Planning Application Fees

Planning Applications include Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Minor Variances, Subdivisions/Condominiums and Consents (Severances).

Other types of planning applications include removal of Holding (H) symbol, renewal of Temporary Use Zoning By-law, Deeming By-law, Part Lot Control Exemption, Agreements and Draft Approval Extension.

There is an application form (available online here) and fee associated with each type of planning application.

The following fee schedules were approved by County Council.

Types of Applications 2019 Fees – Effective January 1, 2019 2020 Fees – Effective January 1, 2020 2021 Fees-Effective January 1, 2021
Total Total Total
Official Plan Amendment (OPA): County OPA, local OPA $3,714 $3,788 $3,864
Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBLA) $1,909 $1,947 $1,986
Minor Variance
  • 1 or 2 variances
$1,484 $1,514 $1,544
  • 3 or more variances
$1,909 $1,947 $1,986
Consent $2,121 $2,164 $2,208
Plan of Subdivision/Condominium
  • 1 to 10 lots/blocks/units
$6,366 $6,493 $6,623
  • 11 or more lots/blocks/units
$6,366+ $6,493+ $6,623+
+ $159 per lot, unit or block over 10 to a max of $15,606 +162 per lot, unit or block over 10 to a max of $15,918 +$165 per lot, unit or block over 10 to a max. of $16,236
Draft Approval Extension $530 $540 $551
Phasing Final Approval $1,060 for phases over 2 $1,081 for phases over 2 $1102 For phases over 2
Changes following Draft Approval
– to Plan
– to Conditions
$530

$530

$540

$540

$551

$551

 

Combined Applications 2019 Fees – Effective January 1, 2019 2020 Fees – Effective January 1, 2020 2021 Fees-Effective January 1, 2021
Total Total Total
Local OPA & ZBLA $4,669 $4,762 $4,857
County OPA & local OPA $6,154 $6,277 $6,403
County OPA, local OPA & ZBLA $7,163 $7,306 $7,452

 

Other Types of Applications 2019 Fees – Effective January 1, 2019 2020 Fees – Effective January 1, 2020 2021 Fees-Effective January 1, 2021
Total Total Total
Removal of Holding (H) Symbol $530 $540 $550
  • where combined with or following a related planning application, or when the H was imposed by the municipality
$0 $0 $0
Renewal of Temporary Use Zoning By-law $1,432 $1,461 $1,490
By-law to Deem Lots not in a Plan of Subdivision, or the repeal of such By-law * $424 $432 $440
  • Where combined with any other planning application *
    (* in both cases, applicants cover all legal costs & by-law prep)
$212 $216 $220
Part Lot Control Exemption * $2,122 $2,164 $2,208
  • Following a related planning application
    (* applicants cover all legal costs & by-law prep)
$1,060 $1,082 $1,104
Agreements: site plan control, subdivision, condominium, development, lot grading & drainage – (Planning costs to be reimbursed like legal and engineering costs). Cost recovery for legal, engineering and planning costs. Application fee determined by the local municipality. Cost recovery for legal, engineering and planning costs. Application fee determined by the local municipality. Cost recovery for legal, engineering and planning costs. Application fee determined by local municipality.
Natural Heritage Review by County Biologist: (if development proposed within 120 m of a Natural Heritage feature)

  • comments on planning application
  • Review of Terms of Reference and EIS
$208
Variable
$212
Variable
$216
Variable