Land Development Services budget

Land Development Services makes up 2.8% of the City’s budget. In 2022, the City is decreasing the Land Development Services operating budget by $0.6 million.

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

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 regarding both residential and commercial applications
  • Support business start-up, growth, attraction and retention

Interesting facts about this service

  • Co-ordinates planning efforts across the Corporation to ensure alignment with the Provincial Growth Plan, Strategic Plan, Mississauga Official Plan and Zoning By-law
  • 3,707 building permit applications were issued and 71,599 building, plumbing, heating and sign inspections carried out in 2020
  • The online Planning Information Hub and Census Hub had over 11,000 visits for data used for various projects and economic-related activities
  • Supported business expansion, attraction and retention contributing over $2.1 million in new and retained tax assessment in 2020 as well as the creation and retention of approximately 3,800 jobs