The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body of citizens appointed by Council that makes decisions on certain development and planning applications under the Planning Act. This includes Consent and Minor Variance applications.

Meeting schedule

The Committee of Adjustment meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month to hear applications. All applications must be received by the third Tuesday of the month, one month prior to the meeting. Meetings are open to the public and anyone may speak to the Committee about an application. Meetings can be watched in person at our Administration Office (1024 Hurlwood Lane, Severn), via our live stream, or on our YouTube channel.


The Committee of Adjustment consists of five members of the public.

Meet the current members:

  • Richard Bossy
  • Meagan Hawkins
  • Christine Hiles
  • Michael Kish
  • Mark Vandergeest

Committee process

If you have an application at a Committee of Adjustment hearing, you or a representative should attend the meeting. If you don't attend, the Committee may adjourn the hearing or consider the application without your input.

The Committee will make a decision by reviewing the application materials, a report from the planning department, written comments from other agencies and individuals and input from the public at the meeting. The Committee will make a decision based on all evidence presented.

Make an appeal

You may appeal a decision of the Committee of Adjustment to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). Visit OLT for more information on how to make an appeal.