Update: City changes process for posting legislated planning notices

January 19, 2021

On Jan. 15, the City’s Planning Services Department announced that it would be changing its process for posting legislated notices under the Planning Act, in response to new, stricter COVID-19 measures from the Provincial Government.

The approach, as permitted by the Planning Act, would temporarily change the process from direct mail-outs to nearby property owners to posted notices in the Kingston Whig-Standard. The new process was intended to reduce reliance on third-party services, permit staff to continue working remotely where possible and keep Planning Services open for business and meeting its commitments under the Planning Act.

Staff have since reviewed the current process and have identified adjustments that would still allow statutory notices for development applications to be provided as direct mail-outs to neighbouring property owners.

As a result, there will be no change to the process for posting legislated planning notices at this point in time.

The Department of Planning Services is still encouraging residents to access services remotely. Staff can address inquiries about potential applications via phone at 613 546-4291 ext. 3180 or email at [email protected].

Applicants should email or call the Planner assigned to their files, as the planning offices at 1211 John Counter Blvd. are closed until further notice. Planning Act applications can still be submitted online through DASH.