The Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) is an adjudicative tribunal administered by Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario that hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning, financial and land matters. LPAT plays an important role in the province's land use planning system and is an independent public body where people can appeal land use planning decisions that affect their property or community.

LPAT was formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) which was the first independent, quasi-judicial administrative tribunal in the Province of Ontario. Matters considered by LPAT include official plans, zoning by-laws, plans of subdivision, plans of condominium, consents (land division), minor variances, land compensation, municipal development charges, electoral ward boundaries, municipal finances, aggregate resources, and other issues outlined in Ontario statutes.

For additional information on the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal, to appeal a municipal decision or non-decision, or to check the status of an ongoing case, please visit the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) website.

How do I get help with an appeal?

The Local Planning Appeals Tribunal Support Centre is an independent agency of the Province of Ontario that helps people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeals process in Ontario. The Local Planning Appeals Tribunal Support Centre also offers support to assist individuals with their appeals.

Visit the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal Support Centre website for additional information and resources.