Persons wishing to sever part of their land to create a new lot or a new parcel must make an application for consent to authorize the severance. Consent is required for new lots, additions to existing lots, establishing easements/rights-of-way, such as shared driveways, and long term leases for more than 21 years.
The Committee of Adjustment conducts public hearings and makes decisions on applications for minor variances and consent.
Membership is open to citizens who reside and/or are property owners in the City of St. Catharines and who are 18 years of age or older.
The Committee consists of five voting members who have been appointed by City Council through the City's citizen appointment process.
Members shall observe all corporate policies of the City of St. Catharines with respect to the Code of Conduct and harassment policies, and make every effort to attend all meetings.
Members are appointed for the term of Council (four years).
Department of Planning Services representative