Building and Planning

Building and Planning

Special Notice: During the Covid-19 pandemic the Building Department will only be able to review plans electronically. Please email all plans for review to Deputy CBO Dave Wilson at 

The primary role of the Building Department is to promote public safety and assist development in compliance with Federal, Provincial, County and local regulations. By enforcing Building Codes and assisting builders and home owners, the municipality ensures that the structures are safe, not only for today, but for many years to come.

The Building Department is a multi-faceted department, with its major roles including enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, Municipal By-Law Enforcement, Property Standards Enforcement, ensure the compatibility and protection of adjacent land uses, maintenance and sustainability of properties and the quality of life for Town of Minto residents and visitors.

Planning & Zoning

The Building Department is responsible for the Zoning Administration within the Town of Minto.

Planning and Zoning play critical roles in the organized development, future development and direction of the Town of Minto.

The Zoning By-law regulates uses of properties, types, size and location of development permitted on properties. This ensures the compatibility of uses occurring on neighbouring properties.

Please note that if your project does not requires a Building Permit (i.e. an accessory structure less than 108 sq. ft.), compliance with the zoning by-law (i.e. setback to property lines, maximum height, etc.) is still required.

Town of Minto Zoning By-Law


Minor Variance Application Form 

Zoning Amendment Application Form

Regular Severance Application Form

Lot Line Adjustment Application Form

Site Plan Control By-Law

Drinking Water Source Protection Screening Form

Site Plan Control Application Form

Planning Fees and Charges

Property Standards

The Town of Minto has an active Property Standards By-law. This by-law ensures and enforces the general repair and maintenance, for both the interior and exterior of buildings, structures and properties. The Property Standards By-law was developed to extend the useful life of all properties, to enhance the general quality and appearance of neighbourhoods and to protect the safety, health and well being of the public.

The Property Standards By-law is enforced through the Building Code Act. As such, it provides the municipality the option to rectify any violations of the by-law and to charge the cost of the repair to the property owner(s), if the property owner does not rectify the violations on his or her own. It is the legal responsibility of the property owner(s) to maintain their property in accordance with the Property Standards By-law.

Property Standards complaints must be provided to the Building Department in written form only. The complaint form can be found at the link below, or from the Town of Minto's Administrative Office during regular business hours.

By-Law Complaint Form

Property Standards By-Law

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