Property Standards Committee

The Property Standards Committee is a quasi-judicial tribunal made up of members appointed to the Committee of Adjustment. The eight (8) citizen members are chosen by council for a four year term.

The role of the Committee is to hear all evidence and information concerning property standards appeals that are received from property owners who have been served with an Order to Remedy their property, but are not satisfied with the terms or conditions of the order. 

An Order to Remedy is issued by an officer of the Enforcement Services Department when a property does not conform with any of the standards prescribed in the City of Timmins Bylaw 2007-6489. Bylaw 2007-6489 outlines the standards for maintenance and occupancy of all property within the City of Timmins. An owner that has been served with an Order to Remedy who is not satisfied with the terms or conditions of the order can make an appeal to the Property Standards Committee by sending notice of appeal within fourteen (14) days after being served. The Appeal Form is directly attached to the Order to Remedy. 

Property Standard Committee meetings are held at City Hall and are open to the public. During the meeting, both the City and the appellant (property owner) will have an opportunity to present their case and evidence. Final decision is made by Committee members. Appeal hearings are conducted in accordance with the Statutory Powers and Procedures Act and the Building Code Act.