Committee of Adjustment

Attention: Please note that due to the growing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Innisfil’s Planning Services Department is requiring all owners/applicants to submit their development application(s) digitally. This will ensure that applications will be reviewed by Planning Staff during a time when staff are making efforts to work remotely. Face-to-face pre-consultation meetings will be suspended until further notice. Should the Planning Department receive a pre-consultation request, we will try our best to facilitate a video-conferencing call with the applicant and required Staff to discuss the proposed application.  

Please contact for questions on how to apply digitally and to submit your development application(s). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.

What is the Committee of Adjustment?

The Committee of Adjustment is an independent body comprised of six (6) members appointed by Council of the Town of Innisfil.  The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the Zoning By-law, Sign By-law and Fence By-law and give consent to an owner of land who wishes to sever part of their land (i.e. creation of a new lot, lot addition, easement).

How long does it take?

The Committee of Adjustment process takes approximately two months from the time an application is submitted until a decision is made and the appeal period expires.  If conditions are attached to a decision, the process could take considerably longer.  If a decision is appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the decision is not final until it has been approved or denied by the Tribunal.

Committee of Adjustment Hearing Dates:

2020 Hearing Schedule and Application Cut-off Dates

Who can I contact?

Nick Skerratt, Development Leader and Secretary-Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment 
705-436-3740 Ext. 3314

Stuart Filson, Development Coordinator 
705-436-3740 Ext. 3316