Committee of Adjustment: Minor Variances and Consents

Committee of Adjustment: Minor Variances and Consents 

Minor Variance: A minor variance is an application under section 45 of the Ontario Planning Act to seek relief from the provisions of the zoning by-law, extension of legal ‘non-conforming uses’, and special permissions.

Consent: Consent is an application under section 53 of the Ontario Planning Act to sever land from the subject property, lot additions, and easements.

Minor variance and consents are applications required under the Planning Act and are a public process through the Committee of Adjustment. All applications are subject to Planning Services review.  

Register,  Accept, and Apply to the Town of Collingwood's online 24/7 Registered and Secure Portal Service with your completed Application forms, site /sketch plans, and credit card payment. 

Please see the Committee of Adjustment meeting calender for scheduled hearings and submission deadlines.

Below are direct links to pertinent information: 

For additional information regarding the Committee of Adjustment, minor variances, or consents, please contact    

Comments: The comments above are made to the best of our knowledge using all of the information and resources available at the posting time.  The information contained herein is believed to be correct, however, the Town assumes no liability for negligence, inaccuracies, or omissions.  Please contact Planning Services at or 705-445-1290.   

Planning Act: Individuals who make written submissions with respect to a Planning Act application should be aware that their submission and any personal information in their correspondence will become part of the public record and made available to the Applicant, Committee, and Council.