Development Application Process

Applying for a Development Application

Prior to making an application, applicants are required to attend a pre-consultation meeting.  To book a pre-consultation meeting contact the Planning and Development Department at 905-878-7252, ext. 2215.  Pre-consultation is to confirm the application requirements and receive initial comments on a concept plan. 

Once you are ready to submit your application, the application package and supporting documentation are to be submitted, by appointment, to the Planning and Development Department on the 2nd Floor, 150 Mary Street, Milton.  To book an appointment, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 905-878-7252, ext. 2215.

In May 2018, Council Staff Report ES-007-18 was presented to Council.  Through the tabling of this Report, Council directed staff to enhance public notification for all development applications with the following updates being approved through Official Plan Amendment No. 52 in September 2018: 

  • All applications will receive a public notice advertisement placed in the local newspaper a minimum of twenty (20) days prior to the public meeting;
  • Notice by direct mail to property owners within a 200 metre circulation of a development application in the urban area, and 300 metres in the rural area;
  • All public notices will appear on a dedicated landing page on the Town’s website, as well as the online event calendar and the myMILTON mobile app.; and
  • Development notice signage will be placed on the subject property for all development applications, in accordance with the Planning Act.

Detailed information and application forms are available for the following development categories:

Division of Land

Regulation of Land Use

Consolidated Development Application Fee Schedule

Listed below is the 2019 Fee Schedule for development applications.  This fee schedule will be updated when user fee by-laws are approved.

Public Open Houses and Meetings

Public Meetings

As part of the usual processing of development applications, the Planning Act requires that a "Public Meeting" be held. Statutory notice of these meetings is provided to landowners within a specified radius of the property. In addition, copies of the current public notices are posted on our website for residents' information.

Open Houses and Workshops

From time to time, open houses and workshops may also be held with other planning matters where your input is invited. The notices for these events will include information on how you can become involved.