Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Township Municipal Office is closed to the public until further notice however we are happy to assist you via phone or email.                                                                                                            Please contact the Planning Administrator (519-856-9596 Ext. 112) or                                                                                                                    Relative to implemented proactive measures by the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, please see additional details at

Zoning By-law

The Zoning By-law for the Township is a document that caterogizes or zones each property within the Township.  Each type of zone specifies certain permitted uses and regulations for the properities within and sets out other specific and general regulations.   

For zoning information or inquiries regarding zoning changes, please contact the Township’s Planning Administrator at 519-856-9596 ext. 112 or

Site Plan control

Under Section 41 of the Planning Act, the Township has designated certain lands under By-law 61/2010 as site plan control areas.  All development on lands within designated site plan control areas is subject to site plan review and approval, prior to construction.   

For inquiries or information relating to site plan, please contact the Township's Planning Administrator at 519-856-9596 ext. 112 or

Minor Variance

The provisions of a zoning by-law are precise and development proposals must comply exactly with the provisions of the zoning by-law.  A minor variance is a special privilege used to reduce the inflexibility of the zoning by-law. A minor variance is a form of mini-zoning and requires notification for a public hearing, which is heard by the Committee of Adjustment

For more information about the minor variances process, please contact the Township's Planning Administrator at 519-856-9596 ext. 112 or

Official Plan

The County of Wellington Official Plan is the principle document used to guide long range planning for the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.  For more information, visit the Wellington County website.


The Wellington County Land Division Committee is responsible for land severances (consents) within the Township of Guelph/Eramosa.  For more information, visit the Wellington County website.

Sign Permits

Wellington County is responsible for sign permits on County and Township roads: Wellington County Policies and Permits

If you are planning to erect or alter a sign or advertising device on a property within 400m (¼ mile) of any Provincial Highway Right-of-Way, you may require a permit: Ministry of Transporation Sign Permit Conditions

Building Permits

Development Charges

Parkland Dedication

Parkland dedication is one of the ways that the Township secures additions to its park system. The dedication of parkland is a requirement under the Planning Act and allows the Township to ensure that its park system grows along with the community.

There are two types of parkland dedication – the dedication of physical land or the payment of money in lieu of dedicating lands (often referred to as cash-in-lieu of parkland).

Outdoor lighting policy

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa (Township) values its rural countryside character and its natural environment. Both of these are potentially threatened by poorly considered or even inadvertent over-lighting.  

Planning Resources