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A zoning bylaw implements the objectives and policies of the Official Plan by controlling the use of land within the Township and identifies:

  • how land may be used;
  • where the buildings and other structures can be located;
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used;
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.


The Township is currently governed by two zoning bylaws. Zoning Bylaw 034-2014 was adopted by Council in 2014 and applies to all properties outside of the Township’s Hamlets. Zoning Bylaw 581-78 was approved by the OMB in 1982 and applies to all properties within the Township’s Hamlets.


Zoning Bylaw 034-2014

Zoning Bylaw 581-78


What is my property zoned?


Zoning Bylaw 034-2014

The following is the recommended process to verify the zoning applicable to your property:

  1. Locate your property on the maps in Section 15.
  2. Determine which zone category and section of the bylaw that this zone is described in.
  3. Review the permitted uses applicable to that zone that are contained in the “Permitted Uses” table at the beginning of each Section 6 through 12.
  4. Review the lot, building and structure requirement applicable to the use within the zone contained in the second table of each Section 6 through 12.
  5. Review any site specific exceptions contained at the end of the corresponding zones section. If a property is subject to a site specific exception, it will be indicated on the maps in Section 15.
  6. Determine if any Overlay Zones (i.e. Hazard, Fish Habitat, Environmental Protection, and/or Environmental Conservation) apply to your property and review the relevant provisions in Section 13 that apply to the applicable Overlay Zones.
  7. Review the applicable general provisions and parking regulations in Sections 4 and 5.


Contact the Planning Department to ensure up-to-date information and whether the property is subject to any variances.


Zoning Bylaw 581-78


The following is the recommended process to verify the zoning applicable to your property:

  1. Locate your property on the maps in Schedules A and B.
  2. Determine which zone category and section of the bylaw that this zone is described in.
  3. Review the permitted uses applicable to that zone.
  4. Review the lot, building and structure requirement applicable to the use within the zone.
  5. Review any site specific exceptions contained in Section 31. If a property is subject to a site specific exception, it will be indicated on the maps in Schedules A and B.
  6. Review the applicable general provisions and parking regulations in Section 7.


Contact the Planning Department to ensure up-to-date information and whether the property is subject to any variances.


What is a Temporary Use Bylaw?


Temporary Use Bylaws are used to permit uses, such as granny flats or garden suites, which are intended to be temporary in nature for a set period of time. Temporary Use By-laws for Garden Suites or Granny Flats may be approved for up to a twenty year period, with the opportunity to extend them for up to an additional three years at the end of the twenty year period. For all other applications for a Temporary Use By-law, they may only be approved for up to a three year period with the opportunity for a one year extension by application at the end of the three year period. Once a Temporary Use By-law expires, the use must stop.


Zoning Bylaw Amendments

If a property owner wishes to develop land differently than what the Township’s Zoning Bylaw permits, they may submit an application for a zoning bylaw amendment. Prior to submitting an application for a zoning bylaw amendment please consult with the Planner. Information regarding the zoning bylaw amendment process can be found in the Zoning Bylaw Amendment Brochure.