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What is a Zoning By-law?
A Zoning By-law regulates the use of land. It contains zones for agricultural, residential, institutional, commercial and mixed uses, industrial and parks and open space zones.
Find the Zoning for a Property
To find zoning information for a specific property, use our interactive zoning mapping.
A planning tool for Ontario municipalities that requires a certain percentage of affordable units to be included in market rate housing development or redevelopment located within Protected Major Transit Station Areas only.
Residential Zones Project
Creating consistent residential zones across the entire urban area of Hamilton.
Zoning By-law 05-200
The City of Hamilton’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. 05-200 came into effect on May 25, 2005, and is being implemented in stages.
Zoning By-laws for the Former Communities
For most of the properties in the former municipalities, the zoning is regulated by Zoning By-law No. 05-200.The residential zones are regulated by the Zoning By-laws from each former community.
Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA)
The Zoning By-law regulates the use of land. If an owner wants a property changed that deviates the permitted uses or regulations, a ZBA is required.
Zoning Verification & Property Report Application
Request an official document of the recognized use of the property to confirm the intended used is permitted.
The purpose of Hamilton's Zoning By-laws is to:
implement the objectives and policies of the Urban Hamilton Official Plan and the Rural Hamilton Official Plan
provide a legal way of managing land use and future development
ensure development occurs in a responsible manner
determine the kind of use that is suitable for a particular area
March 27, 2023