Planning Applications and Fees

The Planning Department is responsible for providing planning services and advice to decision-makers on all planning matters related to the County. Planning staff review applications to ensure that they conform to all local planning policies and are consistent with provincial policy.

Planning staff are available to assist you with understanding the planning application review process. However, as the applicant, it is your responsibility to make sure that the application is complete, accurate and clearly identifies required approvals. Staff are not permitted to complete application forms; if you require assistance staff can direct you to local resources.

In addition to the submission of an application and fees, there will be the requirement for additional studies to be submitted and further legal, engineering and planning costs. Depending on the scale and complexity of an application, timelines for processing may vary. All planning applications are public documents and will be available for public review.

A pre-application meeting is required before making any application to the County of Frontenac.

Application Fees

Land Use Planning Fees

The County establishes fees for the processing of planning applications. Fees are required to be submitted at the time of application submission. In addition to County fees, there may also be fees required by commenting agencies, such as the Conservation Authority, as well as additional costs associated with studies, legal, engineering and fulfillment of conditions. All costs for the processing of applications are the responsibility of the applicant. 

Plans of Subdivision and Condominium

The County of Frontenac is the approval authority for plans of subdivision and plans of condominium applications in the Townships of Frontenac Islands, South Frontenac, Central Frontenac and North Frontenac.

The purpose of a plan of subdivision or condominium is to develop land in an orderly manner by making sure that the proper infrastructure and services will be in place, if they are not already. The County of Frontenac reviews plan of subdivision applications along with the Township, Conservation Authority and other agencies.

For more information, please refer to the information sheets - What is a Plan of Subdivision? or What is a Plan of Condominium?

Please refer to the Guidelines for Plans of Subdivision and Condominium Applications for a detailed summary of the process in Frontenac County.

Other related documents include:

County Official Plan Amendment

Please contact the planning department to learn more about the approval process for a County Official Plan Amendment.


Documents available upon request by completing document request form here. If you require in accessible format please let us know.