Surplus Land

The following chart outlines the municipally-owned properties that have been declared surplus within the Town of Kirkland Lake.

To place an offer on one of the properties listed in this chart, please draft a proposal and submit to the Department of Physical Services at your earliest convenience.

Please remember that all proposals should include:

  • Offer price
  • List of proposed use
  • Type and size of proposed structures
  • Preferred date of closing
  • Number of employees (if applicable)
  • Specifications of any conditions of purchase

When deciding on your proposed offer, please keep in mind that purchasers are responsible for ALL costs incurred to dispose of the real property. Your offer may be rejected if you propose all costs be included into your proposal price. These fees may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Municipal legal costs* (including registering the transfer, registering the consolidation application [if applicable], execution certificate, electronic registration charges, lawyer's fees and GST on land sales, registration of restrictive covenant, land transfer tax, title searches [if necessary], and law society transaction levy and copy of parcel)
  • Encumbrances
  • Administrative fees
  • Survey (if required)
  • Advertising
  • Appraisal
  • Service connection fee
  • Improvements
  • Any other associated costs

Click here to get a copy of the Requests to Purchase application.

The following conditions are normally placed on the property by registering a restrictive covenant on title:

  • All properties, other than those proposed to be used for low-density residential development, may be subject to Site Plan Control Agreement
  • The property is being sold "as is" with no warranties
  • The purchaser is purchasing surface rights only
  • The municipality does not guarantee that there are services or the condition of services
  • The municipality will maintain first right of refusal if the purchaser defaults on property conditions
  • The municipality shall not be responsible for any liability arising out of any fill or material that has been placed on the property
  • The municipality makes no representation as to the amount of rock, if any, that may be situated upon the property
  • All street numbers shall be allocated by the Town and the designated street number shall be placed on the front of the building, visible from the street
  • The purchaser and all subsequent owners undertake and agree that they shall grade the lands in accordance with Town standards and agree to maintain the same, and before commencing any grading or construction on a lot, prepare a detailed report, drawings and site plan acceptable to the municipality that will show:
    • First floor elevation, finished lot grades and direction of surface drainage
    • The location of all buildings and structures to be erected on the site and all final grades
    • The means whereby storm drainage will be accommodated and the means whereby erosion and silting will be contained and minimized both during and after the construction period.
  • It is the purchaser's responsibility to perform any and all exploratory review of the property/site before close to establish ground and soil conditions, soil capabilities and any other issues which may impact building
  • When a purchaser intends to renovate the property, the proposal is conditional on acceptance of a proposal for renovating the property. The proposal must:
    • Include specifics of the plan for renovation including time frames for building permits, commencement of renovations and significant milestones and completion;
    • Stipulate the amount of a refundable deposit to be paid to the vendor on closing to secure performance of the proposal.
  • The purchaser agrees that they will have the main structure ready for occupancy within twenty-four (24) months of the registration or transfer

All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated based on "best value", comparison to "market value" and compliance to applicable Acts, regulations and By-laws. It is important to remember that it is not the proposal with the highest values that will be accepted in all cases.

The Town of Kirkland Lake recently developed policy that allows the Town to deny the sale of land to a property owner who has been in tax registration in the Town of Kirkland Lake or has arrears on property taxes. For more information regarding this policy, please see Property Sales and Other Land Uses to Residents in Arrears.

*Please consult with your solicitor to better understand any and all other applicable fees.

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