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Official Plan

The Official Plan describes council’s policies on how land in the municipality should be used, and helps decide where roads, watermains, sewers, garbage dumps, parks and other services will be built. The Official Plan also provides a framework for establishing municipal zoning by-laws to set local regulations and standards, like the size of a lot and height of a building.

Download a copy of the Official Plan

Planning Tools

The County of Peterborough Geographical Information System (GIS) searches for properties by address, roll number, lot and concession, or GPS co-ordinates. Learn about the landscape using map features or high resolution aerial photos. Print or export a customized map displaying your own markups using the drawing and measuring tools.

Go to The County of Peterborough GIS

Ministry of Natural Resources:  Make a Map

Use this online tool to make custom maps featuring wetlands, provincial parks, and other features using the MNR’s data. If you’re preparing a minor variance or similar application, you can use this tool to create a map identifying environmentally-sensitive areas on the property or within a parameter of it without having to hire a professional.

Make a natural heritage area map at the MNR