Depending on your planned use of a property or if you’re making certain changes not allowed by zoning by-laws, you may need to apply for a zoning by-law amendment, a minor variance or an Official Plan amendment (OPA).

Book a pre-consultation meeting

Before completing an application, you must attend a pre-consultation meeting with our staff. To book a pre-consultation meeting, please call us at 905-878-7252 x2215. We will confirm all application requirements and help provide initial comments on your proposed development.

After you attend the pre-consultation meeting, you can submit your application. Make sure to include a site plan with all development applications.

Applying for rezoning

Please send us a completed Zoning Amendment Application to apply. Make sure to include all fees when you submit your application. Follow our  Guidelines to help you through our application process and requirements.  Please contact Development Planning for a copy of the Application Form and Guidelines.

A zoning by-law amendment can be considered only if your proposed use is allowed by Milton’s Official Plan.

A zoning by-law amendment will require review by staff as well as public meetings and consultation.

After hearing all agency and public comments and concerns, Council may pass, change or reject the by-law amendment. After a decision, you can file an appeal with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Please contact Development Planning to receive the most up to date Zoning Application Form.

Official Plan Amendment application fees

Below are the 2021 fees applicable for an Official Plan Amendment
Town of Milton Fee
Application base fee plus per unit fee $20,004.00

Units 0-25 Fee:

Units 26-100:

Units 100+

Per square metre of GFA

$339.00

$202.00

$122.00

$1.39

Incomplete application submission $190.00

Minor revision

Major revision

*Advertising fee (per required notice)

15% of current application fee

50% of current application fee

$2,202.07

Halton Region Fee
Application base fee  $8,718.50

Revision fee

$4,359.26

Conservation Halton Fee

Large (> 2 ha)

Major

Intermediate

Minor

$18,994.00

$6,829.00

$4,517.00

$1,313.00

Zoning By-law Amendment application fees

Below are the 2021 fees applicable for a Zoning By-law Amendment application
Town of Milton Fee
Application base fee plus per unit fee $14,321.00

Units 0-25 Fee:

Units 26-100:

Units 100+

Per square metre of GFA

$339.00

$202.00

$122.00

$1.39

Incomplete application submission $190.00

Minor revision

Major revision

*Advertising fee (per required notice)

15% of current application fee

50% of current application fee

$2,202.07

Halton Region Fee
Application base fee  $1,028.39

Revision fee

$514.22

Conservation Halton Fee

Large (> 2 ha)

Major

Intermediate

Minor

$18,994.00

$6,829.00

$4,517.00

$1,313.00

Removal of holdings fees

Below are the fees associated with a Removal of Holding Symbol application
Town of Milton Region of Halton Conservation Halton
$3,356.00 $363.18 n/a

Temporary Use By-law fees

Below are the fees associated with a Temporary Use Zoning By-law application
Town of Milton Region of Halton Conservation Halton

*Type 1: $12,423.00

*Type 2: $9,757.00

$581.07

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Extension: $6,174.00

$581.07

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*All planning applications that require a statutory public meeting will be required to pay a one-time administrative fee with the application fees along with the actual cost of the publication of the Public Notice is the local newspaper. The cost will be invoiced to applicants after publication.