COVID-19 Update: 

The Town of Milton is resuming its Committee of Adjustment and Consent (COA) meetings virtually to provide applicants and members of the public with an accessible, contactless application process. Beginning Sept. 10, 2020, COA meetings will be livestreamed on the Town of Milton’s YouTube page. A full Committee of Adjustment and Consent schedule is available on the Town’s calendar.

To participate in Committee of Adjustment and Consent meetings, follow the delegation process.

Please contact the Committee Secretary to discuss how to make a minor variance and/or consent application during this time.  

If your project requires a small change to Milton’s Zoning By-laws, you can apply for a minor variance.

Applying for a minor variance

Before you submit  your application, it is strongly recommended that your consult with staff to discuss the merits of your proposal, confirm variances that may be required and identify any documentation needed in support of the application. 

You must complete an Application for a Minor Variance before the Committee of Adjustment and Consent can accept your application. Make sure to include all fees when you apply. Please see our Minor Variance Application Guidelines for application fees and more information.

After we receive agency and public comments regarding your application, we hold a public hearing where a decision is made. You can appeal a decision after the hearing.

For the Committee of Adjustment and Consent to approve your application, it must:

Applying for consent

You must send us a completed Application for Consent before severing a new lot from an existing lot, adding land to an existing lot, easements, mortgages or leases in excess of 21 years. Please see our Consent Guidelines for application fees and more information. 

When is rezoning required?

If you’re requesting a major change to a by-law standard or a use that is not permitted, applying for rezoning may be required.

Please note

A minor variance does not change a Zoning By-law. It excuses the property owner from a requirement of the by-law.