The Planning Act allows a municipal council to appoint a Committee of Adjustment to consider minor variances from zoning by-laws, permit changes to legal non-conforming uses, and to interpret generalized by-laws. The consent approval authority has been delegated to the Committee of Adjustment. This allows the Committee of Adjustment to consider consent applications, which include land severances. The Town of Deseronto Committee of Adjustment is made up of three members appointed by Council from the community. The Committee of Adjustment meets on an as needed basis to review applications.