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Committee of Adjustment



The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the zoning bylaw, to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal non-conforming uses and give consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest "part" of their land. Further information about the committee if described in chapter 40 of the Woodstock Municipal Code.

The committee's mandate is to weigh the evidence, apply standards of law and render a decision in a formal manner similar to the court system. Visit our minor variances page for information regarding application forms, fees, etc.


Based on the similarities between the processes and procedures, beginning with the 2022 - 2026 term of Council, committee members will be appointed to both the Committee of Adjustment and the Property Standards Committee. Members of the committee remain on the committee for the duration of the current Council term of office.

Citizen Representatives

  • Jay Pember
  • Howard Pye
  • Peter Rigby
  • Matthew Roberts
  • Jim Reid
  • Bob Sutherland
  • Glen Yearsley

Staff Representative

  • Sunayana Katikapalli


Committee of Adjustment meetings are held at Woodstock City Hall in a quasi-judicial setting, at 6 p.m. on the Monday prior to the 2nd Woodstock City Council meeting of the month, excluding January, July, August, and December when the hearing will be held on the Monday prior to the only scheduled Woodstock City Council meeting.

Committee members are paid a remuneration of $50 per meeting.

View Meetings and Minutes

Raising issues

If you have an issue or concern, contact us.

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Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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