Under the Act respecting municipal territorial organization, the MRC Pontiac Council of Elected Officials serves as local municipality council, and is governed by the Municipal Code of Québec, with respect to its unorganized territory (TNO) Lac-Nilgaut. MRC Council may therefore adopt bylaws, resolutions, or other acts for parts of the TNO under its jurisdiction.
The TNO Lac-Nilgaut covers an area of 8,646 Km2. It has no permanent residents. This vast territory is primarily used for forestry and recreational purposes. It is divided in nine disctinct zones:
|100||101 – 112||Exclusive Rights Outfitters (12)|
|200||201 – 203||Controlled Harvesting Zones – ZEC (3)|
|300||301 – 310||Contained Resorts Sites|
|400||401 et 402||La Vérendrye Wilderness Reserve|
|600||601 et 602||Saint-Patrice and Dumont Lakes|
|700||701||Territory of Interest for the Consolidation of a Protected Area Network|
|800||801 et 802||Osborne and Boucher Lakes|
|900||901||Forêt de l’Aigle|
54.2 % of the MRC’s public lands is still “free land”. This includes Zone 501. Exclusive rights Outfitters and ZECs occupy some 33% of Crown Lands, and La Vérendrye Wilderness Reserve, approximately 10%.
The following services are available to users of the TNO Lac-Nilgaut:
- Issuance of Building Permits and Authorization Certificates
- Issuance of Vacation Lot Leases
- Issuance of Quarries and Sandpits Leases
- Waste Management
- Maintenance of the Priority Roads Network
These services are made possible through taxation revenues and a portion of revenues derived from the management of vacation lot leases and quarries and sandpits leases.
TNO Lac-Nilgaut users must respect current planning bylaws. Highlights of the bylaw are covered in the TNO Lac-Nilgaut User Guide. It explains the standards for siting a main or accessory building, protecting the waterfront and the tree cover, and for vegetation control.
The TNO Regional Inspector is responsible for issuing the required permits and certificates. Some important references follow, but to avoid any inconvenience, learn more about these regulations before starting any work.
You must obtain a building permit for the construction, erection, reconstruction, enlargement, modification, alteration, repair or renovation of a building or structure.
You must also obtain a permit for the installation or modification of a discharge, collection and disposal of waste water system, and for the installation or modification of a private groundwater catchment whose daily capacity does not exceet 75 m3 and supplies 20 people or less.
You must obtain a certificate of authorization for the demolition, displacement, or renovation of a building. You must also obtain a certificate for the following:
- Changing how the land or a building is used;
- Practicing a complementary use;
- Carrying out any work on the lakeshore or riverbank, and in the littoral zone of a lake or watercourse, including tree felling and the installation of a wharf or boat shelter, except works authorized by the MDDEFP or the MRN;
- Installing a temporary building or temporarily changing how it is used;
- Installing a trailer on a lot or land under property title or lease;
- Cutting trees for forestry purposes in the zones specified in the zoning bylaw.
You can dispose of your bags of household waste and recycling at one of the following locations:
|Sector||Dump||Street||Hours of operation|
|Dumoine Road||Rapides-des-Joachims Municipal Site||Moulin (Mill) Road||Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon|
|Schyan Road||Sheenboro Municipal Site||Sarah Road||Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
|Bois-Franc Road||Mansfield-et-Pontefract Municipal Site||Lac-de-la-Truite Road||Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
|Picanoc Road||Otter Lake Municipal Site||301 N||Monday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Scrap building materials, appliances, furniture, etc. should be disposed of through your permanent residence’s municipal collection service, or through one of the companies currently offering this disposal service in the region:
C-384, chemin de la 7e Concession
Assessment and Taxation
Under the terms and conditions of the Law governing Municipal Taxation, the MRC Pontiac has mandated the evaluation firm, Servitech Inc. to prepare the assessment roll for the Non‑organized Territory (TNO). In doing so, they apply the laws and standards adopted by the Government of Quebec.
What is a Property Assessment Roll?
A property assessment roll is an inventory of all real property within the municipal boundaries, and it includes the value of every property based on its actual value, i.e., its exchange value, or the price it would get in the free and open comparative market. This is the price that would most likely be paid for the sale of the property. It is the basic tool used to calculate the amount of municipal and school taxes. For more information on Municipal Assessment in the Province of Quebec, please visit the Ministry’s website.
>> Did you know that you can dispute the value of your assessment? Find out how in Understanding My Property Assessment.
Three-year Assessment Roll 2015
The new three-year assessment roll submitted on October 30, 2015 shows and increase of $ 10M (79%) in the assessed value of the TNO. To offset the financial impact on ratepayers, the Pontiac Council of Elected Officials reduced the tax rate from $1.02 to $0.71 per $100 of evaluation.
For more information on the TNO Lac-Nilgaut’s financial situation and budget, and where and how to pay your tax bill, please refer to the TNO Lac-Nilgaut User Guide.
If your account is past due or you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us immediately to establish a payment agreement and avoid additional costs. Your lease renewal is conditional on the payment of property taxes.
Don’t forget to advise us of any address change either by email or in writing at the following address: