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The City of Quinte West
7 Creswell Drive,
P.O. Box 490
Trenton, ON  K8V 5R6

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Zoning by-laws are a set of regulations governing land uses that implement the policies in the Official Plan. A zoning by-law 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 by-laws 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 by-laws are regulated by Section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act.

City of Quinte West By-law #14-86, was passed by Council on July 21, 2014, is entitled "The City of Quinte West Comprehensive Zoning By-law".  This by-law governs land uses within the City's municipal boundaries.  The by-law 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. 

To view the Zoning Schedules to the Comprehensive Zoning By-law #14-86, 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)

It is important to note that the City of Quinte West Comprehensive Zoning By-law #14-86 and related schedules are provided as a public service for reference purposes.  As a working document for the City, the by-law and schedules are continuously amended and will be updated periodically.  It is strongly suggested that you discuss any proposed change in uses with Planning & Development staff to ensure the most up-to-date information is being interpreted.  In any situation where the printed official document or map differs from electronic versions contained in this website, the official printed publications take precedence.

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.

An official version of the City of Quinte West Comprehensive Zoning By-law and related schedules can be purchased from Planning & Development Services located in the Municipal Offices at 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton ward.  All documents are produced on an "as-requested" basis.  Please contact Planning staff to request your document and confirm the related fee prior to attending to City Hall for pick-up.

Quinte West staff have prepared the following Public Information sheets depicting setbacks for some of the most commonly questioned situations.  If you have questions specific to your property, please contact Planning staff  for guidance.

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 Planning Act.

General Amendment #6 - Notice of Application:  D09/Q08/20
General Amendment #6 - By-law 20-088

 Application Forms (fillable pdf)

Zoning By-law Amendment Application

Zoning By-law Amendment Application - Oak Lake Drainage Basin

Planning & Development Application Fees





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