On April 14, 2022, the Province of Ontario gave Royal Assent
to the new Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022. In
response to this new legislation, the Town of Newmarket modified its
application process in an attempt to properly reflect the requirements of
this legislation. The OPA & Rezoning Application Process and Site
Plan Review Process flowcharts provide an overview of the Town's
application procedures in response to the Bill 109 changes.
The application process for any development starts with a preliminary meeting. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Planning Department prior to submitting an application for a preliminary meeting. Learn more about current development applications by clicking the button below:
Applicants are required to pre-consult with the Planning Department under By-law 2007-46 before they file an application. Any application of the following types must pre-consult with the Planning Department.
- Official Plan amendment
- Plan of condominium
- Plan of subdivision
- Site plan control
- Zoning by-law amendment
This will ensure that the Town understands the purpose of the application and that the applicant knows what information to provide to support the application, and what to expect from the planning process in Newmarket. In order to request a preliminary meeting, please fill out the Preliminary Meeting Application Form and submit to the Planning Department.
What is a complete application?
All applications must be submitted in full, including the application form, fees and drawings prior to processing by the Town of Newmarket. To be considered a complete application under the Planning Act, specific documentation, information and/or reports are required to be submitted with the completed application form and the receipt of applicable fees for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment or Draft Plan of Subdivision approval. This information will be determined at the preliminary meeting.
Application fees are set by Council yearly through the Fees and Charges By-law.