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August 2017

Explanatory Notes

  • The Planning Act Approval Authority chart provides an overview of where planning approval authority rests with respect to the approval of official plans and amendments, subdivisions, condominiums, consents, power of sales and validations, either by being directly assigned in the Planning Act or prescribed or delegated by the Minister of Municipal Affairs pursuant to the Planning Act for municipalities and planning boards in Ontario.
  • The chart includes, in alphabetical order, all 444 municipalities in the province as well as a list of planning boards. The listing indicates municipalities by type, being upper-tier, single-tier or lower-tier, in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001.The chart also identifies the upper-tier or territorial district in which a single-tier or lower-tier is located, where applicable.
  • The chart does NOT show where an upper-tier municipality has in turn further delegated planning approval authority to a lower-tier municipality (e.g. the delegation by an upper-tier of subdivision or consent approval to a lower-tier municipality). The chart indicates when upper-tier municipalities should be consulted for this information.
  • The chart identifies the municipalities whose official plan amendments (OPAs) are exempt from Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) approval.
  • The chart also indicates when an upper-tier municipality should be consulted for information regarding lower-tier official plan amendments (e.g., exemption from upper tier approval).

Disclaimer

The information contained in the planning approvals chart has been prepared for your convenience. For accurate reference, the user should consult the Planning Act, and their local municipality (or planning board where applicable). Although the chart has been carefully prepared, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information contained in the chart; or the suitability of the chart for a particular purpose and disclaims all responsibility for any consequences including direct or indirect liability, arising from its use.


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Planning Act Approval Authority in Ontario: Municipalities

Municipality Municipal Status Upper Tier
or
District
Section 17
Official
Plan
Section 17
Official
Plan
Amendment
Section 51
Condo
and
Subdivision
Section 50
Consent
Section 50
Validation Power of Sale

Section 57
Validation
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Township of Addington Highlands Lower Tier Lennox & Addington Lennox & Addington Lennox & Addington Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Adelaide Metcalfe Lower Tier Middlesex Middlesex Middlesex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Adjala-Tosorontio Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Admaston/Bromley Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Ajax Lower Tier Durham Durham Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Alberton Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Alfred and Plantagenet Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Algonquin Highlands Lower Tier Haliburton Haliburton Haliburton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Alnwick/Haldimand Lower Tier Northum berland Northum berland Northum berland Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Amaranth Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Amherstburg Lower Tier Essex Essex Essex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Armour Single Tier Parry Sound District (South East Parry Sound Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Armstrong Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Arnprior Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Arran – Elderslie Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Asphodel – Norwood Lower Tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Assiginack Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Athens Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Atikokan Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA MMA Town Town
Township of Augusta Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Aurora Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Town of Aylmer Lower Tier Elgin Elgin Elgin Consult County Consult County Consult County
B
Township of Baldwin Single Tier Sudbury District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Bancroft Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Barrie Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Municipality of Bayham Lower Tier Elgin Elgin Elgin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Beckwith Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Belleville Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Billings Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Black River - Matheson Single Tier Cochrane District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Blandford-Blenheim Lower Tier Oxford Oxford Oxford Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Blind River Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Municipality of Bluewater Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Bonfield Single Tier Nipissing District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Bonnechere Valley Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Bracebridge Lower Tier Muskoka Muskoka Muskoka Consult District Consult District Consult District
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Brampton Lower Tier Peel Peel Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
County of Brant Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
City of Brantford Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Brethour Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Municipality of Brighton Lower Tier Northum berland Northum berland Northum berland Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Brock Lower Tier Durham Durham Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Municipality of Brockton Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Brockville Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Municipality of Brooke - Alvinston Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Bruce Upper Tier Bruce MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Bruce Mines Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Village of Burk's Falls Single Tier Parry Sound District (South East Parry Sound Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
City of Burlington Lower Tier Halton Halton Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Burpee and Mills Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
C
Town of Caledon Lower Tier Peel Peel Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Municipality of Callander Single Tier Parry Sound District MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
Municipality of Calvin Single Tier Nipissing District (East Nipissing Planning Board) MMA MMA MMA Planning Board MMA
City of Cambridge Lower Tier Waterloo Waterloo Waterloo Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Town of Carleton Place Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Carling Single Tier Parry Sound District (Parry Sound Area Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Carlow/Mayo Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Casey Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Village of Casselman Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Cavan Monaghan Lower Tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Central Elgin Lower Tier Elgin Elgin Elgin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Central Frontenac Lower Tier Frontenac Frontenac Frontenac Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Central Huron Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Central Manitoulin Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Municipality of Centre Hastings Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Centre Wellington Lower Tier Wellington Wellington Wellington Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Chamberlain Single Tier Timiskaming District (Central Timiskaming Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Champlain Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Consult County Consult County Consult County
Towhship of Chapleau Single Tier Sudbury District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Chapple Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Municipality of Charlton and Dack Single Tier Timiskaming District (Central Timiskaming Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Municipality of Chatham – Kent Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
Township of Chatsworth Lower Tier Grey Grey Grey Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Chisholm Single Tier Nipissing District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
City of Clarence-Rockland Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell City City Consult County
Municipality of Clarington Lower Tier Durham Durham Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Clearview Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Cobalt Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Town MMA
Town of Cobourg Lower Tier Northum berland Northum berland Consult County Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Cochrane Single Tier Cochrane District (Cochrane & Suburban Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Cockburn Island Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Coleman Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Township MMA
Town of Collingwood Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Conmee Single Tier Thunder Bay District (Lakehead & Rural Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
City of Cornwall Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Cramahe Lower Tier Northum berland Northum berland Northum berland Consult County Consult County Consult County
D
Township of Dawn - Euphemia Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Dawson Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Town of Deep River Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Deseronto Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Dorion Single Tier Thunder Bay District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Douro-Dummer Lower Tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Drummond/ North Elmsley Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Dryden Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Dubreuilville Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
County of Dufferin Upper Tier Dufferin MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Regional Municipality of Durham Upper Tier Durham MMA MMA Exempt Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Municipality of Dutton / Dunwich Lower Tier Elgin Elgin Elgin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Dysart et al Lower Tier Haliburton Haliburton Haliburton Consult County Consult County Consult County
E
Township of Ear Falls Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Municipality of East Ferris Single Tier Nipissing District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of East Garafraxa Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of East Gwillimbury Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of East Hawkesbury Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of East Zorra - Tavistock Lower Tier Oxford Oxford Oxford Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Elgin Upper Tier Elgin MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Elizabethtown - Kitley Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Elliot Lake Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Emo Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Englehart Single Tier Timiskaming District (Central Timiskaming Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Enniskillen Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Erin Lower Tier Wellington Wellington Wellington Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Espanola Single Tier Sudbury District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Township of Essa Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Essex Upper Tier Essex MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Essex Lower Tier Essex Essex Essex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Evantural Single Tier Timiskaming District (Central Timiskaming Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
F
Township of Faraday Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Fauquier - Strickland Single Tier Cochrane District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Town of Fort Erie Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Town of Fort Frances Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Municipality of French River Single Tier Sudbury District (Sudbury East Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Front of Yonge Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Frontenac Islands Lower Tier Frontenac Frontenac Frontenac Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Frontenac Upper Tier Frontenac MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
G
Town of Gananoque Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Township of Gauthier Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Georgian Bay Lower Tier Muskoka Muskoka Muskoka Consult District Consult District Consult District
Township of Georgian Bluffs Lower Tier Grey Grey Grey Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Georgina Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Gillies Single Tier Thunder Bay District (Lakehead & Rural Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Town of Goderich Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Town of Gore Bay Single Tier Manitoulin District (Manitoulin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Grand Valley Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Gravenhurst Lower Tier Muskoka Muskoka Muskoka Consult District Consult District Consult District
Township of Greater Madawaska Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Greater Napanee Lower Tier Lennox & Addington Lennox & Addington Consult County Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
City of Greater Sudbury Single Tier Sudbury District MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Municipality of Greenstone Single Tier Thunder Bay District MMA MMA Municipality* (partial) Municipality* (partial) Municipality
County of Grey Upper Tier Grey MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Grey Highlands Lower Tier Grey Grey Grey Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Grimsby Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
City of Guelph Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Guelph / Eramosa Lower Tier Wellington Wellington Wellington Consult County Consult County Consult County
H
Municipality of Haldimand County Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
County of Haliburton Upper Tier Haliburton MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Regional Municipality of Halton Upper Tier Halton MMA MMA Exempt Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Town of Halton Hills Lower Tier Halton Halton Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
City of Hamilton Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Hamilton Lower Tier Northum berland Northum berland Northum berland Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Hanover Lower Tier Grey Grey Grey Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Harley Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Township of Harris Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA MMA MMA
County of Hastings Upper Tier Hastings MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Hastings Highlands Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Havelock - Belmont - Methuen Lower Tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Hawkesbury Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Head, Clara and Maria Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Hearst Single Tier Cochrane District (Hearst Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Municipality of Highlands East Lower Tier Haliburton Haliburton Haliburton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Hilliard Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Hilton Single Tier Algoma District (St. Joseph Island Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Village of Hilton Beach Single Tier Algoma District (St. Joseph Island Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Hornepayne Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA MMA MMA MMA
Township of Horton Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Howick Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Hudson Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Town of Huntsville Lower Tier Muskoka Muskoka Muskoka Consult District Consult District Consult District
County of Huron Upper Tier Huron MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Huron East Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Huron - Kinloss Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Huron Shores Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
I
Township of Ignace Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Ingersoll Lower Tier Oxford Oxford Oxford Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Innisfil Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Iroquois Falls Single Tier Cochrane District MMA MMA MMA Town MMA
J
Township of James Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Township of Jocelyn Single Tier Algoma District (St. Joseph Island Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Johnson Single Tier Algoma District (Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board) MMA MMA MMA Planning Board MMA
Township of Joly Single Tier Parry Sound District (Central Almaguin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
K
Town of Kapuskasing Single Tier Cochrane District (Kapuskasing & District Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
City of Kawartha Lakes Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Town of Kearney Single Tier Parry Sound District (South East Parrry Sound Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
City of Kenora Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Kerns Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Killarney Single Tier Sudbury District (Sudbury East Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Municipality of Kincardine Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of King Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
City of Kingston Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Town of Kingsville Lower Tier Essex Essex Essex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Kirkland Lake Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
City of Kitchener Lower Tier Waterloo Waterloo Waterloo Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
L
Township of La Vallee Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Laird Single Tier Algoma District (Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board) MMA MMA MMA Planning Board MMA
Township of Lake of Bays Lower Tier Muskoka Muskoka Muskoka Consult District Consult District Consult District
Township of Lake of the Woods Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
Town of Lakeshore Lower Tier Essex Essex Essex Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Lambton Upper Tier Lambton MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Lambton Shores Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton Municipality Municipality Consult County
County of Lanark Upper Tier Lanark MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Lanark Highlands Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Larder Lake Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of LaSalle Lower Tier Essex Essex Essex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Latchford Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA MMA Town Town
Town of Laurentian Hills Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Laurentian Valley Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Leamington Lower Tier Essex Essex Essex Consult County Consult County Consult County
United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Upper Tier Leeds & Grenville MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Leeds and The Thousand Islands Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Lennox & Addington Upper Tier Lennox & Addington MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Limerick Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Lincoln Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
City of London Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Loyalist Lower Tier Lennox & Addington Lennox & Addington Consult County Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Lucan Biddulph Lower Tier Middlesex Middlesex Middlesex Consult County Consult County Consult County
M
Township of Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional Single Tier Algoma District (Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board) MMA MMA MMA Planning Board MMA
Township of Machar Single Tier Parry Sound District (Central Almaguin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Machin Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Madawaska Valley Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Madoc Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Magnetawan Single Tier Parry Sound District (Central Almaguin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of Malahide Lower Tier Elgin Elgin Elgin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Manitouwadge Single Tier Thunder Bay District MMA MMA MMA MMA MMA
Township of Mapleton Lower Tier Wellington Wellington Wellington Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Marathon Single Tier Thunder Bay District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
City of Markham Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Municipality of Markstay--Warren Single Tier Sudbury District (Sudbury East Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Municipality of Marmora and Lake Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Matachewan Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Mattawa Single Tier Nipissing District MMA MMA MMA MMA MMA
Township of Mattawan Single Tier Nipissing District (East Nipissing Planning Board) MMA MMA MMA Planning Board MMA
Township of Mattice-Val Cote Single Tier Cochrane District (Hearst Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of McDougall Single Tier Parry Sound District (Parry Sound Area Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of McGarry Single Tier Timiskaming District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of McKellar Single Tier Parry Sound District (Parry Sound Area Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of McMurrich / Monteith Single Tier Parry Sound District (South East Parry Sound Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Township of McNab / Braeside Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Meaford Lower Tier Grey Grey Grey Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Melancthon Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Village of Merrickville - Wolford Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Middlesex Upper Tier Middlesex MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Middlesex Centre Lower Tier Middlesex Middlesex Middlesex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Midland Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Milton Lower Tier Halton Halton Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Minden Hills Lower Tier Haliburton Haliburton Haliburton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Minto Lower Tier Wellington Wellington Wellington Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Mississauga Lower Tier Peel Peel Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Town of Mississippi Mills Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Mono Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Montague Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Moonbeam Single Tier Cochrane District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Moosonee Single Tier Cochrane District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Township of Morley Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Municipality of Morris - Turnberry Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Mulmur Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County
District Municipality of Muskoka Upper Tier Muskoka MMA MMA Exempt Consult the District Municipality regarding approval authority Consult the District Municipality regarding approval authority Consult the District Municipality regarding approval authority
Township of Muskoka Lakes Lower Tier Muskoka Muskoka Muskoka Consult District Consult the District Municipality regarding approval authority Consult the District Municipality regarding approval authority
N
Township of Nairn and Hyman Single Tier Sudbury District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Municipality of Neebing Single Tier Thunder Bay District (Lakehead & Rural Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Municipality Planning Board
Town of New Tecumseth Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Village of Newbury Lower Tier Middlesex Middlesex Middlesex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Newmarket Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Regional Municipality of Niagara Upper Tier Niagara MMA MMA Exempt Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
City of Niagara Falls Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Nipigon Single Tier Thunder Bay District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Township of Nipissing Single Tier Parry Sound District (North Almaguin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Municipality of Norfolk County Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
Township of North Algona Wilberforce Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of North Bay Single Tier Nipissing District MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of North Dumfries Lower Tier Waterloo Waterloo Waterloo Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of North Dundas Lower Tier Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of North Frontenac Lower Tier Frontenac Frontenac Frontenac Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of North Glengarry Lower Tier Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of North Grenville Lower Tier Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Leeds & Grenville Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of North Huron Lower Tier Huron Huron Huron Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of North Kawartha Lower Tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of North Middlesex Lower Tier Middlesex Middlesex Middlesex Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of North Perth Lower Tier Perth Perth Perth Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of North Stormont Lower Tier Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands Single Tier Manitoulin District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
County of Northumberland Upper Tier Northum berland MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Norwich Lower Tier Oxford Oxford Oxford Consult County Consult County Consult County
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Town of Oakville Lower Tier Halton Halton Halton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of O'Connor Single Tier Thunder Bay District (Lakehead & Rural Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Village of Oil Springs Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge Single Tier Thunder Bay District (Lakehead & Rural Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Municipality
Township of Opasatika Single Tier Cochrane District MMA MMA MMA MMA MMA
Town of Orangeville Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Orillia Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Oro-Medonte Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Oshawa Lower Tier Durham Durham Consult Region Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Otonabee - South Monaghan Lower Tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Ottawa Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
City of Owen Sound Lower Tier Grey Grey Consult County Re: Exemption City Consult County Consult County
County of Oxford Upper Tier Oxford MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
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Township of Papineau – Cameron Single Tier Nipissing District (East Nipissing Planning Board) MMA MMA MMA Planning Board MMA
Town of Parry Sound Single Tier Parry Sound District (Parry Sound Area Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Regional Municipality of Peel Upper Tier Peel MMA MMA Exempt Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Pelee Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Pelham Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Pembroke Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Town of Penetanguishene Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Perry Single Tier Parry Sound District (South East Parry Sound Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
County of Perth Upper Tier Perth MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Perth Lower Tier Lanark Lanark Lanark Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Perth East Lower Tier Perth Perth Perth Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Perth South Lower Tier Perth Perth Perth Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Petawawa Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Peterborough Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
County of Peterborough Upper Tier Peterborough MMA MMA Exempt Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Petrolia Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Pickering Lower Tier Durham Durham Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Township of Pickle Lake Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA MMA Township Township
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City of Port Colborne Lower Tier Niagara Niagara Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Municipality of Port Hope Lower Tier Northum berland Northum berland Consult County Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
Municipality of Powassan Single Tier Parry Sound District (North Almaguin Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
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County of Prince Edward Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
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City of Quinte West Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
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Town of Rainy River Single Tier Rainy River District MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Township of Ramara Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
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County of Renfrew Upper Tier Renfrew MMA MMA County County County
Town of Renfrew Lower Tier Renfrew Renfrew Renfrew Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Richmond Hill Lower Tier York York Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
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Township of Russell Lower Tier Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Prescott & Russell Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Ryerson Single Tier Parry Sound District (South East Parry Sound Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
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Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers Single Tier Sudbury District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
City of Sarnia Lower Tier Lambton Lambton Lambton City Consult County Consult County
Town of Saugeen Shores Lower Tier Bruce Bruce Bruce Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Sault Ste.Marie Single Tier Algoma District MMA MMA Exempt City City City
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Township of Scugog Lower Tier Durham Durham Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
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Township of Selwyn Lower tier Peterborough Peterborough Peterborough Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Severn Lower Tier Simcoe Simcoe Simcoe Consult County Consult County Consult County
Town of Shelburne Lower Tier Dufferin Dufferin Dufferin Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Shuniah Single Tier Thunder Bay District MMA MMA MMA Municipality MMA
County of Simcoe Upper Tier Simcoe MMA MMA Consult County Consult County Consult County
Municipality of Sioux Lookout Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt Municipality Municipality Municipality
Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Single Tier Kenora District MMA MMA Exempt Township Township Township
Town of Smith Falls Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt Town Town Town
Town of Smooth Rock Falls Single Tier Cochrane District (Smooth Rock Falls Planning Board) MMA MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
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Municipality of South Dundas Lower Tier Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Consult County Consult County Consult County
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Township of South Glengarry Lower Tier Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Stormont, Dundas & Glengarrry Consult County Consult County Consult County
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City of Stratford Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
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City of Windsor Single Tier N/A MMA MMA Exempt City City City
Township of Wollaston Lower Tier Hastings Hastings Hastings Consult County Consult County Consult County
City of Woodstock Lower Tier Oxford Oxford Oxford Consult County Consult County Consult County
Township of Woolwich Lower Tier Waterloo Waterloo Waterloo Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
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Regional Municipality of York Upper Tier York MMA MMA Exempt Consult Region Consult Region Consult Region
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Township of Zorra Lower Tier Oxford Oxford Oxford Consult County Consult County Consult County


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Planning Act Approval Authority in Ontario: Planning Boards

Planning Boards District Section 17
Officiel
Paln
and
Modification
Section 51
Condo
and
Subdivision
Section 50
Consent
Section 50
Power of Sale
Section 57
Validation
Archipelago Area Planning Board Parry Sound MMA Planning Board (Partial)* Planning Board Planning Board (Partial)* Planning Board (Partial)*
Central Almaguin Planning Board Parry Sound MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Central Timiskaming Planning Board Timiskaming MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Cochrane and Suburban Planning Board Cochrane MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Desbarats to Echo Bay Planning Board Algoma MMA MMA Planning Board MMA MMA
East Nipissing Planning Board Nipissing MMA MMA Planning Board MMA MMA
Hearst Planning Board Cochrane MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Kapuskasing & District Planning Board Cochrane MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Lakehead Rural Planning Board Thunder Bay MMA Planning Board Planning Board Mun. of Oliver-Paipoonge Mun. of Neebing Planning Board Planning Board
Manitoulin Planning Board Manitoulin MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
North Almaguin Planning Board Parry Sound MMA Planning Board (Partial)* Planning Board Planning Board (Partial)* Planning Board (Partial)*
Parry Sound Area Planning Board Parry Sound MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Sault Ste. Marie North Planning Board Algoma MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Smooth Rock Falls Planning Board Cochrane MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
South East Parry Sound District Planning Board Parry Sound MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
St. Joseph Island Planning Board Algoma MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board
Sudbury East Planning Board Sudbury MMA Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board Planning Board


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Definition of Terms

county

means an upper-tier municipality that was a county on the day the Municipal Act, 2001 came into force;

local municipality

means a single-tier municipality or a lower-tier municipality;

lower-tier municipality

means a municipality that forms part of an upper-tier for municipal purposes;

municipality

means a geographic area whose inhabitants are incorporated;

regional municipality

means an upper-tier municipality that was a regional or district municipality or the County of Oxford on December 31, 2002;

single-tier municipality

means a municipality, other than an upper-tier municipality, that does not form part or an upper-tier municipality for municipal purposes;

upper-tier municipality

means a municipality of which two or more lower-tier municipalities form part for municipal purposes;

planning board

means a board established by the Minister for a defined planning area in a territorial district.

partial*

means that the delegated approval authority only applies to those areas that are covered by an approved Official Plan

  • assigned authority is planning approval authority that the Planning Act assigns directly to a defined set of municipalities.
  • prescribed authority is planning approval authority that the Planning Act, by Minister’s regulation, assigns directly to a municipality, named in the regulation.
  • delegated authority is planning approval authority delegated to a municipality, planning board, or municipality planning authority by the Minister of Municipal Affairs pursuant to the Planning Act.