Land Use Planning Services

Access the Public Portal 24/7 for submitting planning application forms and proposals.  The portal accepts credit card payments for transactions up to $5,000.00.  Learn more about the Development Review Process

The Town of Collingwood (TOC) has a development pause in place using an Interim Control By-law also known as the ICBL. TOC is moving to a Servicing Capacity Allocation Framework supporting a complete community.  

Click below for up-to-date information on the Town's Engage page regarding the ICBL.

Engage Collingwood & ICBL Updates 

The Purpose of Land Use Planning

The planning department provides services regarding the Official Plan and Zoning By-law (including zoning compliance reports), documents for the Town of Collingwood, exercising control over the subdivision of land, and indirectly by providing municipal services and pursuing municipal policies which support and reinforce the land use planning objectives of the Municipality and County of Simcoe.

Click the buttons below to access policy documents, forms, and information.

Public Portal/Online Application Submission  

Planning Application Forms

Collingwood Zoning By-law 

Official Plan 

 Zoning and Official Plan Mapping   

Heritage Buildings & District Part IV and Part V Buildings

Property Inquiry

The planning department guides, regulates, and makes recommendations regarding community growth and development in a manner that protects the environment, enhances the quality of life, promotes a complete community, and involves the public in the decisions that affect them.

The planning department accepts, on behalf of the Council, proposed applications for changes to land use and coordinates the review and approval process within a prescribed time frame.  Planning application forms are located on this site.  Please access the Town's Public Portal to prepare a proposal and upload the executed and commissioned planning application form(s) and associated documents. 

Town of Collingwood Official Plan Consolidated January 2019 version

The Foreward includes Appeal Dispositions, Non-Decision disposition status, and Specific Amendments. For the complete text including interactive content click here. 

The following Site Amendments have yet to be consolidated into the 2019 version: 

OPA #43 360 Raglan Feb 7, 2020, OPA#44 Balmoral Blocks 1 - 4 March 6 2020

The Town of Collingwood Zoning By-Law, and Development Documents

The planning department is located in the Municipal Offices located at 55 Ste. Marie Street.  Please access the office via the rear doors of the building.  The department can be reached at  or 705-445-1290.

Contact Planning Services prior to the building department to discover how Zoning By-law controls the use of land in the community. It states exactly how land may be used, where buildings and other structures can be located in relation to lot setbacks, the types of buildings that are permitted (and how they may be used), the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights, and setbacks from the street.   Learn more at A Citizens' Guide and Zoning By-Laws. 

Proposed Major Developments

Comments: The comments above are made to the best of our knowledge using all of the information and resources available at the posting time. The information contained herein is believed to be correct, however, the Town assumes no liability for negligence, inaccuracies, or omissions. You are welcome to make a personal examination of the applicable information by request via Microsoft teams or by emailing

Planning Act: Individuals who make written submissions with respect to a Planning Act application should be aware that their submission and any personal information in their correspondence will become part of the public record and made available to the Applicant, Committee and Council.

The Town of Collingwood is updating its Official Plan.
The Official Plan is the overall policy framework for how land is used in Collingwood and sets out the vision for our community over the next 20 years.

The Plan is the guide for managing where, when and how the Town should grow. Visit Engage Collingwood for the details!