Minor Variance and Zoning Bylaws

Official Plan and Zoning By-laws

The Planning Department is involved in the preparation and review of plans for future development within the Town. Two documents are primarily used to administer the municipality's Planning Department. The first is called the "Official Plan." It sets out a general policy framework for decisions on planning related matters. For example, it indicates where housing, commercial and industrial activity will be encouraged to locate and what services will be needed for anticipated growth. The second document is called the "Zoning By-law" which specifies the type of development that can occur in different parts of the Town. Any type of proposal that requires a Building Permit must conform to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. View the Town’s Official Plan View the Town’s Zoning By-law

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment has delegated authority under the Planning Act to review and make decisions on applications regarding the subdivision of land (Consent) and minor variances to the Town's Zoning By-law.

Application for Minor Variance

Development Applications

The Planning and Community Development Department manages the processing and management of all development applications, including Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Applications for Site Plan Approval, Plans of Subdivision, and other. 

Application for Site Plan Approval 

Application for Zoning By-law Amendment

Other Application Forms

Municipal Records Certificate 

If you require information on a property in Town, you will be required to submit a Municipal Records Certificate Form. These forms are typically requested by solicitors performing a property transfer or placing a mortgage. Please fill out the top portion of the form as complete as possible and return it along with the accompanying fee(s) to the Town. If a survey is included ensure that it is to scale. Applicable fees are noted in the Town of Penetanguishene Composite Fee Schedule available on the Digital Library under Municipal Fees, Taxes, Financial Related By-laws.