Master Plan and By-laws

Master Plan

The new Master Plan and its by-laws came into effect on December 2, 2022. The by-laws on this page will be updated shortly. If you have any questions regarding the new regulations, please contact the Planning Department at

Here is the administrative compilation number 12 effective June 22, 2021:

  • Master Plan - By-law Number 635-05
  • Appendix 1 - Statistics Canada 2001 demographic information (french only)
  • Appendix 2A - Environmental Plan (french only)
  • Appendix 2B -  Towards sustainable and healthy communities - Project analysis grid (french only)
  • Appendix 3 - Planning for Chelsea Village Centre, summary of work completed from 2001 to 2004 (french only)
  • Appendix 4 - Planning for Chelsea Village Centre, action plan (french only)
  • Appendix 5 - Central area of the Municipality of Chelsea - Special Planning Program and concordance by-laws




The Municipality adopted, in early 2012 a Special Planning Programme (SPP) wich is a component of the Master Plan.  While the Master Plan refers to planning throughout the municipality, a SPP can provide more details about the planning of certain sectors such as the centre-village which generate special attention from Council.

Here is the administrative compilation number 6 effective April 20, 2020:

  • By-law Number 638-05 respecting Construction

Here is the administrative compilation number 12 effective March 22, 2021:

  • By-law Number 637-05 respecting Subdivisions

Here is the administrative compilation number 24 in force January 12, 2021:


  • By-Law Number 639-05 Respecting Permits and Certificates

Here is the administrative compilation number 21 effective February 4, 2020:

  • By-law Number 640-05 respecting Comprehensive Development Programmes

Here is the administrative compilation number 5 effective January 20, 2020:

  • By-law Number 681-06 respecting Site Planning and Architectural Integration Programmes
  • Appendix 1 - Zones subject to SPAIP - Centre-Village sector
  • Appendix 2 - Zones subject to SPAIP - Commercial zones of the Farm Point sector
  • Appendix 3 - Table of buildings and historical sites in the central area

Here is the administrative compilation number 62 effective August 23, 2021:

  • Zoning By-law Number 636-05
  • Appendix I - Municipal policy respecting wetlands mitigation measures and the community education initiative
  • Appendix II - Regulatory framework for the control of land use in areas prone to landslides (French only)
  • Zoning map - PZ 636-05-20

Disclaimer of liability

This section contains all of Chelsea's Planning By-laws.  Some of these by-laws contain appendices and maps that are also available in this list.  The documents in this section are the result of an administrative compilation and have no legal value.  The Municipality of Chelsea provides this information for guidance only and cannot be held responsible for the use or interpretation of it. Only the French versions of these documents that are signed and available in the office of the Director General/Secretary-Treasurer have legal value.


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