The Planning and Building Department is responsible for the land development approval
process, from the planning of raw land through the processing of development applications and
building permit issuance, to final building inspections. The department also provides
data and advice to City Council, citizens, developers, consultants and land owners on matters
affecting the planning and development of the City.
Of the six sections of the Community Services Department - Planning and Administration
Division, the Planning and Heritage Section and the Development Section are primarily
responsible for the provision and development of open space systems and facilities for the City
The Planning and Heritage Section is responsible for negotiating, commenting on, reviewing,
inspecting and approving work related to development applications on behalf of Community
Services. Heritage planning relates to the conservation of cultural heritage resources
and maintaining a Heritage Inventory of significant properties. Park and greenbelt
development work is to comply with the standards, policies and procedures of the Subdivision
|Planning & Development Committee
This Committee's main responsibility is to provide a public process as required under the
Planning Act to allow an opportunity for the public to express their views on planning related
policies and development applications. The committee also recommends to Council planning
related policies and the conditions under which site specific development can occur.
|Economic Development Office
Our economic development professionals can advise and assist you on a wide range of topics.
(i) Site Location Assistance (ii) Business Self-Help Office (iii) Facilitation - Our
connections with such organizations as Industry Canada, the Business Development Bank and the
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism enable us to help you to access appropriate
government programs and networking opportunities (iv) Comprehensive Information (v) Advocacy -
EDO represents the interests of business and economic development in the development and
application of government policy and legislation.
The Office of the City Clerk maintains a list of frequently requested 'By-laws Online'
including Building Permit By-law, Development Charges By-law, Hydro Development Charges By-law,
etc. By-law Enforcement respond to complaints relating to violations of City By-laws including
zoning, property standards, fencing, littering, dumping, noise disturbances and smoke
Our 'Forms Online' lists the most frequently requested applications including those for
Consent to Sever, Site Plan Approval, and Condominium Application.
The City contracts for the supply of a large variety of goods and services including
The Committee of Adjustment is composed of seven members, who are appointed by the Council
of the City of Mississauga. The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario
Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit
extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses and give consent
to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest "part" of