Zoning Bylaw

Downtown Zoning Bylaw update
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The City of Guelph Zoning Bylaw (1995) – 14864 was adopted by Guelph City Council on June 19, 1995 and certified by the City Clerk on August 29, 1997.

The Zoning By-law, Schedule “A” – Defined Area Maps and the individual sections of the by-law shown below, have been prepared and consolidated for the purpose of convenience only and are not certified true copies. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official Zoning By-law (1995)-14864 and amending by-laws in Planning Services at City Hall.

Building Services should be consulted regarding inquiries and interpretation of the Zoning By-law.

Zoning By-law Sections
Section  Title Last Update
1 Preamble November 2017
2 Interpretation and Administration of Zoning By-law November 2017
3 Definitions November 2017
4 General Provisions November 2017
5 Residential Zones (R) November 2017
6 Commercial Zones (C.1, NC, CC, RC, CBD.1, CBD.2, SC.1, SC.2, OR, CR) October 2006
7 Industrial Zones (B) July 2016
8 Institutional Zones (I) May 2014
9 Park Zones (P) April 2005
10 Aggregate Extraction Zones (EX) April 2005
11 Urban Reserve Zones (UR) April 2005
12 Floodplain Lands (FL) April 2005
13 Natural Heritage Features (WL) April 2005
14 Repeal of By-laws  April 2005

For generic zones, please see the above sections. In certain instances, special circumstances dictate that variances be allowed to the permitted uses or regulations.These zones are indicated by hyphenated zone designations. Specialized zones are property or area specific.