Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (ELTO) brings together six Ontario tribunals and boards which adjudicate matters related to land use planning, environmental and heritage protection, property assessment, land valuation, mining and other matters.
ELTO is the first cluster of tribunals created under the authority of the Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance, and Appointments Act, 2009. That Act permits the government to designate two or more adjudicative tribunals as a cluster if, in the opinion of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, the matters that the tribunals deal with are such that they can operate more effectively and efficiently as part of a cluster than alone.
The tribunals which comprise Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario are:
The Assessment Review Board (ARB) hears property assessment appeals to ensure that properties are assessed and classified in accordance with the Assessment Act.About the ARB
The Board of Negotiation (BON) conducts voluntary mediation of disputes over the value of land expropriated by a public authority. If no settlement is reached, the matter may be appealed to LPAT.About the BON
The Conservation Review Board (CRB) deals with disputes over properties that may demonstrate cultural heritage value or interest and disputes regarding archaeological licensing.About the CRB
The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) hears applications and appeals under numerous environmental and planning statutes. It also functions as the Niagara Escarpment Hearing Office and the Office of Consolidated Hearings.About the ERT
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hears cases in relation to a range of municipal planning, financial and land matters, including official plans, zoning by-laws, and other issues assigned to the Tribunal by numerous Ontario statutes.About the LPAT
The Mining and Lands Tribunal (MLT) is responsible for hearing and deciding matters under legislation administered by the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.About the MLT
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