Please be advised that a Public Meeting of Sarnia City Council will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the municipality’s proposed development charges (D.C.) by-law and underlying Background Study. Following the Public Meeting, Council will consider the adoption of the Development Charges By-Law.

All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meeting of Council, and any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed D.C. By-Law and Background Study.

So that sufficient information is made available to the public, the Background Study was made available online at on October 4, 2023.  Copies of the proposed D.C. By-Law and the Background Study are also available through the Planning Department at or by phone at 519-332-0330.

How to Participate

You are invited to view this meeting online at You can also participate by submitting comments and/or speaking during the public meeting. You may submit comments by email to

To ensure your comments are included in the City’s Council Agenda, comments must be received by Noon, January 2, 2024.

Speaking at the Public Meeting

You may participate in the public meeting in person or virtually. If you wish to participate in the public meeting, we encourage you to pre-register with the Clerk’s Department by email to or by phone at 519-332-0330 ext. 3320.

Instructions for participating in the meeting virtually will be provided following registration and online at under Public Meetings.

Collection of Personal Information

Please be aware that if you submit correspondence to the City of Sarnia regarding an application, your name and communications may become part of the record available to the public, pursuant to the Planning Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For more information on this collection, please visit

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Sarnia City Council on any of the above-noted applications, you must make a written request to: City of Sarnia, c/o Community Services Division, 255 Christina Street North, P.O. Box 3018, Sarnia ON N7T 7N2.