Planning and Development

The County of Hastings Planning and Development office is now closed to the public, however there are still staff working. If you need to speak to us, please contact the County via phone (613-966-1311 or 1-866-267-0575). The hours of operation have changed and will now be between 8:30 am to 12 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

NEW - Draft County of Hastings Official Plan 2017

The Planning Department is responsible to ensure land use is consistent with the County’s Official Plan as well as all relevant provincial policies, legislation and regulations. It is also responsible for economic development and for providing an effective and efficient Hastings-Quinte 9-1-1 service. The Planning Department works with and advises the member municipalities, the Planning Advisory Committee, and the public on development and long-term planning policy.

The Planning Department works with other organizations, including the provincial ministries involved in land use and environmental policies and regulation. The department also works with staff of member municipalities and partner municipalities on matters of growth and development.

Moderate or slow growth and modest demand for urban residential and employment lands is projected for the County of Hastings given its aging population. The Planning report of July 15, 2013 provides some background information and next steps regarding the update of the Hastings County Official Plan.


Visit the new home of the County of Hastings GIS and discover new and innovative interactive mapping applications for a variety of County services.  The County GIS is a service delivered by the Hastings County Information Technology Department.

Planning inquiries in North Hastings

A County planner is available to the public at a part-time office in Centennial Manor in Bancroft from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm, the first Wednesday of each month. Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment by calling 613-966-6712 (or 1-866-321-9563) ext. 4003 or 4006, to ensure the planner will be available.

More information

County of Hastings Official Plan
Applications and Fees
Economic Development & Tourism Unit
Economic and Tourism Development Advisory Committee
Branding Strategy