Planning & Building Department
Welcome to the Planning and Building Department internet site.
The City of Sarnia Planning and Building Department's function is to assist City Council, the development community and the public in matters relating to land use planning, building construction and By-law enforcement.
The Planning and Building Department is comprised of two sections: Planning and Building.
The Department is responsible for maintaining and updating the City's Official Plan and Zoning By-law as well as enforcement of the Zoning By-law, the Ontario Building Code, Sign By-law, Property Standards By-law, Swimming Pool By-law and Fence By-law. The Department is also responsible for the processing and administration of various planning applications. The Department also administers the Committee of Adjustment, the Site Plan Review Committee, the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC), the Environmental Advisory Committee, the Planning Advisory Committee, the Façade and Building Loan Program and the municipal Downtown Rehabilitation Grant Program. The Department also performs licensing inspections, and prepares zoning confirmation reports.
The Planning and Building Department responds to general inquiries related to land use, site development and building construction. The Department is also responsible for the preparation of statistical information and mapping for the City.
We are interested in hearing from you and encourage you to contact us at the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses listed below.
Director of Planning and Building
Manager of Planning