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Planning and Development Services

50 Church Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7C2

Tel: 905.688.5601 x1660

Fax: 905.641.4450

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


50 Church Street, St.Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C2

Click here to contact Planning and Development Services

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.


When a formal complaint is received, a by-law compliance inspector makes a site visit to determine if it is a valid complaint. 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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