Development Approvals Profile

A service provided to development applicants, landowners and the public. This service includes reviewing engineering components of development applications, facilitating approvals, preparing and managing agreements when required, issuance of permits, inspections, and acceptance of municipal infrastructure. Review, assessment and assistance in drainage disputes also occurs. This service includes the following: 

  • Review and provision of engineering comments on draft plans, Ontario Planning Act and Zoning By-law Amendments.
  • Review various site plan applications, provide engineering comments and clear related conditions.
  • Issue Water and Sewer Permits.
  • Subdivision Engineering review and approval.
  • Prepare External Works Agreement and Consent Agreements.
  • Review and process Road Cut permits.
  • Prepare subdivision agreements.
  • Grading plan review and approval.
  • Commenting on Site Alteration Plans.
  • Niagara Escarpment Commission applications.
  • Comment on Part Lot Control applications.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Approvals/Implementation
  • Grading

Type of Service

  • Public facing


  • Essential / Mandatory, Legislated requirement

Primary Funding Sources

  • User Fees

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated – Planning Act
  • Various City of Hamilton by-laws 


Performance Measures

Metrics coming in future releases

Strategin Plan Priority - Economic Prosperity & Growth