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Zoning By-Law

Zoning By-Laws provide day-to-day administration of the contents of the Official Plan. They contain specific requirements that are legally enforceable and control the use of land. Zoning By-Laws state exactly:

  • how land may be used;
  • where buildings and other structures can be located;
  • the types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used; and
  • the lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and setbacks from the street.

Current Zoning By-Law

The County’s Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 1816-2006 is available below. Additionally, you can view the specific zoning of your property on the County’s online GIS map viewer here.

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law


You will need to comply with zoning prior to obtaining a building permit. If your project does not comply with the current zoning of your property, you can apply for a rezoning. Please visit the Planning webpage here for more details. Building permits will not be issued for construction or development that does not comply with Prince Edward County’s Zoning By-Laws.