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Committee of Adjustment

About the committee

To deal with applications for minor variances to the Zoning By-laws and consents (land severances) for properties in the City of Hamilton (which includes all properties located within the former municipalities of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek)

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

Committee Membership

  • Bob Charters
  • Mark Dudzic
  • Vern Gaddye
  • Thomas Lofchik
  • Nancie Mleczko
  • David Serwatuk
  • Dale Smith
  • Margaret Smith
  • Melvin Switzer

Jamila Sheffield, Secretary Treasurer
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4144
Email: [email protected]

Committee type: Agencies, Boards, Tribunals
Reports to: Autonomous body
Meeting schedule: Thursdays at 1 pm (3 times per month, or as required). Held at City Hall, 1st Floor, Rooms 192 and 193
Composition: 9 citizen members (Note: Not less than 4 members shall have knowledge and experience in rural planning and agricultural matters)

Contact us

Committee of Adjustment
71 Main Street West, 5th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 4221
Email: [email protected]