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Developing in Halton


COVID-19 update

Please note that we are continuing to accept Development and Planning applications online, or in-person by appointment only. To submit any applications or reviews, please email


About Planning Applications

It's simple - if you are a property owner who wants to submit an application for development approval, you should first reach out to the Planning Department of your local municipality:

If you've been told by your local municipality's Planning Department to approach us, Halton Region is the approval authority for:

  • Regional Official Plan Amendments
  • Local Official Plan Amendments, when 'not-exempt'

Planning Services acts as the 'one-window' in coordinating the Region's review on most development applications in Halton. We ensure your development addresses the Region's policies and standards.

Learn more about Official Plan Amendments and Process.


Before you make a formal planning application to Halton Region, please consult with Local and Regional planning staff. We want to help you understand the process and our requirements. A pre-consultation meeting is an important part of any development approval process. It allows Local and Regional staff to identify studies or additional materials that may be required to properly evaluate your proposal.

Service & Engineering Fees

Effective January 1, 2020

Engineering and Inspection fees are calculated as a percentage of the estimated cost of Regional water and sanitary services and are based on a sliding scale.

Engineering & Inspection Fees for Developers
Total Estimated Cost of Proposed Water Services, Sanitary Services and Road Works Engineering and Inspections Fee Deposits*
up to $100,000 $5,000 or 10% (whichever is greater) +HST
between $100,000.01 and $250,000 7% +HST
between $250,000.01 and $500,000 6% +HST
$500,000.01 or more 5% +HST (To a maximum of $100, 000 + HST)

*The first $5,000 + $650 HST = $5,650 of the total Engineering and Inspection fee is required to be submitted at the time of the first engineering drawing submission, with the balance payable upon execution of the Development Agreement.
**Any portion of the Engineering and Inspection fee collected, including the $5,000 payment is considered a one-time charge that is non-refundable.

Tapping Fees

Water Main Taps

  • Up to and including 50mm - $422.37
  • 100mm and greater - $787.69

Sanitary Main and Regional Storm Main Taps

  • All sizes - $641.26

Water Meters

  • 20mm - $347.98
  • 25mm - $437.72
  • 40mm - $826.00
  • 50mm - $995.30
  • 75mm - $3,449.58
  • 100mm - $4,766.67
  • 150mm - $8,850.34
  • 200mm - $12,294.73
  • 250mm - $26,819.70

Note: Tapping fees and water meter fees are reviewed in January of each year.

Contact Information

For inquiries on clearance of Halton Region conditions, contact Halton's Planning staff:

  • Call 905-825-6000
    Toll Free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866)
    TTY 905-827-9833
    Fax 905-825-8822