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Prior to Building Permit Issuance it must be shown that you are in compliance with any other Agency that may have a jurisdiction with respect to the proposal. This could be any of the following:


The Peterborough County City Health Unit – Telephone: (705) 743-1000

185 King Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8 – Brad Clarke or Kathleen Sheperd

Heath Unit Approval is required when:

  • The number of bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchen facilities are being increased,
  • An addition of any type is more than 15% of the existing floor area,
  • A major renovation or change of occupancy is proposed
  • When the municipality does not have sufficient information on an existing septic system
  • It appears that the construction will result in being closer than 5 ft. to a tank or 17 ft. to a septic bed

Otonabee Region Conservation Authority (ORCA) – Telephone: (705) 745-5791

250 Milroy Drive, Peterborough, ON K9H 7M9

Permits are required within regulated areas for:

  • Minor filing
  • Minor construction – accessory buildings such as boathouse, garages
  • Major construction – dwellings, additions
  • Basements, crawlspaces

Township Public Works – Harold Nelson – Telephone: (705) 652-8402

County Roads Department – Kendra Reid – Telephone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202

Trent Severn Waterways – Telephone: (705) 742-9267

A permit is required for any ‘in water’ work (docks, boathouses, retaining walls). This refers to new construction as well as repairs to existing facilities.

Please contact the Township office with any questions regarding Agency jurisdiction.

Building Department Information Package (pdf – 458KB)

Building Permit Application Form (pdf – 177KB)*

Sewage System Permit Application (pdf – 152KB)

By-law 2018-70 – 2019 Building Permit Fees (pdf – 249KB)

Energy Efficiency Design Summary (Prescriptive) (pdf – 276KB)*

Energy Efficiency Design Summary (Performance) (pdf – 350KB)*

Tax Certificate and Zoning Request Form (pdf – 125KB)

Development Charges Brochure (pdf 163KB)

Entrance Permit Application (pdf – 166KB)

By-law 2018-70 – To amend Building By-law 2007-37 – Fees 2019 (pdf – 206KB)

* The Building Permit Application Form and Energy Efficiency Design Summaries can be filled, signed and sent electronically which requires a the use of a digital signature. These forms can also be filled electronically and signed by hand, or be entirely filled by hand.