Use the interactive zoning maps from Zoning By-law 2015-30 to find the zoning on a property:
The City is divided into "zones", where different land uses are permitted.
These zones are set out in the zoning by-law. There are zones, for example, which permit single detached dwellings, others that permit apartment buildings, or shopping centres, or industrial uses, etc.
Sometimes there are situations where the zone applied to a property does not meet the intent or the desires of a property owner. An application to amend the Zoning By-law can be made that will be evaluated by municipal staff, through a public process, with a decision on the proposed amendment finally made by City Council.
Examples could include adding a second unit to a home where it isn't permitted, changing from residential to commercial uses, or any substantial change involving the by-law. Generally, if you're adding a use or making a substantial (i.e. not minor) change to the by-law, a Zoning By-law Amendment is necessary.
Below are a list of links to help with the Zoning By-law Amendment process. If you have any questions with the process contact the Planning & Building Department.
|Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA)||$2,750|
|Zoning By-law Amendment to legalize existing illegal use||$5,500|
|Concurrent Official Plan Amendment (OPA) and Zoning By-law Amendment||$4,500|
|Current OPA/ZBA/Subdivision or Condominium (up to 20 lots)||$6,500|
|Current OPA/ZBA/Subdivision or Condominium (21 to 50 lots)||$8,500|
|Current OPA/ZBA/Subdivision or Condominium (50+ lots)||$9,500|
Public Meetings for Zoning By-law Amendments (or rezonings) are held at a Committee meeting of City Council.
Anyone can participate in public meetings that are held under the Planning Act.
A member of the Planning staff presents the Planning Report recommendations relating to the application.
The applicant (or, in some cases, his solicitor or agent) describes the proposal and explains the rationale for wanting to carry it out.
Members of the Committee direct any questions they have about the proposal to the applicant and/or the staff.
The Chair then invites input from members of the public who are in attendance, and who wish to speak. Speakers are asked to provide their name and address and to identify any group you may be representing.
After all of the public input has been received, the Chair closes off the "public participation part" of the process.
The applicant or staff may be asked to provide additional information if required.
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is an adjudicative tribunal that hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning, financial and land matters. These include matters such as official plans, zoning by-laws, subdivision plans, consents, minor variances, development charges, and other issues assigned by numerous Ontario statutes.
LPAT is part of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO), a cluster of tribunals that adjudicate matters related to land use planning, environmental and heritage protection, property assessment, land valuation and other matters.
LPAT was formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
Content you access here is not necessarily an exact and/or current reproduction of official documents. For example, by-law revisions may be in progress or Internet browser display capability may affect map presentation formats. The City of North Bay does not warrant the accuracy of these electronic versions and accepts no responsibility for any damages suffered by any person as a result of decisions made - or actions based - on informational content accessed via its Internet site.
Official versions of all zoning maps and related information can be obtained from the Planning Department at (705) 474-0400 during normal business hours. Note: This PDF file is quite large and may take some time to download.
All complaints regarding zoning and the use of property will be investigated by the City’s By-law Zoning Administrator.