Ontario has transitioned into the recovery phase with the new Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act. While the provincial declaration of emergency has ended, the new act will provide the province with the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Workplace Toolkit COVID-19 for businesses and workplaces

Effective August 1, 2020, Peterborough Public Health  directive for mandatory face coverings including the Municipality of Trent Lakes. More info...

Peterborough Public Health Unit  Where to get COVID-19 tested info.

Report Covid-19 non-compliance to OPP at 1-888-310-1122.  Report after hours By-Law complaint to 705-738-3800, ext. 311.

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By-Laws & Enforcement

Proactive Enforcement

The Municipality of Trent Lakes will be proactive in bringing by-law violations to the attention of individuals and property owners, and work hard to reach satisfactory resolutions in a timely manner.

After Hours By-Law Enforcement

If you have a complaint or questions regarding a by-law on the weekend, holidays or after 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, call the Municipal office at 705-738-3800 (or 1-800-347-4009), then enter 311 and you will be connected to the after hours service.

We have also put together a guide for residents of our most commonly asked about by-laws. A copy of the guide can be found at the link provided below:

Property Standards

Trent Lakes has a Property Standards By-Law setting out the minimum standards for building and property maintenance within the municipality. Standards prescribed in the bylaw are intended to outline the reasonable maintenance and upkeep of yards, buildings and properties.

Complaint Form

To file a complaint regarding a by-law contravention please download the By-Law Complaint form below. The form must be filled out completely and requires a signature. Please read the instructions on the form carefully.  You can return the form by email, fax or mail to the By-Law Enforcement Officer. If you have a question regarding the Complaint Form please contact the Municipal office.

By-law Enforcement Complaint Form

Common Municipal By-Laws

Below are a list of the Municipality of Trent Lakes most common By-laws. If you have a question regarding a by-law or enforcement please contact the Municipality Building and Planning Department by phone at 705-73-3800, ext. 233 or by email at: development@trentlakes.ca

Common County By-Laws

If you plan to install or have a sign on any of the Peterborough County Roads (i.e. County Rd 507 or 36) you must contact the County of Peterborough and adhere to their Sign By-law.