The City of Port Colborne Development and Legislative Services Department implements land use planning practices that are informed by our Official Plan and Zoning By-law. All proposed developments must follow the policies set out in these documents. If a proposed development does not comply with the policies set out in these documents, then one of the applications below may be required. If you require any assistance with these applications, please contact Planning Staff.

 The following Planning Applications are available for download in PDF format.  

Committee of Adjustment 

Minor Variance Application

Consent Application

Validation of Title Application

 Official Plan Amendment 
Official Plan Amendment Application 
Plan of Subdivision/Condominium 
Plan of Subdivision/Condominium Application 
 Site Plan Approval 
View and Print Handbook for Site Plan Control

Site Plan Control Application/Development Agreement 

 Zoning By-law Amendment

Zoning By-law Amendment Application

Application for Removal of Holding "H" Provision 


Pre-Consultation Request Form

NOTE: The Niagara Region has implemented a pre-consultation review fee of $500 for most pre-consultation requests. For more information, please visit the Niagara Region's Development Applications, Forms and Fees webpage, linked below: 

Niagara Region Development Applications, Forms and Fees

If you are applying for an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Plan of Subdivision/Condominium, or Consent, please contact the Planning Technician to arrange a pre-consultation meeting. 

All application forms should be printed on 8 1/2 X 14 (legal size) paper for formal submission.  Please note that the documents can be adjusted to the user's desired reading size by using the zoom in and zoom out tools in Adobe Acrobat Viewer.