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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.

Raising issues

If you have an issue or concern, contact us.


Members of the committee remain on the committee for the duration of the current council term of office.


  • William Bes
  • Jennifer Da Ponte
  • Howard Pye
  • Leonard Reeves
  • Peter Rigby
  • Bob Sutherland
  • Glen Yearsley
  •  Sunayana Katikapalli (staff contact)


Meetings are held in a quasi-judicial setting, 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 meetings are held at Woodstock City Hall.

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

View Meetings and Minutes.

Applying for a Board or Committee Position

City of Woodstock residents can make a difference in the community by becoming a volunteer member of a Board or Committee. Advisory Board and Committee members provide information to City Council, which contributes to the development of policies, programs and initiatives. Your expertise, enthusiasm and pride can make all the difference.

Current Opportunities

The City of Woodstock is currently recruiting members for Boards and Committees of Council for the upcoming 4-year term. Please submit your application using the online form below. Applications are open until Oct. 28, 2022.

We would like thank everyone for their interest in the City of Woodstock's Board and Committees. Please note only successful candidates will notified.

Boards and Committees Application

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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