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Minor Variances


The fee for a Minor Variance or permission is $700.

The completed application along with the required fee is submitted to the Township Municipal Office.

Once the application is received by the Township office, a “Notice of Application for Minor Variance” is prepared and circulated to everyone with 200 feet of the subject property as well as the persons and agencies as set out in the regulations. A Notice Sign will be provided to the property owner to post and property owner must provide proof of posting.

At least 10 days’ notice must be given before a public meeting is held. The matter will be decided by the Township Committee of Adjustment who meet, when required, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers

The Committee of Adjustment’s decision must be signed by all members of Committee.

A “Decision of Committee with Reasons re: Application for Minor Variance”must be circulated to the applicant and to each person who appeared in person or by counsel at the hearing, and who filed a written request for the Notice of Decision.

Anyone can lodge an appeal of the variance within 20 days of mailing of the “Decision of Committee” referred to in Section 6 above. The fee for an appeal can be found on the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) chart on our website at

If there is no appeal within the 20-day time frame, the matter of minor variance is considered to be finalized.

Personal information on the following forms is collected under the authority of the Planning Act and will be used by the Township in the processing of applications for minor variance or permission. The information may be used by other departments and agencies for the purpose of assessing the proposed development and for preparing comments to the Community Development Branch. This information may also be released to the public. Questions about the collection of this information should be directed to the Clerk’s Department

Minor Variance Application

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