A Zoning By-Law controls the use and development of all lands, buildings, and structures within the Municipality. The Zoning By-Law specifically lists permitted uses and required standards such as the location of structures, building types and setbacks, parking requirements and building heights, among other provisions.

A Zoning By-Law divides the Municipality into different land use zones (e.g., commercial or residential) with detailed maps that specify the permitted uses and the required standards (e.g., building size and location) in each zone.

One of the Municipality's primary tools for implementing its Official Plan, is the Zoning By-Law. Central Huron Comprehensive Zoning By-Law contains definitions, general provisions, zones/zoning maps and zone provisions. Zoning By-Laws are legally enforceable documents. Also, we have provided Zoning Maps in the By-Law to indicate the zones within the Municipality of Central Huron.

Zoning By-Law Amendments

When you want to use or develop your property in a way that is not permitted by the Zoning By-Law, you may have to apply for a zoning change, which is also known as a Zoning By-Law amendment or a rezoning.

A change can only be considered if the new use is allowed by the Official Plan. Local municipalities have approval authority for Zoning By-Law amendments.

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In any situation where the printed zoning maps or text document of the Municipality of Central Huron differs from electronic versions contained in this website, the official printed publications take precedence. Users of this electronic information should verify it with the printed official information before acting on it. Official versions of all zoning maps and related information can be obtained from the Planning Department.