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Halton Region Economic Development has established an Investment Response Team comprising senior officials who represent:
The team reviews cases and provides timely responses to issues related to major non-residential investment inquiries and development applications. Contact
Halton Region Economic Development to see how we can assist you.
Halton Region's Economic Development Division is your information source as you navigate the industrial and commercial development approvals process. Halton and its local municipal governments work together to accommodate tight planning approvals and construction timelines.
The information below is designed to help you understand the process.
The Regional Official Plan is Halton's guide for land use planning, helping both the Regional Council and staff to make decisions on growth and development.
Zoning by-laws are in place in each of Halton's four local municipalities to regulate the development and uses of land, such as business parks, as well as the location and use of buildings and structures.
Follow these links for local zoning by-law regulations:
We encourage applicants to meet with approval agencies to discuss project details, prior to submitting a formal development application. Pre-application meetings can help:
contact Halton Region Economic Development team for more information.
When a property owner submits an application for development approval, in many cases, the planning departments for the City of Burlington and the Towns of Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville are delegated as the primary approval authorities. In other cases of development applications – such as those requiring an amendment to the local zoning by-law and/or the local official plan application – Halton Region is the approval authority. This includes:
Created under the Province of Ontario's Development Charges Act, 1997, the purpose of development charges is to allow Ontario municipalities and school boards to recover growth- related costs associated with the capital infrastructure needed to service new development.
Starting a business in Halton or making major changes to an existing business? To find out what business permits or licenses you'll need, visit Ontario's ONe-Source (external link) to access the BizPaL online tool.
For more information about about building, expanding or developing in Halton,
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
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Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .