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Site Plan Control By-law

If you are planning construction of a new building or addition, you need to know if your property is subject to Site Plan Control.

The site plan process is a key component of the implementation of the Mississauga Official Plan and its Character Areas. These Areas contain policies which relate to technical matters and design issues. The policies relate to transportation, environmental concerns, and easements, among other matters.

Is my property subject to Site Plan Control?

Areas under site plan control are identified by By-law 0293-2006, as amended. It is important to determine this before you begin the building permit application process, as Site Plan Approval is one of the requirements of a complete building permit application. The full text of the Site Plan Control By-law, schedules and amendments can be found below.

How the by-law works

The By-law states that all land within the City is designated as a Site Plan Control area and that no person can undertake development without site plan approval. The By-law goes on to exempt certain types of development (Section 4), then further describes a number of exceptions to these exemptions. The By-law also contains 12 schedules that geographically identify lands subject to Site Plan Control.

Read the full text of the Site Plan Control By-law

  • Schedule 1 0185-2010 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands with an Employment Zone abutting roads shown on Schedule 1
  • Schedule 2 0030-2016 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands with an Employment Zone abutting roads shown on Schedule 2
  • Schedule 3 0282-2014 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands in the vicinity of Meadowvale Village
  • Schedule 4 0028-2014 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands generally in the Doulton Drive and Gordon Woods area
  • Schedule 5 0028-2014 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands zoned for detached dwellings on land
  • Schedule 6 0293-2006 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands in the Sheridan Park Corporate Centre
  • Schedule 7 Consolidated – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands abutting Mississauga Road
  • Schedule 8 0293-2006 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands in the Port Credit Conservation District
  • Schedule 9 0293-2006 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands in Streetsville
  • Schedules 10 and 11 were deleted by 0030-2019
  • Schedule 12 0051-2013 –¬†Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands in the Downtown Core
  • Schedule 12A 0051-2013 – Contains the Downtown Core Built Form Standards
  • Schedule 13 0118-2014 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands abutting Ninth Line
  • Schedule 14 0247-2014 – Applies to all development or redevelopment on lands primarily located within the Churchill Meadows Employment Area

My property is subject to Site Plan Control - what's next?

For those properties subject to Site Plan Control, a building permit cannot be issued until Site Plan Approval has been granted.

Learn more about the site plan approval process.

Find property information

You can find information about a specific property including planning application activity.

Find property information

Contact us

If you’re still not sure whether your property is subject to site plan control, please contact us at 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).