As of June 1, 2021, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, Environmental Review Tribunal, Board of Negotiation, Conservation Review Board and the Mining and Lands Tribunal were merged into a new single tribunal called the “Ontario Land Tribunal”. Please note that new forms are available on our "Forms" page. We are continuing to update our site to reflect the new Tribunal. Thank you for your patience.

Forms

Note: Documents submitted to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) are available to the public on request subject to limited exceptions. 

During a Provincial Emergency Order, please check the Tribunal’s website (https://olt.gov.on.ca/covid-19/) for information on service changes affecting how to submit documents to the Tribunal.

Municipality/Approval Authority Submission Form 

Appellant/Applicant Form 

Checklist

Other Forms (Samples and Templates)

If you submit a copy of your form by email, send it directly to the assigned Tribunal Case Coordinator. It is not necessary to copy the Registrar on emails.

  • Request for Issuance of a Summons to Witness (HTMLWord)
  • Request for Adjournment (HTMLWord)
  • Acknowledgement of Expert Duty (HTML | Word)
  • Request for Certified Exhibit (HTMLWord)
  • Request for Certified Decision (HTMLWord)
  • Constitutional Question (HTMLWord)
  • Notice of Motion (HTMLWord)
  • Notice of Reply (HTMLWord)
  • Notice of Response to Motion (HTMLWord)
  • Request for Negotiation Form (HTMLWord)
  • Sample Affidavit (HTMLWord)
  • Sample Affidavit of Service (HTMLWord)
  • Sample Notice of Hearing Event – Affidavit of Service *NEW (HTMLWord)
  • Sample Procedural Order (With Attachment) (HTMLWord)
  • Sample Procedural Order for Video Hearings  (HTML | Word)
  • Participant Status Request Form and Participant Statement Form (HTMLWord)
  • Party Status Request Form (HTMLWord)
  • Representative of a Party Commencement of Authorization Form (HTMLWord)
  • Representative of a Party Cessation of Authorization Form (HTMLWord)

Municipality/Approval Authority Form 

The Municipality/Approval Authority Form is only for municipalities and other approval authorities. This form is not intended to be used by the public:

Municipality/Approval Authority Form (HTMLWord)

The submission form and associated referral checklists should be sent to the OLT with the appeal form(s) received and the required attachments. 

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

Appellant/Applicant Form 

Appeal Form A1 must be completed for matters before the OLT: Appeal Form A1 (HTML | Word)

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. 

Please review the notice or document you received to determine the deadline for appeal and the specific official with whom the appeal should be filed (e.g. Secretary-Treasurer, Clerk, Minister, Niagara Escarpment Commission, Ontario Land Tribunal). You should also review the relevant portions of the applicable legislation.  

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, Niagara Escarpment Commission, Ontario Land Tribunal). 
  • Review our Appeal Form Instructions to assist you with completing the form.
  • Review the checklist for a list of required materials to be submitted along with the Appeal Form (if applicable)
  • 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. 
  • File your appeal form and fee (if applicable) at the correct location within the legislated deadline. 

Checklists

For certain sections of the Appeal Form, please review the checklists below for the list of required materials to be submitted along with the Appeal Form:

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 the TLAB, not the OLT. 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 the TLAB for more information. 

Site Plans
Appeals of site plan matters must be filed directly with the municipality, not with the OLT. The municipality will forward these appeals to the OLT for processing. 

Please see the chart below for a list of OLT planning appeal types and their deadlines. The legislation directs where an appeal is to be filed.  

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

Planning Appeal Type (reason for appeal)  Appeal Deadline/Timelines 
Minor Variance  Decision  No later than twenty (20) days after the making of the decision 
Consent to Sever  Decision  No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice of decision 
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 

 

Passing of By-law  No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice of passing 
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 

 

Removal of holding symbol failed to make decision on application  Ninety (90) days after an application is received by the municipal clerk 
Removal of holding symbol application refused 
Official Plan or Amendment  Decision to adopt official plan or amendment  No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice of adoption 
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) 

 

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 

Plan of subdivision 

 

Decision  No later than twenty (20) days after the giving of the notice 
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 

 

Failure to make decision on application  Thirty (30) days after the plans or drawings are submitted to the municipality 
Requirements imposed  No deadline 
Demolition Permit  Application refused  Thirty (30) days after the receipt of the application by the clerk of the municipality 
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 
Community Benefits By-law  By-law  No later than forty (40) days after the by-law is passed 
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