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Recent updates. View more planning updates.

31 May 2021

2 Jul 2020

2 Jul 2020

13 Feb 2020

24 Sep 2019

2 Apr 2019


Applications for a building permit can be completed and either mailed, emailed to or dropped off at the Township Office. Once received they will be processed and prepared for issuance. Please note that until further notice, Provincial regulations do not allow us to issue these permits subject to certain exceptions.

The Township will issue an invoice for the cost of the permit until such time as the COVID-19 matter has concluded.

Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board information and applications available here:

For more information on the Ontario Building Code visit

Downloadable  forms and applications are listed below for a number of services. If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us.


Fire Permit Application


Application for Consent-Severance 

Building Permit Requirements & Application

Site Plan- Fillable Application

Application For a Trailer License


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By-Law Complaint Procedure

General  Complaint Form

Trailer By-Law Complaint Form

Delegation Request Letter & Form


Johnson Township Community Centre Hall Rental Agreement


Facility Review Reports 2021

Facility Report 1/2 2021

Facility Report 2 2021_Part1

Facility Report 2 2021_Part2


MMAH – Financial Information Return – Ontario

Every municipality in the Province must complete and submit a Financial Information Return (FIR) to the Ministry each year. To visit the webpage, click here. Search FIR and select MMAH – Financial Information Return, and find your Municipality.

Financial Statements


Click here to visit the Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board website.

Official Plan

Strategic Plan

View Strategic Plan info and make suggestions.

Zoning By-Law

Site Plan By-Law

Previous Site Plan By-law has been repealed and replaced as of April 21, 2021

4226_001_Site Plan Bylaw 2021


Lake Management Planning Desbarats Lake

Desbarats Drinking Water System Annual Reports

Asset (Capital) Plan

Economic Development

Township of Johnson Town Hall Meeting Presentations, February 24/2020

Township of Johnson Economic Development Strategic Plan

East Algoma Economic Development Strategic Plan