Applying for rezoning in Milton is a simple process that follows three main steps, pre-consultation meeting, application for rezoning and a council hearing for your application. We’ve listed the steps you need to take to get your project going, and explain how and when Simple Sign can help facilitate this process for you.
How to Apply for a Rezoning Permit in Milton
Step 1: Attend a Pre-Consultation Meeting
Depending on how you intend to use your property that may or may not be allowed by the zoning by-laws, you may need to apply for an additional zoning-by-law amendment, a minor variance or an Official Plan amendment (OPA). This is followed by a mandatory pre-consultation meeting with the development staff, which requires an appointment. During this appointment, a confirmation of your application requirements and additional support will be given for your proposed development.
Step 2: Identify Zoning By-law and Contact Planning Department
In the case that your application does not follow the zoning by-laws of the City of Milton, you may be required to submit additional applications. These applications may include the Official Plan amendments, the Rezoning amendments, and the Minor variance.
Due to the current circumstances, electronic submissions are available for Zoning By-law amendments, Official Plan amendments, draft plans of subdivision, draft plans of condominium, minor variances, consents, site plan approvals and exemptions from part lot control. To begin the submission process, you will need to email the Town’s Planning Administrator to inform them that you intend to submit an application and/or resubmission.
Step 3: Submit Your Application
A link will be sent to you by the Planning Administrator for you to upload all your required files. All electronic files, including application forms, reports and drawings must be:
- In PDF format
- AODA compliant
- Uncompressed (no zip files, no folders and writable) and
- Labelled correctly
Once received, the Planning Administrator will confirm receipt of upload and provide you with information regarding payment of fees. Your application will only be considered if your proposed use is allowed by Milton’s Official Plan.
Step 4: Install Rezoning Signage
At this point, the City will request for the applicant to install one or more rezoning application signs on their property that notifies other landowners and community members of your plans, and that an application has been submitted.
The City will send the applicant a letter to outline how many signs are required and also the exact text which should be included on the rezoning application sign(s). This process often means dealing with the hassles approval, dealing with sign shops and the annoyance of building frames to display your signs properly.
The team at Simple Sign can use this letter from the city planner to create the graphic design for the sign and install the rezoning application sign quickly and at a competitive price point.
Simple Sign is also able to proof any rezoning sign information to ensure it meets requirements and submit sign information directly to the City for approval.
We guarantee the installation of rezoning signs within 3 business days, removing the burden of handling signage design and installation from your busy schedule.
Step 5: Submit Payment
Payment can be made through cheque to the Town’s drop box addressed to the Planning Administrator with the development application referenced. Contact the Town’s Planning Administration for more details. Note that the Town will not process any development applications without the application review fees. Any additional payment required from the Region of Halton or Conservation Halton applicable to your application requires a confirmation that the applicable fees have been paid prior to the processing of any applications.
Step 6: Issuance of Rezoning Permit and Development Application
Following the approval of your Rezoning Application, you are eligible to apply for a development permit. Check out Simple Sign’s Guide on Applying for a Development Permit in Milton to learn more about proceeding with your project.
When it’s time for the switch to a property development sign, removal service is always included in Simple Sign’s all-inclusive sign package for locally installed signs. Instead of your sign ending up in a landfill, we will recycle and reuse all sign materials.