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


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. Contact the Planning Department to arrange a pre-consultation meeting.

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

 2021 Planning Fees

 Letter of Compliance Request:  $138 (10-day service), or $220 for expedited service 
   for online payments:
   Payment Type: 'Applications'  and  Payment Number:  'enter address'
   Please forward the request letter to the below email

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.

To create a Public Service Request for Planning Department, please click on the PSR logo below.


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