What's New !!!
New Official Plan
The City of Markham has a new Official Plan to guide land use and development in Markham over the next 20 years.
Learn more about Markham's New Official Plan.
New Comprehensive Zoning By-law Project
The City of Markham is undertaking a comprehensive review of its zoning by-laws and existing zoning framework.
Learn more about the Zoning By-Law Project.
Markham is divided into three major Development Districts (West, East, and Central) to create a more efficient and effective structure for its overall operations. Special Heritage Districts can be found within all of these major districts.
Our District Teams include staff from Planning, Engineering, Urban Design, and Heritage and have in-depth knowledge to help you learn more about development applications, studies, special projects and general inquiries about development within their district.
Look at the Development District map and contact a team member today.
Development charges are imposed against all new development within the City in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997. This includes residential and non-residential lands, buildings or structures. Development charges may also be applicable in the case of redevelopment, particularly those resulting in a change in use.
Every development application is evaluated to determine to what extent development charges are applicable, and you may be required to pay development charges for a residential or non-residential development or redevelopment. Learn more about Markham’s development charges.