Land use planning in Ryerson Township is governed by a number of By-Laws and policies including the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement (2014), Township of Ryerson Official Plan (2012), Zoning By-law (2014), and other legislative requirements.

If you are considering submitting a development application or proposal, please refer to the documents below and contact the Clerk’s Department to learn about the pre-consultation process. Municipal planning staff are available to provide general information regarding land use issues, and assist in processing a variety of development applications.

Planning inquiries will be answered on Thursdays only. To help ensure quick turnaround times, please submit as much information as possible in the following form and return by email to the Deputy Clerk.

Planning Inquiry Form

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law

The Zoning By-law is a legal document that applies to all types of properties and regulates how land can be used and the required standards such as lot sizes, building types, setbacks from property lines and other features or provisions. Please note: the Zoning by-law 56-14 Schedules supersede the Official Plan Schedules which were published earlier.  The documents that make up the complete by-law can be viewed below.

Official Plan

Ryerson Township’s Official Plan was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on June 4, 2012. To view the Official Plan and Documents, click the item of interest. Please note: the Zoning By-law 56-14 schedules above supersede these Official Plan schedules which were published earlier.

Additional Planning By-Laws

Application Forms

Severances And Subdivisions

Applications for consent (severances) and subdivisions are administered by the Southeast Parry Sound District Planning Board.
Hours: Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Address: Please contact Linda directly for mailing address.

Phone: (705) 787-5070

Building Permits

Applications for building permits are administered by the Joint Building Committee which serves the municipalities of Burk’s Falls, Joly, Machar, Ryerson, South River, Strong and Sundridge. Relevant information and applications are hosted by the Township of Strong.

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