Development Services

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Development Services Divisions

  • Planning Division
  • Building Division
  • Economic Development and Tourism Office
  • Development Engineering

Do you have questions about Long-Range planning, Policy development, or Community improvement? Are you looking to subdivide your property into two or more lots? Build a multi-family development? Add an apartment or secondary suite on your property? Change the zoning on your property? Apply for a building permit? Do you need assistance for your business or find out what initiatives the Town has for your business? 

All of these questions and many more may involve the Planning, Building, Development Engineering, or Economic Development and Tourism Divisions of this Department. We look forward to answering your questions and assisting you.

The Planning Division takes the lead to implement policies for growth and development. Its activities relate to formulation of plans, policies, regulations and guidelines on land use, development, urban design and growth management. The processing of and evaluation of development applications involves collecting data, analysis, research and monitoring land use. 

The Building Division works as a team to guide and direct you through the Building Permit process. They regulate and administer projects through the Ontario Building Code and Municipal By-laws.

The Economic Development and Tourism Division provide support to the local business community and undertake initiative to encourage new investment and promote entrepreneurial activities in the Town. This Division works with the local tourism operators to support the development of Georgina’s tourism assets and to market Georgina to external audiences.

The Development Engineering Division is responsible for all engineering related matters including subdivision and site plan development, plan review and agreement preparation, site alteration and local sidewalks.