How Does Zoning Work?

The Zoning By-Law regulates and directs land use in the Municipality of Meaford. It outlines what types and location of land uses, buildings and structures are permitted. It also establishes a number of different categories or 'Zones', and specifies the types of uses and structures that are permitted in each zone.

How do I use the Zoning By-law?

Start by finding the zoning category of the property you are interested in,  using one of the two mapping options. Then look up the Zone Category in the Zoning By-law. You should also check the General Provisions and Definitions sections for more information. 

Meaford's Zoning By-law is available to view and download below: 

Click Here to View Zoning By-law 60-2009

Meaford Zoning Mapping

Zoning Maps are available either online through the Meaford GIS Portal or in traditional PDF form. 

Offline Alert. Our GIS Portal is currently offline. Corrective work is underway and are working to get it working again as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. The PDF mapping below is available as an alternative option.

Meaford GIS Portal - Online Zoning Mapping Tool 


Zoning By-Law PDF Maps Here

Amending the Zoning By-Law

You may want to request a zoning by-law amendment if the use you would like for your property does not meet the permissions or exact standards of the Zoning By-Law.

An amendment to the By-Law will only be considered if your proposed use is permitted by the Official Plan.

Before you apply for a zoning amendment, please book a consultation with our staff who will discuss your plans with you and provide guidance on the process. We can be reached at or 519-538-1060 extension 1120.

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