Development Setup contains information that will be used in the PD Development module.


Land Info Tab


The Land Info tab contains a list of fields that can be customized for the Land Parcel tab. It contains information about the land parcel, legal land location, owner and adjacent objects.



  • Item: The Item column contains a list of the fields on the Land Parcel tab. 
    • Hover over a field to view the tooltip displaying information about the field. 
    • Click on one of the fields to edit the tooltip. 
    • Click OK and Save.



  • Required: Select whether a field is optional, required or not used. 
    • Optional: The field name displays in grey. 
    • Required: The name displays in red to draw attention to it. 
      • Setting a field to Required does not prevent the application from being saved, it only flags it for the user's attention. Thus if the information is not currently available for the field, the application can be saved and the information added at a later date. 
    • Not Used: The field does not display. 
    • Note: Some fields, such as Roll or Zoning only have options for Optional or Required because they link the application to the GIS or drive functionality in the application and thus must be present. 
  • Ad Hoc: Allows you to set whether a user can populate a field with information other than what is in a drop down list or pulled from integration with a third party application. 
    • Check Ad Hoc to allow a user to populate the field with custom information. By default, these boxes are all checked.


Land Chars. Tab


The Land Chars. tab contains a list of fields that can be customized for the Land Characteristics tab. It includes information about the existing and proposed use, as well as physical characteristics of the landscape, water sources and sewage disposal methods.




Application Info Tab


The Application Info tab contains a list of fields that can be customized for the Application Information tab. It includes information about the applicants, fees, safety codes, land use and proposed development information.

  • Reminder: Allows you to assign date fields that can be used for sending reminders in applications. 

  • Extra Information: Allows you to customize specific fields with masks or auto-calculated dates.

    • Application Information Format: Determines the format of the application number. This mask should be modified with caution.



Decision Info Tab


The Decision Info tab contains a list of fields that can be customized for the Application Information tab. It includes information about the status of an application and important dates. 

  • Extra Information: Select values from the Amount, Unit, before/after and Event drop down lists to set up auto-calculation for dates. 
  • Common date auto-calculations: 
    • Response deadline for appeals = 21 days after Issue Date 
    • Effective date = 1 day after response deadline for appeals 
    • Expiry date = 1 year after Effective Date



Inspection Info Tab


The Inspection Info tab contains a list of fields that can be customized for the Inspections link in the header. It includes information used for site inspections.




Sign Info Tab


The Sign Info tab contains a list of fields that can be customized for the Sign Info tab. The Sign Info tab displays when a permitted or discretionary use designated as a sin permit type is selected. It includes information about sign dimensions and use.




Statuses Tab


The Statuses tab lists the statuses available for an application.

  • Add a new Status
    • Click Add New. 
    • Enter the name of the status. 
    • Check Approved. 
    • Click OK and Save.

  • To modify or delete a status, click on edit status, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry.




Fees Tab


The Fees tab lists the fees applicable to applications. Fees can be added in the Fees link found in the header of an application.

  • Add a new Fee
    • Click Add New. 
    • Enter the amount of the fee in the Amount field.
    • Enter useful reference information in the Details field.  
    • Check Approved. 
    • Click OK and Save.

  • To modify or delete a fee, click on edit fees update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry.




App. Categories Tab


The App. Categories tab lists the categories used in reporting to filter and group applications.


Please refer to the document create a new bylaw for more information. 


Cond. Categories Tab


The Cond. Categories tab lists condition categories used to filter 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


Please refer to the document create a new bylaw for more information. 


Conditions Tab


The Conditions tab allows the PD Administrator to input the conditions used in development permits. Conditions display as a multi-select list with the condition category filter at the top of the list.


Please refer to the document create a new bylaw for more information. 


Notes Tab


The Notes tab lists standard notes that can be added to applications.

  • Add a new note

    • Click Add New. 
    • Enter the note in the Details field.
    • Leave a placeholder (___ or **) to represent text you want to customize in each application, such as for setbacks, fees, dates, etc
    • Check Approved.
  • To modify or delete a note, click on edit notes, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry.




Safety Codes Tab


The Safety Codes tab lists whether safety codes will be manually input into an application or whether they will display using a web service integration with a third party organization. Safety Codes is found in the header of applications.

  • Add a new Safety Code Click Add New. 
    • The Add Safety Codes window opens.  
    • Enter the name of the safety code in the Type field. 
    • Select Internal or External from the Source Type drop down list. 
    • Select the connection to use from the Connection drop down list (for External Source Type only). 
    • Check Approved. 
  • Note: Contact MuniSight support to configure a new connection for safety codes.
  • To modify or delete a Safety Code, click on the edit Safety Code, update the information and click OK to modify or Delete to remove the entry. 




Letters & Notices Tab


The Letters & Notices tab lists letters and notices used in applications. 

  • Add a new Letter 
    • Click Add New. 
    • Enter a logical name in the name field. 
    • Select a recipient from the Recipient drop down list. The recipient tells PD who the letter will be sent to. 
    • Enter additional information in the Details field, such as the date that you created or modified the letter template. (Optional) 
    • Check Approved. If Approved is not checked, it will still be saved to the database, but it will not be visible for use in an application. 
    • Click OK and Save. 
  • To modify or delete a letter, click on the letter, update the information and click delete to remove the entry. 
  • See Generate a Notice for more information.