What is a Zoning By-law?

The Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law put the policies of the Official Plan into “law” for day-to-day administration. It contains specific requirements that are legally enforceable. Construction or new development that doesn't comply with the Zoning By-law is not allowed, and the municipality will refuse to issue a building permit.

The Zoning By-law controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly:
  1. how land may be used
  2. where buildings and other structures can be located
  3. the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street