Applications and Fees

Committee of Adjustment Applications & Fees

Please be advised – New Enhanced Pre-Application Consultation Process - 2023

Before submitting a Committee of Adjustment application, you will have the opportunity to consult with City staff to discuss your proposal and have a clearer understanding of what is required to submit a formal application to the Committee of Adjustment for an efficient evaluation. The first step is completing the compulsory Pre-Application Consultation form. Once submitted, you will be contacted by a staff in our service area.

Enhancements to the Pre-Application Consultation process were made to improve the experience for everyone involved. The new process is a more structured approach with submission requirements and a clear understanding for both the applicant and staff on what the proposal will entail, and it finishes with an anticipated outcome of what materials the applicant needs to provide to the Committee of Adjustment with a complete application submission.

Consulting beforehand with City staff is a compulsory component of the Committee of Adjustment to assist applicants and the various service departments in defining the requirements for application submission ahead of time.

To request a Pre-Application Consultation meeting, email a prepared portable document format (PDF) submission package to or drop off to 350 City Hall Square, Suite 210, and we will schedule you.

After your Pre-Application Consultation request has been accepted, you will receive an email from a planner/zoning coordinator, and the consultation process will begin.

Committee of Adjustment fees and applications are subject to change upon Council approval. Files are in portable document format (PDF) and will open in a new window:

Fees are effective as of March 8, 2021, per By-law 42-2021:

Application Requirements:

To ensure the City's interests are met and to appropriately assess the technical aspects of your proposal, the City requires the submission of a number of information items with your application. These are compulsory requirements (those that will be required for the majority of applications) and other possible requirements (those that are dependent upon the specifics of the application).

Please note:

  • While these requirements exceed the minimum established in the Planning Act, they are requested by the City and other municipalities in order to undertake an adequate level review.
  • Not all of these requirements will apply to your proposal.
  • Your Pre-Application Consultation meeting will determine which of these must be provided with your initial submission to consider your application complete.
  • Submission of a complete application will expedite the City's review of your proposal. The level of detail required for the information items may vary widely depending on the nature of your property and your proposal. The requirements for, and scope of, any additional information can be determined during your Pre-Application Consultation meeting

Planning Department
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 210
Windsor, Ontario
N9A 7K6

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-255-6543.
Fax: 519-255-6544