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Planning and Building

Fact Sheets

To learn facts on the following topics, click on that subject listed below:

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I obtain a Building Permit?

Information about the Building Department and Permits is available at https://ektwp.ca/building-department/.

What is land use planning?

Land use planning is a means of ensuring that land and resources are managed and that growth occurs in a manner in which the community desires. Planning guides development while guarding against negative impacts. The Official Plan and Zoning By-law are daily tools that the municipality uses to implement its land use planning goals.

What is the zoning/official plan designation of my property?

Information about the Township’s Zoning By-law, including mapping indicating the zoning of land, can be found at https://ektwp.ca/the-zoning-by-law/.  Details about our Official Plan is available at https://ektwp.ca/the-official-plan/.

How do I apply for a severance?

The Township has a dedicated page about severances available at https://ektwp.ca/severances/.  Please complete the Preliminary Request Form with a sketch before contacting the department.

What is the Planning Advisory Committee?

For more information on the Planning Advisory Committee’s role in the Planning Process, visit https://ektwp.ca/planning-advisory-committee/.

What is the Committee of Adjustment?

For more information about the Committee of Adjustment and their role in the Planning Process, visit https://ektwp.ca/committee-of-adjustment/.

The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website contains considerable information on the planning process in the province of Ontario. To access the online Citizen’s Guide To Land Use Planning go to their website at www.mah.gov.on.ca.

Additionally, you may wish to review the website for the provincial Local Planning Advisory Tribunal (LPAT), the organization which hears appeals on planning matters, at www.olt.gov.on.ca.

Contact the Planning Department

For information on any of these subjects, please contact the Planning and Development Department.

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Rd
RR 2 Addison, ON K0E 1A0

Phone: 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)
Fax: 613-345-7235
Email: planning@ektwp.ca