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Municipal Permits &
Land Use Planning

The Real Estate Lawyers at Dean's Paralegal Services & Lawyers are here to provide accurate and practical advice and assistance during land acquisitions, permit applications, and developments. Building and renovating property in today's climate requires sound legal advice and dedication. We know your time is valuable and we are here to communicate with Municipal Offices on your behalf throughout the process. 

Attention Windsor Landlords & Investors

As of February 13, 2023: 

All Landlords and Investors in Ward 1 and Ward 2, Windsor, Ontario are required to prepare and submit a Residential Rental Licensing Application for each rental unit owned. This applies to properties containing four or fewer units. T
he Deadline to submit applications is May 13, 2023. 


  • Two Pieces of Government ID

  • Business Ownership Declaration 

  • Corporate Profile Report 

  • Partnership Agreements 

  • Proof of Insurance 

  • Criminal Record Check 

  • Property Stands & Safety Checklist

  • ESA Approval 

  • Written Application 

  • Affidavits 

  • Fees 

Residential Rental Licensing Application Requirements: (if applicable)

Our Lawyers understand that an unexpected application of this magnitude and the time associated with these applications can cause delays in meeting your business and financial goals. As Investor-Focused Landlord Representatives, we are dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date information as this pilot program unfolds in Windsor, Ontario. 

Our Lawyers are prepared to draft your application at an affordable rate and assist you every step of the way as you navigate this new municipal program. 

Our office can provide referrals for Financial Support, Realtors, Licensed Contractors, Property Managers, and Inspctors. We are equipped to help you every step of the way throughout the application process. 


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Applications, Building & Development Permits: 

Our Office offers flexible services to meet your needs. We can provide as little or as much assistance as required to assist with your project. We understand that legal advice must be tailor-made and do not automatically assume a one-size-fits-all approach to the Law. Our Lawyers will sit down with you during a free consultation to fully grasp the full scope of your project and can advise on the following applications & permits: 

  • Residential Rental Licensing Application 
  • Rezoning - Change of Use
  • Building Permits 
  • Additions to your Property 
  • Construction & Modifications to Existing Structures:
    • Decks

    • Fireplaces

    • Porches

    • Sunrooms

    • Carports

    • Attached or detached garages

    • One or two-story additions

    • Plumbing and/or drains

    • Major duct work changes

    • Adding or removing  walls

    • Basement or main floor walkouts

    • Swimming pools



Municipal Negotations 

If an application has been denied in whole or in part there may be room to negotiate a fair and reasonable resolution. Meeting all legal requirements of your project is of the utmost importance and with proper legal advice, you will be better equipped to achieve reasonable resolutions. Our office can prepare site plan control and any other necessary development agreements while working closely with municipal offices and engineers to bring your project to fruition. 

Hearings Before Courts & Tribunals 

Having your application denied can put a stop to your development project. Our office is well-equipped to represent your interests in the following: 

  • Zoning amendments

  • Official Plan Amendments

  • Minor variances

  • Site Plan Approvals

  • Development Charges

  • Condominiums 

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