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 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.