The construction, development or re-development of land in Milton can require site plan approval. Contact us and we’ll help you determine whether your development proposal requires Site Plan Approval.

Applying for site plan approval

Before starting your application, you must attend a pre-application meeting. Afterwards, send us a completed Site Plan Approval application to apply. Please see our guidelines for site plan approval for submission requirements, fees, timeline information and more.

Our Site Plan Control By-law and review process improves the function, design and appearance of proposed developments.

Site plan guidelines

Please contact Development Planning to be emailed a copy of the guidelines and application form.

Site plan fees

Below are the 2022 fees for applying for a site plan approval:

Town of Milton Fee
Non-residential base fee $6,200
Non-residential fee per hectare* (max 10 ha) $4,202

Residential base fee (non-heritage) plus per unit fee:

Units 2-25

Units 26-100

Units 100+

$6,200

$126

$43

$35

Residential base fee (heritage dwelling) $6,200

Subsequent Resubmissions

(Fourth and subsequent submissions)

5% of current fee

Minor and Partial Approval Application

15% of current fee

Site plan agreement fee**

Site plan inspection fee

Site plan legal fees**

Property title research fee

$2,289

$816

Actual Cost

$200

Extension to site plan agreement  $1,420
Annual processing fee*** $3,100

*Rounded to the nearest 1/4 hectare. Calculated to a maximum 10 ha per application.

**All Town agreements and legal fees are subject to disbursements.

***If site plan approval is noted granted within a one-year time frame, annual renewal fees are due.

Planning fees are due at time of submission. A cheque made payable to the Town of Milton can be submitted either by mail or in person (Drop Box or at Cashiers in the Main Lobby) to the attention of Planning Administrator at Town Hall at 150 Mary Street, Milton. The applicant must provide the following information with all cheque payments:

  • Applicant/Owner Name
  • Site Address
  • File Number (if known).

Missing information can cause delays in processing your payment and application.

Applicable Halton Region fees should be forwarded directly to Halton Region. Visit Halton Region's website for fee information and on how to submit your payment. 

Applicable Conservation Halton fees are to be forwarded directly to Conservation Halton. Visit Conservation Halton's website for fee information and how to submit your payment.

Development in Milton's character area

Many properties on the Heritage List are in Milton's downtown character area. To conserve the historic character of this area, site plan approval is needed for new additions and new buildings. Please see Schedule D of the Official Plan for the character area’s location.