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Fees are payable by certified cheque, money order, or credit card, and must be in Canadian funds. Certified cheques and money orders should be made payable to the “Minister of Finance.” If you would like to pay the fee by credit card, please indicate this on the appeal form and staff will phone you to complete the transaction – do not record any credit card details on the appeal form.

Filing Fees 

Only certain appeals filed under certain statutes are charged fees by the OLT (the appeal types heard, and charged fees, by the former Local Planning Appeal Tribunal).

Please see the chart below for a list of appeal types that have a filing fee. If you have a question about the fee payable, please contact us.

Note: The Ontario Land Tribunal Act, 2021 amalgamates and continues the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), Environmental Review Tribunal, Board of Negotiation, Conservation Review Board and Mining and Lands Tribunal as the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT). Only LPAT was authorized to charge filing fees and the approved fees in effect on May 31, 2021 are continued.

ItemsCorporate FeeFee for a private citizen, a registered charity or a non-profit ratepayers’ association
Development Charges Appeal$1,100$400[1]
Land Compensation Appeal

Appeal types heard, and charged fees, by the former Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
$400$400
Minor Variance and Consents Appeal$400

A fee of $25 will apply to each additional variance appeal filed by the same appellant against connected variance applications.

A fee of $25 will apply to each additional consent appeal filed by the same appellant against connected consent applications.
$400

A fee of $25 will apply to each additional variance appeal filed by the same appellant against connected variance applications.

A fee of $25 will apply to each additional consent appeal filed by the same appellant against connected consent applications.
Municipal & Miscellaneous Appeal[2]$1,100$400[1]
Municipal Finance Appeal$1,100$400[1]
Official Plans and Amendments Appeal$1,100$400[1]
Plan of Subdivision / Condominium Appeal$1,100$400[1]
Subdivision Appeal$1,100$400[1]
Zoning By-law Appeal$1,100$400[1]
Request for Review

Appeal types heard, and charged fees, by the former Local Planning Appeal Tribunal
$400$400
SummonsNo feeNo fee
Certified Copy of Tribunal Decision$20 for each copy of a Decision you are requesting$20 for each copy of a Decision you are requesting
Certified Copy of Tribunal Exhibit$20 for each copy of an Exhibit you are requesting.$20 for each copy of an Exhibit you are requesting.
Copying of documents (If photocopying is done by OLT staff)$1 per page$1 per page
Copying at the Information Office (If photocopying is done by client at the OLT office) $0.35 per page $0.35 per page
Rules of Practice & Procedure (Free copy is available via the OLT website)$25$25
Service Charge for NSF (Payment must be made by certified cheque or money order)$35$35


Footnotes to Fee Schedule

[1] An Appellant may request the lower filing fee of $400, if the Appellant is a private citizen, a registered charity or a non-profit ratepayers’ association.  The request for the lower fee must be made at the time of filing the appeal. Please use our Request for Lower Fee Form (HTML| Word)

[2] Miscellaneous includes all other appeal types which were formerly heard, and charged filing fees, by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and which are not specifically listed above. For a list of appeals that have filing fees, please refer to the following chart. 

[3] If you are a person who cannot afford to pay the fee, then you can ask the OLT to waive the fee, or a portion of the fee so that you may proceed with your appeal. You may request a fee waiver by writing to the OLT Registrar. For more information, please view our Low-Income Fee Waiver Policy.

If you have a question about the fee payable, please contact us.


Detailed Chart Showing Fee by Act and Section
for Commonly Filed Appeals

ActSectionFiling Fee ($CAD)
Aggregate Resources Act11(5)$1,100
Aggregate Resources Act11(11)$1,100
Aggregate Resources Act13(6)$1,100
Aggregate Resources Act18(5)$1,100
Aggregate Resources Act20(4)$1,100
Assessment Act23(8)$1,100
City of Toronto Act, 2006114(7)$1,100
City of Toronto Act, 2006114(15)$1,100
Development Charges Act114(15.1)$1,100
Development Charges Act14$1,100
Development Charges Act22(1)$1,100
Development Charges Act22(2)$1,100
Education Act47$1,100
Education Act257.65$1,100
Education Act257.74(1)$1,100
Education Act257.87(1)$1,100
Expropriations Act257.87(2)$400
Expropriations Act10(3)$400
Expropriations Act26$400
Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act30$1,100
Municipal Corporations Quieting Orders Act85(1)$1,100
Municipal Act3(1)$1,100
Municipal Act180(1)$1,100
Municipal Act181(1)$1,100
Municipal Act182(1)$1,100
Municipal Act222(4)$1,100
Municipal Act223(4)$1,100
Municipal Water and Sewage Transfer Act323(8)$1,100
Ontario Heritage Act6(4)$1,100
Ontario Heritage Act34.1(1)$1,100
Ontario Heritage Act40.1(4)$1,100
Ontario Heritage Act41(4)$1,100
Ontario Water Resources Act42(6)$1,100
Planning Act57$1,100
Planning Act8(14)$1,100
Planning Act12(5)$1,100
Planning Act14.3(2)$1,100
Planning Act17(24)$1,100
Planning Act17(24) and 17(49.6)$1,100
Planning Act17(36)$1,100
Planning Act17(36) and 17(49.6)$1,100
Planning Act17(40)$1,100
Planning Act22(6.2)$1,100
Planning Act22(7)$1,100
Planning Act22(7) and 22(11.01.12)$1,100
Planning Act33(4)$1,100
Planning Act33(10)$1,100
Planning Act33(15)$1,100
Planning Act34(10.5)$1,100
Planning Act34(11)$1,100
Planning Act34(11) and 34(26.5)$1,100
Planning Act34(19)$1,100
Planning Act36(3)$1,100
Planning Act38(4)$1,100
Planning Act38(4.1)$1,100
Planning Act41(4.2)$1,100
Planning Act41(12)$1,100
Planning Act41(12.0.1)$1,100
Planning Act42(4.9)$1,100
Planning Act42(10)$1,100
Planning Act42(10.1)$1,100
Planning Act42(11)$1,100
Planning Act42(12)$1,100
Planning Act45(12)$1,100
Planning Act47(10)$1,100
Planning Act51(19.2)$1,100
Planning Act51(34)$1,100
Planning Act51(39)$1,100
Planning Act51(43)$1,100
Planning Act51(48)$1,100
Planning Act53(4.1)$1,100
Planning Act53(14)$1,100
Planning Act53(19)$1,100
Planning Act53(27)$1,100
Planning Act69(3)$1,100
Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act14(2)$1,100
Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act37(2)$1,100
Retail Business Holidays Act4.3(1)$1,100

There may be other appeal provisions from other legislation not shown above. If you have a question about the fee payable, please contact us.