Appeals - Planning

Provided by: Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission - AKA: IRAC

Service Description

Provides information about the appeals process and Notice of Appeal forms for those wishing to submit an appeal. People can also search online for Orders that have been issued under the Planning and Roads Acts. Appeals can be submitted for decisions related to:
  • Land use planning;
  • Highway access;
  • Unsightly properties; and
  • Heritage places.
Note: The Commission hears planning-related appeals under a number of provincial statutes. Subject to the specific requirements of section 28 of the Planning Act, municipal and ministerial land use planning decisions may be appealed to the Commission. Under the Planning Act,the Commission is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals relating to land use. The Roads Act, Unsightly Property Act and the Heritage Places Protection Act also include specific rights of appeal to the Commission.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Appeals must be filed electronically by email at General inquiries can be sent to or 902-892-3501 (leave a message) will be responded to by staff as soon as possible * In-person attendance at Planning Act appeal hearings is currently limited to appeal participants and their representatives/counsel.


Dependent on type of appeal * See website or contact for details
No fees
How to Access:
Complete a Notice of Appeal form * Available online
Documents Required:
Completed Notice of Appeal form
Coverage Area:
Prince Edward Island

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