Zoning Bylaw Information
The primary legal and administrative means of implementing an OCP is a Zoning Bylaw. A Zoning Bylaw divides a municipality into zoning districts and regulates the development and use of land in those districts. The purposes of a Zoning Bylaw are to control the use of land for providing for the amenity of the area within the council's jurisdiction, and for the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality.
A Zoning Bylaw permits a council to set standards for the use and subdivision of land, and helps manage the supply of municipal services and resources to new development.
Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of an OCP or Zoning Bylaw is guilty of an offense under the The Planning and Development Act, 2007 (PDA). Such a person is liable, on summary conviction, to the penalties provided by the PDA. The municipality has the authority to correct situations of zoning noncompliance by issuing zoning enforcement orders and following the procedures identified in the PDA.
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