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Planning & Zoning

Planning & Zoning

The Planning Department is responsible for land-use planning and for the review of planning applications such as official plan amendments, zoning amendments, severances (consents), site plan control, part lot control, plans of subdivision and minor variances. Contact the department to schedule a pre-consultation meeting for any planning applications.

The Official Plan provides goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for development based on the social, economic, and environmental goals of the United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry.

Official plans are implemented locally through tools like zoning by-laws, site plans, and plans of subdivision. Visit the SDG Counties website for more information.


The Zoning Bylaw is a more detailed land use regulatory document identifying specific provisions that may apply to the potential use of land (i.e. including buildings and structures). Council must have regard for Provincial Planning policies as well as for compliance with the Official Plan when reviewing development proposals and land use. Council may consider amendments to the Zoning By-law in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Planning Act.

Interactive Zoning Map

The link above opens an external window to a GIS (Geographic Information System) Zoning Map for the Municipality of South Dundas. For detailed information about a specific property, contact the department.

For more information, please view the SDG Official Plan and Zoning By-law 2010-48.