Zoning bylaw

In September 2018, council passed a new Zoning Bylaw and corresponding amendment to the official plan. The bylaw is currently under appeal. 

Status update

The new Zoning Bylaw is currently before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. It won't come into effect until the tribunal resolves or scopes the appeals. In the meantime, applications are reviewed by applying the most restrictive regulations from the old and new versions of the bylaw.

Enter an address into our interactive map to find out which zoning bylaw a property falls under. 

Scope of bylaw

The bylaw controls land uses and development, including:

  • lot sizes, dimension requirements and coverage
  • types of buildings that are permitted and how they can be used
  • where buildings and other structures can be located
  • building setbacks, heights, densities, bulk, floor areas, spacing and character of buildings
  • landscaped spaces and amenity areas
  • parking and loading requirements

Bylaw and schedules (PDFs)

The Zoning Bylaw (2018-050) will apply to all lands, buildings and structures within the city. It replaces Bylaws 878A, 1108, 1418 and their amendments.

It implements the Official Plan, creates simplified and modern zoning regulations, aligns zoning with best practices and facilitates good urban design.

Supporting documents (PDFs)

If you have questions about the zoning bylaw or require documents in an alternate format, contact us at 519-747-8752, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or zoning@waterloo.ca