Preliminary Zoning Review Program Guides

Preliminary Project Review (PPR)

Service Description

One preliminary review of the submitted plans to confirm zoning compliance

Service Outcome

A written notice of zoning compliance or an Examiner's notice listing zoning deficiencies

General Information

Required when written confirmation is required that a proposal complies with the zoning bylaw.  Highly recommended for submission with Committee of Adjustment Applications

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 or submitted by email.

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

ExpandPreliminary Project Review (PPR) Fees

The PPR is a review of a proposal to determine its compliance with the City’s zoning bylaw. The fees for the PPR program are as follows:
Type of Request Per Registered Lot Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2016 Per Request (Non-refundable) Fee Effective Jan. 1, 2017 Per Request (Non-refundable)
Signs - First-Party Identification Signs, first 2 signs $80.31 each, $26.77/additional, maximum $160.62 $82.11 each, $27.37/additional, maximum $164.22
Signs - Third-Party Advertising Signs $80.31 each, maximum $240.93 $82.11 each, maximum $246.35
Accessory residential buildings and structures, e.g. garages, porches, balconies, and additions less than 10m2 $80.31 $82.11
New Houses (Single and Semi-Detached) $194.24 $198.59
New buildings, additions and conversions where the construction cost is less than $1 million, other than houses $267.71 $273.71
New buildings, additions and conversions where the construction cost is $1 million or more, other than houses $535.41 $547.40
Review for business license $224.88/application $229.91/application
All other proposals not described $194.24 $198.59