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Driveways (Residential)

Driveways (Residential)

The Zoning By-law limits how wide your driveway can be, where you can put it on your lot, how you can attach a walkway to your driveway and the surface treatment required.

If you are considering widening or changing your driveway in any way, a building permit is not required; but you must comply with the zoning by-law. If you are re-paving the existing hard surface a permit is not required.

A driveway is defined in the zoning by-law as an internal roadway, that is not a street, private road, common elemental condominium private road, internal road or lane, which provides vehicular access from a street, private road, common elemental condominium private road, to parking or loading spaces.

Parking is only permitted on your driveway or in your garage; you cannot park on your lawn.

Driveways (103 kb) The Driveway Information Sheet shows how the regulations shown in Table 4.1.9 - Driveways and Parking work.

if you want to widen your driveway on the boulevard or at the curb (where your driveway meets the street), you must have permission from the City's Transportation and Works Department for a new curb cut.


Determine your maximum permitted driveway width

1.  Find your zoning using Property Search

Property Details Sample

Property Details Sample

2.  Once you find out your zoning, you will be able to see the maximum driveway width and minimum landscaped soft area required wtihin the provisions of your zone. For example:

Driveway width sample regulations



Any information contained herein is strictly for information purposes only and should be reviewed in conjunction with Zoning By-Law 0225-2007, as amended. In the case where the information provided conflicts with that of the text contained in Zoning By-law 0225-2007, as amended, the text shall prevail. It should not be relied on when making decisions in connection with real estate transactions, development proposals or building permits.

Please visit the Mississauga Civic Centre, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to review the Official Zoning By-law and to speak with staff before making important decisions.

A list of amendments passed by Council but not yet incorporated into the office consolidation copy can be found on the Unconsolidated Zoning By-law Amendments document. 

Copies of Zoning By-law Amendments are available at:
Office of the City Clerk
Corporate Services Department, 2nd Floor.