Apply for a Zoning Confirmation Letter

A zoning confirmation letter may be requested when a property is being sold. It provides limited information to the mortgage company, realtor, or buyer regarding the permitted land uses and zoning of the property.

A zoning confirmation letter is not a requirement of any municipal By-law; however, sometimes financial institutions require confirmation of zoning at the time of property transactions.

Want to apply for a Zoning Confirmation Letter?

Follow these steps:

1. Fill in the online application form below to submit your request. 

2. Once you have filled in and submitted the form, if you are paying by credit card, you will get a phone call from a Customer Service representative to arrange the $150.00 payment

Although this is a Planning & Development request, in-person payments or cheque drop-off will be at one of our 2 Customer Service Centre locations:
•    7071 Bayers Rd: 1st Floor - Suite #262 (main level of the mall)
•    40 Alderney Dr – 1st floor 
If you are paying by cheque:
     1. Make cheque payable to Halifax Regional Municipality 
     2. Include the application number and contact number at the bottom of the cheque 
     3. Drop off at one of the 2 Customer Service Centre Drop-box locations:
Bayers Road: Located on 1st floor, beside the convenience store, across from the TD Bank  
Alderney Drive: Outside the Customer Service counter

3. Applicants can expect to wait at least 20 business days for a Zoning Confirmation Letter.


Zoning confirmation to support a liquor license application with Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming is provided as part of the Provincial application process.

Subdivision applications are also available online. 


Zoning Confirmation Letter Application Form

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)

Applicant name *
Applicant mailing address *
In accordance with Section 485 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), any personal information collected on this application form will only be used by municipal staff and, if necessary, individuals under service contract with the Halifax Regional Municipality for purposes relating to the processing of zoning confirmation letters. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal information, please contact the Access and Privacy Office at 902.943.2148 or