Our Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant Severances via Consent Applications and Minor Variances from the provisions of our Zoning By-law.
This means the Committee can permit extensions, enlargements, variations and other changes to parts of land, buildings and/or structures that do not follow our Zoning By-law, if it is determine that the changes still maintain the general intent and purpose of our bylaw, meet the general intent of the Official Plan, is desirable for the development of the site and is minor in nature.
The Committee also has the delegated authority to approve land to be subdivded which would not be subject to a Plan of Condominium or Subdivision as long as the proposal complies with the Zoning By-law, Official Plan and Provinicial Policy Statement.
The Committee considers the information submitted, along with a Professional Planning Recommendation from Staff, and makes a decision.
The Committee of Adjustment meets every third Thursday of the month in Council Chambers, Paris. The Committee is comprised of 7 members and if a quorum is unable to be reached as per the Planning Act, the meeting will be postponed until a later date.
See our municipal Calendar for future Committee meeting dates.
For agendas and minutes from 2011 to present, please visit our SIRE Public Access page.
For archived minutes from 1999 to 2010, please visit our Archived Minutes page.
Fees are updated every January 1 under the fees and charges bylaw.