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Appointments with Staff: Due to the complexity of most matters Realty Services meets with the public by appointment only. Appointments with staff may be made by calling Realty Services between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at (705) 324-9411 ext. 1261. Please ensure you review Prepare for your Meeting Checklist prior to your meeting to ensure you come prepared with all applicable documentation.

Surplus Municipal Property for Sale

The Council for the Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes has declared a number of municipally owned lands as surplus to municipal needs. Anyone with inquiries about surplus property should contact Realty Services at 705-324-9411 (ext. 1279 or 1261) or by email to:

Policies and By-laws

Realty Services

Realty Services administers the acquisition and disposition of land, expropriation, easement and drainage agreements, encroachments, rights-of-way, First Nation notifications, stop up and closure of road allowances and the sale of shoreline road allowances for the Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes.

In addition Realty Services also administers:

  • Negotiations to sell land to the City;
  • Negotiations from the City to purchase from private (or other public) interests;
  • Negotiations from the City to sell land (lot expansions; road allowances; development land; building lots; surplus facilities);
  • Third Party inquiries to purchase or occupy land from the City;

Realty Services is unable to assist with the following:

  • by-law enforcement on municipal land;
  • disputes between private landowners involving land (civil disagreements);
  • inquiries involving privately owned property;
  • maintenance of vacant municipally owned properties;

Application Forms and Information Sheets

  • Prepare for your Meeting – Checklist (PDF) (Word)
  • Application – Municipal Land Inquiry (PDF) (Word)
  • Realty Services FAQ (PDF) (Word)
  • Inquiries about City Owned Property (PDF) (Word)
  • Encroachments into Municipally Owned Land (PDF) (Word)
  • Road Allowance Status Inquiries - Information Sheet (PDF) (Word)
  • Application - Road Allowance Inquiries (PDF) (Word)

Kawartha Conservation Information

Land Management Committee

The Manager, Realty Services is the Chair of the Land Management Committee. The Land Management Committee is a staff Committee comprised of representatives from various City departments. The Committee reviews inquiries and/or requests that are submitted to Realty Services relating to municipally owned land. 

If you have an inquiry about a piece of municipally owned property that falls under the jurisdiction of Realty Services please complete the applicable application form and submit same to the address below:

The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes
Attention:  Diane McFarlane, Manager Realty Services
12 Peel Street
P. O. Box 9000
Telephone at 705-324-9411 (ext. 1261) Or (Toll Free) at 1-888-822-2225
Facsimile to:  705-324-2982
Email to:

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