For information regarding Building Department services while the Front Counter of the Municipal Office is closed due to COVID-19 please view: Business Continuity Plan – Building Department – May 19 2020 (pdf – 73KB)
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:
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.
For information on the Sustainable Development Program and to submit an application visit www.ddpermits.ca/SDP
Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish (pdf – 252KB): Application for a building or demolition permit
Application and Guide for Sewage Systems (pdf – 299KB): Guide, calculations and application for a sewage system permit
Authorization to Act as Agent (pdf – 98KB): Fill this out if someone other than the homeowner will be discussing the permit with Township staff.
* Fillable PDF forms can be filled, signed and sent electronically which requires the use of a digital signature. These forms can also be filled electronically and signed by hand, or be entirely filled by hand.