Committee of Adjustment


The Committee of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial tribunal appointed by the Municipality of South Huron. Deriving its jurisdiction from the Planning Act of Ontario, the Committee of Adjustment is independent and autonomous from South Huron Council and Municipal Administration.

See our meeting calendar for the agendas and minutes of Committee of Adjustment. See our Appointment By-law for a list of the Committee members.


  • To hear and make decisions on Applications for "Minor Variances" - where a requirement of a Zoning By-law cannot be met (under Section 45 of the Planning Act). This includes applications which deal with the enlargement or extension of a building or structure that is legally non-conforming or for a change in conforming use.
  • To hear and make decisions on Applications for Consent to "sever" a property or for any agreement, mortgage or lease that extends for 21 years or more (under Section 53 of the Planning Act).

Application forms for minor variances or consent available on our Planning and Development page. The term of appointment for the Committee of Adjustment is the the same as Council, with the current term expiring November, 2018.  


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