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City of Hamilton - Planning & Economic Development

Planning and Economic Development (PED) Department

Welcome to the City of Hamilton's Planning and Economic Development Department. This Department works to provide healthy communities, economic growth and opportunities and develops strategies and plans to shape the look and overall design of the City. You'll find a wide variety of resources and information regarding animals and pets, municipal by-laws, building permits, zoning, tourism, Business Improvement Areas, parking, infrastructure planning, business licensing, heritage permits and municipal planning and approval processes.

To help you navigate through all of this information, we've organized our resources to meet your needs as a:

Want to better understand our processes, resources, services and events? Visit our Inside City of Hamilton YouTube Channel.