Permits

Entrance Permit

A permit is required when a new entrance onto a County road is requested, or when any work, replacement or addition is made to an existing entrance onto a County road. This applies to entrances with or without culverts. Please see the Application for Entrance Permit / Setback Permit and refer to the Tariff of Fees By-Law below for associated fees.

Setback Permit

A permit is necessary to establish minimum setback requirements from the middle of the County road to a building foundation or the distance from the property line to the building foundation. There is no cost associated with this service. Please see the Application for Entrance Permit / Setback Permit below.

Sign Permit

A permit is required when a sign is requested on private property adjacent to the County road allowance. Please see the Application for Sign Permit and refer to the Tariff of Fees By-Law below for associated fees.

Road Cut / Occupancy Permit

A permit is required when any work, regardless of impacting traffic or not, is completed within the County of Peterborough’s Right-of-Way (ROW). The ROW includes the asphalt roadway surface, gravel or paved shoulders, sidewalks, curb and open ditches. Please see the Application for Road Cut / Occupancy Permit and refer to the Tariff of Fees By-Law below for associated fees.

Oversize and Overweight Load Permit

If you are planning to move an oversize or overweight load over County roads a permit is required. Please see the Application for Moving Oversize Loads on County Roads Permit and refer to the Tariff of Fees By-Law below for associated fees.

Notice of Reduced Load Restriction

A By-law to enforce periods of reduced vehicle loading is enforced on select County roads that may be susceptible to damage and stress if exposed to heavy loading. This is typically during the "spring break up" period when a road base is at its weakest condition as ground frost melts and thaws.

Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act provides the County with the authority to pass by-laws to restrict axle loading to a maximum of 5 tonne per axle in order to protect the integrity of the County's road network from damage.

Load restrictions apply only when the signs are displayed on the roadway. Signs are generally posted between March 1st and April 30th and will be removed when it is deemed that the restrictions are no longer needed.

Vehicles exceeding the 5 tonne per axle load restriction must take alternate routes or will be subject to penalties described in the Highway Traffic Act.

Special Events on County Roads Permit

Special events; such as parades, sidewalk sales, festivals, etc.; using County roads require a permit. There is no cost associated with this permit. Please see Application for Special Events on County Roads Permit below.

If you require more information please contact us at 705-775-2737 or pwinfo@county.peterborough.on.ca and we’ll be pleased to assist you.

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