If you’re planning construction of a new building or addition, and the property is subject to site plan control, you’ll need to apply for site plan approval.
The purpose of site plan approval is to review the location and design of buildings and structures, maintain urban and landscape design guidelines, and include sustainable design standards.
To find out if you need site plan approval, you can call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or check the property information online.
If you applied for site plan approval before January 1, 2016. Use our development application tool to check the progress of your application.
All site plan applications must be submitted online through ePlans.
You should submit the following drawings and documents with your pre-application meeting request for site plan approval:
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.
We’ll also let you know what type of site plan application you need, which is usually one of the following:
For certain types of site plan application we may not need to meet you for a formal pre-application meeting. We’ll let you know if you need a meeting within five to seven business days of your request.
All feedback will also be available for you to view in ePlans.
When you’re ready to submit your site plan application, log into ePlans and follow the steps to create a site plan approval request and pay the administration fee.
Shortly after submitting your site plan request, you’ll receive an email that includes your temporary project number and an invitation to upload the required site plan 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:
Schedules and site plan undertaking documents are required for all site plan applications. You may be asked to submit the additional forms, depending on your application.
These terms of reference documents explain the information required for each study, report or plan submitted as part of a site plan application.
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’ll receive a “fee payment task” email with instructions on how to pay your fees.
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.
Once your application is approved by all the review groups, you’ll be notified via email that your stamped and approved plans are available to download in ePlans. Site plan approval is valid for one year from the date shown on the plans.
We’ll also forward your site plan approval to the Building Department so they have it on file when you’re ready to apply for your building permits.
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.