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Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law

This is notice that the Municipality will be holding three open houses where members of the public can view the draft Comprehensive Zoning by-law and maps.

For informaton on providing comments please follow this link

For information on the dates and locations of the planned open houses, all such events will be posted on the Notices Page.

To view the draft by-law online please follow this link to the Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-Law page

If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed:

Do you run your own construction business? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means to you

Home EnerGuide Rating Changes

Starting January 2012, the Ontario Building Code (OBC) required all permits issued for new homes to be constructed to reach a minimum EnerGuide for New Houses rating of 80 or better.

Occupancy Permit Requirement Changes

Commencing on January 1st, 2012 residential houses must meet more strigent completion requirements before occupancy of the house can be permitted. These new requirements found in Article of Division C of the Ontario Building Code will culminate in the issuance of an Occupancy Permit.

Building and Planning Department

701 County Road #36
Box 820, Bobcaygeon, ON
K0M 1A0

Phone (705) 738-3800 or 1-800-374-4009
Fax: (705) 738-3801

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm


By-law Enforcement & Building Official:
Ric Irvine, ext.236

Building Official & By-Law Enforcement:
John Eisinga, ext. 225

Planning Technician:
Kari Stevenson, ext.234                    

Administrative Assistant:  
Jessie Clark, ext. 233



The Township of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey Official Plan: 

 Township of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey Official Plan     


*Please note that the above schedule maps are large and detailed documents that may take time to download.

Planning/Building Applications and Information:

Planning Tools

  • Peterborough County GIS (Geographical Information Systems)  Search for properties by address, roll number, lot & 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
  • Make a Map: Natural Heritage Areas (six natural heritage layers include provincial parks, conservation reserves, wetlands, woodlands, areas of natural & scientific inters (ANSIs) and natural heritage systems associated with the Oak Ridges Moraine, Greenbelt and Niagara Escarpment, tracked species, endangered and treatened species where informaiton is permitted.


Please call Jessie Clark to schedule inspections at ext. 233

Building Inspections:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Plumbing Inspections:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

48 hours minimum notice required for scheduling an inspection.

NOTE: The following information is general in nature and is not to be considered as the only requirements for permit issuance. There are a number of other aspects that must be considered including, but not limited to, the general provisions of the zoning by-laws, the specific zone provisions of the by-laws, the definition section of the by-laws as well as applicable law that is governed by agencies other than the municipality.

Building & Planning Information Package & Fees

Development Charges

Peterborough County and Township/Municipal Development Charges as of January 1, 2014 pdf document.

On November 18th 2010, the Council of the County of Peterborough passed a Tariff of Fees By-law under The Planning Act  which had the effect of changing their Land Division fees (Development Charges) effective as of January 1, 2010.

You can obtain a copy of the County By-law and Schedule 'A' here for your information.

As of January 1, 2014 Municipality Development Charges have not
increased and will remain at the following rates:

Residential (per unit)
Single Detached $2,500 

Non-Residential $6.00/m2 $0.56/ft2