Compliance Letter requests are to be submitted through the Vaughan's Online Permitting Portal.


A Compliance Letter is a property information report which provides pertinent information about a property that may be required for a real estate transaction and may include the following:

  • Zoning designation

  • Zoning setback compliance of structures shown on a legal property survey (if provided) (An up-to-date survey is recommended for such requests)

  • Accepted Building Permit status

  • Outstanding Orders and Notices

  • Occupancy status


A Compliance Letter does not verify the lawful use of a property or compliance with the Zoning By-law.

A Compliance Letter is typically requested by lawyers or real estate agents acting on behalf of their clients (the purchaser) regarding the purchase and sale of property or for the financing of land. A Compliance Letter Request may be submitted to the City of Vaughan's Building Standards Department via the Online Permitting Portal.


For information regarding the following inquiries, please contact the relevant city departments directly:



Status of Agreements:



Site Servicing


Other - Lot grading



Development Engineering


Site Plan Agreement status

Official Plan conformity and rezoning

Development Planning

Historical significance

Cultural Heritage Division of Development Planning

The preservation and protection of trees

Parks, Forestry and Horticulture Operations

Committee of Adjustment

Clerks Department

Development charges

Realty Tax inquiries

Development Finance Department
Financial Planning

Local improvements

Infrastructure Planning and

Corporate Asset Management

​Infrastructure Engineering Drawing Program Management Office
Road Access

Assumed Roads - Transportation & Fleet Management Services - Email the Roads Program Manager


Unassumed Roads - Email all inquiries to
Development Engineering

Registered Service Easements Real Estate

Property Standards Notices/Violations

By-Law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services



Three to five business days are required to process a request. If the Building Standards department is in possession of the compliance letter for a period of five working days, please call 905-832-8510 before 11 a.m. and the compliance letter will be processed on the next working day before 2 p.m. The letter will NOT automatically be placed in this process unless a call is received.