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Committee of Adjustment

The Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs is the Planning Act authority in Ontario and can delegate some or all of its authority for planning to Municipalities. The Minster has delegated authority for some planning items to the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and in turn Council has delegated some of that authority to Sioux Lookout's Committee of Adjustment. The Committee deals with Consent (severance) and Minor Variance applications under the Planning Act.  For more information on the role of the Committee of Adjustment please see the Terms of Reference.


  • you are dividing land to create and additional lot for sale
  • you need a right of way for a shared driveway
  • you need an easement for access


  • you are constructing an addition and do not have the required backyard setback
  • you are requesting to build closer to your lot lines than the Zoning By-law allows

(Variances must be related to a permitted use as the Committee does not have the authority to add new uses to zones.)

Application Fees 

  • Consent $700.00
  • Minor Variance $400.00
  • Validation of Title $600.00

Resource Person - Secretary-Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment

Contact: Karen Costello, Planning Coordinator

Municipal Office
25 Fifth Avenue
PO Box 158
Sioux Lookout ON
P8T 1A4
Phone: 807-737-2700 ext. 2234

Meetings are scheduled as applications arise or as necessary. Minutes of Meetings can be viewed at CivicWeb Site.

The following websites have more information on applications and committees of adjustment

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