Committee of Adjustment

Welcome to the Township of King's Committee of Adjustment web page. 

The Committee of Adjustment Meetings shall be held electronically and virtually online and will typically start at 6:00 pm (unless otherwise stated specifically below).Members of the Committee of Adjustment, staff and participants will be participating in the meeting online and remotely.

What is the Committee of Adjustment?

The Planning Act authorizes the Council of The Corporation of the Township of King to appoint members to the Committee who are responsible for hearing applications which consider various matters related to land use. The mandate of the Committee as provided by the Planning Act is to consider planning applications which include: 

  • minor variances
  • consents (severances), easements,  property boundary line adjustments
  • changes to legal, non-conforming uses that current zoning does not permit
  • leases for more than 21 years
  • validation of title

Committee members are to evaluate applications for consistency with the intent of various planning documents including the Greenbelt Plan; the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan; Provincial Policy Statement (PPS); Township of King Official Plan and Zoning By-laws.

The Committee of Adjustment & Property Standards Committee term runs concurrent with Council.

The Committee of Adjustment meets once (1) every month to hear applications as received and assigned to that month's agenda by the Township.

2018 - 2022 Committee of Adjustment Members

Pat Dawson
Joe D'Ercole
Michele Freethy
Brent King

Steps to submit a Committee of Adjustment Application

The Committee of Adjustment Agenda containing planning reports and application materials can be found here

Please click on the link below to view the Live YouTube​ Feed.  

Next Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm


Please note the feed will only be live during the Committee of Adjustment meeting, and the link will be activated about 15 minutes prior to the meeting start time.​​

Deferrals can be requested by any party and the decision to grant a deferral is at the sole discretion of the Committee of Adjustment.  A deferral request by an applicant will be subject to an additional re-circulation review fee if granted by the committee.


2023 Committee of Adjustment Meeting Dates

1Wednesday, January 18, 2023
2Wednesday, February 15, 2023
3Wednesday, March 15, 2023
4Wednesday, April 19, 2023
5Wednesday, May 17, 2023
6Wednesday, June 21, 2023
7Wednesday, July 19, 2023
8Wednesday, August 16, 2023
9Wednesday, September 20, 2023
10Wednesday, October 18, 2023
11Wednesday, November 15, 2023
12Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Please note that applications will be given a file number and will be scheduled in the order of receipt. There is typically a maximum number of 6-7 applications heard at each Committee of Adjustment meeting. Applications not scheduled on a particular meeting will be scheduled to the next available meeting date.

The process usually takes 8-10 weeks (excluding any appeals which may be received to the Ontario Land Tribunal).

The appeal period for minor variances is 20 days from the date of the Committee’s decision. For consents, the appeal period is 20 days from the date of when the notice is issued. If there are no appeals filed within the appeal period, the decision of the Committee is final and binding.

For additional information and questions relating to the Committee of Adjustment, please contact: