Community and Development Services

Mission Statement: Help to shape and form a safe, healthy, vibrant community in an integrated, respectful and principled way.

Our GOAL is to provide you with the best possible service.  Please call or email ahead of time and make an appointment.

Department Responsibilities:

Community and Development Services is responsible for providing Council with recommendations on the long term development of the Town, as well as specific matters dealing with the development and use of private property within the municipality including land use policies, by-laws, development agreements and building permits.

The department consists of:
• Building Services
• By-law Enforcement
• Consent, Minor Variance/Legal Non-Conforming Use, Fence Variance and Property Standards Appeals
• Economic Development
• Heritage
• Parking Services
• Planning Services

Contact Us:
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
1593 Four Mile Creek Road
PO Box 100
Virgil, Ontario  L0S 1T0
905-468-3061, extension # (Direct Line)
905-468-0301 (Fax)
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Director of Community and
Development Services
Craig Larmour

Manager of Planning/Principal Planner
Shirley Cater

Manager of Enforcement/Chief Building Official
Rolf Wiens

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Administrative Assistant
Tara Druzina
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What's New?
Proposed Development Permit By-law for the Village Subdivision & Notice of Statutory Open House 
• Queen-Picton Heritage Conservation District Expansion Study, Study Map & Meeting Notice
• Historic Old Town Heritage Conservation District Plan - First Draft
• Official Plan Review (MyPlanNOTL)
• Comprehensive Telecommunications Plan
Dock Area: Landscape Design Concepts
• Cottage Rentals, Vacation Apartments & Villas - By-law No. 4316AI-13 and OPA #55
Wetlands Public Information Session
• Permit Parking in Niagara-on-the-Green
• Places to Grow Growth Plan
• Comprehensive Zoning By-law
• Niagara Region: Measuring Progress: Sustainable Niagara Phase 2 Report and additional information about Sustainable Niagara


Learn more about the planning and development process in general: Citizens Guide to Plan Review and Approval Process on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.