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 provide 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.
Currently, the City of Quinte West is operating with four parent zoning by-laws, being By-law #77-3359 (Trenton Ward), By-law # 2076-80 (Sidney Ward), By-law #78-694 (Murray Ward) and #97-574 (Frankford Ward), which govern land uses within the City's municipal boundaries by Ward. Each bylaw divides the municipality into different land use zones, with detailed maps. The map symbol on the zoning map is used to determine uses and standards for properties within that zone. Special exceptions or site-specific restrictions may apply. Therefore, it is recommended that zoning inquiries be directed to Planning & Development Services staff.
The Planning Act requires municipalities to update all Zoning By-laws within 3 years of a new Official Plan being approved to ensure that they conform with the Official Plan. The Quinte West Official Plan was approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2013. Planning & Development Services staff are currently in the process of finalizing the new Comprehensive Zoning By-law document.
A Statutory Public Open House for the purpose of public review and comment was held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Council Chambers of the Quinte West Municipal Offices located at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton Ward.
Click here to view a copy of the 2014 Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law.
To view the Zoning Schedules to the Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law, please click on the Schedule designated for the location of the property you are interested in viewing.
Schedule A - Trenton - West of River
Schedule B - Trenton - East of River
Schedule C - Frankford & Batawa
Schedule D - Murray - North
Schedule E - Murray - South
Schedule F - Sidney - North
Schedule G - Sidney - South
Schedule H - Sidney - Broken Front Concession (Bay of Quinte)
The draft Zoning By-law document and schedules can be printed, however, the public is cautioned to be aware that the update and review process has not been completed and Council has not made a decision on the status of the document.
Zoning By-laws and Maps
The City of Quinte West Zoning By-laws and related schedules are provided as a public service. In any situation where the printed Official document or map differs from electronic versions contained in this website, the official printed publications take precedence.
Zoning By-law #77-3359, as amended (Trenton Ward)
Zoning By-law #2076-80, as amended (Sidney Ward)
Zoning By-law #78-694, as amended (Murray Ward)
Zoning By-law #97-574, as amended (Frankford Ward)
Zoning By-law #77-3359 (Trenton) Schedule A
Zoning By-law #2076-80 (Sidney) Schedule A
Zoning By-law #78-694 (Murray) Schedule A
Zoning By-law #97-574 (Frankford) Schedule A
Content you access here is not necessarily an exact and/or current reproduction of official documents. The City of Quinte West does not warrant the accuracy of these electronic versions and accepts no responsibility for any damages suffered by a person as a result of decisions made, or actions based, on information accessed via this website.
Official versions of all Zoning By-laws and related schedules can be obtained from Planning & Development Services located in the Municipal Offices at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ward. All documents are produced on an "as-requested" basis, so you should contact Planning staff to request your document prior to attending to City Hall for pick-up.
Zoning By-law Amendments & Applications
Section 34 of the Planning Act gives City Council the authority to adopt Zoning bylaws in conformity with its Official Plan. Zoning amendments provide a way to change zoning regulations for individual properties. All applications for rezoning shall conform to the Official Plan and shall consider relevant provincial legislation, policies and appropriate guidelines.
Depending on the complexity of the rezoning request, an applicant may be required to submit additional information and supporting studies, such as traffic impact studies, noise and/or vibration study or an environmental impact assessment. Prior to submission, a meeting with an Area Planner in Planning & Development Services is recommended. Applications may be returned if incomplete or if no pre-consultation has occurred.
Planning staff prepare a report to the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC), which is appointed by Council to review the report, hold public meetings to meet legislative requirements, and make recommendations to Council. The recommendations are recorded in minutes, which are forwarded to Council for final approval. The decision of Council may be appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board subject to meeting regulations of the Ontario Planning Act.
The City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive,
P.O. Box 490
Trenton, ON K8V 5R6
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