Zoning

Our Zoning By-law is a legal document that regulates the use of land within the municipality. The by-law regulates, among other things:

  • What each parcel of land can be used for (permitted uses);
  • Where and what types of buildings or structures may be located on the land; and
  • Lot sizes, parking lots, building heights and setbacks.

 

Property Zones

The zoning by-law classifies properties into several categories such as but not limited to:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural
  • Environmentally Protected

Each zone has specific provisions regarding the use of land is that zone. Such as but not limited to:

  • Permitted uses
  • Location of buildings on property
  • Set backs, frontage, maximum lot coverage, maximum height etc.
  • Parking requirements
  • Driveway requirements

Zoning By-law Amendments

If you would like to use or develop your property in a way that is not a permitted use as per the Zoning By-law a zoning amendment may be required. Please contact the building department to check if your proposal requires a zoning change before applying. Municipal Council is the approval authority for zoning by-law amendments.

Apply for a Zoning Amendment

Applications for zoning by-law amendments are coordinated through the Bruce County Planning department.

Active Zoning Amendment Files

Visit the Bruce County Planning website for active planning files.

Consent or Severance

Consent or severances are planning processes regarding the division of land. There are several types of consent applications. The most common include:

  • Lot creation (severance)
  • Lot addition
  • Easement (right-of-way)

 

Consent (Severance) Application

If you would like to develop property that involves lot creation (severance), lot addition, or easement please contact the Building Department to set up a consultation with the County Planner. The County of Bruce is the approval authority for consent applications.

Apply for a Consent

Consent applications are coordinated through the Bruce County Planning department.

Active Consent Files

Visit the Bruce County Planning website for active planning files.

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