The City of Brantford's Zoning By-law guides development and implements the policies of the Official Plan. Property use, the location and height of buildings on a lot, parking requirements, and open space are examples of elements regulated by the by-law. The by-law is continuously updated as Council approves amendments. 

Zoning By-law

Brantford currently has two zoning by-laws in effect. Most of the developed area of the city is covered by Zoning By-law 160-90 available below.

View Zoning By-law Consolidation - Text and Schedules.

Zoning By-law Sections

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Zoning By-law Schedules

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County of Brant Zoning By-law

If you have property that was in the former County of Brant area, which joined the City on January 1, 2017, please refer to the County of Brant Zoning By-law adopted by the City.

Zoning by-law amendments

To apply for a Zoning by-law amendment, complete the Zoning by-law amendment application. We strongly recommend you meet with our Planning Department prior to filling out the application and review the application fees.

Zoning compliance request

Information regarding the zoning of a property and permitted uses of a property can be made available through submission of a zoning compliance request.  If a survey for the property  is provided, it will confirm if the buildings are located in compliance with development regulations of the zoning by-law. The fee for this service is $90.40 (including H.S.T.)

Citizens' Guide to Land-use Planning

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing created the Citizens' Guide to Land-use Planning, which includes general information about zoning by-laws and land use planning.

Buy a copy of our Zoning By-law

You can buy a printed copy of our Zoning By-law from Brantford City Hall on 58 Dalhousie Street for $65.