Consolidated Zoning Bylaw

Township of Huron Kinloss Zoning By-laws

The Chief Building Official is the Zoning By-law Administrator for the Municipality. The Department answers all zoning requests for the Municipality, which include written responses to solicitors and financial institutions when ownership of a property is transferring, and/or for mortgage purposes.

Zoning bylaws are a set of regulations governing land uses that implement the policies in the Official Plan. A Zoning bylaw contains specific requirements that provides a way of managing land use and future development that is legally enforceable. It also protects property owners from conflicting land uses. Zoning bylaws cover such items as the use of land, where buildings and other structures may be located, the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used, lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, landscape and buffer requirements, building heights and setbacks from property lines. Zoning bylaws are regulated by Section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act.

The parent zoning bylaw for the Township of Huron Kinloss is Bylaw Number 2001-87 which governs land uses within the Township's municipal boundaries. The bylaw divides the municipality into different land use zones, with detailed maps. The map symbol (e.g., R1), on the zoning map is used to locate uses and standards for a specific property. To inquire about zoning bylaws, please contact the Township of Huron Kinloss Chief Building Official.

Zoning Bylaw Amendments and Applications

On occasion, special exceptions or restrictions to a property may apply. Section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act gives the Council for the Township of Huron Kinloss the authority to adopt Zoning bylaws in conformity with its Official Plan. Zoning amendments provide a way to change zoning regulations for individual properties. The County of Bruce Planning Department provides administrative services to the municipality. To inquire about zoning bylaw amendment applications, please contact a member of the County of Bruce Planning Department at 519-881-1782.

The Municipality will be undertaking a detailed review of the Comprensive Zoning By-Law in 2017.


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