Site Plan Applications

Site Plans

What is Site Plan Approval?

The Town of Caledon designates all lands within Town limits as a Site Plan Control Area. Site Plan Applications are also required by the Planning Act, Caledon's Official Plan and our Site Plan Control By-law. This ensures that new developments meet provincial and federal regulations as well as the municipal standards, policies and guidelines.

If you want to develop or change commercial, industrial or institutional projects, you must go through the site plan approval process. Certain residential projects are also subject to Site Plan Control.

If your property is located in the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM), review the ORM Site Plan Application process.

 Step 1: Confirm if Site Plan Approval is Required

Before you begin your project, you should contact Planning and Development Services to determine the zoning requirements for your property and to determine if Site Plan Approval is required. 

Planning staff may suggest that you book a Preliminary Meeting to further discuss the requirements for your project.

We will also confirm if you will need to attend a Pre-Consultation (DART) Meeting to obtain application requirements.

Step 2: Confirm Application Requirements

Before you apply, please:

Step 3: Gather Your Documents

To complete the application form, you will need to have the following documents with you:

  • Property owner(s) contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address (as identified on their government-issued I.D.)
  • Your (applicant) contact information, including name, address, phone number and email address (as identified on your government-issued I.D.)
  • Property information such as municipal address, roll number/ARN and legal description
  • Details of the proposed application
  • Supporting material and documentation in PDF format as per the Town's Electronic Submission Requirement

Step 4: Apply

Please note: For information about site plan application fees please refer to our Fees By-law. For temporary patios being processed through the expedited review, application fees are not required.

Submit your application online:

When you submit the online form, a copy of the form and all submission material is sent to Town staff. A copy is sent to you as well. Town staff will then contact you to discuss the application and receive fee payment.

Alternatively, when Town Hall is open to the public, you can submit the application in person by completing the application form and submitting it along with all supporting material (plans, reports, etc.) and the required fee.

If you need help with your application, please contact us.

Step 5: Review and Approval

We'll review your application material and may conduct a site visit to see the impact of the proposed development on the surrounding environment. If we require additional information, we'll contact you. You'll get to revise your submission based on our feedback.

Once all requirements are met, you may be required to execute a Letter of Undertaking or Agreement. Securities may also be required. You will be informed about these requirements through the processing of your application.

If all requirements are met, we will approve the site plan. We'll send you a copy of the approval. We'll also give the package to the Building Services Division so they can issue any necessary permits.

Step 6: After your project is finished

Once the site plan has been approved and works have been completed, you will need to submit Engineering and Landscape Certifications (signed and stamped by accredited professionals) to the Town in order for securities to be released.

Once staff receive the certifications, we will conduct a site inspection. The following documents will assist you with the release of Site Plan Securities: