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St Catharines (City of)

Site: St Catharines - City Hall

Service: Planning and Building Services

Contact Details
Office Phone Citizens First 905-688-5600
TTY Phone 905-688-4889
Primary Contact Tami Kitay, Director of Planning and Building Services
Site Details
Areas Served St Catharines
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
City Hall
50 Church St
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
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Intersection Church St and James St
Mailing Address PO Box 3012 
50 Church St 
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides information and recommendations for meeting the community's long term building, development and sustainability needs. 
Building and Development 
* Oversees building permit approval and issuance 
* Enforcement of the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code 
* Reviews development proposals 
* Enforces development agreements 
* Administration of construction services for new developments 
* Monitors and releases securities associated with the various development agreements 
* Reviews and comments on draft zoning by-law amendments and applications for minor variance and severance 
* Enforces by-laws (including zoning, signs, building, property standards, waste, graffiti, keeping of animals) 
Planning Services 
* Responsible for long range planning to direct City's future land use and land development goals 
* Development of the City's Official Plan (The Garden City Plan) and Zoning By-law 
* Processes applications for: Official Plan amendments; Zoning By-law amendments; Site Plan Approval 
* Manages the approval of heritage permits under the Ontario Heritage Act 
* Reviews draft plans of subdivisions and condominiums 
* Responsible for Urban Design 
* Administration of Community Improvement Program (CIP) 
* Committee of Adjustment for minor variances and severances
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Citizens First (Phones) Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Program ; Service
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Service Categories Building and Safety ; Land Use Planning and Regulation Services

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