Planning on building or developing in Perth? We are here to help with the following:
The Fees and Charges By-law No. 3675, Schedule 'B', contains the fees for the above applications.
The Development Charges brochure contains the following information:
|PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE ZONING BY-LAW NO. 3358
The Town of Perth is presently updating the Comprehensive Zoning By-law and associated documents. The proposed amendment to this By-law has been presented at an Open House held on March 15, 2017 and subsequently on March 22, 2017.
The Comprehensive Zoning By-law is a legally enforceable document that regulates the development of all lands within the Town of Perth.
To change the uses permitted on a property or to make significant changes to the requirements limiting size or location of buildings requires an Application for a Zoning Amendment. Minor variations to zoning requirements may be considered under an application to the Town's Committee of Adjustment. The Planning Act establishes the requirements for both processes including mandatory public notification procedures.
The zoning information provided on this website, including zoning map and the text of Zoning By-law No. 3358, are provided for general information purposes only. In the event of a dispute, the final determination of the zoning applicable to an individual lot will be based on the original Zoning By-law and Schedule and any amendments to the by-law.
Original documents can be viewed by contacting the Town's Planning Department. It is recommended that people with zoning or development inquiries call the Department in advance to ensure staff and the necessary information will be available: 613-267-3311, extension 2232 or 2235.
Q: What is the process of a typical planning application, including timeframes?
A: The Town processes applications for Official Plan amendments, Zoning Amendments, Site Plan Control, Part Lot Control and Minor Variances (Please note applications for Consents (severances), Plans of Subdivision and Condominium are processed by the County of Lanark, but require pre-consultation with the Town).
Brief overview of a typical planning application process. Please note: different applications will require different timelines. This is a general guideline only:
|Prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to meet with a municipal Planner to discuss the existing requirements and the process. For more complex projects a meeting with the Development Support Team is beneficial. Please contact the Planning office at (613) 267-3311, extension 2252 to arrange an appointment.|
|2) Receive complete application (Day 1-5)|
|Upon submission Planning staff will review the application for completeness (including payment) and set up a file. The omission of required information in the application form is likely to delay the processing of the application. The formal process under the Planning Act does not begin until an application is deemed complete.|
|3) Agency and public consultation process (Day 6-35)|
|Once the Director of Development and Protective Services has confirmed the application is complete, if a public meeting is required then formal notice is prepared and arrangements made for a 20-day public consultation period (in most cases this includes posting the notice in the local paper). Notice and information regarding the application is circulated to all municipal departments and outside agencies and is available for the public for review and comment.|
|4) Review comments from circulation (Day 30 - 50)|
|Following receipt of comments from circulation, an initial staff report is prepared for submission to the Planning Advisory Committee. If there are concerns or technical issues, the Director of Development and Protective Services will contact the applicant to discuss and seek solutions to any issues that may have been identified by municipal departments, external agencies or the public. The staff report becomes a public document once it is released with the Planning Advisory Committee agenda.|
|5) Committee meeting and public meeting if necessary (Day 45-65)|
The file is then prepared to be presented to the Planning Advisory Committee. At this time agenda packages are issued to committee members. The Committee Meeting is usually followed by the Public Meeting in Town of Perth. A public Meeting is required for Zoning Amendment application and Minor Variance application.
|6) Council decision/agreement/appeal (Day 65-90)|
This step will vary depending on the particular application. Some applications, e.g. site plan applications cannot be appealed by the public.
|Who We Are|
The Development Support Team (DST) is made up town staff who have a responsibility for economic growth.
|What We Do|
The team meets at least once a month to discuss and review:
Let us assist you in managing the barriers prohibiting your development from occurring. If you are a developer or are interested in investing in the Town of Perth, we encourage you to meet with the team.
|Get In Touch|
|To arrange a meeting with the Development Support Team, contact Economic Development at (613) 267-3311 ext. 2240 or complete the scheduling form.|
|Community Improvement Plan|
|The purpose of the proposed Community Improvement Plan is to support and promote the continued beautification, improvement and revitalization of downtown Perth. The Community Improvement Plan applies to lands designated as the proposed Community Improvement Plan project area.
|Planning Advisory Committee|