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The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body made up of five members, appointed by Council By-law, that hears applications and makes decisions on changes to your property.

What is the role of the Committee of Adjustment?

The Planning Act grants authority to the Committee of Adjustment to approve or decline applications for:

  • Minor Variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law 
  • Consent or severance of a parcel of land

View Current Applications

Minor Variance

As per Section 45 of the Planning Act, the Committee of Adjustment is permitted to make decisions on Minor Variances that do not comply with the regulations contained in the current Zoning By-law and to grant permission for altering or changing a lawful non-conforming use of land, buildings or structures.

Minor Variance Applications can be submitted online by clicking on the button below. If you require a paper copy of the application please contact Planning.

Fee Schedule

Type Fee
Minor Variance $1200

Minor Variance Application 

Consent

A Consent Application is required to be heard by the Committee of Adjustment regarding land transactions for the separation of a parcel of land from existing land holdings i.e. creation of a new parcel of land; boundary adjustments / lot addition; easements or correction of title; leases, rights-of-ways or easements if such extend beyond a period of 21 years and to partially mortgage or partially discharge a mortgage on a parcel of land under the provisions of the Planning Act.

Consent Applications can be submitted online by clicking on the button below. If you require a paper copy of the application please contact Planning.

Fee Schedule

Type Fee
New lot $2500
Lot addition $1200
Easement or right-of-way $1200
Lease over 21-years $1200
Mortgage/charge or partial discharge of mortgage or charge $1200
Change to conditional consent approval $500

 

Consent Application 

Public Meeting Dates

The Committee of Adjustment meets one Thursday a month at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Meetings may be cancelled if no applications are received. See below for the schedule of meeting dates and application submission deadlines.

*Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held online until further notice. If you would like to attend the virtual meeting, please email Planning.

Submission Deadlines Meeting Dates Location
Monday, December 16, 2019 Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Monday, January 20, 2020 Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Tuesday February 18, 2020 Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Monday, March 16, 2020 Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Monday, June 15, 2020 Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Monday, July 13, 2020 Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Town Hall
Monday, August 17, 2020 Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Virtual
Monday, September 14, 2020 Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Virtual
Monday, October 12, 2020 Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Virtual
Tuesday, November 16, 2020 Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Virtual
Monday, December 14, 2020 Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Virtual

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes for the Committee of Adjustment meetings are available to the public. If you would like to view the agendas and minutes for past meetings, you can review them on the Council Portal or email us for assistance.

Committee Representatives

Position Member
Chair Marilyn Curson
Vice Chair Lynn Brown
Member Anita Blackwood
Member Louise Ferrie-Blecher
Member Ben Currelly
Secretary-Treasurer (Staff) Mandy Kort
Council Representative Deputy Mayor Les Andrews

 

 Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning

The Citizen's Guide to Land Use Planning was developed by the Government of Ontario to provide property owners with helpful information about the legislation surrounding land use planning.