The 2024 City Budget approved a reinstatement of Committee of Adjustment user fee rate increases as recommended through the 2022 Development Application Fee Review (2022.PH34.6). As a result, effective April 1, 2024, there will be a 10 per cent increase to Minor Variance and Consent application fees.

Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment (CofA) is an independent quasi-judicial body administrative tribunal that makes decisions under the Planning Act on applications for minor variance, consent, and permissions to extend or enlarge legal non-conforming uses.

The Committee is comprised of 35 citizen members appointed by Council. Members serve a 4-year term. The Committee operates as smaller panels in four districts that correspond to the four Community Councils.

The Committee receives between 3000 and 4500 applications at over 90 hearings each year.

Learn more about minor variances and consent applications.


Privacy Notice

The information collected on the Committee of Adjustment application form is considered to be a public record as defined by section 27 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Our public hearings are recorded on video and posted to YouTube on our publicly accessible channel. As such, any information disclosed during the public hearings will be shared online to the general public.

About the Committee of Adjustment & Rules of Procedure

Committee of Adjustment brochure, Rules of Procedure and answers to frequently asked questions. As of November 28, 2022, only the applicant, the Minister, specified persons and public bodies can appeal.

Apply to the Committee of Adjustment

Development application forms, submission requirements and fees.

More Information About an Application

Search for Committee of Adjustment decisions for a particular area.

Hearing Agendas & Schedules

Find hearing agendas for your district of Toronto.

Participate at a Hearing

Committee of Adjustment public hearings are held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format. Find out how to register and participate in a hearing near you.


As of November 28, 2022, only the applicant, the Minister, specified persons and public bodies can appeal.