Planning and Development Services

City of St. Catharines
PO Box 3012, 50 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2

Tel: 905.688.5601 x1660

Fax: 905.688.5873

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


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New Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2013-283

A new comprehensive city-wide Zoning By-law 2013-283, together with an accompanying amendment to the City's Official Plan (Amendment No. 4) was passed by City Council on December 16, 2013, and is subject to an appeal period which expires on January 20, 2014.

The Notice of Passage of Zoning By-law 2013-283 and Official Plan Amendment No. 4. provides detailed information with respect to the process and timing for lodging of an appeal to the new Zoning By-law and/or Official Plan Amendment.

Zoning Inquiries

A zoning by-law regulates the use of land and the character, location and use of buildings and structures thereon. Things that are typically regulated include type of uses permitted on a lot, lot size and dimensions, the location, size, bulk and height of building and structures, and landscaping and parking requirements.

When sufficient information has been provided, a Zoning Technician from the Planning and Development Services Department can advise:

  • How land may be used
  • Where buildings and other structures can be located or "setback" from the property line
  • The types of building structures that are permitted and how they are used
  • Written confirmation regarding the zoning of a property is subject to a fee.
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