Before submitting an application, property owners/developers are required to meet with Planning staff.
They will help you understand the standards & expectations for Planning Act applications.
Request a Formal Consultation
You need to include a sketch, brief description of the proposal, and any applicable fees in order for the form to be considered complete.
Formal consultation fee: $1,260. Fee will be credited to any required future planning application, excluding the Committee of Adjustment.
Submit the completed request form and fee in person to:
City of Hamilton
71 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, ON, L8P 4Y5
Attention: Development Planning
Once we receive your request, a meeting will be set up within four weeks with the Development Review Committee.
Shortly after this meeting, you will receive a document in the mail that will:
- identify key issues
- outline all required Planning Act applications
- list any required plans, reports and/or studies such as tree preservation plans, trafﬁc impact studies, noise or vibration studies, environmental assessments and archeological assessments required to implement the proposal
The owner or authorized agent must sign the Formal Consultation Document and submit it along with the associated Planning Act application(s), the prescribed information and materials in order for the application(s) to be considered complete.