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Appeals Committees


The Appeals Committee is a statutory quasi-judicial committee directed through the Building Code and various County of Prince Edward by-laws to hear appeals on the following matters:

Click here to view the Appeals Committee By-Law


  • Two (2) members of Council
  • Four (4) public representatives appointed by Council, all of whom have demonstrated interest or expertise in law


The Appeals Committee shall meet on an as-needed basis. The agenda and minutes will be available to the public on the County website. Meetings will not be livestreamed but public attendance is permitted.

If you have any questions about the Appeals Committee, contact the Clerk’s Office at or call 613.476.2148 extension 1020.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are subject to an order issued under Part 3 of the Appeals Committee By-Law, you may appeal the order by serving a Notice of Appeal, the $75.00 fee, and include supporting documentation, to the Municipal Clerk.

Please fill out the Request for Appeal form to Clerk’s Office and submit it by the deadline specified on the notice:

  • In person Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main Street)
  • Electronically via email to
  • By registered mail to 332 Picton Main Street, Picton ON, K0K 2T0

All appeals shall include the applicable appeal fee as outlined by the Fees and Charges By-Law.

Upon receipt of a Notice of Appeal, the Clerk shall:

  • Review the appeal to ensure that it complies with the requirements set out in the notice of appeal
  • Ensure receipt of the Notice of Appeal fee
  • Schedule the hearing for the appeal
  • Issue a Notice of Hearing at least 14 days in advance of date of hearing

The Appeals Committee convenes at Shire Hall in Picton. Meetings may be held in-person or electronically. Hearings are conducted orally subject to the submission of documentary evidence unless the committee determines otherwise.

The Appeals Committee Chair is authorized to conduct the hearing in accordance with the rules contained within the Appeals Committee Procedural By-Law .

Please note that proceedings not specifically governed by the provisions of the Appeals Committee Procedural By-Law  shall be regulated in accordance with the generally accepted parliamentary procedure contained in the County’s Procedural By-Law, the Statutory Powers Procedures Act, the Municipal Act, and other applicable law.

1. Presentation of the Order by Staff

  • The Order being appealed shall be presented by an Officer.
  • The Officer shall make oral submissions and also circulate any relevant records in support of the decision being appealed to the appellant and the Clerk.

2. Presentation of the Appeal by the Appellant or Agent

  • After the conclusion of the submissions of the Officer, the appellant shall then make oral submissions and submit evidence to the Committee in accordance with the grounds set out in the Notice of Appeal.
  • The appellant shall circulate any relevant records in support of the decision being appealed.

After conducting deliberations, the Committee may:

  • Orally confirm, modify or rescind the Order
  • Orally extend the time for complying with the Order
  • Orally adjourn the hearing to receive further submissions where the Appeals Committee has determined that it requires additional information or evidence to render a decision.

Decisions made by the Appeals Committee are final, subject to any statutory rights of appeal.

Appeal Forms