What is a Section 219 Covenant?

A Section 219 Covenant is a charge secured against the title to a property in favour of the municipality to impose a positive or negative obligation on the property owner, as per the provisions of Section 219 of the Land Title Act.

The municipality will enter into Section 219 Covenants with property owners to regulate regarding the use of land or the construction of structures or buildings, as part of the development approval process. This is to ensure the protection, preservation, conservation, maintenance and or restoration of land and/or other specified features within the municipality.

Section 219 of the Land Title Act