Appeals Procedure

Please note that there is a twenty-day statutory appeal period that applies to all applications. Information sheets titled Procedure to Appeal a Minor Variance/Permission Decision and Procedure to Appeal a Consent/Severance Decision are available at the hearing location and accompany specific decisions when they are sent out. It is imperative that your notice of appeal is filed no later than the last date of appeal noted on the written decision.

Appeal: If an appeal is filed, the matter will be forwarded to the Ontario Municipal Board for their processing. Once the appeal is filed, all further communications regarding the appeal must be directed to and come directly from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. Should you wish to be notified by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal of a hearing, you must submit a written request for a copy of the decision of the Committee of Adjustment to the Secretary Treasurer no later than the last date of the statutory appeal period. 

No appeal filed: If at the end of the appeal period no appeal was filed, the decision will be in position to become final and binding (subject to removal of any conditions imposed within the stipulated time frame).

About LPAT

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is an adjudicative tribunal that hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning, financial and land matters. These include matters such as official plans; zoning by-laws; subdivision plans; consents and minor variances; land compensations; development charges; electoral ward boundaries; municipal finances; aggregate resources; and other issues assigned by numerous Ontario statues.

LPAT is part of Environmental and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO), a cluster of tribunals that adjudicate matters related to land use planning; environmental and heritage protection; property assessment; land valuation; and other matters.

If a further explanation of any of the above is required, contact the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer at the number below. Please provide either the file number or address of the subject property when making any inquiries.

Planning Department
Suite 210, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-255-6543
Fax: 519-255-6544