Zoning By-Laws

Site Plans, Conditional Permits, Land Severance, Re-Zoning Applications

1st point of Contact is the Municipality.

A Pre-Consultation Fee of $150 is to be paid prior to submitting any Planning applications.

  • The Pre- Consultation fee will give you access to the Township Planner (Chris Jones, Municipal Planning Services Ltd.) for advice prior to and during the application process.
  • If you choose to move forward with your application, the Pre-Consultation fee will be deducted from your Planning Application fee.



A zoning by-law controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly:
  • how land may be used
  • where buildings and other structures can be located
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.


A zoning by-law:
  • implements the objectives and policies of a municipality’s official plan.
  • provides a legal way of managing land use and future development
  • in addition to the official plan, protects you from conflicting and possibly dangerous land uses in your community.
What is a zoning by-law amendment?

If you want to use or develop your property in a way that is not allowed by the zoning by-law, you may apply for a zoning change, also known as a zoning by-law amendment or a rezoning. However, council can consider a change only if the new use is allowed by the official plan.

Before you apply for rezoning, you should talk to the municipal staff for advice and information. You must complete an application form which requires information identified by the Minister and the municipality.



Please click on the links below in order to access the Township of Plummer Additional Zoning By-law and Zoning By-law Map:

Planning  & Land Use Processing Fees (By-Law 2022-05 as amended)
Pre Consultation Fee (to be applied to application)$      150.00

Severance (one lot severed, one retained)

Severance (two lots severed, one retained)

 $   1,200.00

 $   2,000.00

Minor Variance $      900.00
Site Plan Control (fee for service by consultant) (minimum charge)$       800.00
Official Plan Amendment (fee for service by consultant)$    2,000.00
Zoning By-Law Amendment (fee for service by consultant)$    2,000.00
Special Request (short notice) Meetings for approvals by Council$       100.00
Tile Drain Loan/Inspection Administration-application$       200.00
Tile Drain Loan Administration (per legal/consultant fees charged) 
Tile Drain Inspection (fee for service by legal/consultant) 

All fees to be paid in advance of service.

Administration cost i.e.: photocopies, emails, phone calls etc. will be charged back at the current municipal Administration fee with a minimum charge of $10 per 1/4 hour.

The Fees for services may include the following (but not limited to):

  • Review of application         
  • Review of entrance permits
  • Site visit
  • Referral requests and preparations
  • Planning Report
  • Engineering review
  • Giving notice to the public
  • Chief Building Official Inspections
  • Agency circulation
  • Algoma Public Health consultation
  • Consultation with 1st Nations as required
  • Registration of agreement
  • Public inquiries
  • Legal
  • Preparation of drafts and final amendments
  • Submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs as required
  • Public meeting(s)
  • Adoption
  • Administration
  • Notification of adoption
  • Monitor for completeness, conditions are met
  • Review of objections
  • Review of Transfers
  • Review Plan of Survey
  • Review of Acknowledgement and Direction
  • Amendments to Tax & Accounting Program where applicable
Refunds to Planning Application Fees (in accordance with By-Law 2020-11):
  • Up to 90% of the Total Fee

If an application has been submitted but no Planner functions have been performed.

  • Up to 50% of the Total Fee less $500.00

If a report has been prepared and/or other Administrative or Planning functions have been performed on an application that has not yet been considered by the Committee of Adjustment/Council.

  • $500 Non-Refundable Fee

A $500 non-refundable fee is applicable on all Planning related applications once it has been submitted to the Planner regardless of the status or outcome of the Application.

  • No Refund

If the application and report(s) have been considered by the Committee of Adjustment/Council, and/or; if Council has passed an implementing         By-Law and/or approved a Notice of Decision.