Electronic Committee of Adjustment Meetings - COVID-19
 General - Electronic Committee of Adjustment Meetings 
Town facilities are temporarily closed to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Although in-person Committee of Adjustment hearings are postponed until future notice, the Town is conducting Committee of Adjustment hearings via Zoom.  

Zoom allows participation by computers and mobile devices.  If you wish to participate in an upcoming meeting, please see the details below.

Also, similar to Council meetings, all Committee of Adjustment meetings are livestreamed and can be viewed live at: https://www.youtube.com/user/TownOfPelham/live


Click here to view the Committee of Adjustment Electronic Meeting Procedures.

 Public Participation 
 Fulsome public participation is encouraged.  Please feel free to:

Submit Comments in Writing: You are always welcome to submit written comment by e-mail, postal mail or dropping off at the Town Hall drop box.

Written comments may be addressed to:

Ms. Holly Willford
Secretary Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment
20 Pelham Town Square,
P.O. Box 400, Fonthill
ON L0S 1C0


Submit Verbal Comments at the Meeting: You are welcome to submit verbal comments at the meeting. To do this, you must be able to access the Zoom meeting by computer or mobile device. Please preregister with the Secretary Treasurer in advance and the Zoom meeting details will be provided to you. Please log into the meeting, noting you will be automatically muted and invited to speak through the ‘raise hand’ feature during the public comment portion of the meeting. Please note, once the public comment portion of the meeting is closed you will no longer have an opportunity to speak.


E-Mail Comments Live at the Meeting: The remote electronic meeting can be viewed by live-streamed on the Town’s YouTube Channel.  While viewing the meeting live you may submit comments during your application of interest to: clerks@pelham.ca.  Please note, if your comments are submitted after the public portion of the application you are interested in has been closed, your comments will not be considered.  This method of public participation is not the preferred method as you may not submit your comments in time.  Use this method at your own risk and the Town is not responsible for any livestream lag, disconnection or internet failures.


How Can I Receive A Copy of the Notice of Decision?

If you provide written or verbal comments, you will automatically receive a copy of the Notice of Decision. 

If you do not provide written or verbal comments, and would like to receive a copy of the Notice of Decision, please contact the Sectary Treasurer, Nancy Bozzato, by mail or e-mail as stated above. 


More Information?

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Holly Willford, Secretary Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment

905-892-2607 ext. 320



Nancy Bozzato, Assistant Secretary Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment



Curtis Thompson, Planner
905-892-2607 ext. 324  

 Upcoming Committee of Adjustment Files

While the Town of Pelham conducts virtual/ electronic Committee of Adjustment hearings, applications heard electronically will have the associated Notice of Hearing published on the Town’s website.  

June 1, 2021 @ 4:30pm
A20/2021P - 50 Canboro Road
B19/2021 - 950 Balfour Street 

May 4, 2021

B16/2021P - 3 Hurricane Road (Pt. 1)
B17/2021P - 3 Hurricane Road (Pt. 2)
B18/2021P - 3 Hurricane Road (Pt. 3)
B11/2021P - 1419 Station Street 

April 7, 2021
A18/2021P - 879 Foss Road
B12/2021P - 87 Port Robinson Road
B13/2021P - 89 Port Robinson Road
B14/2021P - 91 Port Robinson Road

March 16, 2021
A13/2021P - 162 Port Robinson Rd
A14/2021P - 9 John Street 
A15/2021P - 702 Sumbler Road
A16/2021P - Block 38, Plan 59M-476
B15/2021P - 1304 Rice Road 


March 2, 2021
A9/2021P - 614 Metler Road (Part 1) 
A10/2021P - 614 Metler Road (Part 2) 
A11/2021P - 614 Metler Road (Part 3)
B5/2021P - 614 Metler Road (Part 1)
B6/2021P - 614 Metler Road (Part 3)
B7/2021P - 1409 Station Street (Part 1)
B8/2021P - 1411 Station Street (Part 5)
B9/2021P - 1413 Station Street (Part 6)
B10/2021P - 1415 Station Street (Part 8)

February 2, 2021
B2/2021P - Shops on Hwy 20
B3/2021P - 1435 Station Street 
B4/2021P - 855 Chantler Road
A8/2021P - 596 Chantler Road
A12/2021P - 414 Welland Road

January 12, 2021

A1/2021P - 1150 Line Avenue (Part 3)
A2/2021P - 695 Quaker Road
A3/2021P - 1012 Cream Street (Part 1)
A4/2021P - 1120 Haist Street (Part 1)
A5/2021P - 1120 Haist Street (Part 2)
A6/2021P - 1120 Haist Street (Part 3)
B1/2021P - 695 Quaker Road


 2020 Files
December 1, 2020 @ 4pm
A28/2020P - 1 Highway 20 W
B11/2020P - 282 Canboro Road 

November 3, 2020 @ 4pm

A27/2020P - 571 Roland Road
B9/2020P - 1431 Station Street 
B10/2020P - 1012 Cream Street 

October 6, 2020 @ 4pm

A25/2020P - 1150 Line Avenue 
A26/2020P - 1150 Line Avenue 
B7/2020P - 1150 Line Avenue 
B8/2020P - 1150 Line Avenue 


September 29, 2020 @ 4pm - Rescheduled from August 11, 2020

A20/2020P - 1010 Canboro Road
A21/2020P - 590 Canboro Road
B2/2019P - 204 Canboro Road

September 1, 2020 @ 4pm
B5/2020P - 1427 Station Street 
B6/2020P - NE Corner of Webber Road and Poth Street 
A22/2020P - 9 John Street 
A24/2020P - NE Corner of Webber Road and Poth Street 
A6/2020P - 257 Chantler Road - Revised


July 14, 2020 @ 4pm

A4/2020P - 795 Canboro Road

July 21, 2020 @ 4pm

A18/2020P - 364 Sumbler Road 

A19/2020P - 1328 Effingham Street 

B4/2020P - 725 Quaker Road 

June 30th, 2020 @ 4pm

A9/2020P - 7 John Street

A11/2020P - 875 River Road

A12/2020P - 42 - 48 Summersides Blvd

A13/2020P - 50 - 56 Summersides Blvd

A14/2020P - 58 - 64 Summersides Blvd

A15/2020P - 78 - 80 Summersides Blvd

A16/2020P - 84 - 90 Summersides Blvd

A17/2020P - 94 - 100 Summersides Blvd




The Committee of Adjustment is comprised of five citizens appointed by Council to consider applications for minor variances to zoning by-law regulations and applications for consent (severances) under the Planning Act. The Committee of Adjustment meets regularly on a monthly basis. Please refer to our 2021 Hearing Schedule.


Payment to Niagara Region

Due to the COVID pandemic, the Niagara Region has respectfully asked that all regional application fees be paid online by visa or master card.  You may do so by following link: https://niagararegion.ca/business/payments/default.aspx.  Using this link, there will be seven options; please select “Planning Fees and Private Septic Permit Fees” and there is a box labelled “What is this payment for?” – please add the address of the application or type of application – so the Niagara Region can ensure the fees are assigned to the correct file.

After payment has been received by the Niagara Region you will receive an e-mail from them confirming payment. This confirmation must be forwarded to the Town of Pelham. Without confirmation all circulation fees are paid we will not set a hearing date nor circulate your application.

The Town of Pelham will continue to accept payment of committee of adjustment application fees via cheque.   

Minor Variance Applications

A land owner who is unable to comply with the provisions of the Zoning By-law may apply to the Committee of Adjustment through a Minor Variance Application.

These minor changes to the Zoning By-law may be granted if, in the opinion of the Committee of Adjustment, the request is:

  • Minor in nature;
  • Desirable for the appropriate development or use of the land, building or structure;
  • The general intent and purpose of the Zoning By-law is maintained; and
  • The general intent and purpose of the Official Plan is maintained.

How do I apply for a Minor Variance?
A completed application form, the appropriate fee(s) and any necessary plans/drawings are to be submitted. The application form details the exact information required on the Site Plan and the number and size of the plans required. If you have any questions on the nature of the relief from the Zoning By-law, please consult the Planning department.

Completed applications shall be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer.

Application packages are available online (see below) or by contacting the Secretary-Treasurer at the Municipal Offices, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill. Please note, all plans shall be provided on A3/Ledger (11"x17") sized paper.

Minor Variance Application Kit Forms
Minor Variance Application  
Applicant Responsibilities Permission to Enter
Checklist for Applicants  Posting of Advisory Sign
Requirements to Process 2021 Tariff of Fees 
Contact Checklist Guideline for Planning Justification Reports


Consent Applications

Consent applications are required when a land owner wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest of "part" of their land.

Consent is also required when the terms of an agreement, such as a lease, an easement or a mortgage commits the use of land for a period in excess of 21 years.

In addition to Consent, the Committee of Adjustment also has the power to issue a "Certificate of Validation" and to give "Approval of a Foreclosure of or an Exercise of a Power of Sale in a Mortgage or Charge".

How do I apply for a Consent?
Prior to consent application, all applicants are required to have a Pre-Consultation meeting with Town staff. This can be scheduled through the Planning department. 

A completed application form, and the appropriate fee(s) are to be submitted along with 15 copies of a plan completed by an Ontario Land Surveyor. The application form details the exact information required on the survey. If you have any questions on how to complete the application form the Secretary-Treasurer is available to assist.

If there is a person acting as an agent for the purposes of the application, a letter of authorization is required from the registered owner of the property.

Consent Application Kit Forms 
Application for Consent 

Applicant Responsibilities

Permission to Enter 

Consents - The 5 W's 

Posting of Advisory Sign

Policies and Guidelines for Consents

2021 Tariff of Fees

Information for Surplus Farm Dwelling Applications

 Contact Checklist
Committee of Adjustment Agenda and Minutes 

2019, 2020, 2021

For full agenda packages and minutes, please see the Council and Committee Calendar. 



January 9, 2018

Jan. 9 agenda

Jan. 9 minutes

February 6, 2018

Feb. 6 agenda

Feb. 6 minutes

March 6, 2018

March 6 agenda

March 6 minutes

April 10, 2018

April 10 agenda

April 10 minutes

May 1, 2018

May 1 agenda

May 1 minutes

June 5, 2018

June 5 agenda


July 10, 2018

July 10 agenda

July 10 minutes

August 4, 2018

Aug. 4 agenda

Aug. 4 minutes

September 11, 2018

Sept. 11 agenda

Sept. 11 minutes

October 2, 2018

Oct. 2 agenda


October 30, 2018

Oct. 30 agenda


December 4, 2018

Dec. 4 agenda

Dec. 4 minutes



January 10, 2017

Jan. 10 agenda

Jan. 10 minutes

February 7, 2017

Feb. 7 agenda

Feb. 7 minutes

March 7, 2017

March 7 agenda

March 7 minutes

April 4, 2017

April 4 agenda

April 4 minutes

May 2, 2017

May 2 agenda

May 2 minutes

June 6, 2017

June 6 agenda

June 6 minutes

July 11, 2017

July 11 agenda

July 11 minutes

August 1, 2017

Aug. 1 agenda

Aug. 1 minutes

September 12, 2017

Sept. 12 agenda

Sept. 12 minutes

October 3, 2017

Oct. 3 agenda

Oct. 3 minutes

December 5, 2017

Dec. 5 agenda

Dec. 5 minutes


 For full Agenda packages and Minutes, please see the Council and Committee Calendar. 



Feb. 18 minutes – general membership

May 5, 2015

May 5 agenda

May 5 minutes

June 2, 2015

June 2 agenda

June 2 minutes

July 7, 2015

July 7 agenda

July 7 minutes

August 5, 2015

Aug. 5 agenda

Aug. 5 minutes

September 9, 2015

Sept. 9 agenda

Sept. 9 minutes

October 6, 2015

Oct. 6 agenda

Oct. 6 minutes

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3 agenda

Nov. 3 minutes

December 1, 2015

Dec. 1 agenda

Dec. 1 minutes



February 4, 2014

Feb. 4 agenda

Feb. 4 minutes

March 4, 2014

March 4 agenda

March 4 minutes

May 6, 2014

May 6 agenda

May 6 minutes

June 3, 2014

June 3 agenda

June 3 minutes

July 8, 2014

July 8 agenda

July 8 minutes

August 6, 2014

Aug. 6 agenda

Aug. 6 minutes

September 3, 2014

Sept. 3 agenda

Sept. 3 minutes

October 7, 2014

Oct. 7 agenda

Oct. 7 minutes

November 20, 2014

Nov. 20 agenda

Nov. 20 minutes

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