Since amalgamation in 2001, Kawartha Lakes has been using the original 18 Zoning By-laws to address land development within the municipality as a whole.

While the original By-laws met development needs, the combination of outdated standards and regulations between areas and the requirement to conform to the City’s 2012 Official Plan has prompted the decision to create one new Comprehensive Zoning By-law for the municipality.

The City has embarked on a two-phase project for the consolidation of its Zoning By-laws:
•    Phase 1: Undertake the current review and consolidation of the 13 Rural Zoning By-laws.
•    Phase 2: Undertake the future review and consolidation of the 5 Urban Area Zoning By-laws and the Oak Ridges Moraine Zoning By-law.

This project represents Phase 1 of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review process and applies to the City’s rural area. The rural area excludes the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan as well as the Urban Settlement Areas of Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, and Woodville.



The purpose of this website is to provide important project information, including project documents as they are completed, and seek feedback through the interactive map – where visitors can leave a comment related to a specific property. The City of Kawartha Lakes will provide answers to frequently asked questions and share public notices and staff reports to City Council on their website, which can be visited by clicking the link below:


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