A Zoning By-law is a legal document prepared in accordance with the requirements under Section 34 of the Planning Act. The City's Zoning By-law implements the objectives and the policies of the City and County Official Plans and provides a legal way of managing land use and future development.

It provides standards for how a property may be developed, including:

  • Types of uses, buildings, and structures that are permitted on a property;
  • Lot dimensions, lot coverage and building heights;
  • Setbacks from lot lines, waterbodies and sensitive slope; and
  • Parking and landscaping requirement.

You can search for the zoning of a property on the À La Carte application created by the United Counties of Prescott-Russell.

View the current Zoning By-law.

Zoning By-law Amendment

A Zoning By-law Amendment might be necessary if you want to develop your property in a way that is not allowed by the Zoning By-law. Council can consider amending the By-law only if the change is allowed under the Official Plan.

Filing an Application

Before filing an application, please schedule a pre-consultation meeting with one of the municipal planners by completing the General Inquiry Form.

To apply for a zoning amendment, you will need to fill out the Zoning By-law Amendment Application form and submit it to the City along with the fees and submission requirements.