Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Township Municipal Office is closed to the public until further notice. Please note, the Planning Department will not be accepting any planning applications at this time. For social distancing purposes, the Planning Administrator (519-856-9596 Ext. 112) will be working remotely and phone messages will be checked periodically during office hours; this protocol will be ongoing until further notice. The Building Department is also unable to accept new building permit applications at this time, please call (519-856-9596 Ext. 114) for information.
The Zoning By-law for the Township is a document that caterogizes or zones each property within the Township. Each type of zone specifies certain permitted uses and regulations for the properities within and sets out other specific and general regulations.
For zoning information or inquiries regarding zoning changes, please contact the Township’s Planning Administrator at 519-856-9596 ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Under Section 41 of the Planning Act, the Township has designated certain lands under By-law 61/2010 as site plan control areas. All development on lands within designated site plan control areas is subject to site plan review and approval, prior to construction.
For inquiries or information relating to site plan, please contact the Township's Planning Administrator at 519-856-9596 ext. 112 or email@example.com
The provisions of a zoning by-law are precise and development proposals must comply exactly with the provisions of the zoning by-law. A minor variance is a special privilege used to reduce the inflexibility of the zoning by-law. A minor variance is a form of mini-zoning and requires notification for a public hearing, which is heard by the Committee of Adjustment.
For more information about the minor variances process, please contact the Township's Planning Administrator at 519-856-9596 ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The County of Wellington Official Plan is the principle document used to guide long range planning for the Township of Guelph/Eramosa. For more information, visit the Wellington County website.
The Wellington County Land Division Committee is responsible for land severances (consents) within the Township of Guelph/Eramosa. For more information, visit the Wellington County website.
Wellington County is responsible for sign permits on County and Township roads: Wellington County Policies and Permits
If you are planning to erect or alter a sign or advertising device on a property within 400m (¼ mile) of any Provincial Highway Right-of-Way, you may require a permit: Ministry of Transporation Sign Permit Conditions
In 2017 the Township retained Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. to undertake an update to the Township's development fees model.
This technical report summarizes the legislative context for the fees review, provides in detail the methodology utilized to assess the full costs of processing development fee applications, and presented the financial implications of full cost recovery and the associated fee schedule.
Parkland dedication is one of the ways that the Township secures additions to its park system. The dedication of parkland is a requirement under the Planning Act and allows the Township to ensure that its park system grows along with the community.
There are two types of parkland dedication – the dedication of physical land or the payment of money in lieu of dedicating lands (often referred to as cash-in-lieu of parkland).
The Township of Guelph/Eramosa (Township) values its rural countryside character and its natural environment. Both of these are potentially threatened by poorly considered or even inadvertent over-lighting.