease over part of a property when the term of the lease total 21 years or more, inclusive of renewal options.

The North Almaguin Planning Board also approves plans of subdivision under Section 51 or process a Validation of Title under Section 57 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER P.13 on land located in the Municipality of Powassan.


This Board has been in operation since 1981, then known as the Himsworth South, Nipissing, Powassan, Trout Creek Planning Board. The name was changed to the North Almaguin Planning Board in 2001 under Section 9 of the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13  and its jurisdiction revised to include the unincorporated townships of East Mills, Hardy, McConkey, Patterson, Pringle and Wilson. The jurisdiction of this Board was again revised on the 1st September 2020 to extract the Townsip of Nipissing.