Zoning By-law Compliance


The Zoning by-law is approved by St. Catharines City Council to regulate the use of land and the character, location, and use of buildings and structures therein.

Each parcel within the City will have a zoning designation and corresponding regulations; for example, the zoning by-law regulates the location of buildings, decks, fences, accessory buildings, building height, lot sizes and coverage, and parking requirements.


  1. Complete and submit our Zoning By-Law Compliance Form.
  2. When the form is received, a by-law compliance inspector will make a site visit to determine if it is a valid infraction.
  3. Once this has been established, a letter is sent advising the specifics of the infraction and what is required for compliance with the bylaw, including how long the resident has to complete the modifications for compliance.


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