The Township’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law is a set of regulations that govern land uses that implement the policies set out in the Official Plan. Zoning By-laws dictate what type of development can occur on a property, building setbacks, development restrictions, lot size and dimensions, parking requirements, landscaping and buffering, accessory buildings and much more.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has produced a Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning to assist residents with understanding the rules and processes municipalities must follow. 

Comprehensive Zoning By-law

The Township has a Comprehensive Zoning By-law to implement a set of regulations to control land use and development in the Township of South Stormont. Please contact the Planning Department directly should you required clarification on a specific property, zoning compliance letters and/or written confirmation of a land use. 


Current Comprehensive Zoning By-law


Zoning Schedule (Last updated January 2020)

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Zoning Amendment

A property owner can apply to add to, or change the use of, their land through the Zoning Amendment process. Prior to completing a Zoning Amendment Application, we recommend you meet with the Planning Department. 

Zoning amendments are decided by Council and require a Public Meeting. 

Apply for a Zoning Amendment

Zoning Compliance

A Zoning Compliance letter can be requested online.

Request a Zoning Compliance Letter