A zoning by-law is used by the municipality to regulate the use of land. It states specifically what land uses are currently permitted in the municipality and provides detailed information such as:
- Where buildings or structures may be located;
- Types of uses and dwellings permitted; and
- Standards for lot sizes, parking requirements, building height, side yard dimensions and setback from the street.
All development proposals must comply with the Zoning By-Law.
Zoning By-Law Amendments
Occasionally, development proposals do not comply with either the permitted uses or the locational criteria of the Zoning By-law. Significant deviations from the Zoning By-Law will require a Zoning By-law amendment. The Zoning By-law amendment process can take three to six months from application to final approval. A basic application fee is required to cover normal costs incurred in processing a Zoning By-law amendment application. For further information on fees, process or application, please contact the municipal offices.