Land use planning helps to guide growth and development in municipalities, protecting important environmental and cultural resources while ensuring a healthy economic and social future for residents. 

The planning department provides professional land use planning advice to Council, staff, member municipalities and the public.

Other responsibilities of the planning department include:

  • Implementing and updating the Official Plan for the County of Frontenac
  • Processing applications for amendments to the Official Plan for the County of Frontenac
  • Approving local Official Plans and amendments to local Official Plans
  • Approving plans of subdivision, plans of condominium and part lot control applications
  • Conducting special regional studies in support of the County’s Official Plan such as the Natural Heritage Study and Population and Employment Projections
  • Participating in external regional planning initiatives
  • Providing expert testimony before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT)

Pre-consultation is encouraged before making any applications to the County of Frontenac.

The County of Frontenac also performs planning services for the Township of Frontenac Islands, the Township of Central Frontenac and the Township of North Frontenac. Please visit the township websites for more information on applications for township official plan and zoning by-laws amendments, severances, and minor variances.