Licensing and Driveway Widening

Any plans to widen driveways or cut existing curbs requires approval from the City of Vaughan to ensure the widening complies with the Zoning By-law.

Driveway widening and Curb cuts

Driveway widths and curb cuts are regulated by the City of Vaughan's Zoning By-law 1-88 and Zoning By-law 001-2021.


To widen a driveway or obtain a curb cut, submit an application to the Transportation and Fleet Management Services, Roads division. For further information, view the Curb Cut and Driveway Widening Application Process and Information Brochure (PDF).


For information about the width allowed for a driveway widening or curb cut, please contact the Building Standards department at 905-832-8510 and request to speak to a Zoning Plans Examiner.


On-lot parking

If driveway widening is not an option or the driveway is already at the maximum width permitted under the City’s Zoning By-law, parking might be allowed on a portion in front of a home, on hard landscaping or next to a driveway.


On-lot parking is only allowed on properties with lot frontages that measure six metres (about 19.6 feet) or greater. Soft landscaping requirements will still apply.


Questions about on-lot parking requirements for a property should be directed to the Building Standards department at 905-832-8510. Request to speak to a Zoning Plans Examiner.