Community Planning

New Comprehensive Zoning By-Law

Public Meeting

March 11, 2014

At 4:00 p.m.

In the Council Chambers, 50 Colborne St S, Simcoe ON

With respect to the proposed new Comprehensive Zoning By-Law which has been revised as directed by Council subsequent to the statutory public meeting held on July 8, 2013.

The draft Zoning By-Law contains various new or altered definitions, general provisions and zones for the purpose of regulating the use of land and the erection, location and use of buildings and structures. The By-Law will apply to all lands within the corporate limits of Norfolk County. The effect of this Zoning By-Law will be to repeal and replace the existing Zoning By-Laws of the former City of Nanticoke, Town of Simcoe, Township of Delhi and Township of Norfolk.

As a result of input received at the July 8, 2013 public meeting, and subsequent review, additional specific proposed changes include:

  • Expansion of value-added uses in the Agricultural area;
  • Accessible parking standards;
  • Interpretation provisions relating to Provincially Significant Wetland Zones and Hazard Land Zones.

We want to hear from you. We welcome your comments and questions and encourage interested community members to attend the meeting and/or submit written comments and direct questions through the contact information listed below.

Contact Information:
Jim McIntosh, MCIP, RPP, Manager
Community Planning Services, 22 Albert Street, Langton ON N0E 1G0
519.426.5870 or 519.875.4485 or 519.582.2100 Ext. 1840


Accessory Residential Dwelling Units

Public Meeting

March 25, 2014

At 5:00 p.m.

In the Council Chambers, 50 Colborne St S, Simcoe ON

A Public Meeting considering an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment will be held to provide information and receive comments from the public regarding the establishment of accessory residential dwelling units in urban areas of Norfolk County pursuant to changes to the Planning Act within the Strong Communities Through Affordable Housing Act, 2011.

Contact Information:
Tricia Givens, M.Sc. (Pl), MCIP, RPP, Senior Planner
Community Planning Services, 60 Colborne Street South, Simcoe ON N3Y 4H3
519.426.5870 or 519.875.4485 or 519.582.2100 Ext. 1834


Norfolk County’s New Zoning By-Law

Norfolk County Community Planning Services are progressing with the Zoning By-Law project. A new Comprehensive Zoning By-Law for Norfolk County has been recognized as being necessary due to municipal restructuring and to incorporate the policy direction of the Norfolk County Official Plan that was adopted by Council on May 9, 2006 and approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on December 23, 2008.

Click here for more details on the Zoning By-Law.

Norfolk County’s Official Plan

What is an Official Plan?

An Official Plan is a municipal policy document adopted under the Planning Act. It provides direction for the planning and development of the County for the next 20 years, and establishes the community’s vision, goals and objective for future development to manage and direct physical change and the effects on the social, economic and natural environment.

To view the details of the Official Plan, please visit the official website at

Drinking Water Source Protection

The Clean Water Act was passed in 2006 by the Ontario legislature in response to the Walkerton Inquiry. Municipal drinking water sources are to be protected throughout Ontario. Drinking water source protection will allow for the identification of threats to municipal water quality and water supplies, and the creation of a plan to reduce the risk posed by those threats. The task of developing source protection plans is being guided by the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee. Committee members include representatives of municipalities, farmers, businesses, industry, residents and others. During the past two years information on the sources of municipal drinking water and potential threats to water quality have been identified. In the Long Point Region Assessment Report, the vulnerable areas around the wells and surface water intakes have been identified, as well as significant threats – the human activities with the greatest potential to cause harm to the water sources.

The Source Protection Plan contains the policies and programs that will be needed to reduce the risk posed by the identified activities. The Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee and source protection staff are working closely with municipalities to identify the best collection of policies and programs to protect drinking water sources.

The Proposed Source Protection Plan for the Long Point Region watershed is now awaiting approval of the Ministry of Environment. The entire Plan and further information is available from the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee at Printed copies are available at the Langton, Delhi and Simcoe County Administration offices.

Servicing Monitoring Norfolk County

The purpose of the Servicing Monitoring report is to provide Norfolk County Council and interested parties with information on the state of municipal water and sewerage capacities for each of the six urban areas, and St. Williams. Particularly, this report provides historic, current, and forecasted data related to urban service capacities; the status of available water and sewerage capacity for future development; and land development activity occurring within the urban areas. Regular reports of this kind are important to ensure that the provision of water and sewerage services in the urban areas keep up with the demand.

2011  2012 Servicing Monitoring Report 2011 2012 Servicing Monitoring Report

Development Applications

Please click on the links below for our brochures with further information about how you can apply for an Amendment to the Zoning By-Laws

Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments
Site Plan Control Site Plan Control
Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium Draft Plan of Subdivision/Condominium

Norfolk County Mapping

To view different types of Norfolk County Maps please go to this page.