Planning Development

COVID-19 Update:

  • The City will continue to accept and review development applications. Applicants are asked to submit documentation via courier.
  • The City will continue to issue all development application related documents (including Site Plan Agreements, Pre-Submission Letters, Circulation Comment Summaries, etc.). This documentation will be forwarded via Canada Post or courier.
  • The City will continue to execute agreements and accept executed agreements by scheduled appointments. 
  • Development Engineering and Transportation staff will continue to do limited inspections of Grading Inquiries, Traffic Inquiries and Site Alteration/Single Family Permits, provided no public contact is involved.

Development Planning

The Development Planning Section of Richmond Hill's Planning and Regulatory Services Department is responsible for the review and processing of a variety of development planning applications including:

The Development Planning Section is also responsible for processing other types of applications including:

Before Submitting an Application

Prior to submitting a Development Application, the Owner/Agent must have a pre-submission meeting with Development Planning Section Staff. The purpose of this meeting is for the applicant to present a development proposal on a preliminary basis so as to identify required materials for a full and complete submission of a development application(s). This is of assistance to both the applicant and the City as it identifies at the outset the submission requirements for a complete application and ensures applications can be processed efficiently.

Email the Planning and Regulatory Services Department to schedule a Pre-Submission Meeting.

A Pre-Submission Meeting is not required for Part Lot Control Exemption, Consent, Minor Variance, Sign By-law Variance, Sign By-law Amendment, Municipal Addressing or Street Naming applications.

Applications and Guides

The Development Planning Section handles the application forms and guides for development applications.

Consolidated Development Application Form
2021 Consolidated Development Application Form

2021 Consolidated Development Application Guide

Public Notification Signs

Effective January 1, 2019, public notification signs shall be required to follow a new format. Please see the Consolidated Development Application Guide for more details.

2021 Development Application Signage

2021 Development Application Signage (to be used during the COVID-19 crisis)

Current Development Application and Status Map

This section of the Planning and Regulatory Services Department provides professional support services for the day-to-day operations of the Department, which include the Mapping services in the preparation of all base maps for reports, display maps and drawings to complement specific land use studies and graphic requirements of the Department. 

A variety of maps are available through the services of this section. 

Mapping - for the most current information please email planning@richmondhill.ca

Current Development Applications

Site Plan Status Map

Site Plan Applications

Subdivision and Condominium Applications Map

Subdivision and Condominium Applications

 

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Status Map

Official Plan and Zoning By-law Applications

Model Home Application Form
2021 Model Home Application Form
Radio-Communication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems Public Consultation Application Form
2021 Radio-Communication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems Public Consultation Application Form
Sign By-law Variance Application Form
2021 Sign By-law Variance Application Form
Urban Design Briefs/Guidelines/Study
Urban Design policies, submission requirements, and guidelines