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:

  • A completed Preconsultation Request Form
  • A Preconsultation Application fee of $500.00 (note that this amount will be deducted from the fee(s) for a formal application provided it is submitted with 1 year of the preconsultation meeting).
  • A preliminary drawing (please refer to the Preconsultation application for details that should be shown on the drawing).

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