Update: The Town of Milton is resuming the Committee of Adjustment and Consent (COA) meetings in person as of January 26, 2023.  Applicants and interested parties can participate in person at Town Hall, Council Chambers, 150 Mary Street. 

Changes to the appeal process: The Province of Ontario has introduced changes that limit who is permitted to appeal Committee of Adjustment decisions. Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, limits who is allowed to appeal Committee of Adjustment decisions to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). The OLT is an independent provincial tribunal that is responsible for resolving appeals and applications on a variety of contentious municipal and land use planning matters.

As a result of this legislation, only the applicant, the municipality, certain public bodies and the Minister can appeal a decision to the OLT. Individuals are no longer permitted to do so. If a Committee of Adjustment decision is appealed to the OLT, you can request participant status and make written submission to the OLT for consideration as part of the decision-making process. The OLT Citizen Liaison can help you better understand the rules, practices and procedures of the OLT and can be reached at OLT.CLO@ontario.ca.

If you are eligible and disagree with a decision of the Committee of Adjustment, you can appeal to the OLT within the 20 day appeal period.

Submit all the required forms, information and materials to the Secretary-Treasurer. You will also need to pay the administrative appeal fee to the Town along with the OLT appeal fee.

Minor Variances and Consent Applications

Milton’s Committee of Adjustment and Consent (COA) reviews applications for minor variances from the Zoning By-law and some land severance (division) applications. The COA includes five Milton residents who are appointed by Council for a four-year term. In Milton, the Commissioner of Development Services approves undisputed consents for land division instead of the COA. For additional details about minor variances and land severance (consent) applications, please contact the Committee of Adjustment.

Meeting schedule

The COA meets once a month to hear applications, discuss any issues or concerns, and make decisions. You can attend any of the meetings to speak to the COA about an application. View the meeting schedule below.

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