Consent Form

Markham's Committee of Adjustment has delegated authority to grant consents pursuant to Section 53 of the Planning Act. Consent applications may include the following:

  • Divide (sever) land for the purpose of sale to create two or more new adjoining properties (however, a plan of subdivision is more appropriate if the creation of numerous new lots is proposed);
  • Mortgage purposes;
  • Lease purposes for a period of 21 years or more;
  • Easements and rights-of-way;
  • Correction of title; and
  • Other.

Severance applications must meet specific criteria established under the Planning Act, including but not limited to the following:

  • Conformity with the Official Plan and compatibility with adjacent uses of land;
  • Compliance with the City's Zoning By-laws;
  • The availability of adequate servicing (water and sewers);
  • Adequacy of vehicular access;
  • Suitability of the lands for the proposed use;
  • Suitability of the shapes and dimensions of the proposed lots.

The Committee of Adjustment will impose conditions if a consent application is approved. Under the Planning Act, the applicant has one year from the date of approval to satisfy the conditions, and two years from the issuance of the Certificate of the Secretary-Treasurer to register the consent.

Application Form & ePLAN Submission

All applications are to be submitted digitally via ePLAN. Please read the Consent to Sever Application form carefully regarding the mandatory submission requirements and the required plans/drawings in order to submit a complete application submission for staff review.

Review By-Law 2020-139; Consent to Sever Land fees,  Table 7, Section 2.

(Do note: that applications will require sign(s) and review fees are HST applicable.)

Related materials (ePLAN submission documents):

Consent Submission Requirements [PDF]

ePLAN Consent Supporting Information Form [PDF]

ePLAN Quick Reference  Consent Applications

Note: The ePLAN Supporting Information Form is required for ePLAN submitted applications,  Please refer to the Consent Application form for current information relating to fees, submission requirements and required Drawings.

As of March 12, 2019, all Consent applications must first complete Zoning Preliminary Review (ZPR) process through the City's Building Department. For more information on this process, do visit Zoning Preliminary Review.

Hearing Dates & Filing Deadlines

Please Note: Scheduling of Consents will be determined by the Secretary-Treasurer. It is anticipated that applications are to be heard within six to eight weeks from the date of receiving the application. Hearing dates are assigned at the discretion of the Secretary-Treasurer as it is necessary to co-ordinate internal department and external agency comments to Applicants, Committee Members and the Public.

Note: Due to the emergency period, and as per City Council direction, Committee of Adjustment (COA) is now holding virtual meetings. As such, the meeting dates as shown below have been revised. Do contact COA staff at 905.477.4721 or coa@markham.ca for more information on meeting dates and how you may participate. The COA main webpage has further information as well.

Additional note: the dates below shown from August 12 onwards (shown in Italics) have been 'reinstated' and will continue to run via virtual meeting platform until directed otherwise by senior staff and City Council.

Markham COA 'mainsite' URL:

https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/business/planning/committee-of-adjustment/11-committee-of-adjustment

Hearing Dates 2021 (Wednesdays) Consent (B's) Sign Posting (Tuesdays)
January 20 January 6
February 3
January 20
February 17
February 3
March 10
February 24
March 24
March 10
April 7
March 24
April 21
April 7
May 5
April 21
May 26
May 12
June 9
May 26
June 23
June 9
July 7
June 23
July 21
July 7
August 4
July 21
August 18
August 4
September 8
August 25
September 22
September 8
October 6
September 22
October 20
October 6
November 10
October 27
November 24
November 10
December 8
November 24

Fees:

All consent application review fees require the collection of the HST (13%). (Applications Fees may change in accordance with By-law 211-83, as amended annually). Application fees are collected, reduced, or waived in accordance with the provisions of Section 69 of the Planning Act.

Last day for appeal of a consent is 20 days from the date that the notice of decision was given under Section 53(17) or 53(24) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c, P.13.


If you have further questions, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer, Committee of Adjustment:

Phone: 905.475.4721
Fax: 905.479.7768
E-mail: COA@markham.ca


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