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Official Plan Amendments, Rezonings & Plans of Subdivision Applications

Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning Applications

Mississauga Official Plan is a policy document which sets out the goals, objectives and direction for long term growth and development in the City. The Plan is a strategic document developed with citizen input to guide development decisions. Amendments are made to the Plan most often as a result of a rezoning application that is inconsistent with policies found in Mississauga Official Plan.

The City’s Zoning By-law is a set of regulations governing land use that implements the policies of Mississauga Official Plan. Each property in the City is categorized into zones. Each zone defines and regulates uses and sets standards for each permitted use. The rezoning process provides a way to change zoning regulations for individual properties, and is generally initiated by the property owner.

Plan of Subdivision Application

A subdivision is created when land is divided into lots or blocks for the purpose of sale. A Plan of Subdivision is a legal survey which shows how the property has been divided, the location of new roads or services and outlines the proposed use of the lots or blocks. The proposal for a plan of subdivision must conform with the Mississauga Official Plan, which often results in concurrent applications being processed for an Official Plan Amendment and a Rezoning.


Development Application Review Committee

Prior to submitting an application, a pre-application meeting with the Development Application Review Committee (DARC) is required. The pre-application meeting will allow City staff and other external agencies an opportunity to provide the applicant with application submission requirements and identify high level issues.

Pre-application meetings with the DARC can be requested by submitting your request on-line at Mississauga ePlans. For more information on requesting a pre-application meeting, please refer to the Pre-Application Meeting Request document.


Removal of the (H)

For properties in the City of Mississauga with the "H" Holding designation, the "H" must be removed before it can be developed. In order to remove the "H", a DARC meeting is required to provide staff with the opportunity to review all of the municipal infrastructure works prior to submitting a formal application. This includes the review of both above and below ground service plans when works are located within the Municipal right of way. For more information on requesting a pre-application meeting, please refer to the Pre-Application Meeting Request forH Removal document.


After a DARC meeting, an Application for an Official Plan Amendment, Rezoning and/or Plan of Subdivision can be submitted. Application submission is by appointment only. To book an appointment, please contact Sanja Blagojevic at 905-615-3200 ext. 4199, or by email at