The zoning by-law lists permitted uses in each zone. Different types of businesses are categorized into different uses
which can be referenced in the definitions section 1.2
A zone will identify what uses are typically
permitted, however, it cannot be confirmed that the use complies with all zoning regulations (parking, separation distances, outdoor storage, approvals from other agencies, or any other applicable regulations) until it is approved by a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy
No business use can be changed to another type of use without first obtaining a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy
If you're planning to start a business, you should confirm that your type of business is permitted by the zoning by-law.
Confirm the zoning of the property
Check the permitted uses indicated under the zoning designation and 2.1.9 for Uses Permitted in More Than One Zone Category
. Where a ✓
symbol appears in a table it shall mean, when associated with a use
in a specified zone, that the use
is TYPICALLY permitted in that zone. Note: All bolded
words shown are defined in the zoning by-law and a use must fit within a specific definition in order to be considered that use. See example below:
The table above is a useful tool to help you understand how to identify permitted uses in different zones. The City will confirm that your proposal meets all requirements of the Zoning By-Law through review of a building permit and/or Zoning Certificate of Occupancy.
Apply for a Zoning Certificate of Occupancy
. Confirm with zoning staff to determine whether or not a Zoning certificate is required.
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.