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Land Development Services budget

Land Development Services makes up 2% of the City’s budget. In 2021, the City is decreasing the Land Development Services operating budget by $0.8 million.

Download a copy of the Land Development Services budget.

Download a copy of the Land Development Services presentation to Budget Committee.


To provide strategic, long-term planning and high-quality customer service to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the public. We will do this by facilitating legislated approval processes, creating policies and plans, processing development applications and building permits and carrying out building inspections.

The services we provide

  • Develop strategic land use plans
  • Undertake long-range and community land use planning
  • Engage with the community in land use planning processes
  • Forecast population and employment
  • Create urban design and built-form visions for the city
  • Conduct development and design studies
  • Review and approve development applications
  • Review building permit applications and issue permits
  • Undertake building permit inspections and enforcement
  • Provide planning opinions and customer information

Interesting facts about this service

  • Coordinates planning efforts across the Corporation to ensure alignment with the Provincial Growth Plan, Strategic Plan, Mississauga Official Plan and Zoning By-law
  • 4,000 building permit applications are processed annually
  • The online Planning Information Hub and Census Hub had over 12,000 visits for data used for various projects and economic related activities
  • 79,000 building, plumbing, heating and sign inspections are carried out annually
  • At the end of 2019, there were 20 fixed cranes on construction sites in Mississauga (Crane Index)