Who needs a Development Permit? Anyone who wants to erect, construct, alter, replace, relocate or add to any structure (including advertising signs) and anyone who wants to make any change or alteration in the use made of land or structures in Queens County. You can apply for your Development Permit at the same time as your Building Permit, however the Development Permit must be approved first. All Development Permits are valid for twelve (12) months from date of issue. All communities in the Region of Queens Municipality are regulated by the Land Use Bylaw. For more information on this, please visit the Land Use Planning page in this section of the website.
Provincial Legislation sets out that within 30 days of receiving a completed application for a Development Permit, the Development Officer shall grant the Development Permit or inform the applicant of the reason for not granting the permit. However, turnaround time is usually 5 to 7 days.
The following permits may be required before a Development Permit can be issued:
- Subdivision Approval (if applicable)
- Under certain circumstances, application and approval of a variance in the requirements of the Land Use By-Law may be necessary prior to the issuance of a Development Permit.
Click here for a fillable pdf that will need to be printed and signed before submission with the $10 Development Permit fee. This form cannot be e-mailed or faxed.