Submitting a Planning Application

Before filing an application, we strongly recommend contacting our Planning department and reviewing the application fees.

A meeting for pre-consultation and development review is required before you submit an application for any of the following:

Official Plan Amendment

An official plan amendment application is required to make changes to the Official Plan. To find out more about the Official Plan, visit the Official Plan page.

Plan of Condominium

An application for plan of condominium is required before you create and then sell individual condominium units. This applies to all types of condominium including: standard condominium, vacant land condominium, common-elements condominium or the conversion of an existing use from rental to condominium.

Plan of Subdivision and Relief from Part Lot Control

An application for plan of subdivision is required when the subdivision of land into two or more parcels is proposed. This will ensure the proposed subdivision aligns with the direction set out in the City's Official Plan and Council approval is required.

Relief from Part Lot Control Applications are alternative forms of land division to Plans of Subdivision. This process is used to lift Part Lot Control restrictions from lands within registered plans of subdivision to create parcels for sale. It usually is used for townhouse developments after construction has started to accurately set the boundary lines between the townhouse units.


An application for a pre-consultation is required, in most cases, prior to making an application for an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Approval of a Draft Plan of Subdivision and Site Plan Approval. The purpose of a pre-consultation meeting is to provide the applicant with an opportunity to present and review the proposed application with staff, to discuss potential issues, and determine the required elements and materials to be submitted with the application for it to be considered complete.

Site Plan Control

An application for Site Plan Control is required before making some improvements to a property. Site plans ensure the most important elements of a property such as building location, design, scale and size of the building, driveways, parking, grading and drainage including storm water management, and municipal services (sanitary sewers and water supply) are considered before development takes place.

An application for an Amendment to an Approved Site Plan is required to make changes to an approved site plan.

Telecommunication Towers and Antenna

An application for antenna system siting is required for new telecommunication and antenna facilities. The City of Brantford is a commenting agency for new telecommunication and antenna facilities. Our areas of interest are, but not limited to:

  • avoidance of sensitive locations including residential areas where possible
  • encouraging appropriate design
  • encouraging co-location of facilities
  • defining the process
  • consultation requirements

The intent is to have land use concerns addressed while respecting the federal jurisdiction of Industry Canada. Telecommunication towers and antennas are subject to the City's Antenna System Siting Protocol.

Zoning by-law Amendment

A Zoning by-law Amendment application is required to change the uses permitted on a property and/or change the regulations that apply to your lands. To find out more about Zoning, visit the Zoning page.

Development Review Meeting Schedule
Submission Deadlines

Meeting Dates

Location: City Hall
December 10th, 2020 

January 21 (Thursday)
January 26 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
January 7th, 2021 

February 18 (Thursday)
February 23 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
February 11th, 2021 

March 25 (Thursday)
March 30 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
March 4th, 2021 

April 15 (Thursday)
April 20 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
April 8th, 2021 

May 20 (Thursday)
May 25 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
May 6th, 2021 

June 17 (Thursday)
June 22 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
June 10th, 2021 

July 22 (Thursday)
July 27 (Tuesday)

Zoom Virtual Meeting
July 8th, 2021 

August 19 (Thursday)
August 24 (Tuesday)

August 5th, 2021 

September 16 (Thursday)
September 21 (Tuesday)

September 9th, 2021 

October 21 (Thursday)
October 26 (Tuesday)

October 7th, 2021 

November 18 (Thursday)
November 23 (Tuesday)

November 4th, 2021 

December 9 (Thursday)
December 14 (Tuesday)


Appointment times will be assigned by staff. Additional dates and times may be added depending on the volume of applications.
If you have questions regarding applications, meetings or scheduling, please contact the planner assigned to your application.