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Planning and Development Services

Planning and Development Services includes Building Permits & Inspection, Development Approvals, and Community Planning

Planning & Development Services manages the growth and physical form of the Town through the land-use planning process.  Land-use planning enables the Town to establish goals and objectives for future growth and development.  Through this process, interests and objectives of individual property owners are balanced with the public interests and Town policies and objectives.


Planning & Development Services provides professional planning advice to Council, other departments, the public and Council endorsed committees on a variety of policy and procedural issues and Planning Act applications. Committee of Adjustment applications are managed by Planning and Development Services.

​Planning & Development Services activities relate to long-range strategic planning and development review; formulation of plans, policies and guidelines on growth management, land use, development, heritage planning, economic development, environmental initiatives, strategic planning, urban design; processing and evaluation of development applications.  The department also conducts data collection, analysis, research and monitoring of land use, planning policy and growth management matters; digital mapping and related functions and customer service guidance to residents, business owners and applicants. In addition, it manages and prepares agreements for development applications, and provides development engineering review of planning applications.

General Contact Information:

Planning and Development Services
The Corporation of the Town of Fort Erie
1 Municipal Centre Drive
Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 2S6
Phone: 905-871-1600
Fax: 905-871-6411


Planning & Development Services Divisions


Alex Herlovitch, MCIP, RPP

Director, Planning and Development Services

905-871-1600 extension 2500

Cara Raich
Coordinator, Planning and Development Services
905-871-1600 extension 2501


Development Approvals

Anamika Dilwaria, M.PI, RPP, MCIP

Acting Manager, Development Approvals

905-871-1600 extension 25027


Community Planning

Signe Hansen, OALA, CSLA, MBA
Manager of Community Planning

905-871-1600 extension 2506


Building Division

Keegan Gennings, CBCO
Chief Building Official
905-871-1600 extension 2515

Felicia Ferrusi
Administrative Assistant  - Building Permits & Inspections
905-871-1600 extension 2516

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