LPAT Process

LPAT Process

The appeals process for Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) is different depending on the type of appeal you have filed and the legislation the appeal falls under.

We have developed a series of guides to help you better understand the appeals process for your specific appeal:

Appeal Guide A (PDF

This guide applies to the following sections of the Planning Act:

  • First appeals filed under:
    • Section 17 (24) – Appeals of a council decision to adopt or amend an official plan
    • Section 17 (36) – Appeals of a decision by an approval authority to approve a decision adopting or amending an official plan
    • Section 22 (7) – Appeals of a council decision to refuse a private amendment to an official plan or non-decision of a private amendment application
    • Section 34 (11) – Appeals of a council decision to refuse a private amendment to a municipal zoning bylaw or non-decision of a private amendment application
    • Section 34 (19) – Appeals of a decision by a council to adopt a zoning bylaw or zoning bylaw amendment
  • Appeals filed under:
    • Section 17 (40) – Appeals of a non-decision by an approval authority
    • Section 51 (34) – Appeals of a non-decision on a subdivision

Appeal Guide B (PDF

This guide applies to the following sections of the Planning Act:

  • Second Appeals filed under:
    • Section 17 (24) – Appeals of a council decision to adopt or amend an official plan
    • Section 17 (36) – Appeals of a decision by an approval authority to approve a decision adopting or amending an official plan
    • Section 22 (7) – Appeals of a council decision to refuse a private amendment to an official plan or non-decision of a private amendment application
    • Section 34 (11) – Appeals of a council decision to refuse a private amendment to a municipal zoning bylaw or non-decision of a private amendment application
    • Section 34 (19) – Appeals of a decision by a council to adopt a zoning bylaw or zoning bylaw amendment
  • Appeals filed under:
    • Section 41 – Appeals of a non-decision of a site plan application by council or requirements imposed on a site plan application by the municipality/county or by the regional metropolitan/district municipality
    • Section 45 – Appeals of a Committee of Adjustment decision to approve or refuse a minor variance application
    • Section 53 – Appeals of a decision to approve or refuse a consent/severance application, conditions imposed or changed for a consent/severance application or a non-decision of a consent/severance application by an approval authority

Appeal Guide C (Coming Soon)

Appeal Guide D (Coming Soon)

“Legacy Appeals”: Cases filed with the Ontario Municipal Board

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