Apply for exemption from part-lot control

Changes to fee payments

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.

Exemption from part-lot control (PLC) can be used to divide lands. If you own a property within a registered plan of subdivision, that was previously part of a Planning Act public meeting process, you can apply for exemption from PLC from the City.

Online application process

1. Create account and make application request

Start by creating an ePlans account. Then log into ePlans and follow the steps to submit your exemption from PLC request and pay the administration fee.

2. Upload drawings and documents

Shortly after submitting your exemption from PLC request, you’ll receive an email from the City that includes your temporary project number and an invitation to upload drawings and supporting documents. You’ll also need to submit your application form and schedules.

Forms and schedules

Supporting information

  • Draft reference plan showing all existing buildings and setbacks
  • Lot schedule including frontage at street line and at 7.5 m back from the street line, area of each part shown on the reference plan, and use of each part such as easements and rights of way
  • Certification from a consulting engineer (including engineer’s seal) advising that the proposed lot lines do not conflict with the location of lateral services, drainage plans or proposed site plan

Additional documents

These additional documents may also be required:

  • Site plan
  • The registered plan of subdivision
  • The restrictions document (section 118)

3. Prescreen review

After you upload the required information, we’ll do a “prescreen” review to ensure the minimum requirements are met. If everything is correct, we’ll let you know what additional fees need to be paid.

If we still need more information, you’ll be sent a “prescreen corrections” email. All prescreen corrections will need to be made by you in order to move ahead with the application process.

4. Pay fees

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.

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.

5. Your application is created

Once your request passes the prescreen review and you have paid the fees required, your application will be created and we’ll send you a new application number via email.

6. 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.

7. Your exemption from PLC is approved

Once the by-law is approved by Council, you’ll be notified via email. The by-law will then be registered by the Office of the City Solicitor.

The by-law is valid for three years. Any land transfers must occur within that time.

Contact us

If you need more information about exemption from PLC, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email