The Planning Division offers several services that provide information about properties in the City of Cornwall.

Work Order Reports

Work Order Reports are typically requested by lawyers for a property transaction or financing.

A Work Order Report will list the following:

  • The status of any open building permits and outstanding work orders for municipal by-laws.
  • The property’s Zoning, Official Plan Designation and MPAC Description,
  • Whether it is a designated Heritage property.
  • Whether the property is subject to Site Plan Control.
  • Any relevant Committee of Adjustment decisions.
Fees for Work Order Reports
Work Order TypeMax. Turnaround (Business Days)Cost
Residential – Standard 10 $110
Residential – Fast Track 3 $220
Non-Residential – Standard 10 $175
Non-Residential – Fast Track 3 $350

Work Order Reports can be requested by filling out this form or through a letter on legal letterhead.

Requests for Work Order Reports can be submitted by email (planning@cornwall.ca) or by fax (613-930-7426). Payment is accepted by cheque or by credit/debit card.

Zoning Compliance Letters

Zoning Compliance Letters are prepared on City of Cornwall letterhead. These letters certify that a particular land use is permitted in a zone. They are usually required by provincial approval authorities and lenders.

Fees for Zoning Compliance Letters
Zoning Compliance Letter TypeMax. Turnaround (Business Days)Cost
Standard 10 $300
Fast Track 3 $450

Zoning Compliance Letters can be requested by filling out this form. Requests can be submitted by email (planning@cornwall.ca) and payment is accepted by cheque or by credit/debit card.

ESA Phase 1 Letter

An ESA Phase 1 Letter provides a list of any relevant municipal records to aid in the preparation of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment for a property. Phase 1 ESA Letters can be requested by filling out this form.

The fee for a Phase 1 ESA Letter is $160 and the turnaround time is 10 to 15 business days. Requests can be submitted by email (planning@cornwall.ca) and payment is accepted by cheque or by credit/debit card.

Payment

Payment for Planning services can be made by cheque made out to “The Corporation of the City of Cornwall,” or by credit/debit card over the phone or in person. Credit/debit card payments are subject to a 3% surcharge. Payment by phone can be arranged by contacting Ely Daniels at 613-930-2787 ext. 2328.

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