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Development Services Department

The Development Services Department has the responsibility for municipal land use planning including, developing and maintaining the City's Official Plan and Zoning By-laws and amendments; processing development applications; long range land use policy and planning; plans examination; issuing building permits; building permit inspection; overall engineering management of the City's municipal infrastructure inclusive of roads, structures, storm sewers and facilities, and creek erosion protection works; corporate infrastructure management; economic and business development and real estate services; administering the Oshawa Municipal Airport; accessibility coordination; environmental policy coordination and energy management.

Administration and Accessibility Services

  • Budget, Business Planning and Administration Services
  • Coordinate and Support Corporate Accessibility Advisory Committee and Corporate Accessibility Initiatives
  • GIS Support
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • About Administration and Accessibility Services

Engineering Services

Building Permit and Inspection Services



Environment Services

Economic Development Services

  • Airport
  • Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction
  • Coordinate and Support Airport Advisory Committee
  • Downtown Development
  • Downtown, Shoulder Area and Simcoe Street South Community Improvement Programs
  • Leasing and Lease Management
  • Real Estate Sales and Acquisition
  • Tourism
  • About Economic Development Services

Planning Services

Commissioner: Paul Ralph
Location: 2nd Floor, Rundle Tower, City Hall
50 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3Z7
Phone: 905-436-3311
Toll Free: 1-800-667-4292
Fax: 905-436-5623
TTY: 905-436-5627