A Preconsultation meeting is required to be conducted prior to submitting development applications for:

  • Amendments the Official Plan or a Zoning By-law
  • Plan of Subdivision
  • Plan of Condominium
  • Site Plan
  • Consent (Severance)

The purpose of this meeting is to confirm necessary applications, as well as identify required plans, studies and/or other supporting information necessary to process a development application through the City of Niagara Falls, Regional Municipality of Niagara and other agencies where required.

Preconsultation meetings are scheduled in the afternoon of the first and third Thursday of each month. 

To schedule a proposed application for a meeting, please submit the following:

  1. A completed Preconsultation Request Form
  2. 2023 Fees:
    • Consent and Site Plan    $750
    • All other applications     $1500  (OPA/ZBA/Draft Plans)
    • More than 2 submissions of a concept for review/preparation of subsequent pre-consultation report - $500 for each submission
  3. A preliminary drawing (please refer to the Preconsultation application for details that should be shown on the drawing).

Please note: Fees collected for pre-consultation meetings held after January 1, 2023 are no longer applied to City application fees.

You are encouraged to speak with a municipal planner about your proposal, prior to submitting a Preconsultation Request form.