Zoning and Building Bylaws

Zoning Bylaw

If you are constructing or moving in a building anywhere in the RM of Good Lake, you will need to apply for a development permit. One of the main issues for a house, cabin, garage or shed on a resort lot at Good Spirit Lake will be the separation distance from the building to the property lines. You will need to know the size of your lot, and where your property lines and your survey pins are located. Refer to the Site Standards in your respective SR District to find out what your required separation distances are from the side, front and rear property lines.

All zoning requirements can be found in the RM Zoning bylaw. Click below to see the entire consolidated RM of Good Lake Zoning Bylaw (2020).

R.M. of Good Lake No. 274 - Zoning Bylaw No. 2-1984 as amended ~ Unofficial Consolidated Version

  • The SR-1 Summer Resort District refers to Canora Beach, Good Spirit Lake Summer Resort, Ponderosa, Sandy Beach, Trappers' Cove, M&M Tiechko Beach, and Northshore Resort. (page 29 to 33)
  • The SR-2 Summer Residential District refers to Good Spirit Acres. (page 34 to 38)
  • The SR-3 Summer Residential District refers to Burgis Beach. (page 39 to 47)
  • The SR-4 Mobile Home / Trailer District - Only new subdivisions created solely for trailers and mobile homes will be given this designation. (page 48 to 51)

For Relocation of Existing Buildings, the following is required:

  • 2 exterior photographs and any previous damage to the structure must be stated.
  • $2,500.00 performance bond is required with buildings being moved into the RM Resort areas. This will be refunded only when the lot is in presentable condition, with a deadline of one year. (Motion 134/15)

NEW POLICY Sea Cans on Resort Lots (Policy No. 2020-06)

Permission may be granted to property owners to temporarily locate a sea can on a residential/seasonal resort lot if the following conditions have been met:

  • a valid Devlopment and/ar Building Permit has been issued
  • construction has begun and continues to progress at a reasonable pace
  • the temporary location of the sea can has been included in the approved Development Permit application
  • the lengeth of the sea can does not exceed 20 feet

Important to Note:

  • The sea can must be removed after the development permit has expired. 
  • No extensions of time will be granted for the sea can. 

 Development Permits

~ Applies to homes on Agricultural land and structures used for non-agricultural purposes, Burgis Beach Hamlet, Good Spirit Acres Hamlet, Bella Sands, Canora Beach, Good Spirit Lake Summer Resort, Ponderosa, Sandy Beach, Trappers' Cove, M&M Tiechko Beach and Northshore Resort.

  • Development Permit Application Fee: $25.00
  • Development Permit Application Fee for a discretionary use: $50.00

Important: A permit will not be issued until all fees have been paid.

Click below to print out an application form.

 Development Permit Application Form


Building Bylaw and Building Permits - for Burgis Beach and Good Spirit Acres

The Organized Hamlets of Burgis Beach and Good Spirit Acres have a Building Bylaw. By provincial law, all buildings are required to be built to the National Building Code. Any new house, cabin, garage, or shed over 100 sq ft at Good Spirit Acres or Burgis Beach need to be inspected by the RM's building inspector to ensure compliance.

Click below to see the building bylaw for the Organized Hamlets of Burgis Beach and Good Spirit Acres.

Building Bylaw Consolidated Version March 2012

Fees Amendment - Bylaw 2-2019

  • Building Permit Application Fee: $75.00
  • Inspection Fee: Varies - Depends on project value and how many inspections are required by the Building Inspector.

Important: A permit will not be issued until all fees have been paid.

The Building Inspector will need to review your plans for construction. For a new house, cabin, and additions structural drawings are required before an approval will be issued.

Click below to print out an application form plus the attachment.

Building Permit Application Form - for Burgis Beach and Good Spirit Acres

Residential Mechanical Ventilation Record - needs to be attached to the submitted Building Permit Application

Building Inspector Forms 


Building Demolition Permits

Planning to demolish a building? Firstly, we need to know so that you don't pay taxes on a building that isn't there. Secondly, disposing of a building at a municipal dump can take up valuable landfill space. Alternatively, the RM may bring in a contractor to shred the remains of the demolished building, so there must not be any metal or concrete in what is hauled to the dump. The RM will charge a minimum of $2,500. for accepting and disposing of a structure up to 1000 sq ft, and $2.50 per sq ft over the 1000.

  • Demolition or Move in a Building Fee: $25.00

Important: A permit will not be issued until all fees have been paid.

Click below to print out an application form.

To Demolish or Move in a Building - Application Form