Committee of Adjustment

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The Committee of Adjustment is appointed by Peterborough City Council to hear applications under the Planning Act for Consent, Permission, and Minor Variance from certain municipal by-laws and regulations.

For the Committee to approve a minor variance application it must:

  • Be minor;
  • Be desirable for the appropriate development or use;
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law; and
  • Maintain the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan.

City Council appoints the five members of the Committee in accordance with the Planning Act.

The Committee meets monthly, as outlined in the schedule. Prior to each meeting, a notice of request is sent out to neighbouring property owners and commenting bodies. A Planner prepares a staff report and recommendations for the Committee. The report outlines municipal policies and input received in response to a Notice of Hearing.

Making a request

Use our Application for a Minor Variance or our Application for Consent or Severance to make a request to the Committee. Applications must include a concept plan based upon Ontario Land Survey information and an application fee. The Instructions for Processing Applications gives more information on concept plan requirements.

You should contact the Planner to discuss your proposal before sending us your application. Once you are ready to submit your application, contact the Secretary-Treasurer to make an appointment to have the affidavit signed and submit the application. Applications that have already been signed by a Commissioner of Oaths may be submitted by mail or dropped off to the main reception desk at City Hall. 

Committee of Adjustment Hearing Schedule

Application DeadlineHearing Date
January 8, 2021 February 2, 2021
February 5, 2021 March 2, 2021
March 5, 2021 March 30, 2021
April 1, 2021 April 27, 2021
April 30, 2021 May 26, 2021
May 28, 2021 June 22, 2021
July 16, 2021 August 10, 2021
August 13, 2021 September 8, 2021
September 10, 2021 October 5, 2021
October 8, 2021 November 2, 2021
November 5, 2021 November 30, 2021

Hearing Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 500 George St. N., Peterborough ON
Hearing Time: 6 p.m.

Location, time, and dates are subject to change. Please contact the Secretary-Treasurer to confirm hearing dates and submission deadlines.

We recommend contacting the Planner to discuss your proposal before submitting your application. 

Note: Meeting the submission deadline does not guarantee that an application will be scheduled for the corresponding hearing date. Staff reserve the right to reschedule any application.

Staff reports and minutes

Visit our Agendas and Minutes page to view minutes and reports from June 2019 to present. 

2019

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2018

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2017

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2016

Meeting minutes

Staff reports

2015

Meeting minutes

Staff reports