Zoning and Compliance Letter Requests

The City can assist in providing Zoning By-law information, permitted land use as well compliance use information. Please choose the nature of your inquiry and contact the city using the corresponding link, email address or telephone number.

Construction of a fence or privacy screen
Please contact our By-law and Licensing Enforcement Section at bylaw@richmondhill.ca, call 905-771-0198 or visit our Fence By-law page. 
Ontario Building Code and/or building permit applications
Information on the Ontario Building Code and/or permit related questions should be directed to the Building Permit Section, Building Division. For more information, please visit our Building Permits page, email building@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-8810.

Lot grading and/or site alteration

Lot grading/site alteration is administered by our Development Engineering Division. For more information, please email planning@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-8800.  
Sign installation

The Municipal Sign By-law is enforced by our By-law and Licensing Enforcement Section. For more information, please visit our Sign Permit page, email bylaw@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-0198.

Pool enclosure permit requirements

Pool enclosure permits are administered by our Development Engineering Division. For more information, please visit our Pool Enclosure Permit page, email planning@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-8800.  

Pool setback requirements

Please complete the Request for Zoning By-law Information form

Compliance letter for the purchase or financing of a property

Please complete the Request for Compliance Letter form

Note: A compliance letter is subject to a fee. 

Zoning standards or general uses allowed for a specific property within the City of Richmond Hill

Please complete the Request for Zoning By-law Information form.  

Formal, permitted use letter for a specific property

Please complete the Request for Permitted Use Letter form.  

Note: A formal permitted use letter is subject to a fee. For a general permitted use inquiry, please complete the Request for Zoning By-law Information form. A fee is not required for a general inquiry.