Step 1: Contact our Rezoning Centre
To begin rezoning your property, visit or call our Rezoning Centre.
We'll research the property you want to rezone, and explain the policies, guidelines, and plans that affect the property's use and development.
We'll also tell you if your application for rezoning might be considered and supported, and identify the issues you need to consider or address during the application process.
Step 2: Make a written enquiry for rezoning advice
If we find that your rezoning proposal has a community or citywide benefit – and that City Council may support it – we'll ask you to apply for rezoning advice before you apply for rezoning.
We'll give you an application form to complete and a list of specific information to provide when you apply.
As of January 1, 2017, the fee to review drawings and provide comments on your proposed rezoning is $3,320 ($332 for incorporated non-profit societies).
The fee is set in Schedule 2, Section 10(a) of the Zoning and Development Fee Bylaw (90 KB).
Provide these items when you apply:
- Completed application form
- Specific information we requested
- Drawing package
- Fee payment
You can expect a response to your application in about 8 to 12 weeks.
Step 3: Book a pre-application meeting with planning staff
Based on our response to your application for rezoning advice, if you decide to apply for rezoning, book a pre-application meeting with your rezoning planner to discuss:
- Application requirements for your proposal
- Recommended meetings with other staff who can help identify issues or refine the scope of your proposal
- Consultation with neighbours about your proposal before you apply for rezoning
Step 4: Apply for rezoning
Once all of your rezoning application material is ready, meet with your rezoning planner again to apply and pay the application fee.
We only accept complete applications that have all the required documentation we discussed during your pre-application.