As of January 1, 2023 you will no longer be able to pay for your application fees by cheque. View the pay fees information below for more details.
If you applied for an amendment or plan of subdivision before April 12, 2021, use our development application tool to check the progress of your application.
All development applications must be submitted online through ePlans.
You should submit the following drawings and documents with your pre-application meeting request for Official Plan amendment, rezoning and subdivision:
Drawings and documents should be saved in the correct view orientation.
File names for all drawings should include the first letter of the discipline name, such as ‘A’ for architectural, followed by the three digit sheet number and drawing type. For example, ‘A100 Site Plan’.
Each drawing plan sheet should be an individual file.
Make sure to use the ‘Complete – Notify the City of Mississauga’ button to submit your request.
Once we receive your pre-application meeting request, we’ll review the drawings and documents you’ve submitted, tell you what additional information is required, or any changes that should be made.
If everything is correct, we’ll schedule a meeting with you and the Development Application Review Committee (DARC). At this meeting we will provide you with comments and feedback on your proposal along with information on all the plans, studies and documentation that you need to submit with your application.
All feedback will also be available for you to view in ePlans.
A pre-application meeting with staff must be completed before you can move on to step two and submit your Official Plan amendment, Zoning By-law amendment or plan of subdivision application request.
When you’re ready to submit your Official Plan amendment, Zoning By-law amendment or plan of subdivision application, log into ePlans and follow the steps to create an application request and pay the administration fee.
Shortly after submitting your application request, you’ll receive an email that includes your temporary project number and an invitation to upload the required drawings and documents.
You’ll be given a Submission Requirements Checklist at your DARC meeting. This will list the drawings and documents you need to upload, which will be some or all of the following:
After you upload the drawings and documents, we’ll do a prescreen review to ensure the requirements are met. This usually takes three to five business days.
If we still need more information, we’ll email you. All prescreen corrections will need to be made by you in order to move ahead with the application process.
After the prescreen review, you will receive an email to pay your fees. To ensure there are no delays in processing your application, or having your application deemed incomplete, please submit your fee calculation worksheet for approval before any payment is made.
If you make an error in your payment, you will need to request a refund from the City which could take up to five business days to process.
When you’re ready to pay your fees, you have three options:
You can make electronic payments by electronic funds transfer (EFT) or wire transfer for planning application fees that exceed $30,000 and can’t be paid through ePlans or by email payment.
A $15 surcharge is applicable to all wire transfers. Please make sure this amount is added to your payment before transferring your payment to the City.
Please make sure that the information you provide in the form matches the information you send with your payment. This will prevent any delays in verifying and processing your payment.
Email the form to both the City staff member who requested the payment and to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of your email please write “Electronic Payment” and include the file number and/or the property address.
The City staff member will email you the City’s banking information. Make the transfer through your financial institution and email the receipt to the City staff member who requested the payment and to email@example.com.
You can make an Interac e-transfer payment for application fees that are less than $25,000.
When you make your payment it will be automatically deposited to the City. There are no reversals or cancellations.
You can use a credit card to pay for application fees that are less than $30,000. Credit card payments must be processed through ePlans.
Once we’ve received your payment, City staff will clear the payment condition. It can take up to two business days for us to receive the transaction information and for the payment condition to be cleared.
Once you’ve paid the fees, your application will be created and we’ll email you an application number.
Your application will be reviewed by the relevant City departments and agencies to make sure it meets all the requirements. You can view all of the comments in your “Project Status Report” in ePlans.
If any of the review groups have withheld your application you will need to resubmit revised or additional information. We’ll send you an “applicant resubmit” email telling you what to do next.
City staff will then compile an information report on your application and present it to the Planning and Development Committee, as part of a statutory public meeting. You may also be requested to provide a brief presentation to the committee.
All outstanding issues with your application must be addressed before City staff produces a final recommendation report. This report will also be presented to the Planning and Development Committee during a public meeting.
The Planning and Development Committee makes a decision to approve or refuse your application.
If your application is refused you may be able to appeal.
If your application is approved, the by-laws containing your Official Plan amendment and Zoning By-law amendment will be approved by Council at a later scheduled date.
The Planning and Development Committee makes a decision to recommend that the Commissioner of Planning and Building approve or refuse your application.
If your application is refused you may be able to appeal.
If you receive draft approval, you’ll need to work with the City to meet the required conditions, and enter into a subdivision agreement. Once that’s complete, the subdivision can be registered with the Land Registry Office.
If you have any questions about the process please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact your reviewers directly if you have questions about their comments. The phone number and email address for each reviewer is located on the first page of the “workflow – project status report” in ePlans.