In keeping with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), members of the public can have access to any documents retained by the Building Division that are not covered by the exemptions to the legislation.
Information can be officially requested through the channels identified below and basic information is available online.
Please note: The City of London does not have land survey plans for sale or distribution. Any plans the City may have on hand are for staff use only.
Additional information related to land survey plans
The City of London does not have land survey plans for sale or distribution. The following information is provided only as a courtesy to assist in locating a survey plan of your property, assuming one exists.
Surveyors real property reports are the most commonly sought after type of survey plan. They show lot dimensions, survey monumentation (bars), buildings, garages, decks, pools and other major improvements to the property as well as easements, rights-of-way and other property interests. This type of survey is typically sought after by homeowners when fencing or when planning improvements on the property. These plans are not kept on file in any public registry system. If you believe that your property was surveyed in the past, you will need to contact the surveying company that did the survey for additional information.
Registered plans of subdivision and condominium plans are plans approved under the Planning Act that create buildable lots that conform with zoning. Plans of Subdivision show lot dimensions and survey monumentation (bars) but do not show buildings or other improvements on the property. Registered Plans of Subdivision and Condominium Plans can be purchased from Service Ontario in London, 100 Dundas Street, for a nominal fee.
Reference plans are plans of survey that are "deposited" in the Land Registry Office and are used to illustrate parcels of land as one or more parts. The parts shown on these plans may or may not represent buildable lots. Similar to plans of subdivision, reference plans will show property dimensions, easements, rights-of-way, survey monumentation (bars) and may show the location of fences in relation to the boundaries but generally do not show buildings or other improvements on the property. Reference plans can be purchased from Service Ontario, 100 Dundas Street, London, for a nominal fee.
The Middlesex County Land Registry Office is located at Service Ontario, Main Floor, 100 Dundas Street (Bell Building), London, ON N6A 5B6. Phone: 1-800-267-8097
A local listing of Ontario Land Surveyors licensed to practice cadastral (legal boundary) surveys can be found from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors website by clicking on Find a Surveyor.
For further information on land surveying please contact the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors at 1-800-268-0718.
Some common requests are listed below:
Simple information request
The most common request made under this category is for construction plans. Please note that if the requester is not the owner of the property, a letter of authorization is required from the owner that includes the owner's contact information.
Furthermore, if the owner is a corporation, a copy of the articles is required as well as a letter of authorization signed by a listed director.
Cost: $95 per address and permit and $15 for each additional permit associated with that address.
Work order letters
Provides details on active building permits, violations, work orders and the zoning designation that may apply to a property Cost: $90.
Expedited standard work order letter one day turnaround. Cost: $120.
Compliance to swimming pool fence by-law
With field inspection. Cost: $225
Survey plan check
Confirmation that a survey plan is in compliance with the Zoning By-law. One legible copy, preferably 11x17 or less. Cost: $60
Zoning compliance letter
Request to confirm if a specific use is permitted at specific address. Cost: $100
Building permit search letter
A formal letter that provides the status and description of building permits. Cost: $60
Special research request
Complex or more detailed information request. Contact staff to confirm category type. Cost: $110
Required information in letter format:
- Municipal address
- Name of applicant
- Full address of applicant
- Daytime telephone number
- Email address
The applicable fee must be submitted with your requests. Faxed requests and copies of cheque sent in mail will not be accepted. Cheques should be made payable to City of London.
Courier address: Attn: 7th floor, Building Division 300 Dufferin Ave Room 706 London, ON N6B 1Z2
Mailing address: Attn: 7th floor, Building Division PO Box 5035 Room 706 London, ON N6A 4L9