Incoming applications – please be advised.
We are not accepting applications in person due to COVID-19. Please email [email protected] or call 519-822-1260 extension 5616 and we will help you submit your application electronically. Visit guelph.ca/COVID19 for more details.
Guelph’s planning staff is available to discuss your ideas, or your preliminary proposal. We’ll let you know what to expect during the development application process, and tell you what kinds of information, studies, reports and other documents you may need to prepare before you develop a property in Guelph.
519-822-1260 extension 5616
Official Plan amendment, Zoning Bylaw amendment, Plan of Subdivision, or Development Review Pre-consultation
Modify land-use policies, change zoning and/or develop a subdivision.
Site plan approval
Site plan approval ensures site layout, street widening, parking, drainage and landscaping meet Guelph’s planning policies and design requirements.
Plan of condominium
Section 51(16) of The Planning Act, RSO 1990 c.P. 13 allows the owner of land or the owner’s authorized agent to apply to the City, for approval of a plan of condominium similar to a plan of subdivision.
Guelph City Council is the approval authority for plans of condominium pursuant to Section 51(6) of The Planning Act. The City of Guelph Planning Services oversees the administration of condominium approvals for the City of Guelph. In 2003, Council delegated their approval authority for most condominiums to the General Manager of Planning Services The following procedure for approval of a Plan of Condominium and flow chart are designed to acquaint you with the manner in which the City of Guelph will process your application.
Remove part lot control
Typically, part lot control exemptions are used to:
- divide land into smaller parcels, or change lot lines
- create part lots from whole lots for semi-detached or on-street townhouse units; or
- create industrial or commercial lots
Minor variance or consent
Apply to the Committee of Adjustment for minor zoning changes, sever a lot or convey land.
- Development application fees and charges
- Development application forms and guidelines
- Development Priorities Plan
- Official Plan
- Zoning Bylaw