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.
Telecommunication towers built by service providers are regulated by the federal government’s Radiocommunication Act. All final decisions about the location and construction of a tower are made by the federal government agency Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada.
In some cases the City can provide comments to ISED Canada for consideration. In those cases, service providers should review the City’s Telecommunication Antenna/Tower Siting Protocol. And follow the steps below to request a preliminary meeting.
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:
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.
All feedback will also be available for you to view in ePlans.
When you’re ready to submit your telecommunication tower request, log into ePlans and follow the steps to create a request and pay the administration fee.
Shortly after submitting your telecommunication tower request, you’ll receive an email that includes your temporary project number and an invitation to upload the required 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:
Detailed information about these documents are outlined in the Telecommunication Antenna/Tower Siting Protocol.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Once we receive your request we’ll review the documents you’ve submitted and tell you if additional information is required, or any changes need to be made.
If all of the information is correct, you’ll be able to proceed with public notification and consultation.
If you have questions or concerns about a tower in your area or the decision-making process, you may want to contact Industry Canada or your local Member of Parliament.
If you’ve received a public notification about a tower being built in your area, you can submit written comments to the service provider in accordance with the notice.
If you have questions about health issues related to telecom towers, contact Health Canada.
If you need more information about your application, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email email@example.com.