We invite you to check if you need a planning consultation, find requirements, and apply online. On this page you can:

  1. Check if you need pre-consultation
  2. Start the pre-consultation process
  3. Results of pre-consultation

Check if you need pre-consultation

Pre-consultation is required prior to applying for:

  • Zoning By-law and/or Official Plan amendment
  • Draft Plan of Subdivision or Condominium
  • Consent to Sever
  • Site Plan Approval or Amendment

Pre-consultation is not required prior to applying for:

  • Minor variance
  • Permission to enlarge or change a legal non-conforming use

Although not required, pre-consultation is recommended prior to applying for a Minor Variance. This application tends to be technical in nature, and having a planner review your application for accuracy can be helpful.

Pre-consultation can bring in the expertise needed to help further your project. Your file will be circulated to other City divisions and public agencies that might have an interest in your plans, allowing you to receive their feedback early in the process.

At the end of a circulation period, a planner will meet with you to discuss your project. You will receive feedback on the viability of your plans and any additional information you may have to provide to move forward.

Check the ‘Find zoning and property info’ page to check your property's zoning, or contact Planning Services for assistance.

Start the pre-consultation process

To apply online:

  1. Create an account or sign in to the Property and Permits portal
  2. Enter information about your project
  3. Upload preliminary site sketch
  4. Pay the $321 fee using a credit card

Apply online 

To apply in person:

  1. Download the Pre-Consultation form.
  2. Enter information about your project in the form.
  3. Bring the completed form and site sketch to the Development Services Office, Victoriaville Civic Centre, 2nd floor, 111 Syndicate Ave. S. 
  4. Pay the $321 fee by cash, cheque, credit or debit at the Development Services counter

Results of Pre-Consultation

You will receive feedback on the viability of your plans and any additional information you may have to provide to move forward. The more information and details you can provide about your proposal during Pre-Consultation, the more informative and detailed the feedback from City staff can be. After this meeting, you have up to a year to fulfil any requirements that have been identified for your project. At this point, you might decide the application requirements are beyond what you are willing to do and you might choose to not continue the process. You can do so without any further cost to you.

Contact Us