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Planning Department

Planning Department Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Land Use Planning and Development in King Township

  • Develops policy and zoning regulations for the Township as a whole and its settlement areas of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg

  • Implements the policy direction provided by the Ontario Government's Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Greenbelt Plan, and Places to Grow Plan, and the Region of York Official Plan

  • Undertakes area specific planning studies and guideline formation and to influence development in the Township

  • Reviews and processes applications for amendments to the Township of King policy documents such as Official Plan and Zoning By-laws and makes recommendations to the Committee of the Whole and Township Council

  • Evaluates and approves minor development applications through the Site Plan Development process

  • Administers the Committee of Adjustment which deals with Minor Variance and Severance Applications

  • Administers the Sustainability Advisory Committee​

Online KingMaps

The Township of King maintains a significant amount of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data that is used for planning, development, maintenance, tracking and inventory activities.

Access to GIS data is made available through the Township's 'kingmaps' web GIS viewer, published PDF maps and various printed products

Geographic Township Maps

Printable Township area information maps

Township Official Plan Documents

Official Plans are statutory documents that set out land use policy direction for long-term growth and development in the Township, taking into consideration the economic, social, and environmental needs of the Municipality.

Township Zoning By-laws

Zoning By-laws regulate the use, size, height, density and location of buildings on properties within the Township. The Township has a separate By-law (2005-23) that contains provisions regulating lands within the Oak Ridges Moraine.


Design Guidelines

Township produced documents guiding development in King City, Nobleton, Schomberg and the Township's Employment Areas

Current Township Projects

Documents pertaining to timely development projects, studies and reviews of Township documents

Quick References

Links to Township Reference Documents

Planning Application Forms

Forms for Planning Act Applications including Official Plan and Zoning Amendments, Plans of Subdivision and Site Plan Development

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews and makes decisions on Minor Variance and Consent Applications, under the Planning Act

Useful Links

Useful links to relevant external agencies and planning related information