Appellant/Applicant Forms

LPAT Appellant/Applicant appeal forms are now available in a PDF fillable format. This means you can fill out the form on your computer and then print the completed form*. Forms cannot be submitted or filed electronically. They need to be printed out and mailed or delivered to either the Municipality, Approval Authority or Tribunal.

The instructions on the first page of each form will tell you where to submit it.

You must download Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 10.0 or above) or have it already installed to view/print PDF forms.

Please note: forms cannot be completed using a mobile device or tablet.

Documents you submit to the Tribunal are available to the public on request subject to limited exceptions.

Instructions

Please read these steps before filling out the LPAT Appeal Form.

Before filling out the appeal form:

  • Check the notice of decision or document you received to determine the filing deadline for your appeal and where your appeal should be submitted (e.g. Secretary-Treasurer, Clerk, Minister, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal).
  • Review the relevant portions of the applicable legislation and transition regulations.
  • Ensure the forms are filled out by the applicant/appellant or an authorized representative.
  • Decide if you want to print the form and fill it out by hand OR complete the fillable PDF on your computer, then print.

Filling out the appeal form:

  • Choose the correct form to fill out depending on your appeal type. There are two forms available, the Appellant Form (A1) and LPAT Appellant Form (A2). If you are unsure which form you need to fill out, check the LPAT Appeal Form Chart.
  • Read the form instructions on the first page of the form.
  • After reading the instructions, begin to fill out the information required starting from the top of page 2.
  • To print the form and fill it out by hand, open the link to the correct form then click on the ‘Print Blank Form’ option located on the top right side of the page.
  • To fill it out on your computer, open the link to the correct form.
  • Be clear and specific. Include all the required details of your appeal in the correct sections.

Saving and printing the appeal form:

  • Save the form on your computer (you may save and continue the form at a later date, if needed).
  • Print the form using only the ‘Print Form’ button at the bottom of the page. This is the only way to print the form once it’s filled out. The print button in File>Print is disabled and cannot be used at the top of the Adobe window.
  • The form will not print if any mandatory field is left blank. If a field is left blank when you try to print, a pop-up window will appear providing you with the section of the form where information is required.
  • Print the form single sided ONLY.
  • File your appeal form and fee at the correct location within the legislated deadline.

Appeal Forms

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Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB)
In the City of Toronto, most minor variance and consent appeals from the Toronto Committee of Adjustment should be filed with TLAB not LPAT.  All appeals must still be filed with the Secretary Treasurer of the Committee of Adjustment by the deadline noted on the Notice of Decision.  Contact TLAB for more information.

Site Plans
As of April 3, 2018, appeals of site plan matters must be filed directly with the municipality, not with LPAT.  The municipality will forward these appeals to LPAT for processing.

If you are unsure which appeal form to fill out and/or would like to review a list of LPAT appeal types and their deadlines, see the LPAT Appeal Form Chart. The legislation directs where an appeal is to be filed. For more information see the LPAT Process webpage.

File Appellant Form (A1) with the municipality/approval authority:

Appellant Form A1 PDF


File LPAT Appellant Form (A2) with LPAT

LPAT Appellant Form A2 PDF

For assistance, please call ELTO’s public inquiry at (416) 212-6349 or toll free 1-866-448-2248.

Minor Variance

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Decision No later than twenty (20) days after the making of the decision A1 Appeal Form

Consent to Sever

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Decision No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice of decision A1 Appeal Form
Conditions imposed
Changed conditions
Failure to make decision Ninety (90) days after the day the application is received by the clerk of the municipality or the Minister

Zoning By-law or Amendment

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Passing of By-law No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice of passing A1 Appeal Form
Failure to make decision on an application Ninety (90) days after the day a complete application is received
Application refused No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of notice of decision

Removal of Holding Symbol

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Removal of holding symbol failed to make decision on application Ninety (90) days after an application is received by the municipal clerk A2 Appeal Form
Removal of holding symbol application refused

Official Plan or Amendment

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Decision to adopt official plan or amendment No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice of adoption A1 Appeal Form
Application refused No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of notice of decision
Failure to make decision on application One hundred and twenty (120) days after the day the plan is received by the approval authority

Interim Control By-law (ICB)

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Passing of an ICB The Minister may, within sixty (60) days after the date of passing, file an appeal.

A person or public body no later than sixty (60) days after the date of passing an amendment to a previously passed by-law

A1 Appeal Form

Plan of subdivision

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Decision No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice A1 Appeal Form
Conditions Imposed Any time before the approval of the final plan of subdivision
Failure to make decision on application One hundred and twenty (120) days after the day an application is received

Site Plan

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Failure to make decision on application Thirty (30) days after the plans or drawings are submitted to the municipality A1 Appeal Form
Requirements imposed No deadline

Demolition Permit

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
Application refused Thirty (30) days after the receipt of the application by the clerk of the municipality A2 Appeal Form
Failure to make a decision on application
Relief from conditions refused by municipality No later than twenty (20) days after the mailing of the notice of decision
Failure to make decision on relief from conditions Thirty (30) days after the day an application is received by the clerk
Conditions imposed No deadline

Development Charge By-law or Education Development Charge By-law

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Appeal Deadline/Timelines* Appeal Form
By-law No later than forty (40) days after the by-law is passed A1 Appeal Form
Amendment to by-law
Decision on complaint No later than forty (40) days after the day the decision is made
Failed to make decision on complaint Sixty (60) days after the complaint is made
Object to front-ending agreement

Object to amendment to a front-ending agreement

No later than forty (40) days after the day the agreement is made

Other matters (not listed above)

Appeal deadline and submission

The Notice of Decision should indicate the filing deadline; to verify where to submit the appeal forms, please consult the legislation applicable to your appeal.

 

Appeal Type (reason for appeal) Submission* Appeal Form
Decision or Application Appeal via municipality A1 Appeal Form
Decision or Application Appeal directly to LPAT A2 Appeal Form

* Please review the notice or document you received or viewed to determine the deadline for appeal and the specific official with whom the appeal should be filed (eg. Secretary-Treasurer, Clerk, Minister, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal). You should also review the relevant portions of the applicable legislation.

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