A Land Use Bylaw refers to the municipality’s land use bylaw. PD can store more than one land use bylaw to allow for updates while maintaining legacy applications under an old bylaw. Adding a bylaw, zonings, and land uses creates drop down lists to ensure consistent data entry.


STEP 1: Create a new land use bylaw

  • Click the Setup icon in the top right corner of the Home Page window. By default the System configuration displays starting on the Municipality tab.
  • Click the link next to Land Use Bylaws at the bottom of the window & click Add New.  



  • Complete the fields:
    • Enter the bylaw name or number of the bylaw in the Number field.
    • Click the Calendar icon next to Date Active and select the date the bylaw became active or will become active. By default the current date displays.
    • Check Default once the zonings and land uses are added to make this land use bylaw the default.
    • Check Approved.
    • Click OK twice and Save. 



  • To modify or delete a land use bylaw, click on edit the bylaw, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry. 
    • Note: Do not delete an old land use bylaw that has been used in PD applications. PD is designed to store multiple land use bylaws and deleting a bylaw that is in use will remove the land use bylaw information from your application(s). 


STEP 2: Add a new land use

  • Land uses will link to a zoning to become the permitted and discretionary land uses.
  • Click the Setup icon in the top right corner of the Home Page window. 
  • Click the Land Uses tab along the left.
  • Select the correct land use bylaw from the drop down at the top of the window & click Add New. 



  • Complete the fields.
    • Enter the name of the land use in the Name field.
    • The selected bylaw should display, if it is incorrect, select the correct bylaw that the land use belongs to. (Required for maintaining multiple land use bylaws in PD)
    • Select Standard or Sign from the Permit Type drop down list under Development Permit Specifics.
    • Check Approved.
    • Click OK twice and Save.
  • To modify or delete a land use, click on edit the land use, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry. 
    • Note: Do not modify or delete a land use that has been used in PD applications. PD is designed to store multiple land use bylaws and modifying or deleting a land use that is in use will change or remove the land use information from your application(s). Create a new land use bylaw with new zonings and land uses.


STEP 3: Add a new zoning

  • Click the Setup icon in the top right corner of the Home Page window. 
  • Click the Zonings tab along the left.
  • Select the correct land use bylaw from the drop down at the top of the window & click Add New. 



  • Complete the fields.
    • Enter the name of the zoning in the Name field.
    • Enter the zoning abbreviation from the land use bylaw in the Abbreviation field.
    • Enter the zoning abbreviation used in the tax system in the Tax Code field. (Required for tax system integration)
    • The selected bylaw should display, if it is incorrect, select the correct bylaw that the land use belongs to. (Required for maintaining multiple land use bylaws in PD)
    • Under Development Permit Specifics click the link next to Permitted Uses. 
      • Check the land uses that are permitted for this zoning and click OK. (Required)
    • Check Approved to activate the land use for use in the configuration and applications.
    • Click OK twice & Save. 
  • To modify or delete a new zoning, click on edit the zoning, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry. 
    • Note: Do not modify or delete a zoning that has been used in PD applications. PD is designed to store multiple land use bylaws and modifying or deleting a land use that is in use will change or remove the land use information from your application(s). Create a new land use bylaw with new zonings and land uses.


STEP 4: Add new application category

  • Click the Setup icon in the top right corner of the Home Page window. 
  • Click the Development tab along the top.
  • Click the App Categories tab along the left & click Add New. 




  • Complete the fields.
    • Enter the name of the category in the Name field.
    • Check Approved to activate the land use for use in applications.
    • Click OK twice & Save. 
  • To modify or delete a new app. category, click on edit app. category, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry. 


STEP 5: Add a new condition category

  • Condition Categories filter the list of conditions in the configuration and applications for easy navigation. Condition categories are variable and need to be created to suit the municipality’s conditions. They can be land use zonings, types of developments, etc.
  • Click the Setup icon in the top right corner of the Home Page window. 
  • Click the Development tab along the top.
  • Click the Cond. Categories tab along the left & click Add New. 




  • Complete the fields.
    • Enter the name of the category in the Name field.
    • Enter useful reference information in the Details field. (Optional)
    • Check Approved to activate the condition category for use in the configuration and applications.
    • Click OK twice & Save. 
  • To modify or delete a new condition category, click on edit condition category, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry. 


STEP 6: Add a new condition

  • Click the Setup icon in the top right corner of the Home Page window. 
  • Click the Development tab along the top.
  • Click the Categories tab along the left and click Add New. 



  • Complete the fields.
    • Enter the condition in the Details field.
    • Click the link next to Categories to assign the condition to a category(ies).
    • Check Approved to activate the condition for use in applications.
    • Click OK twice & Save. 

  • To modify or delete a new condition, click on edit condition, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry.
  • Use tokens in conditions
    • Manually enter tokens into the Details field of a condition and when conditions are used in letters and notices, the token will pull the information from the PD database to populate the token(s).


Desired Output
Token(s) to Enter
Legal Description
[=LongLegal] [=ShortLegal]
Zoning
[=ZoningName] ([=ZoningCode])
Effective Date
[=EffectiveDate]
Expiry Date
[=ExpiryDate]
Current Land Use Bylaw
[=LandUseBylaw]


  • Please contact MuniSight Support if you require assistance with this functionality.