Apply for the removal of a holding symbol

If the City’s placed a hold (H) on the zoning of your property, you’ll need to remove it before any development can move forward.

If you applied for removal of H before April 12, 2021, use our development application tool to check the progress of your application.

All removal of H applications must be submitted online through ePlans.

Online application process

1. Create account and submit pre-application meeting request

Start by creating an ePlans account. Then log into ePlans and follow the steps to submit your pre-application meeting request, which includes uploading your drawings and documents.

You should submit the following drawings and documents with your pre-application meeting request for removal of H:

  1. Site plan, including the following:
    • Building footprint and dimensions (existing and proposed)
    • Building setbacks from all lot lines (existing and proposed)
    • Site statistics (e.g lot area, existing and proposed gross floor area, parking required and provided etc.)
    • Site access, driveway location, parking areas and dimensions
  1. Elevation drawings with height dimensions (i.e floor-to-floor and overall building height)
  2. Floor plans, survey plan and images of the property and surrounding area, if available
  3. A cover letter which includes the applicant and property owner name, brief description of the proposal and who will be attending the meeting
  4. Above ground services plan to show any existing and proposed above ground feature such as fire hydrants, hydro poles, the Municipal Right of Way (for new roads), boulevard elements such as bus pads, lay-bys, tree corridor footprint, concrete sidewalk, tactile plates, others as applicable. It will specify which features are proposed, which existing features are to remain, and which ones are to be removed or relocated – Drawing No. AG1
  5. Below ground services plan to show all below ground existing and proposed utilities/services, including gas, WM, SAN, STM, Rogers, Bell, Hydro and others. It will specify which elements are proposed, which existing elements are to remain, and which ones are to be removed/abandoned or relocated to support the development proposal – Drawing No. BG1

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’ll provide you with comments and feedback on your proposal along with a list of 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.

2. Submit a removal of H application request

When you’re ready to submit your removal of H application, log into ePlans and follow the steps to create a removal of H application request.

Shortly after submitting your request, you’ll receive an email that includes your temporary project number and an invitation to upload the required drawings and documents.

3. Prescreen review

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.

4. Pay the fees

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.

5. Department review

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.

Resubmit revised or more information

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.

6. Your removal of H application is approved

Once all the review groups are satisfied, we’ll send a report to the Planning and Development Committee with a recommendation.

If Council supports the committee’s decision, a by-law is passed and the hold is removed from the zoning of your property.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the process please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email

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.