Committee of Adjustment

Please be advised that the Committee of Adjustment meeting scheduled for December 16, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on January 20, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. online (Zoom).

The Committee of Adjustment/Consent Authority is an independent body appointed by Council, under authority granted by the Province of Ontario. The Committee of Adjustment/Consent Approval Authority is composed of four members, who are appointed by the Council of the City of Windsor.

Committee of Adjustment/Consent Approval Authority
Suite 210, 350 City Hall Square West, Windsor, Ontario, (519) 255-6543, ext. 6436

Committee of Adjustment Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Committee of Adjustment hearings are occurring on a reduced schedule and are being conducted via electronic participation.
  • All City facilities and offices are currently closed to the public, and committee staff are working remotely to accept applications.
  • You can continue to contact us by email at, phone (519) 255-6543, or send regular mail to: Planning Division
    2nd Floor, 350 City Hall Square West, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
  • It is not possible to submit a Committee of Adjustment application or appeal in person at this time. Please contact us at or (519) 255-6543 to arrange to submit your application electronically.
  • You can continue to submit a request for a certificate by email if conditions of approval have been cleared by the appropriate authorities.

Responsibilities and Objectives

The Committee of Adjustment/Consent Approval Authority is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to:

  • Grant minor variances from the zoning by-law, sign by-law and fence by-law
  • Grant consents to sell, convey or transfer an interest in "part" of an owner's land
  • Grant consents when the terms of an agreement commit the land to use for a period in excess of 21 years (i.e. lease or an easement)
  • Issue a Certificate of Validation
  • Give Approval of a Foreclosure or Exercise of Power of Sale in Mortgage or Charge.

Committee Members 

  • Mike Sleiman, Chairperson
  • Tom McMahon, Vice-Chairperson
  • Joe Balsamo, Member
  • Dante Gatti, Member

Planning & Building Services Department

Planning Division
2nd Floor, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544