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Access recent agendas, comments and decisions and watch videos of past Committee of Adjustment meetings in the Council and Committees calendar.
If you plan to use, develop or make changes to your property such as enlarging a building so that it does not meet existing Zoning By-law requirements, you can apply to the Committee of Adjustment to make changes (referred to as minor variances) to the specific part of the Zoning By-law that applies to your situation.
You need permission (referred to as consent or severance) from the Committee to:
The Committee is appointed by City Council and consists of seven citizen members.
Depending on the purpose of your application, complete either the Minor Variance Application or Consent Application. If you have questions, contact staff at email@example.com or 905-615-3200 ext. 2408.
You can submit your application in one of the following ways:
Email your completed application form along with the relevant documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay your Committee of Adjustment application fee online.
You can submit your application in person at the Committee of Adjustment office by booking an appointment online. Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Payment can be made at this time by credit, debit or cheque.
The counter is located on the second floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1. You may be able to make a walk-in reservation if times slots are available, by using the electronic kiosks located in the Great Hall.
Written comments on an application can be sent to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and the file number or address of the property.
For Thursday hearings, comments must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. the Friday prior to the hearing in order for them to be considered by the Committee.
Advance registration is required to participate in an electronic hearing.
Requests to participate can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any materials you wish to include in your presentation must be attached to the email. Links to cloud services will not be accepted.
For Thursday hearings, registrations must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. the Friday prior to the hearing.
We may not be able to accept registrations after the deadline.
If you disagree with a decision of the Committee of Adjustment, you can appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal within the 20 day appeal period.
Your appeal must include:
Submit all the LPAT required completed forms and materials along with all fees to:
Committee of Adjustment
300 City Centre Drive, second floor
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
The administrative office of the Committee of Adjustment processes applications received for consideration by the Committee. City staff don’t make decisions on applications.
You can contact the administrative staff for information about the application submission requirements or if you need details of the applications being processed.
If you want to make changes to your property and your proposed changes don’t exactly meet the zoning by-law, but follows the general purpose of the zoning standards, you can apply for a minor variance. Examples of minor variance applications include:
The Committee of Adjustment determines that an application can be approved if the majority of the members agree that it meets the following four tests:
The Committee does not change the zoning of a property, it only adjusts regulations on a case by case basis.
If you want to know whether your development proposal requires a re-zoning, you can email email@example.com or visit the Customer Service Counter on the third floor of 300 City Centre Drive.
If you want to sell or mortgage a portion of your land, create a new lot of land from an existing lot, use or enter a private property (referred to as private easement or interest in land) through an agreement, mortgage or lease that extends for 21 years or more you must get permission (referred to as consent or severance) from the Committee of Adjustment is required.
In some cases, other land division approval processes such as a plan of subdivision or part lot control may be more appropriate or there might be other circumstances that require consent from the Committee of Adjustment. It is best to consult a lawyer to determine if consent is required.
Watch previous meetings of the Committee of Adjustment.