Planning, Development, and Urban Design Division Fees

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  1. Pre-consultation Fee
  2. Pre-application Technical Adequacy Review Fees
  3. Zoning By-law Amendment Fees
  4. Official Plan Amendment Fee
  5. Draft Plan of Subdivision or Condominium Fees
  6. Site Plan Approval Fees
  7. Committee of Adjustment Fees
  8. Other Fees
  9. Development Charges
  10. Application subcategory descriptions

All fees are effective January 1, 2024.

Pre-Consultation Application (Stage 1)
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Pre-Consultation Application (Stage 1) $1,250 No
Pre-application Technical Adequacy Review Application (Stage 2)
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Official Plan Amendment $15,520

Yes

Zoning By-law Amendment

  1. Standard 
  2. Complex

 

  1. $6,320
  2. $15,930 + $10,000 draw down deposit6

Yes

Draft Plan of Subdivision or Condominium $16,050

Yes

Site Plan Approval

  1. Standard
  2. Complex

 

  1. $8,630
  2. $18,320

Yes

Zoning By-law Amendment Applications
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Minor $ 5,580 Yes
Standard $ 4,890 Yes
Complex $ 8,490
Yes
Official Plan Amendment Application
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Official Plan Amendment $8,270 Yes
Draft Plan of Subdivision or Condominium (Including Condominium Exemption) Applications
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Draft Plan of Subdivision or Condominium $8,560 + $82/unit (1st 100 units) + $55/unit (100+ units) Yes
Subdivision Compliance Letter $190.00 No
Extensions to Draft Approval $3,150 Yes
Condominium Exemption from Draft Approval $1,580 No
Amendments to Approved Plans and/or Draft Conditions, Notice Required $3,150 Yes
Amendments to Approved Plans and/or Draft Conditions, No Notice Required $1,580 No

 

Site Plan Approval Applications
Type Fee ORCA Fee Applicable?

Standard

$4,140 + $72/ residential unit and/or $2 square metre or non-residential building floor area

Yes

Complex

$6,380 + $136/ residential unit and/or $3 square metre or non-residential building floor area

Yes
Amendment to Approved Site Plan, Minor $840 Yes
Amendment to Approved Site Plan, Major see Standard/ Complex Site Plan Fees Yes
Roof Top Patios $530 No
Outdoor Cafés $320 No
Extensions to Site Plan Approval Period $740 No
Site Plan Compliance Letter $190 No
Committee of Adjustment Applications
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Minor Variance or Permission $1,350.00 Yes
Consent, creation of a new building lot $3,010 per new lot created Yes
Consent, all others (e.g. lot addition, easement) $800.00 Yes
Request to change of conditions of a Consent $110 + advertising and circulation cost No
Re-issuance of a Consent Certificate $110 No
Recirculation of a Notice of Hearing $420 No
Certificate of Validation $430 No
Certificate of Cancellation $430 No
Other Fees
TypeFeeORCA Fee Applicable?
Part Lot Control Exemption $2,630 + $50 per lot No
Removal of Holding Provision $740 No
Sign By-law Amendments $1,260 No
Other Agency Circulations $320 No

Development Charges

See Development Charges By-law

Notes

  1. All fees are payable to the City of Peterborough. 
  2. Any expenses incurred by the City pursuant to Municipal Plan Review on behalf of the Province of Ontario may be recovered from the Applicant at actual cost.
  3. If an application is deferred at the Applicant’s request, the costs of re-advertising for the Public Notice under the Planning Act will be assessed to the Applicant.
  4. The Otonabee Conservation (ORCA) fees referred to above will be invoiced by ORCA at the time of "Technical Adequacy Review Application." When a Technical Adequacy Review Application is not required, ORCA fees are payable to the City of Peterborough. 
  5. Zoning By-law Amendment applications combined with a Site Plan, Subdivision or Official Plan Amendment application is subject to a 25% discount in the fee 
  6. An additional $10,000 draw down deposit will be charged for files anticipated to generate exceptional levels of City Staff processing effort at Technical Adequacy Review stage where four or more review cycles are required.
  7. Zoning By-law Amendment subcategories (Minor, Standard, and Complex) and Site Plan Approval subcategories (Standard, and Complex) are determined by City Staff based on the complexity of the review.
  8. For Telecommunication Structure Applications, the base fee for the Standard Site Plan Application Fee will apply in addition to any invoiced fees associated with public consultation.
  9. For site plan applications involving mixed-use development, the applicable rates per dwelling unit and per floor area shall apply.
  10. "Affected Building Floor Area" means the gross floor area within an existing and/or proposed building that is to be introduced or converted to Non-Residential uses. 

Application Subcategory Descriptions

Minor Zoning By-law Amendment  
  • Requires up to one (1) technical study/report in addition to a Planning Justification Report and concept plans; and/or,
  • Applies to a temporary use
  • Conforms to objectives and intent of the Official Plan;
  • Maintains intent and purpose of zoning by-law (e.g., no change in zoning category, only small-scale exception/change to zoning regulations);
  • Applies to a single parcel for low density residential use;
  • No impact or very limited impact beyond the subject lands is anticipated
Standard Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Requires two (2) to four (4) technical studies/report in addition to a Planning Justification Report and concept plans
  • Conforms with and/or retains the general intent of the Official Plan;
  • Requires change in zoning category and/or multiple regulations of existing zoning;
  • Moderate impact beyond the subject lands is anticipated
Complex Zoning By-law Amendment
  • Requires five (5) or more technical studies/reports in addition to a Planning Justification Report and concept plans - likely to generate exceptional levels of City staff processing effort;
  • Requires an amendment to the Official Plan;
  • Represents shift from intent and purpose of the zoning by-law (e.g., change in zoning category and/or development standards);
  • Involves substantial increase in density and/or floor space (e.g., large scale redevelopment);
  • Greater impact beyond the subject lands may be anticipated; and/or,
  • Associated with a Draft Plan of Subdivision or Condominium application.
Standard Site Plan Approval
  • Requires the review of up to three (3) updated or new technical studies/reports;
  • Requires standard circulation to commenting agencies and departments;
  • Straight-forward development proposal, where the size and site development issues are considered to be less complex;
  • Involves amendments to approved site plans with site alterations;
  • Involves a building addition, parking lot expansion or creation of a commercial parking lot; and/or,
  • Applies to a temporary use.
Complex Site Plan Approval
  • Requires the review of four (4) or more updated or new technical studies/reports;
  • Requires greater technical review cycles (i.e., three or more cycles);
  • Large-scale and/or multi-phase developments with complex site development issues;
  • Involves a new build or significant building addition with impacts to existing site development;
  • Involves major amendments to approved site plans with significant site alterations;
  • Associated with another Planning Act application;
  • Requires coordination of external agency approvals; and/or,
  • Involves complex legal issues (e.g., right-of-way dedications, easements).