Planning Advisory Committee


The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is a citizen-based committee appointed by Council, as required under the Community Planning Act. The Committee is responsible for making recommendations to Town Council on planning matters including municipal plan amendments, re-zoning of property, zone amendments and subdivision developments. In addition the Committee acts as the approving authority for variances such as construction setbacks for property owners, temporary use variances and home occupations.

PAC Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7 pm in Council Chambers at Town Hall.

The Planning Advisory Committee can be contacted through the PAC Secretary at the Town Hall at 849-5749 or email

The PAC Agenda will be posted on the Town of Quispamsis website the Monday prior to the scheduled meeting date.

Next PAC Meeting

Due to the State of Emergency declared by the Province of New Brunswick, in our combat against the spread of Covid-19, the March 24, 2020 Quispamsis Planning Advisory Committee meeting has been postponed until further notice.

March 10, 2020 – 7 pm


2020 PAC / Council Meeting Schedule

What is a Variance?

A variance is any variation from the current by-law requirements. For example, if you wanted to build a shed, but you did not have the required 1.5 meter sideline clearance required by the bylaw, you could apply to the Planning Advisory Committee for a variance. This involves the completion of a variance application form, with payment of the application processing fee at least two weeks prior to a PAC meeting. You will then be scheduled to appear at the next available Planning Advisory Committee meeting, where the Committee will review and consider your application. Notification of all variances will be sent to neighboring property owners and will become a document of public record. Committee members may visit the site and talk to neighboring property owners as part of the decision-making process.