The Planning Department is responsible for current Development Approvals under the Planning Act and long-range Land-Use Planning policy implementation and projects.

NEW Customer Service Locations

The Planning, Building, and Zoning customer service counters have moved to the Gilbertson Administration Building,12 Gilbertson Drive, Simcoe. Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is needed.
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Urban and rural landscape

Official Plan and Lakeshore Special Policy Area Plan

Review the policy framework for land use planning and growth in Norfolk County.

Zoning By-Law

Access zoning for a property and information on what is permitted in each zone.

Development Applications

Find applications, pre-consultation, fees, Committee of Adjustment, and more.

Pending Development Applications

View existing applications across Norfolk County.

Long-Range Policy and Projects

Learn more about projects, growth management, secondary plans, and more.

Reference Material and Resources

Review frequently asked questions, Planning 101, and helpful links.

Public Hearing Reports and Notices of Public Meetings

Access reports and public meeting notifications.


View open data mapping for reference and assistance in land use matters.

Inquiries and Contacts

Contact the Planning team.

Helpful Resources

Planning 101 Video Series

Planning 101 Video Series

Watch our planning videos and learn more about what the planning process means.

Norfolk County Administration Building

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about a variety of planning-related topics.