Preliminary Zoning Review Program Guides

Zoning Certificate

Service Description

Preliminary review of the submitted plans to confirm zoning and applicable law compliance, allowing a complete application for a building permit

Service Outcome

A zoning certificate or an Examiner's notice listing zoning and applicable law deficiencies

General Information

Detailed review of a proposal intended for a future building permit application, to determine zoning compliance and confirm compliance with other applicable law.

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

All drawings, reports, and forms, including the completed Project Review Request
must be provided in a PDF format on a rewritable DVD, USB or submitted by email.
Click Email Submission Channel to see which applications are eligible.

The fee for a building permit application will be reduced by the amount of fee paid for a zoning certificate provided the application is for the same proposal and made within one year of the date of the issuance of the zoning certificate.

Required Documentation


Please provide a survey if available

Site Plan

A detailed site plan, fully dimensioned and showing adjacent properties and buildings including setbacks.

Floor Plans

Floor plans, fully dimensioned indicating uses of all spaces.

Elevations and Cross-Sections

Applicable elevations and cross-sections.

Required Forms

Required Fees

ExpandZoning Certificate Fee

The fee for a Zoning Certificate shall be 25 percent of the total prescribed building permit fee. Additional reviews resulting from a response to an Examiners Notice or the voluntary submission of new information to make minor alterations to a project will be subject to a non-refundable re-submission fee equal to 10% of the initial Zoning Certificate fee or the minimum additional hourly fee, whichever is greater, as per the Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 441.