Official Plan

The Official Plan serves as a statement of land use policies and is referred to as a guide for long-range land use and development for the Town.

Created with public input, the Official Plan contains the goals and objectives of our community, and establishes the policies that direct our Town's form, function and development goals. It supports the overall aim of achieving a healthy community built on the principles of diversity and adaptability, accessibility and equity, and social and economic health and vitality.

Amendments to the Official Plan are required when development proposed does not meet, or is not in keeping with, the policies of the Official Plan designation.  To determine whether a proposed development is allowed, both the schedules and the written policies are consulted. If an Amendment to the Official Plan is needed, the following are considered by the Town in the approval of a request:

  • Is the request consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement?
  • Is the request consistent with the intent and purpose of the Official Plan?
  • Is the proposal compatible with the surroundings?
  • Will the proposal function at that location?

Official Plan Amendments are considered by Council under the authority of the Planning Act of Ontario.

A signed Indemnity Agreement forms part of a completed Official Plan Amendment. Municipal Consultants will be used to do the preliminary work and prepare a draft by-law amendment and submit a report to council. These expenses are covered by the applicant. 


Quinte Conservation Authority

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Note: Additional fees are payable to the relevant agencies.


Greater Napanee Planning Fees - Schedule “A” to By-law No. 07-62 (Tariff of Planning Fees By-law) as amended by By-law No. 2020-0046

Type of ApplicationFee PayableInitial Deposit Payable
Application to
Committee of Adjustment
Minor Variance  $500.00  $0 
Severance / Consent (deposit only required if property is not on municipal water service) $1,000.00 $500.00
Certificate of Validation  $500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for
Zoning By-law Amendment 
Zoning By-law Amendment  $1,000.00  $1,500.00 
Removal of 'H' Symbol  $500.00  $1,000.00 

Application for

Official Plan Amendment 

Official Plan Amendment  $1,500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for Plan of Subdivision, Condominium or
Conversion of Rental Property to Condominium etc. 
Request Draft Plan Approval  $2,000.00  $5,000.00 
Amend Draft Plan Conditions  $500.00  $1,500.00 
Request for Final Plan Approval  $2,000.00  $5,000.00 
Amend Subdivision or Condominium Agreement  $500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for
Site Plan Control Agreement 
Minor Site Plan: Up to and including 6 multi-family residential units or commercial/industrial development totaling up to 465 m2 (5,000 ft2) $1,000.00  $1,500.00 
Major Site Plan: Greater than 6 multi-family residential units or commercial/industrial development totaling greater than 465 m2 (500 ft2)  $1,500.00  $1,500.00 
Application for Lifting Part-lot Control  $500.00 plus $100.00/lot created  $1,500.00 
Application for Foreclosure or Exercise of Power of Sale  $500.00  $1,500.00 

All of the foregoing application fees are non-refundable and do not include any external costs that the Municipality may incur in connection with its review of the application. 

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