The Town of Pelham Community Planning & Development Department is responsible for development review within the town. The Planning Division processes development applications including:

Subdivision or Condominium

Official Plan Amendment

Zoning By-law Amendment

Site Plan Approval

Consent and Minor Variance

A pre-consultation meeting is required prior to submitting development applications to the Town.  To arrange a pre-consultation meeting, please contact Andrew Edwards, | 905-980-6666.

Please fill out the Pre-Consultation form here.

The Regional Municipality of Niagara and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority may also require fees for the review of development applications.

Niagara Escarpment Development Permit applications are submitted to the Niagara Escarpment Commission directly.

Planning Fees

 2024 Planning Fees

Letter of Compliance Request

Fee:   $150 (10 business day service), or $241 for expedited service 

Payment Options:  credit card payments online only, cheque by mail or courier, debit or cash in person at Town Hall. 

Online payments: 

    Payment Type:     select 'Applications'  |   Application Number: 'enter address'

    Please email the request letter to:   

Plans and Reports

*All plans and reports indicated below can be found on our plans and reports page

  • Community Improvement Plan
  • Downtown Master Plan for Fenwick and Fonthill
  • East Fonthill Secondary Plan
  • East Fonthill Site Master Plan
  • East Fonthill Urban Design Guidelines
  • Official Plan

Other Reports

Zoning Approvals

Zoning plays an important role in the geographical makeup and function of any city, influencing where land development can flourish. The Town of Pelham has a comprehensive archive of Zoning By-Law information to facilitate your expansion or relocation process.

Details such as the height of buildings, the number of metres a building must be set back from the street and landscaping requirements are examples of how zoning will affect your business. Please note that all Zoning By-laws are legally enforceable decisions of Pelham Council. Proposed developments that do not fit the By-law requirements are not allowed to proceed without amendment.

View more information on the Town of Pelham's Zoning By-Law.

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