The Committee of Adjustment is currently recruiting a volunteer citizen appointment from Ward 5 - Wallaceburg.

The Committee meets approximately 15 times per year (every 3-5 weeks). Its regular meeting time, day, and location is 9:00 a.m. Thursday at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre, 315 King St. W., Chatham, ON.

Members receive a per diem of $50 per meeting attended plus mileage.

The application form can be found here.  Paper copies can be picked up at any Municipal Service Centre.

For more information:
Wendy McFadden-Beckett, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Committee of Adjustment
Chatham-Kent Planning Services
Email: wendym@chatham-kent.ca
Phone: 360-1998 ext. 3046


The Committee of Adjustment is responsible to hear applications for

  • Minor Variances where a requirement of a Zoning By-law cannot be met (under Section 4.5 of the Planning Act)
  • to hear Applications for Consent to Sever a property, or for a lease that extends over 21 years
  • to consider applications regarding the enlargement of a structure that is legally non-conforming
  • or for a change in a non-conforming use.

Committee of Adjustment

Current Appointees
Ward 1 Nathaniel Suitor
Ward 2 Curtis Carter
Ward 3 Ken Stevenson
Ward 4 Richard Dunlop
Ward 5 Vacant
Ward 6 Jim Kovacs

*** The committees posted in this section contain only those members appointed by Council, it is therefore possible that a committee may have other general members who are not mentioned.