Committee of Adjustment

October 18, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 27 MB)
​September 20, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 7 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 3 MB)
September 6, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 7 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
August 23, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 8 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
August 9, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 9 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 3 MB)
July 19, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 6 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
July 5, 2018 | Agenda (PDF,  9 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 1 MB)
June 21, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 7 MB) | Decisions (PDF,  1 MB)
June 7, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 8 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
May 24, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 9 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
May 10, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 8 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
April 26, 2018 | Agenda (PDF,  5 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
April 12, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 7 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
March 22, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 6 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
March 8, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 8 MB) | Decisions (PDF,  1 MB)
February 22, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 8 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2 MB)
February 8, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 8 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 2.5 MB)
January 25, 2018 | Agenda (PDF, 10 MB) | Decisions (PDF, 3 MB)
January 18, 2018 | Agenda (PDF,  8 MB) |  Decisions (PDF,  2 MB)

About the committee

Committee type: Agencies, Boards, Tribunals
Reports to: no direct report to City Council
Meeting schedule: Thursdays at 1 pm (3 times per month, or as required). Held at City Hall, 1st Floor, Rooms 192 and 193

In accordance with the Planning Act, the Committee of Adjustment is a committee made up of Hamilton residents chosen by Council. The Committee of Adjustment deals with:

Role of the Committee of Adjustment

The committee can make minor variances to the City of Hamilton’s Zoning By-law to allow:

  • Enlargements extensions or changes to legal nonconforming uses
  • A parcel of land to be split into more than one lot or as a lot addition to abutting lands
  • Mortgages, partial discharge of mortgages, validation of title, access right-of-ways, easements and leases over 21 years

The committee may allow variances by following specific criteria. There are four main criteria that the committee reviews when making a decision including determining if:

  • The variance is minor
  • It is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure
  • The general intent and purpose of the by-law(s) is maintained
  • The Official Plan is maintained

Scott Baldry, Secretary Treasurer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4144
Email: scott.baldry@hamilton.ca

Committee membership 2014 - 2018

M. Dudzic (Chairman)
V. Abraham
L. Gaddye
P. Mallard
N. Mleczko
W. Pearce
D. Serwatuk
D. Smith
M. Smith

Contact us

Committee of Adjustment
71 Main Street West, 5th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 4221
Email: samantha.costa@hamilton.ca