Planning fees

Before filing a planning application, we strongly recommend contact the Planning Department and reviewing the Development Applications Fee Schedule below. The fee schedule is also available as a PDF.

Development Applications Fee Schedule

Official Plan Amendment
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
Major

$12,600

Minor

$9,150

  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$1,020
Zoning By-law Amendment
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
Major

$12,600

Minor

$9,150

Minor Amendment -specific types: removal of a Holding Provision (where application is required); adding 1 new use; extension of a temporary use by-law $4,575
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$1,020
Combined Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
Major $18,900

Minor

$13,725
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$1,020
Plan of Subdivision*
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
Base application fee

$27,250+

  • + per hectare or part hectare

850/ha or part

Total Fee: Variable -27,250+
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
    + Subdivision Agreement preparation
$2,040
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
    + Engineering Review of Subdivision once draft approved, prior to signing & registration of subdivision agreement
5% of total cost of construction

Total Fee:

variable
  • Redlining (amending) a draft approved plan of subdivision
$3,750
  • Revision to conditions of draft plan approval for subdivision
$1,250
*Subdivision in combination with a Zoning By-law application 25% reduction of the combined Planning fees
Plan of Condominium*
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
Base application fee + $24,000+
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
    Up to, and including,  10 units
$5,250
Total Fee:  $29,250
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
    Between 11 and 25 units
$7,875
Total Fee: $31,875
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
    Greater than 25 units
$10,500


Total Fee:  $31,875
  • Redlining (amending) a draft approved plan of condominium
$3,750
  • Revision to conditions of draft plan approval for condominium
$1,250

*Condominium in combination with a Zoning By-law application 25% reduction of the combined Planning fees

25% reduction of the combined Planning fees
Site Plan Control
Type of Application Fees
(cash or cheque only)

Major Site Plan

$10,200

  • Plus Engineering Review Fee

$1,000

Total Fee:

Variable
  • Prior to signing & registration of site plan agreement

+ 1% of total cost of construction (Max. $10,000.00)

Total Fee:

$11,200+
  • Minor Site Plan
$3,850
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee

$1,020

 Total Fee:

 $4,870

  •  Minor site plan – infill ( <= 3 units)
 $1,925
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
 $1,020

 Total Fee:

 $2,945
  • Amendment to an approved site plan (minor change / modification)

 $1,925
  •  Site plan Review (per circulation beyond 2)
 $1,000
  • Site plan agreement (beyond standard agreement)

 $950
  •  Site plan inspections for release of securities (per inspection beyond 2)
 $500
  • Extension of conditional site plan approval

 $1,000
Relief from Part Lot Control
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
Base application fee $1,875
  • + per lot or unit

 $75/lot or unit
  • Extension of Part Lot Control
$1,500
Committee of Adjustment
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)
  • Consent (severance) including long term lease and validation of title
$2,850
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$400
Total Fee: $3,250
  • Minor Variance (Planning Act & Municipal Code (signage / fences))
$1,900
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$400

Total Fee:

$2,300
  • Combined Consent and Minor Variance
$3,562
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$400

Total Fee:

$3,962
Other Fees
Type of ApplicationFees
(cash or cheque only)

A. Preconsultation meeting (Not applicable to Committee of Adjustment applications. The fee is deducted from the related development application fee if the related application is submitted within one year of the meeting.)

$1,000

B. Engineering preconsultation fee (Non-refundable. Applies only to applications for Site Plan Control (Major), Plan of Subdivision, and Plan of Condominium Applications.)

$1,000
  • Plus Engineering Review Fee
$1,020

Total Fees: 

$2,020

Complete application review (Returned if application is deemed complete)

$1,000

Peer Review administration fee (for an EIS or other study necessitating external consultants)

$2,000

Recirculation of Public Notice of Application

$700

Revisions to Committee of Adjustment Applications requiring technical recirculation

$350

Revisions to other applications requiring technical recirculation (For example: subdivision, condominium, amendments to the Official Plan / Zoning By-law)

$1,100

Cancellation of public meeting at applicant’s request

$200 for a mail out, and/or $250 per newspaper notice

Other application related reports (For example: requests to exempt from site plan control, fee refund, correction of By-law within 2 years of adoption, antenna system)

$1,500

Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Administration Fee

$500

Letter of agreement compliance / removal from title

$100

 Please note:

  • Application and related fees are charged in accordance with the fee that is in effect on the date that a complete application has been officially received and accepted by the Planning Department. For an application to be considered complete, the pre-consultation meeting (if required) must have been held and all necessary supporting documentation, including required reports, must be provided at the time of application submission.
  • Please contact the Planning Department at 519-759-4150 for questions relating to fees or the completion of the application.
  • Cheques are payable to the City of Brantford.
  • Under the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.p. 14 s. 1.0.1 all information and material that is required to be provided to the City of Brantford respecting planning applications shall be made available to the public.