As per the Town of Innisfil's Zoning By-law, each zone in the municipality has specific property lot setbacks that owners must adhere to. A setback is simply the distance that a building or structure must be located from a property lot line.

To determine how each property is zoned and the requirements for that zone, check our Zoning By-law or contact us with any questions.

Lot coverage

Lot coverage is the combined area covered by all buildings on the lot and calculated as a percentage of the lot area. Decks are included within lot coverage. Each zone has its own maximum allowable percentage as outlined in the Zoning By-law.

Building heights

Generally, the maximum height of a single-family home dwelling is nine metres, although there are different height restrictions for different zones. The height is measured from the average point at grade to the midpoint of the roof. Specific height restrictions are outlined in the Zoning By-law.

Frontages on corner lots

Regardless of which way your home is oriented on a corner lot, the front line is determined to be the shorter of the two lot lines which abut the two streets. For clarification, check the Zoning By-law's definitions section.

Front lot lines on lakefront properties

When finding the front lot line on a lakefront property, the line is normally the lot line that divides the lot from the street.