Land use planning helps the Town grow and develop in a way that is sustainable and desirable for the community. Planning is a part of almost every aspect of life in Smiths Falls. Land use planning helps: decide where homes and business can be built, suggest good locations for parks, schools and nursing homes; and, define where other important services such as roads and sewers should be placed.

The planning process is directed by the province under the Planning Act. The process is a system that is open, accessible and accountable. We recommend you speak to a Planner before starting any development to identify any planning approvals that may be needed for the project.

Planning is responsible for both short term and long range planning within the Town including the application processing for Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, Plans of Subdivision, Site Plan Control and more.  Planning staff also manage the Town’s Community Improvement Plan and Heritage designations under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Planning Public Notices

Planning Application Forms

Planning Application Fees – Approved by By-law 10343-2022

Other Services

Planning services is responsible for other approvals and services such as:

  • Cash-in-lieu of Parking Agreements
  • Civic Addressing
  • Community Improvement Plan
  • Encroachment Agreements
  • Heritage Alteration Permissions and other applications under the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Plans of Condominium
  • Street Naming
  • Sign Permits
  • Sidewalk Patios
  • Zoning and Building/Work Order Compliance Letters

Contact Us

Karl Grenke, RPP, MCIP

Senior Planner

613-283-4124 ext. 1116


Richard Grant

Planner I

613-283-4124 ext. 1123


Mary Remmig

Planning Clerk

613-283-4124 ext. 1136

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