The planning department is responsible for helping the community establish and implement their long-range community development plan and vision. Community planning promotes the goals of economic prosperity, community vitality, environmental responsibility and enriched cultural identity in a way that reflects the community while respecting provincial policy. It is based on a system that is open, accessible, timely, efficient, coordinated and accountable.
From city-wide initiatives to your neighbourhood park, the services offered by the department play an important role in shaping the future of Smiths Falls, based on its diverse needs and opportunities.
Explore our pages to find a wide range of information and resources relating to planning and development processes, planning policy projects, parks and environmental preservation, heritage building conservation, licenses, permits and by-law enforcement.
Considering a development? This department is initial contact for the coordinated review and processing of development proposals, site plans, severances or consents, zoning or official plan applications and zoning letters and inquiries.
Contact: Karl Grenke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Phone: 613-283-4124 ext. 1116
Address: P.O. Box 695, 77 Beckwith St. N., Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4T6
Zoning and Official Plan Schedules are available through the Town’s Interactive Map:
Planning Application Fees and Charges:
|2015 Planning Fees and Charges|
|Application Type||2015 Fee|
|Residential Development Agreement||$1,000|
|Official Plan Amendment||$2,000|
|Zoning By-law Amendment||$2,000|
|Site Plan Control Application||$1,500|
|Subdivision Agreement||$1,000 + $10 per lot over 50 lots|
|Official Plan Letter||$50|
|Confirmation of Other Property Info||$50|
|Copy of the Official Plan||$76.50|
|Copy of the Zoning By-law||$65|
|Base Administration Fee||$1,000|
|FIT Application Review||$1,000|
|Development Permit System – Class I||$2,400|
|Cash in lieu of Parking||$750|
|File Re-activation Fees for files closed for more than 12 months||50% of the original fee|
|Lifting of a Holding||$750|
|Lifting of Part Lot Control||$1,000|
|Extension of Draft Approval||$1,000|
|Validation of title||$500|
|Temporary Use Extensions||$750|
|Major Subdivision Revisions||$1,500|
|Expedited Compliance Certificates||$60|
|Development Permit System – Class II||$500|
Additional costs incurred by the Town in processing the application may be charged back to the applicant (please refer to the specific application and fee by-law for details).** Please contact the Planning Department for a pre-consultation prior to filing any applications.