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 ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)
Major amendment 18,780 12,360

31,140

Minor amendment

13,620

12,360

25,980

Zoning By-law Amendment
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)
Major amendment 14,720 2,100

16,820

Minor amendment

10,640

2,100

12,740

Minor amendment – specific types: removal of a Holding Provision (where application is required); adding 1 new use; extension of a temporary use by-law

 5,840 2,100  7,940
Combined Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)
Major amendment 33,500 14,460

47,960

Minor amendment

24,260

14,460

38,720

Block Plans / Extension of Settlement Area Boundary
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)
Block Plan Application + per hectare or part hectare (gross area)

23,040+
720/ha or part

8,100

Variable*

Extend Settlement Area Boundary

76,200

 

76,200

Plan of Subdivision
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

Base application fee
+ per hectare or part hectare

39,690+
1,260/ha or part

5,100+
100/ha or part

Variable*

+ Subdivision Agreement preparation

 

 3,100

3,100

+ Engineering Review of Subdivision once draft approved, prior to signing & registration of subdivision agreement

  6% of total cost of construction

Variable*

+Detailed Subdivision Engineering submission once draft approved, for every complete submission. Collected at time of complete submission   Greater of $10/m of proposed road or $500 Variable*
Minor or Major Redline (amending) a draft approved plan of subdivision 5,460 3,100 8,560
Revision to conditions of draft plan approval for subdivision 1,820   1,820
Plan of Condominium
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

Base application fee +

27,120 +

 

 

Up to, and including, 10 units

 

 11,760

38,880

Between 11 and 25 units

  17,640

44,760

Greater than 25 units   23,580 50,700
Minor or Major Redline (amending) a draft approved plan of condominium 4,260 6,600 10,860
Revision to conditions of draft plan approval for condominium 1,440   1,440
Exemption from Condominium Approval 1,440    
Site Plan Control
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

Major site plan

13,500

 2,250

 15,750

Prior to signing & registration of site plan agreement (applicable to Major Site Plan applications ONLY)

 

1% of total cost of construction (max. 14,000)

Variable*

Minor site plan

 5,100 2,250

7,350

Minor site plan – infill ( <= 3 units)  2,550 2,250 4,800

Amendment to an approved site plan
(minor change / modification)

2,550   2,550
Site plan Review (per circulation beyond 2) 1,350 1,050 2,400
Site plan agreement (beyond standard agreement) 1,275    1,275

Site plan inspections for release of securities
(per inspection beyond 2)

675   675
Extension of conditional site plan approval 1,350   1,350
Relief from Part Lot Control
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

Base application fee
+ per lot or unit

2,850 +
120/lot or unit

1,970

Variable*

Extension of Part Lot Control

2,280

1,576

3,856

Relief from Part Lot Control
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

Base application fee
+ per lot or unit

2,850 +
120/lot or unit

1,970

Variable*

Extension of Part Lot Control

2,280

1,576

3,856

Committee of Adjustment
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

Consent (severance) including long term lease and validation of title

4,560

660

5,220

Minor Variance (Planning Act & Municipal Code (signage / fences))

2,295

495

2,790

Combined Consent and Minor Variance

4,750

550

5,300

Other Fees
Type of ApplicationPlanning Fee ($)Engineering Fee ($)Total Fee Payable ($)
(cash or cheque only)

A.Pre-consultation 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.)

1,320

 

1,320

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

 

1,350

1,350

Complete application review (Returned if application is deemed complete)

1,450

 

1,450

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

2,835

 

2,835

Recirculation of Public Notice of Application 990   900
Revisions to Committee of Adjustment Applications requiring technical recirculation 495   495
Revisions to other applications requiring technical recirculation (For example: subdivision, condominium, amendments to the Official Plan / Zoning By-law) 1,560   1,560
Cancellation of public meeting at applicant’s request 35 for a mail out, and/or 35 per newspaper notice   35 for a mail out, and/or 35 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) 2,130   2,130
Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) Administration Fee 705   705
Letter of agreement compliance / removal from title 135   135
Tree Planting (Boulevard) (Per linear metre for both frontage & flankage)    24 Variable*
Public Notice Sign (per application) 75   75
Letters of Inquiry (per inquiry)   100  
Storm & Sanitary Sewer Permit & Inspection Fee within the Right-of Way (Crossing 1 Road Lane)   415 415
Storm & Sanitary Sewer Permit & Inspection Fee within the Right-of Way (Crossing 2 Road Lanes)   675 675
Storm & Sanitary Sewer Permit & Inspection Fee within the Right-of Way (Crossing 3 Road Lanes)   935 935
Storm & Sanitary Sewer Permit & Inspection Fee within the Right-of Way (Crossing 4 Road Lanes)   1,195 1,195

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.