What is zoning?
Zoning is an important tool for the municipality as it promotes compatible land uses and encourages the development in an orderly fashion of a variety of mixed uses throughout the community. The Zoning By-law conforms to the land uses designations in the Official Plan by providing detailed regulations pertaining to each Zone. These regulations include the permitted land use, maximum building height, minimum setbacks of buildings from property lines, maximum lot coverage, minimum lot sizes and minimum on site parking requirements. Issues such as accessory buildings, pool locations and home occupations are also addressed.
The Town of Midland's Zoning By-law 2004-90, as amended, is the document which regulates the use of land, building or structure and can be downloaded below.
Download Zoning By-law 2004-90, as amended, in sections:
Accompanying the text of the Zoning By-law is Schedule “A” Zone Schedules. The zone schedules are divided in a grid pattern for easy viewing. Please refer to the Index Grid to identify the appropriate zone schedule to refer to.
Zoning By-law Amendments
Zoning By-law Amendments are applications to change the Town of Midland Zoning By-law to allow a use or building which the By-law does not currently allow. The Zoning By-law Amendment process takes approximately three (3) to five (5) months.