What Is a Zoning Bylaw?
A zoning by-law controls the use of land and buildings and regulates the height, bulk, location, size, floor area, spacing and use of buildings or structures. The zoning by-law is used as the primary tool for implementing the Township's Official Plan. Information on matters such as permitted land uses, building locations, lot size standards ( e.g. side yard dimensions and setbacks from street) and parking requirements are laid out in the by-law. The zoning by-law provides a degree of security and certainty for property owners. A zoning by-law is approved by the Township Council and must conform to both the Township's and County's Official Plan.
Zoning On a Specific Property
To find out the zoning on a specific property, and the regulations that apply, please see the Comprehensive Zoning By-law documents below. For additional information or clarification, please contact Chantalle Pellizzari, Planning Coordinator at 519-846-9691 ext: 241 or email: email@example.com
Comprehensive Zoning By-Law (2009-045)
On November 9th, 2009 the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law (2009-045) passed by Council on July 13th, 2009 came into full force and effect following an Ontario Municipal Board settlement. This Comprehensive Zoning By-Law (2009-045) replaces the zoning by-laws of the former amalgamated municipalities.
The By-Law has been divided into parts for convenience when downloading using the links below. The files are in PDF format.
Steps to using the Zoning By-law:
- Open the applicable urban or rural zoning maps, and locate your area on the index map. The index maps are hyperlinked to take you directly from the index to the appropriate map with one click.
- Locate the property you are inquiring about on the index map. The map will specify the zone which applies to the property.
- Open the "Centre Wellington Zoning By-law Text" file and navigate to the appropriate zone. There are "Bookmarks" on the left-hand side of the document, as well as hyperlinks in the Table of Contents which can take you directly to the appropriate section.
- Also take note of Part 4 (General Provisions) and Part 5 (Parking and Loading Space Provisions) for any requirements that may affect the subject property.