Municipality of Bayham

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law


The complete current Zoning By-law and Map Schedules can be accessed from this page.  The Zoning By-law is subject to amendments, most recently updated March 12, 2021.   

To view the Zoning By-law and Maps, click on the links below: 

1.   Comprehensive Zoning By-law Z456-2003, as amended - Full Text (Consolidated as of October 21, 2022)

2.   Zoning By-law Maps/Schedules, as amended (Consolidated as of October 19, 2022)

 3. Zoning By-law Z456-2003, as amended - Explanatory Note (Updated as of January 16, 2020)

The Zoning Bylaw implements the policies and objectives detailed in the Official Plan. It outlines how a specific parcel of land may be used and regulates matters such as lot size, parking requirements, building height, landscaping requirements and other site-specific factors.
If an applicant wishes to develop a property in a manner that deviates from the current zoning provisions, they must apply for a Zoning By-law Amendment; also referred to as a rezoning. For example, a change of use from residential to commercial would require a Zoning By-law Amendment.
Sometimes a property owner only wants to make a minor deviation to the Zoning By-law provision such as a building setback or height restriction. This can be done by applying to the Committee of Adjustment for what is known as a Minor Variance. For example, a property owner planning an addition onto their house determines that with the addition there will only be a 6.5 meter rear yard. The Zoning By-law requires a rear yard depth of 7.5 meters. This is a minor deviation, and the owner could apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance that if approved would relax the rear yard requirement under the Zoning By-law and allow for the addition to proceed.

 Link to:  Application for Amendment to the Zoning By-Law of The Municipality of Bayham

Municipal Zoning By-law Amendment Timeline



Within 30 Days

Within 15 Days After Decision Application is Complete

20 Days

At Least 20 Days

End of 120 Days

15 Days

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     Private application is submitted.
Municipality must notify applicant whether application is complete s.34(10.4).  If notice is not provided, applicant or public body can motion the LPAT for determination at any time after 30 days s.34(10.6).  If notice is negative, applicant, public body or council may motion to the LPAT within the following 30 days s.34(10.5). Complete application begins 120 day timeline.
Notice of application is circulated to prescribed entities within 15 days after affirmative notice of LPAT decision that application is complete s.34(10.7).
If council should refuse the application, notice must be given within 15 days s.34(10.9). Applicant can appeal within 20 days s.34(11.0.3).
At least 20 days advance notice of public meeting s.34(14.1). Can include notice of “open house” (for specified zoning by-laws).  Sufficient information to be provided at least 30 days before a by-law is passed s.34(15).
Open house (for specified by-laws) at least 7 days before public meeting s.34(14).
Public meeting at least 20 days after notice is provided s.34(14.1) & at least 7 days after open house.
Decision required on (complete) private application within 120 days or appeal may be filed s.34(11). Assume by-law is passed at this point.
Notice of passing a by-law must be provided within 15 days s.34(18).
Appeal must be filed with clerk s.34(19) within 20 days.  If no appeal, zoning is final on day by-law is passed s.34(21).
Clerk to forward record of appeal to LPAT within 15 days s.34(23).