The County Planning department is responsible for:

Building permits, Zoning By-Law Amendments and minor variances are issued and processed by the local Township. Please contact your Township Office to discuss these types of applications.

Contact the Planning Department

Find information about a specific application that is currently being processed by the County.

See the Planning department's up to date list of fees for our services.

The County has a Development Charges By-Law and new rates in effect as of May 2, 2022.

Agreement with Peterborough County to have the various components of a Development Application reviewed by the County’s retained Peer Review Consultant.

A meeting with us is required prior to submitting any County Official Plan Amendment, plan of subdivision or plan of condominium application.

In 2017, the County initiated the development of a new Official Plan; one that is more user-friendly, and meets both Provincial and local directives.

The County of Peterborough Official Plan (OP) sets the land use and planning framework for local Official Plans and decision-making. 

Find population and household count information.