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Zoning By-law 2008-250 Consolidation

Zoning By-law Consolidation Disclaimer

This consolidation of the Zoning By-law is current to July 12, 2017.

This consolidation of the City of Ottawa Zoning By-law, By-law 2008-250 and the amendments thereto, is prepared for reference purposes only. While the Planning and Growth Management Department makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, the reader is advised that as this publication is an office consolidation, in situations where legal accuracy is important, the By-law itself and any amending by-laws thereto must be consulted.

Please note: A listing of the amending by-laws to Zoning By-law No. 2008-250 can be referenced in Appendix B – the Amendment Schedule to the Zoning By-law and Interim Control By-laws.

For information about these amending by-laws and the applicability of their regulations, please contact 311 and request to speak to the Development Information Officer (DIO) for the geographic area in question.

Copies of individual zoning amendment by-laws can be obtained at the following locations:

City Hall Client Service Center
1st Floor, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Central Archives
100 Tallwood Dr. (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario 
tel.: 613-580-2857
fax :613-580-2614
e-mail: archives@ottawa.ca

Zoning By-law 2008-250 Consolidation - Site Map

Part 1 – Administration, Interpretation and Definitions (Sections 1-54)

Part 2 – General Provisions (Sections 55-73)

Part 3 – Specific Use Provisions (Sections 80-98)

Part 4 – Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions (Sections 100-114)

Part 5 – Residential Provisions (Sections 120-142)

Part 6 – Residential Zones (Sections 155-168)

 

Part 7 – Institutional Zones (Sections 169-172)

Part 8 – Open Space and Leisure Zones (Sections 173-180)

Part 9 – Environmental Zones (Sections 183-184)

Part 10 – Mixed Use/Commercial Zones (Sections 185-198)

Part 11 – Industrial Zones (Sections 199-206)

Part 12 – Transportation Zones (Sections 207-210)

Part 13 – Rural Zones (Sections 211-236)

Part 14 – Other Zones (Sections 237-238)

Part 15 – Exceptions (Sec. 239-240)

Part 16 - Appendices - Administrative Lists and Processes

Part 17 – Schedules

Part 18 – Zoning Maps

Part 19 - Section 37 Provisions

PDF Version


Part 1 – Administration, Interpretation and Definitions (Sections 1-54) [PDF – 375 KB]

  • Administration (Sec. 1-9)
  • General Rules of Interpretation (Sec. 10-28)
  • Interpreting Zoning Information (Sec. 29-46)
  • Definitions (Sec. 54)

Part 2 – General Provisions (Sections 55-72) [PDF – 92 KB]

  • Accessory Uses, Buildings and Structures (Sec. 55)
  • Adequate Municipal Services (Sec. 56)
  • Corner Sight Triangles (Sec. 57)
  • Flood Plain Overlay (Sec. 58)
  • Frontage on a Public Street (Sec. 59)
  • Heritage Overlay (Sec. 60)
  • Holding Zones - Additions (Sec. 61)
  • Minimum Distance Separation (Sec. 62)
  • Part-Lot Control (Sec. 63)
  • Permitted Projections Above the Height Limit (Sec. 64)
  • Permitted Projections into Required Yards (Sec. 65)
  • Provisions for the Handling and Transfer of Propane and Natural Gas (Sec. 66)
  • Residential use building setback from mineral aggregate zones (Sec. 67)
  • Setbacks from Railway Rights-of-Way in Rural Zones (Sec. 68)
  • Setback from Watercourses (Sec. 69)
  • Protection of Airport Operations (Sec. 70)
  • Temporary Uses, Buildings or Structures During Construction (Sec. 71)
  • Setback from the Trans Canada Pipeline (Sec. 72)

Part 3 – Specific Use Provisions (Sections 80-97) [PDF – 72 KB]

  • Adult Entertainment Parlours (Sec. 80)
  • Reserved for Future Use (Sec. 81)
  • Community Garden (Sec. 82)
  • Reserved for future use (Sec. 83)
  • Kennels (Sec. 84)
  • Outdoor Commercial Patios (Sec. 85)
  • Parking on Place of Worship Sites (Sec. 86)
  • Rapid-Transit Network (Sec. 87)
  • Security Huts for Diplomatic Missions (Sec. 88)
  • Small Batch Breweries (Sec. 89)
  • Snow Disposal Facilities (Sec. 90)
  • Utility Installations (Sec. 91)
  • Wayside Pits and Wayside Quarries (Sec. 92)
  • Reserved for Future Use (Sec. 93)
  • Car Sharing Services (Section 94)
  • Waste Processing and Transfer Facilities in the Rural Area (Section 95)
  • Place of Worship (Section 96)
  • Medical Marihuana Production Facility (Section 97)

Part 4 – Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions (Sections 100-114) [PDF – 245 KB]

  • General Provisions (Sec. 100)
  • Minimum Parking Space Rates (Sec. 101)
  • Minimum Visitor Parking Space Rates (Sec. 102)
  • Maximum Limit on Number of Parking Spaces Near Rapid Transit Stations (Sec. 103)
  • Shared Parking Provisions (Sec. 104)
  • Tandem Parking Provisions (Sec. 105)
  • Parking Space Provisions (Sec. 106)
  • Aisle and Driveway Provisions (Sec. 107)
  • Steep Driveways (Sec. 108)
  • Location of Parking (Sec. 109)
  • Landscaping Provisions for Parking Lots (Sec. 110)
  • Bicycle Parking Space Rates and Provisions (Sec. 111)
  • Provisions for Drive-Through Operations (Sec. 112)
  • Loading Space Rates and Provisions (Sec. 113)
  • Parking Credits (Sec. 114)

Part 5 – Residential Provisions (Sections 120-141) [PDF – 135 KB]

  • Accessory Satellite Dish or Accessory Tower Antenna in Residential Zones (Sec. 120)
  • Bed and Breakfast Provisions (Sec. 121)
  • Conversions (Sec. 122)
  • Front Yard Setback Reductions (Sec. 123)
  • Garden Suite Provisions (Sec. 124)
  • Group Home Provisions (Sec. 125)
  • Heavy Vehicles and Recreational Vehicles Associated with a Residential Use (Sec. 126)
  • Home-Based Business Provisions (Sec. 127)
  • Home-Based Businesses in RU and AG Zones (Sec. 128)
  • Home-Based Day Care (Sec. 129)
  • Non-Residential Uses in Residential Zones (Sec. 130)
  • Planned Unit Development (Sec. 131)
  • Rooming Units in Private Dwellings (Sec. 132)
  • Secondary Dwelling Units (Sec. 133)
  • Shelter Accommodation (Sec. 134)
  • Through lots in Residential Zones (Sec. 135)
  • Maximum Number of Attached Dwelling Units in a Multiple Attached Dwelling (Section 136)
  • Amenity Area (Section 137)
  • Regulations Affecting Vertically Attached Dwelling Units (Section 138)
  • Low-Rise Residential Infill Development in the Mature Neighbourhoods Overlay (Section 139)
  • Front Yard Patterns, Parking Patterns and Entranceway Patterns (Section 140)
  • Residential Neighbourhood Commercial Suffix (Section 141)
  • Coach Houses (Section 142)

Part 6 – Residential Zones (Sections 155-168) [PDF – 510 KB]

  • R1 - Residential First Density Zone (Sec. 155-156)
  • R2 - Residential Second Density Zone (Sec. 157-158)
  • R3 - Residential Third Density Zone (Sec. 159-160)
  • R4 - Residential Fourth Density Zone (Sec. 161-162)
  • R5 - Residential Fifth Density Zone (Sec. 163-164)
  • Reserved for Future Use (Sec. 165-166)
  • RM- Mobile Home Zone (Sec. 167-168)

Part 7 – Institutional Zones (Sections 169-172) [PDF – 86 KB]

  • I1 - Minor Institutional Zone (Sec. 169-170)
  • I2 - Major Institutional Zone (Sec. 171-172)

Part 8 – Open Space and Leisure Zones (Sections 173-180) [PDF – 100 KB]

  • L1 - Community Leisure Facility Zone (Sec. 173-174)
  • L2 - Major Leisure Facility Zone (Sec. 175-176)
  • L3 - Central Experimental Farm (Sec. 177)
  • O1 - Parks and Open Space Zone (Sec. 179-180)

Part 9 – Environmental Zones (Sections 183-184) [PDF – 34 KB]

  • EP-Environmental Protection Zone (Sec. 183-184)

Part 10 – Mixed Use/Commercial Zones (Sections 185-198) [PDF – 270 KB]

  • AM - Arterial Mainstreet Zone (Sec. 185-186)
  • GM - General Mixed Use Zone (Sec. 187-188)
  • LC - Local Commercial Zone (Sec. 189-190)
  • MC - Mixed-Use Centre Zone (Sec. 191-192)
  • MD - Mixed-Use Downtown Zone (Sec. 193-194)
  • Reserved for Future Use (Sec. 195)
  • TM - Traditional Mainstreet Zone (Sec. 197-198)

Part 11 – Industrial Zones (Sections 199-206) [PDF – 113 KB]

  • IG - General Industrial Zone (Sec. 199-200)
  • IH - Heavy Industrial Zone (Sec. 201-202)
  • IL - Light Industrial Zone (Sec. 203-204)
  • IP - Business Park Industrial Zone (Sec. 205-206)

Part 12 – Transportation Zones (Sections 207-210) [PDF – 52 KB]

  • T1 - Air Transportation Facility Zone (Sec. 207-208)
  • T2 - Ground Transportation Zone (Sec. 209-210)

Part 13 – Rural Zones (Sections 211-236) [PDF – 237 KB]

  • AG - Agricultural Zone (Sec. 211-212)
  • ME - Mineral Extraction Zone (Sec. 213-214)
  • MR - Mineral Aggregate Reserve Zone (Sec. 215-216)
  • RC - Rural Commercial Zone (Sec. 217-218)
  • RG - Rural General Industrial Zone (Sec. 219-220)
  • RH - Rural Heavy Industrial Zone (Sec. 221-222)
  • RI - Rural Institutional Zone (Sec. 223-224)
  • RR - Rural Residential Zone (Sec. 225-226)
  • RU - Rural Countryside Zone (Sec. 227-228)
  • VM - Village Mixed-Use Zone (Sec. 229-230)
  • V1 - Village Residential First Density Zone (Sec. 231-232)
  • V2 - Village Residential Second Density Zone (Sec. 233-234)
  • V3 - Village Residential Third Density Zone (Sec. 235-236)

Part 14 – Other Zones (Sections 237-238) [PDF – 26 KB]

  • DR - Development Reserve Zone (Sec. 237-238)

Part 15 – Exceptions (Sec. 239-240) [PDF – 2.03 MB]

Part 16 - Appendices - Administrative Lists and Processes

Part 17 – Schedules [PDF – 11 KB]

Part 18 – Zoning Maps [PDF – 11KB]

Part 19 – Section 37 Provisions [PDF – 9 KB]

Rural Area and Greenbelt Zoning By-law Sections

The Comprehensive Zoning By-law, approved June 25, 2008 by City Council, is a set of regulations to control development in the City of Ottawa. Zoning by-laws are enabled by the Ontario Planning Act, R.S.O.1990 (Section 34) to regulate the use of land and the location of buildings and structures.

This section provides a listing of those sections of the by-law that are applicable to the Rural and Greenbelt areas. As a result, the section numbering may appear to be incomplete as other sections have been intentionally omitted.

For further information or to make enquiries please call 3-1-1.

Printing

PDF versions are available for each Part.

To print a pdf copy of the Rural Area and Greenbelt version of the zoning by-law:

Print the full pdf version of parts 1 to 5, 9, 13, 14, 16

For the following parts open the pdf and print the following sections:

  • print part 8 - Section 179 - 180
  • print part 12 - Section 207-208
  • print part 15 - Section 240
  • print part 17 - Schedules 1 - 10 and any schedule that affects a rural property or the greenbelt

Site Map

This section provides a listing of those parts of the by-law that are applicable to the Rural Area and Greenbelt. As a result, the section numbering may appear to be incomplete as other sections have been intentionally omitted.

Part 1 – Administration, Interpretation and Definitions (Sections 1-54)

Part 2 – General Provisions (Sections 55-72)

Part 3 – Specific Use Provisions (Sections 80-92)

Part 4 – Parking, Queuing and Loading Provisions (Sections 100-114)

Part 5 – Residential Provisions (Sections 120-134)

Part 6 – Residential Zones (Sections 167-168)

Part 8 – Open Space and Leisure Zones (Sections 173-180)

Part 9 – Environmental Zones (Sections 183-184)

Part 12 – Transportation Zones (Sections 207-210)

Part 13 – Rural Zones (Sections 211-236)

Part 14 – Other Zones (Sections 237-238)

Part 15 – Exceptions (Sec. 240)

Part 16 - Appendices - Administrative Lists and Processes

Part 17 – Schedules

Part 18 – Zoning Maps