What is the Committee of Adjustment?

The Committee of Adjustment is a five member committee appointed by Town of Ajax Council in accordance with the Planning Act to make decisions on minor variance applications. The Committee of Adjustment Terms of Reference can be found here.

What does the Committee of Adjustment do?

The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Town's Zoning By-law, if in the opinion of the Committee the request meets all of four test outlined in the Planning Act:

  1. Is the request minor in nature?
  2. Is the request desirable for the appropriate development of the lands?
  3. Does the request maintain the general intent and purpose of the Official Plan?
  4. Does the request maintain the general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law?

The Committee of Adjustment may also consider and grant requests to enlarge or extend a legal non-conforming use.

For information on Land Division Applications, please visit the Land Division webpage.

Committee of Adjustment Meeting Schedule

The Committee of Adjustment meets on Wednesday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Ajax Town Hall, located at 65 Harwood Avenue South. The following is a Committee meeting schedule and the associated application filing deadlines:

 

Committee of Adjustment Meeting Date

Last Day to File Application to the Committee of Adjustment

January 26, 2022

December 29, 2021

February 23, 2022

January 26, 2022 

March 30, 2022

February 23, 2022

April 27, 2022

March 30, 2022

May 25, 2022

April 27, 2022 

June 29, 2022

May 25, 2022

July 27, 2022

June 29, 2022

August 31, 2022

July 27, 2022

September 28, 2022

August 31, 2022

October 26, 2022

September 28, 2022

November 30, 2022

October 26, 2022

December 14, 2022

November 16, 2022

Apply for a Minor Variance

Any person wishing to apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance must complete the Minor Variance Application Form, submit the required documentation outlined on the application form and the required fee to the Town's Planning and Development Services Department. The Minor Variance Application form can be downloaded below:

Minor Variance Application Form

If necessary, it is recommended that applicants contact the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority or Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority to determine if your property is within their regulated area.

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Notices & Staff Reports

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Notices & Staff Reports are available through the online meeting calendar

Appeal a Committee of Adjustment decision

To appeal a decision made by the Committee of Adjustment, an appeal must be submitted to the Town of Ajax during the prescribed 20 day appeal period and will be processed by the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT).

To appeal you must submit a copy of the completed Appellant Form, and the required fees which are outlined on the LPAT website and the Town of Ajax Planning Act Fees and Charges By-law.

Visit the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal webpage for additional information and to determine your appeal rights.

Application Fees

Please visit the Planning Act Fees and Charges By-law to determine the required application fee or application appeal fee.

Contact

Additional Information


For further information, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment at 905-619-2529.