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Planning and Development Fees

Planning Application Fees

On September 18, 2018, City Council repealed Bylaw No. A-52, as amended being “A Bylaw to provide for Various Fees and Charges”  and replaced it with a new Fees and Charges Bylaw A-53 that adds and adjusts certain fees and charges for certain services or activities provided by the City of London.  The link to the new By-law A.53 can be found below.

The increase in planning application fees are intended to help reach 30% cost recovery for expenditures for the review of these applications, with consideration for municipal comparators and the impacts of individual fee increases. A brief summary of the changes is provided as follows:

  • A new fee for Pre-application Consultation is intended to allow for some cost recovery and to encourage proposals to proceed to a development application.  This proposed fee will be refunded with the submission of a development application.
  • A new fee for Compliance Inspections will be charged after the second inspection conducted by staff.  This fee provides for additional cost recovery beyond agreement compliance costs built into base application fees, and incents completion of requirements within the first two inspections.
  • The implementation of a new Deeming Bylaw fee is the result of an increase in the number of requests for Deeming Bylaws.The implementation of a Street Renaming Fee is consistent with previously identified fees for Commemorative Street Naming and Municipal Addressing.  The base fee amount is also recommended to be increased for improved cost recovery.

Effective January 1, 2019, please see the new fee amounts listed below:

Site Plan Approval Residential  1-5 units $1024, Residential over 5 units $1024 plus $51.20/unit
Site Plan Approval Non-residential  $1024 plus variable fee of (total Gross Floor Area sqm less 1000 sqm x $1.02)
Site Plan Amendment $768
Fire Route $768
Municipal Street Renumbering $512
Commemorative Street Application Fee $512
Street Renaming $512 plus costs of signage, installation advertising and $200/house
Official Plan Amendment $12,288
Zoning Bylaw Amendment $11,014
Combined OPA and ZBA $20,480
Subdivisions  $15,360 plus variable fees of $153.60 per single family lot, plus $307.20 per block for multiple  family residential, commercial industrial, institutional or park blocks
Condominiums  $7,680 plus $153.20/unit (Vacant Land plus $153.20/unit), $3072 (Standard), $1843.20 (Amalgamated)
Consents  $1536 for first lot to be created and $150 for each additional lot
Minor Variances $409.60 - $1,228.80
Deeming Bylaw $1,000
Consultation $256 (refunded upon submission of an application)
Compliance Inspections $256 (after second inspection)

If you have any questions please contact our offices at 519-930-3500 or

Planning Application Fees are contained in the Fees and Charges By-law.

A.53 - Fees and Charges By-law - In force January 1, 2019

These fees are subject to change without notice and exclude applicable taxes. Planning Applications include:

  • Official Plan Amendments
  • Zoning By-law Amendments
  • Removal of Holding Provisions
  • Subdivisions
  • Condominiums
  • Minor Variances
  • Consents
  • Site Plans

Building Permit Fees

Building By-law B-6 provides information about the types of building construction, alteration and demolition permits issued and services provided by the Building Division. The current fees for these permits and services appears on Appendix A of the By-law.

Other Building Related Fees and Forms

Information about other fees associated with building permit applications is also available.  These include:

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