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

$1,490

Minor variance application

$1,275

Change to conditions of consent*

$290

Application deferral*

$155

Request per section 45.1.3 and 45.1.4 of Planning Act

$375

Submission and meeting dates

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

2020 submission and meeting dates

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