We provide information to help residents with their building projects, as well as developers with their future developments. We review and interpret our Official Plan, Zoning Bylaw, and Site Plan Control Bylaw to ensure your project complies with our requirements. Approval from us is required before obtaining a building permit.


Contact us before starting your building project to find out the requirements for your property.

Formal pre-consultations, with staff and consultants, are encouraged for detailed planning applications, prior to your application submission.

Site Plans

We must review your site plan before obtaining a building permit to ensure it complies with the Zoning Bylaw.

Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw enforces the policies of the Official Plan by giving you the permitted uses, setbacks, maximum height and lot coverages for your property.

On November 23, 2020, Council passed an In-House Zoning Bylaw Amendment, 2020.89, which is a bylaw directing the use of cannabis production and processing, within the Township.

Official Plan

The Official Plan contains goals, objectives and policies for development within the Township.

Planning Applications

You will require a planning application to create a new lot or to make changes to the Township of Ramara's Official Plan or Zoning Bylaw.