Official Plan & Zoning By-law

Official Plan

An Official Plan is a guiding document – its goals and policies move the City of Hamilton towards achieving its visions for the future. It provides direction and guidance on the management of our communities, land use change and physical development over the next 30 years. The physical development of the City effects and is affected by environmental, social and economic factors; therefore, the decisions we make about our future development directly contribute to the achievement of our vision.

The City of Hamilton has two Official Plans:

Official Plan Amendment

From time to time amendments to the Official Plan are also made due to changing needs of the City that were not anticipated at the time of its preparation. Instances which may trigger an official plan amendment include: