City building

Thank you for making an appointment for your visit to a City facility. This will help to spread out the number of residents and visitors accessing the same services at the same time and reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

To support physical distancing, residents and customers are encouraged to continue to access City services online and by phone at 705-742-7777 as much as possible. Please visit or phone 705-742-7777 for details on other City services.

To protect each other from COVID-19, please wear a face covering when inside City facilities, unless you are unable to due to one of the exemptions. To learn more, please visit the Peterborough Public Health website. 

Booking an appointment

Please review the following information about how to book an appointment for various services at City Hall, as well as our COVID-19 self-screening procedures. Hours and contact information for the Provincial Offences Office at 99 Simcoe St. can be found below.

City Hall services available by appointment only

Building Services

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1892 or


Clerk's Office – Marriage Licences

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1820

Clerk's Office – Other services, including commissioning

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1820



Housing Services

Phone 705-748-8830

Human Resources or email

Mayor and Members of Council

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1870 or email

Council contact information is online at 

Planning and Development Services

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1880 or email

Waste Management – Garbage and Recycling

Phone 705-742-7777 ext. 1981 or email

Though appointments are preferred, City staff will try to safely accommodate people who don’t know of the appointment requirement and arrive without an appointment.

Entrance to City Hall will be through the main, front foyer that is on the west side of the building facing George Street for all business except for Infrastructure and Planning Services, which includes Building, Planning, Housing, Geomatics and Infrastructure, which will be entered though the North Wing entrance off George Street. Visitors that require a barrier-free entrance are invited to use the main entrance. All other entrances will remain closed at this time.

Provincial Offences Office, 99 Simcoe St.

The Provincial Offences Office is reopen for in-person service under modified hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Face coverings are mandatory, and only one person at a time is permitted at the service counter. Staff continue to work in the office during regular business hours. 

Residents are encouraged to continue to pay fines and make inquiries using online and phone services available Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone at 705-742-7777 ext. 2099 and by email at Fines can be paid online at

Your appointment

Further details about appointments at the Clerk's Office and the Peterborough Museum and Archives can be found below.

Clerk's Office (including Commissioned documents) 

Location: City Hall, 500 George St. N., Peterborough ON

Please arrive for your appointment no more than five minutes before your scheduled time. Waiting room is limited. You will check in with staff in the City Hall lobby before proceeding to your appointment.

These appointments are 15 minutes maximum and are intended to cover a variety of services including:

  • Commissioning documents (you need to bring valid photo ID; fee applies)
  • Lottery and business licences
  • Road closure applications
  • Freedom of Information requests ($5.00 fee applies)
  • Burial permits

If you would like to book an appointment or have questions about a service, please give us a call at 705-742-7777 ext. 1820.

Marriage Licences

Location: City Hall, 500 George St. N., Peterborough ON

Please arrive for your appointment no more than five minutes before your scheduled time. Waiting room is limited. You will check in with staff in the City Hall lobby before proceeding to your appointment.

Before your appointment: 

You must fill out the marriage licence application online and send pictures of all required documents to

Book your appointment. If the documents are in order we will call to confirm your appointment. If the documents are not in order we will cancel your appointment and ask you to reschedule.

What to bring:

You must bring with you the original documents (passport or birth certificate and identification documents, as well as the original signed application and any divorce documents) for both applicants to the appointment. It is preferred that only one applicant attends the meeting.

Additional information: 

Preference will be given to couples from the city of Peterborough in the event that spots are limited.

We would prefer if you pay by credit card or debit card, but cash is accepted.

Your appointment will be less than half an hour if all documents are in order.

If you would like to book an appointment or have questions, please give us a call at 705-742-7777 ext. 1820. 

Peterborough Museum and Archives 

Location: 300 Hunter St. E., Peterborough ON

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is open! Face masks and screening are required prior to entry. Group size is limited to 10. Access to the Archives is by appointment. 

Full details about parking, transit, and COVID-19 cleaning procedures are available on the Museum's website.

Book an exclusive visit to the Peterborough Museum and Archives by phone 705-743-5180.


Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday, and most Holidays: 12 noon to 4 p.m. 

COVID-19 self-screening

Please cancel your appointment and do no enter any City facility if:

1. You have any of the following symptoms:

  •  Fever
  •  New onset cough
  •  Worsening chronic cough
  •  Shortness of breath
  •  Difficulty breathing
  •  Sore throat
  •  Difficulty swallowing
  •  Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
  •  Chills
  •  Headache
  •  Unexplained fatigue, malaise, or muscle aches
  •  Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or abdominal pain
  •  Runny nose or nasal congestion without other known cause

2. Have had contact with anyone with acute respiratory illness or travelled outside of Ontario in the past 14 days.

3. Have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a person who has a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19.

If you answer yes to any of the above questions DO NOT ENTER the facility.

You must visit an assessment centre and follow their recommendations prior to entering this building. If you are experiencing severe symptoms call 911. For information about assessment centres, locations and hours please visit Peterborough Public Health or call 705-876-5086.