When Do I Need Minor Variance/Permission?
If an owner wants "permission" to enlarge, extend, or change a legal non-conforming use, the owner of any land, building or structure or any person authorized in writing by the owner may apply to the Committee of Adjustment for a minor variance to one of the following municipal by-laws: Zoning By-laws 3072 and 8600, Sign By-law 7750, or Fence By-law 11858.
When are Minor Variances granted?
Minor Variances may be granted provided that, in the opinion of the Committee:
- The request is minor in nature,
- It is desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure, and
- The general intent and purpose of the zoning by-law and the Official Plan are maintained.
For Step-by-step instructions, see Minor Variance Application Steps.
For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact us at:
Suite 210, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6543
Fax: (519) 255-6544