Committee of Adjustment

The Committee of Adjustment reviews planning applications for Minor Variance, Consent and the expansion of Legal Non-Conforming uses. The Planning Act provides that a Committee of Adjustment may consider requests to:

  • Sever new lots or grant rights-of-way and/or easements
  • Grant relief from the provisions of any Zoning By-law, an Interim Control By-law as well as certain other By-laws as authorized by Council;
  • Enlarge or extend an existing legal non-conforming building or structure; and
  • Change a legal non-conforming use to one which is either similar to or more compatible with the uses permitted by the Zoning By-law.

The Municipality of West Nipissing's Committee of Adjustment consists of five (5) members appointed by Council in accordance with the Planning Act. The Committee meets to consider applications on a monthly basis or as needed.


West Nipissing Committee of Adjustment Members:

Roger Gagnon

Fernand Pellerin

Mark Fryer

Normand Roberge, Conseiller municipal

Guy Fortier, Conseiller municipal


Committee members serve a term concurrent with that of the Council which appointed them. The Committee elects a Chair who presides at Hearings. Additionally, the Committee appoints a Secretary-Treasurer, who is responsible for application processing and record keeping.

Application for Consent

Application for Minor Variance


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