The County Planning department is responsible for:

Building permits are issued by the local Township.  Zoning By-Law Amendments and minor variances are also processed by the local Township.

Planning, 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3M3
Tel: 705-743-0380, Toll Free: 1-800-710-9586, Fax: 705-876-1730
E-Mail Planning Dept.

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.

Before you submit an application to amend the County Official Plan, or an application for a plan of subdivision or condominium, you must meet with us to discuss the proposal.

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 by visiting the Statistics Canada website and looking for the latest Peterborough County census profile.