A minor variance is a process that seeks relief from specific requirements within the Zoning By-law. While a zoning amendment seeks to change the use of a property, a minor variance is seeks relief from specific provisions such as (but not limited to) a setback requirement, parking requirements and lot dimensions.
Minor variances are ruled on by a panel of three members of the Committee of Adjustment. Before filling out an application, it is advisable to consult with planning staff to determine the nature and extent of the minor variance needed. For more information on the minor variance process, click on the image below.