Engineering & GIS Services

Engineering Services & Geographic Information System (GIS)

Engineering Services

  • CCTV inspections of service lines
  • tracing of water/sewer services on private property
  • blue print copying/scanning (black & white, colour)
  • setting of lot grades

Lot grade information sheets for Building Permit holders: Building Permit Info (PDF)

Please note that The Town of Fort Frances does not perform legal land surveys nor locate property markers.  For this service you will need to contact a legal land surveyor such as TBT Engineering.

Service Locates

For all locates on Private or Public (Town) property, please contact Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 or visit to request locates of water/sewer/storm sewer services. Through Ontario One Call, the Town offers free locates of infrastructre located on Public (Town) property only.

For all locates on Private property, please note that you will also need to contact Craig Miller, Environmental Superintendent at (807) 274-9893 to arrange for service tracing. Locating of services on private property will be billed out at the By-Law rate listed in the fee schedule below.

GIS Services

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is computerized cartography, which is used to create, edit, store and retrieve, update, manipulate and display geographically referenced digital data. Through the use of a GIS, common mapping features such as roadways and water mains can be linked with associated tabular attributes and viewed graphically on a map.

Within the Town's GIS database, information is stored on the water distribution, storm water and sanitary sewer systems, roads network, official plan, zoning, and property information.

Additional data including AutoCAD drawings, digital CCTV camera footage, digital photos and scanned work order documents are also stored within the database. From this, information regarding any of the Town assets can be viewed almost instantaneously and maps can be created to assist with such tasks as maintenance and problem detection.

Data may be requested by contacting the Public Works office and by filling out the Town of Fort Frances Data Share Agreement (PDF)



Town of Fort Frances digital maps are for informational purposes only and should not be used in place of service locates or considered to be official drawings or reference plans. Please contact Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 or visit to request service locates. These maps are distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The data presented is provided "as is" and The Corporation of the Town of Fort Frances (The Town) makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, to the accuracy or completeness of the displayed data. The Town shall not be held liable for any special, incidental, direct, indirect or consequential damages arising from the use of the displayed data. Users of the data assume all risks. No part of the digital maps, information or printed copies shall be reproduced and or distributed without this disclaimer.

2023 Engineering Services & Pricing

HST not included in pricing

Services Cost
Televising Sewer - Regular Hourly Rate $218.10
Televising Sewer - Overtime Hourly Rate $436.75
Tracing Water/Sewer - Regular Hourly Rate $145.45

Tracing Water/Sewer - Overtime Hourly Rate


Setting Lot Grade Only - Regular Hourly Rate (per lot grade)

Blueprints and Plans Cost
Copying Blueprints


$15.65 each
Scanning Blueprints – 1 to 15 pages (storage not included) $5.65 per page
Scanning Blueprints – 16 to 30 pages (storage not included) $4.50 per page
Scanning Blueprints – 31 pages or more (storage not included) $3.40 per page
Maps Cost
Hardcopy of GIS Drawing or Map 8.5" x 11" $6.60 each
Hardcopy of GIS Drawing or Map 11" x 17" $13.20 each
Hardcopy of GIS Drawing or Map 24" x 36" $32.95 each
GIS Data Cost
2007 Digital Aerial Photography - ecw digital format only $1,317.45 each
GIS Shapefiles - per infrastructure layer (digital) $329.40 each
GIS Shapefiles - base map prop. Lines & address (digital) $329.40 each

For any of these services please call the Public Works Office at (807) 274-9893