Apply for an official plan amendment, rezoning or plan of subdivision

Submit an application to the City to propose changes to the Mississauga Official Plan, the Zoning By-law or to subdivide land. All applications must be submitted online through ePlans.

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.

Online application process

1. Create account and submit pre-application meeting request

Start by creating an ePlans account. Then log in to 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 Official Plan amendment, rezoning and subdivision:

  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.)
    • Landscaped areas/buffers and dimensions
    • 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

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 an initial meeting with you, your consultants 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.

Refer to this example of the submission checklist. (This example is for guidance purposes only. A submission requirements checklist specific to your proposal will be provided to you as part of the pre-application process.)

All feedback will also be available for you to view in ePlans.

When you have completed all of the requirements for a complete application (including plans, studies, documentation, community meeting etc.) and provided responses to all comments in ePlans, we will review the information and if acceptable, we will schedule a second Development Application Review Committee meeting.

At this meeting you will receive detailed feedback on whether your studies meet the Terms of Reference and direction on proceeding with submitting a formal application.

All feedback will also be available for you to view in ePlans.

View the terms of reference documents for an explanation on the information required for each study, report or plan submitted as part of a site plan application.

2. Submit an application request

When you’re ready to submit your Official Plan amendment, Zoning By-law amendment or plan of subdivision application, log in to 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 email notification to upload the required drawings and documents.

3. Pre-screen review

After you upload the drawings and documents, we’ll do a pre-screen review to ensure the requirements are met.

If we still need more information, we’ll contact you. All pre-screen corrections will need to be made in order to move ahead with the application process.

4. Pay fees

After the pre-screen review, you will receive an email to pay your fees. To ensure there are no delays in processing your application, do not submit a fee payment until you have received confirmation that the fee is correct.

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.

EFT payment process
  1. Complete the Electronic Payment Information Form

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.

    • If you’re paying as an individual you’ll need to include your name, full address, phone number and email address on the information form.
    • If you’re paying as a company you’ll need to include the legal business name, GST/HST registration number, company address, phone number, and the email address of a company representative on the information form.
  1. Submit the Electronic Payment Information Form

Email the form to both the City staff member who requested the payment and to In the subject line of your email please write “Electronic Payment” and include the file number and/or the property address.

  1. Pay the fees

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

You can make an Interac e-transfer payment for application fees that are less than $25,000.

How to make an Interac e-transfer (email) payment
  • Prepare your Interac e-transfer (email) from your bank
  • In your message to the contact, make sure you include a cross-reference number to link the application to the fee payment:
    • Planning applications cross-reference number is the “ePlans Pre-Application Number”
  • Email the payment to

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 to ensure it is complete. You will receive a notice letting you know if your application is incomplete, if we require more information and when your application has been deemed complete.

5. Department and agency 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.

6. Planning and Development Committee Report and public meeting

City staff will then compile a report on your application and present it to the Planning and Development Committee, as part of a statutory public meeting. You’ll also be requested to provide a brief presentation to the committee.

7. A decision is made on your application

Official Plan or Zoning By-law amendments

The Planning and Development Committee makes a recommendation 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 the next available meeting.

Draft plan of subdivision

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.

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 “project status report” in ePlans.