Planning and Development
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 programme. 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.
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.
The Planning and 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.
Official Plan Update - click for more ifnormation about the Town's Official Plan update project
Other Application Forms
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.
Contact the Planning Department
The Town has engaged a planning consultant to work out of the office 2 days a week. To meet with the Planner, please contact Kris to set-up an appointment.
Administrative Support Person
Phone: (705) 549-7453
Nathan Westendorp, MCIP, RPP
Phone: (705) 549-7453
Jessica Klug, MSc., MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner (on maternity leave)