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Road Cut - Occupancy Permit Application


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 roadway surface, gravel or paved shoulders, sidewalks, curb, and open ditches.

Press continue to complete a Road Cut/Occupancy Permit Application and refer to the Road Cut/Occupancy Permit/Municipal Consents/Special Events on County Roads Permit By-Law, being a by-law to regulate the uses that occupy County of Peterborough rights-of-way.

Refer to the Tariff of Fees By-Law, Schedule A, as Amended, for associated fees and security deposit.

Terms and Conditions

1. Permit application, supporting documents and application fee must be received at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled road cut / occupancy.

2. A fee of $200.00, to be paid by cash, cheque, (payable to the Corporation of the County of Peterborough), credit card applies to the issuance of Road Cut / Occupancy Permits.

3. A security deposit in the amount of $1,500.00 / $2,500.00.

4. Every applicant shall abide and adhere to any applicable Law, By-Law or Standard that may apply to an excavation or activity to be performed by the applicant within a County of Peterborough road allowance.

5. The Applicant shall, prior to the commencement of any work, obtain utility locates from all Owners of utilities and shall comply with any instructions from the utility Owners when working in proximity to their utilities.

6. The Applicant shall provide written notice to the following parties at least 48 hours prior to the commencement of work if a road or lane closure is permitted.

• County of Peterborough;

• all Owners of utilities in the road allowance;

• adjacent property Owners and Businesses;

• all Transit Authorities; and

• all Emergency Services.

The written notice shall include a contact name and phone number, anticipated duration of the project and when clean up and restoration will be completed. All road or lane closures shall be conspicuously posted five (5) working days in advance of the commencement of work stating the date and duration of the closure. County of Peterborough Road Cut / Occupancy Permit Application Page 4 of 4 Terms and Conditions (Continued)

7. Every Applicant to whom a permit has been issued shall ensure that access for emergency vehicles to all public and private properties is available at any and all times.

8. Pavement reinstatement shall be completed in accordance with Ontario Provincial Standard Drawing (OPSD) 509.010, Pavement Reinstatement for Utility Cuts, unless noted otherwise by the Director of Public Works.

9. The Applicant agrees that the County of Peterborough has the right to perform any necessary remedial work during the construction or Warranty Period caused by the Applicant’s operation, subject to the following conditions.

9.1. The County of Peterborough will give the Applicant not less than 24 hours notice of any remedial work required, unless conditions call for immediate attention.

9.2. If at the expiration of the time allowed the Applicant or it’s Contractor has not commenced remedial work to the satisfaction of the County of Peterborough, the County may undertake to have the remedial work completed by whatever means it deems necessary; and

9.3. The Applicant agrees to reimburse the County of Peterborough for all costs involved.

10. The Permit is valid for six (6) months from the Approval Date and is subject to cancellation at any time without notice. If the work has not commenced within six (6) months of the issuance of the Permit, the Applicant shall apply for an extension of the Permit. When an extension is required, the Applicant shall apply for such extension at least 24 hours in advance of the stated date of completion on this Permit. The County of Peterborough must authorize time extensions before taking effect and failure to comply will render this Permit void.

11. Please refer to By-Law No. 2014-50, A By-Law to regulate uses that occupy County of Peterborough right-of-ways (Road Cut / Occupancy Permit / Municipal Consents / Special Events on County Roads Permit)

12. This permit is not valid unless signed by the County of Peterborough and all approvals required under Local, Provincial or Federal legislation have been obtained by the Applicant.

13. Any permit issued by the Director of Public Works may be revoked upon giving written notice to the Applicant.

Applications will not be considered unless the following requirements are met:

  • Include a sketch or diagram indicating the location of the Road Cut / Occupancy.
  • Include a Traffic Control Plan that meets Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) Book 7.
  • Attach a copy of Certificate of Liability Insurance (minimum $5 million) covering the Road Cut / Occupancy and naming the Corporation of the County of Peterborough as “Additional Insured”.
  • Include Application Fee.

14. All excess soil, with the exception of granular material, must remain onsite within 100 metres of the work zone.

Personal information collected on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, and will be used for the purpose of responding to your request. Questions about the collection of this information should be directed to the Clerk at or calling 705-743-0380.

If you require this information in an accessible format, please contact the County Clerk at, or 705-743-0380 extension 2101. 

I hereby agree to the terms and conditions noted herein.