The Town of Innisfil's Planning Services provides land use and development guidance to our growing community.

Official Plan and zoning

Our Official Plan and Zoning By-law regulate land use in our community. Your development project needs to comply with the Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Committee of Adjustment

You can apply for a minor variance to the Zoning By-law or a consent to sever through the Committee of Adjustment. View our Committee of Adjustment public hearing dates and review the application process.

Development applications

All new developments require a development application. Before you submit an application, you need to book a pre-consultation meeting to discuss your project and review the application process with our staff. Review our development applications to find all our application forms.

Site Plan Control

Most development projects will require an approved Site Plan Control Application. A site plan outlines the technical high-level design elements of a development project.

Shoreline permits

Any residential property with frontage on Lake Simcoe requires a Shoreline Permit to build or extend structures or to alter natural elements of the property. Learn about the application process and apply today.

Development charges

Depending on your development project, you may have to pay development charges to cover the cost of infrastructure to support the new development.

Innisfil Developer Principles of Engagement

We created the Innisfil Developer Principles of Engagement as a guiding document to ensure developers and associated entities conduct business with us and Council in an equitable, respectful, ethical, and transparent way. These principles are included as part of our development application process. Anyone can submit a complaint if they suspect a breach of these principles in writing to the Town Clerk.

Housing Pledge

On November 8, 2023, Council endorsed a Housing Pledge for Innisfil to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The pledge outlines how the Town will meets its housing target of 6,300 units by 2031, as set by the Province.

Use the Housing Tracker to find out how many new homes have been started towards our goal.