Committee of adjustment

Ontario's Planning Act grants authority for a committee of adjustment to consider requests for land severances, rights of way, easements, leases and minor variances.

Applications

Applications must be made in person at the IPPW counter on the second floor of city hall. We accept cash, cheque and debit.

Fees

See below for current City of Waterloo fees at request of the applicant. The Region of Waterloo also charges a $350 review fee for consent applications.

Application type

Fee

Consent application

$1,520

Minor variance application

$1,300

Change to conditions of consent*

$295

Application deferral*

$160

Request per section 45.1.3 and 45.1.4 of Planning Act

$385

Submission and meeting dates

Applications are due four weeks ahead of a committee meeting. See schedule below.

2020 submission and meeting dates

Application submission date

Meeting date

September 18, 2020

October 20, 2020

October 16, 2020

November 17, 2020

November 6, 2020

December 8, 2020

December 11, 2020

January 19, 2021

2021 submission and meeting dates

Application submission date

Meeting date

December 11, 2020

January 19, 2021

January 15, 2021

February 16, 2021

February 12, 2021

March 16, 2021

March 19, 2021

April 20, 2021

April 16, 2021

May 18, 2021

May 14, 2021

June 15, 2021

June 18, 2021

July 20, 2021

July 16, 2021

August 17, 2021

August 20, 2021

September 21, 2021

September 17, 2021

October 19, 2021

October 15, 2021

November 16, 2021

November 19, 2021

December 14, 2021

December 17, 2021

January 18, 2022

For information regarding future application deadlines and meeting dates, please contact Danielle Ingram at danielle.ingram@waterloo.ca

Source water protection

All applications must comply with the Region of Waterloo’s source water protection plan. Follow this process to ensure your committee of adjustment application is complete:

  1. Go to the region's source water protection map.

  2. Click on "I need a document for a building permit or development application" and enter location.

  3. Answer questions as prompted and download Notice of Source Protection Plan document.

  4. Print and sign document. Include it in your committee of adjustment application.

To ensure applicants have completed this step, we require a screening form (PDF) to be completed along with the Source Protection Plan document.

If you have questions about your application, contact the committee coordinator at 519-747-8773, TTY (for deaf) 1-866-786-3941 or danielle.ingram@waterloo.ca