Requirement to engage with abutting (neighbouring) municipalities: guide for municipalities

Overview of the legislative requirement for municipalities to have a policy about engaging with abutting (neighbouring) municipalities in land use planning.

This guide outlines the minimum planning requirements that municipalities need to follow when adopting or changing a municipal planning strategy that affects an abutting (neighbouring) municipality.

Information includes:

  • engagement program
  • legislation and regulation requirements
  • engagement timeline and process
  • defining engagement topics
  • limiting the geographic area for an engagement program

  • Guide

Author: Department of Municipal Affairs
Department: Municipal Affairs and Housing