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
The Mississauga Zoning By-law is a set of regulations governing land use that implements the
policies of Mississauga 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.
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 be in conformity with Mississauga Plan, which often
results in concurrent applications being processed for an Official Plan Amendment and Plan of
The following "Related Links" are provided to assist applicants in the submission
and processing of Official Plan Amendment, rezoning and plan of subdivision development
The brochure "New Residential Subdivisions - Frequently Asked Questions" (listed
below) is also available at the Planning Services Centre, 3rd Floor.
|We have developed a new application form that can be used for Rezonings,
Official Plan Amendments, or Subdivision applications. This new combined application form
reduces the amount of duplicated information.
Combined Rezoning OPA Subdivsion Application Form