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Applicable By-laws and Schedules

By-law 2015-1478 Authorize and Establish the Charging of Planning Fees

Callander Zoning By-law - 2014-1407

 Schedule to By-law No. 2014-1407

By-law No. 2014-1407- Appendices

NOTE: For specific applications and enquiries please contact the planning administrator. The zoning by-law is subject to change.

Planning Department

Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life in our community, as well as in Ontario. Land use planning helps decide where in our communities homes and commercial structures should be built; where parks and schools should be located and where roads, sewers and other essential services should be provided. Good planning leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. Good planning helps us to have the kind of community we want.

With this in mind it becomes apparent that the Planning Department plays an integral role in our community. They are responsible for ensuring that our community has room to grow and that it grows in a healthy direction. Further, they are responsible for application of the Official Plan and implementation of the Zoning By-law.

For Information, contact:

Taylor Craig

Planning Administrator,
(705) 752- 2608 x 22
Or, by email using our Contact Form.

Hours are: Monday, to Friday  8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

26 Main Street North, Unit #9

Callander, ON

Please call for an appointment.

Guiding Documents

Official Plan

The Municipality of Callander’s Official Plan is the key policy document that guides all municipal decisions on land use within the Municipality. Clear and thoughtful policies will protect our natural environment; support and encourage a sound, healthy economy; and guide sustainable resource development.

The consolidated version of the new Official Plan, including Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ Modifications, was approved on August 25th, 2011 and is now in effect.

Follow this link to the new Municipality of Callander Official Plan – 2011.
Addendum to Official Plan – Schedule A1
Addendum to Official Plan – Schedule A2
Addendum to Official Plan – Schedule B
Addendum to Official Plan – Sewage Capacity Memorandum

Official Plan Amendment #1 and Zoning By-law amendment #2015-1467


Zoning By-Law

The Municipal Zoning By-Law 2014-1407: the legal document that implements the policies of the Official Plan. The Zoning By-law regulates the land uses permitted on a property; the size of lots within the Municipality; the location and size of all buildings and structures; and the requirements for facilities, such as parking and fencing. If you are proposing to construct a new building, the provisions found in the comprehensive by-law will provide the basis of how and where to develop. A copy of the comprehensive by-law is posted on this site.  To ensure you have the most recent information available please contact the planning administrator at this office.


The information provided on this website and in the attached documents were prepared for purposes of convenience only.  For accurate reference, please consult the official volumes in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 280 Main Street North, Callander, Ontario