Land use planning helps determine where in the township, homes, businesses, and industries should be built. It assists with the locating of parks, schools, roads, sewers and other essential services.
The planning department is responsible for making sure that present and future land uses follow Ontario planning rules.
Good planning balances the interests of property owners with the interests of the community as a whole.
We understand that planning can be a complicated matter. If you require assistance, please contact the planning department regarding Township planning responsibilities.
|Township planning responsibilities|
|The Township planning department is responsible for:
Peterborough County planning responsibilities
|The County of Peterborough planning department is responsible for:
If you are going to build or renovate, you will likely require a building permit. If you are uncertain if a permit is required, please contact the building department at 705-778-2308 or email John Smallwood or Sonia Aaltonen.
The Chief Building Official will make sure the work complies with the following:
- Ontario Building Code
- Comprehensive Zoning By-law
- Other applicable laws and regulations
The Chief Building Official will review architectural, structural, mechanical and plumbing drawings before issuing a building permit.
|When is a building permit needed?|
| You must file a building permit application for the following:
|Building permit requirements|
|Building permit requirements list.
Stages of inspections are listed on each permit. It is the duty of the landowner to make sure all work is inspected at each stage of construction.
How to book an inspection
To book inspections, call the building department administrative assistant at 705-778-2308 extension 224, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Note: 48 hours minimum notice required for scheduling an inspection.
It is the duty of the landowner to make sure all work is complete by getting copies of inspection results. To get copies of these reports, contact the Building department at the Municipal Office.
Closing a building permit
A building permit file can be closed with the approval of the building inspector once the final inspection is complete.
Ontario Building Code
The building inspector will inspect work to make sure that construction complies with the Ontario Building Code, applicable by-laws and regulations.
|Development charges are one-time fees collected by municipalities when a building permit is issued on new residential and new non-residential properties.
For fee schedule, see County of Peterborough Development Fee By-law.
Schedule of fees
|For a list of building permit fees please see Building Permit Fee By-law 2015-04.|