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.


A pre-consultation meeting provides the applicant with an opportunity to review the proposed application with staff, discuss potential issues, and determine the requirements and materials to be submitted with the application for it to be considered complete.

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 fastest way to submit an application is through CloudPermit. It’s an all-digital system that allows you to submit an application and documentation, track the application status, and comment on the process entirely online.

Submit A Planning Application

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.

Before applying for your Security Release:

To apply for a Security Release, please use the following form: Request for Security Releases.

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 - Preconsultation
Submission DeadlineMeeting DateMeeting Location
 December 8, 2022  January 26 Zoom virtual meeting 
 January 5, 2023  February 16 Zoom virtual meeting 
 February 2, 2023  March 23 Zoom virtual meeting 
 March 9, 2023  April 20 Zoom virtual meeting 
 April 6, 2023  May 18 Zoom virtual meeting 
 May 5, 2023  June 15 Zoom virtual meeting 
 June 9, 2023  July 20 TBD
 July 6, 2023  August 17 TBD
 August 10, 2023  September 21 TBD
 September 7, 2023  October 19 TBD
 October 5, 2023  November 16 TBD
 November 2, 2023  December 14 TBD

A PDF version of the DRM calendar is available.

Appointment times will be assigned by staff accordingly upon review of the all applications for completeness. Additional dates and times may be added depending on the volume of applications. Submission deadline dates do not apply to Site Plan Control applications.

If you have questions regarding applications, meetings or scheduling, please contact the planner assigned to your application.