Mississippi Mills is a growing community; and good growth starts with Planning.

The Planning Department provides assistance to developers and residents alike to ensure that projects, both big and small, comply with bylaws and policies respecting land uses and building regulations.

Staff are here to assist in answering questions regarding applications for site plan control, subdivision developments, severances, minor variances and zoning changes.

Residents are encouraged to investigate and learn more about land use policies in our community with the Interactive Mapping Tool.

 Interactive Mapping Tool

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills Comprehensive Zoning By-law 11-83 (Office Consolidation March, 2020) is a bylaw which states how land may be used; where buildings and structures can be located (e.g. setbacks); and how land can be designed (e.g. required lot sizes, building heights, landscaping requirements, and parking requirements).

Comprehensive Zoning By-law 11-83

The Planning Department has an open-door policy and we are happy to meet with residents to address general or site-specific questions.  Please email Planning or call 613-256-2064 ext 209. 

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For more information on the below items please click on the titles to go to the webpage:

Development Charges      Heritage     Official Plan

Planning Applications      Zoning

Visit the Building and Planning page for information on building forms, inspections, documents, by-laws and frequently asked questions.


Active Planning Notices 

A Notice of Public Meeting is a notification that Council has scheduled a public meeting to consider and receive input on a planning application pursuant to the requirements of the Planning Act. The date, time and location of the meeting are identified in addition to a brief description of the purpose and planning contact information.

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 4965 Appleton Side Road
Wednesday September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 932 Stewart Lee Avenue
Wednesday September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 3814 Appleton Side Road
Wednesday September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 15-17 Malcolm Street
Wednesday September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 12254 Highway 7
Wednesday September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

(Revised) Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 273 Almonte Street 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 500 Ottawa Street 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 3350 12th Concession N. Pakenham 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 152 Ottawa Street
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

Lanark County Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to Official Plan 11 - Almonte Ward Settlement Boundary
OPA 22
Wednesday August 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - Part Lot 26, Conc 5E Ramsay
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 189 Snedden Farm Road 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 440 Ramsay Conc 8
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - Con 1, Part Lot 24, Pakenham 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - Union Street North
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - 573 Ramsay Concession 4
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - Business Park
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 4676 Dark's Side Road
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 4867 Hamilton Rd
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 60 Martin Street North
Tuesday,  August 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.


Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 5766 Martin Street South
Tuesday,  August 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting - 366 Spring Street
Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Notice of Complete Application & Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 4676 Dark's Side Road
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Xplornet Communications Facility - Virtual Public Meeting - Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Information Package for an Xplornet Communications Facility Proposal Located at 900 Ramsay Concession 7A, Carleton Place, Ontario 

 

Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to Remove a Holding Symbol
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.


Official Plan Amendment 29  
Prime Agricultural Area Designation Review

The purpose of the Community Official Plan (COP) Amendment is to determine Prime Agricultural Areas; areas where prime agricultural lands predominate. The municipality will be using a Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR) approach, as approved by the Province, to determine Prime Agricultural Areas. 

For details on the Virtual Information Session, statutory Public Meeting, and additional documents and information please see below:

Virtual Information Session / Open House (virtual)
- Opportunity for you to learn and ask questions
Purpose: This meeting was held on Wednesday April 28, 2021. The purpose of the Virtual Information Session is to provide information and gather feedback from the public on the proposed Official Plan Amendment 29 (OPA 29) regarding the Prime Agricultural Area Designation Review. The meeting will consist of  a 30 minute presentation by JLRichards followed by  a question and answer session for the public.
Presentation: Virtual Information Session Presentation Slides
Video Recording of Virtual Information Session: View video on Youtube

 

Public Meeting (written comments)
Opportunity for you to share your viewpoint with Council
Purpose: This is a statutory public meeting was held on May 4, 2021 for the purpose of giving the public an opportunity to make representation regarding the proposed OPA 29 by-law amendment for the Prime Agricultural Area Designation Review.
Comments: Please send your written comments to mrivet@jlrichards.ca referencing "OPA 29"
Video Recording of Public Meeting: View Public Meeting for OPA 29
Next Public Meeting Date: To be Determined

OPA 29 Documents and Additional Resources:

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 Notice of Public Meeting - Minor Variance - McLellan/Davey
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

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Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - Business Park
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 38 Carss Street
Tuesday,  March 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Amendment to the Zoning By-law - 147 Malcolm Street

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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POSTPONED - A correcting  Notice for the scheduled Public Meeting(s) will be posted once the hearing has
been rescheduled.

  • Notice of Public Hearing - Minor Variance Application - McLellan/Davey
    Wednesday, February 3,  2021 at 5:30 p.m. 

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Official Plan Amendment 22  
Almonte Settlement Area Boundary Review

Report and Recommendation to Committee of the Whole
- Council's Opportunity to Review and Discuss 

Date:

Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Location:

Livestream the meeting or view the recorded meeting on our Council Calendar.

Purpose:

This meeting is for the Committee of the Whole (Council) to review and discuss the Planning report and recommendations regarding OPA 22 as provided in the Special Committee of the Whole agenda report for March 25, 2021. Decisions from Committee of the Whole are not finalized until approved by Council at a later date.

Comments:

Please send your written comments by email to mrivet@jlrichards.ca and reference "OPA 22" to be forwarded to Council.

 

Public Meeting (written comments)
Opportunity for you to share your viewpoint with Council
Purpose: 

This meeting was held on January 26, 2021. This was a statutory public meeting for the purpose of giving the public an opportunity to make representation regarding the proposed OPA 22 by-law amendment.

Comments:

Please send your written comments by email to mrivet@jlrichards.ca and reference "OPA 22"

Video Recording of Public Meeting:

View Public Meeting for OPA

Virtual Information Session / Open House (virtual)
Opportunity for you to learn and ask questions
Purpose: This meeting was held on January 19, 2021. The purpose of the virtual information session or open house is to provide information and gather feedback from the public on the proposed Official Plan Amendment 22 (OPA 22) regarding the Almonte Settlement Area Boundary Review. 

Presentation:

Virtual Information Session Presentation Slides

Video Recording of Virtual Information Session:

 

View video on Youtube

OPA 22 Documents and Additional Resources:

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Additional Information