Zoning By-laws

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Planning Department

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​​​​​​​Zoning by-laws are a set of regulations governing land uses that implement the policies in the Official Plan​. A Zoning By-law contains specific requirements that provide a way of managing land use and future development that is legally enforceable. It also protects property owners from conflicting land uses

For questions about zoning for a property in Newmarket, try the "What's My Zoning?" guide.

January 2019: Council has adopted an Interim Control By-law that limits the ability to expand, rebuild, or add to many residential properties while a study on changes to the zoning by-law is undertaken. For more details, see this page.

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​Zoning By-Laws​ cover items such as:

Zoning B​y-laws in Newmarket

Newmarket has several zoning by-laws which govern land use in Town. The majority of lands are governed by the Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2010-40​. Zoning By-law 2010-40 is applicable to all lands in Newmarket except for those lands noted on the Lands Excluded from Zoning By-law 2010-40 map. If the lands you are interested are excluded from Zoning By-law 2010-40, please contact contact the Planning Department for additional information. 

Click here​ for a guide on how to find the zoning on a property in Newmarket.

​Zoning By-law Ame​ndments and Applications

The Official Plan outlines in a broad manner the land use and development guidelines in Newmarket. A Zoning By-law, on the other hand, outlines how a specific parcel of land may be used. Zoning By-laws also regulate lot size, parking requirements, building height and other site-specific factors.

If an applicant wishes to develop a property in a manner that deviates from the current zoning provisions, they must apply for a Zoning By-law Amendment; also referred to as a rezoning. For example, a change of use from residential to commercial would require a Zoning By-law Amendment. Council must approve any amendment to the Zoning By-law, which is subject to an appeal process.

Section 34 of the Ontario Planning Act gives the Council for the Town of Newmarket the authority to adopt zoning by-laws in conformity with its Official Plan. Zoning amendments provide a way to change zoning regulations for individual properties. Information on the zoning by-law amendment application process and zoning by-law amendments currently being processed are available online. For all other enquiries please contact the Planning Department

Quick Reference H​​​​andouts

Below are PDF summaries of zoning requirement for various topics. These summaries are prepared for information purposes and convenience only. For accurate reference Zoning By-law 2010-40, as amended, should be consulted. Some properties in Newmarket are subject to different Zoning By-laws, confirmation can be obtained from the Planning Department