Are you a cottager or seasonal resident?

We’ve got some quick tips and advice about services offered by the County, the Townships and other partners. This is your one-stop resource for information on property taxes, waste and recycling, well water testing, fishing regulations, local health care and more.

Step back in time at Lang Pioneer Village

Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the world take a trip back in time to discover how the pioneers lived.

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Don’t waste it!

Waste Management provides waste reduction programs to County residents. These services include recycling, household hazardous waste collection, composting, electronic recycling, leaf and yard programs and a variety of special programs for schools, businesses, cottagers and County events.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Peterborough County/City Paramedics provides primary and advanced care Emergency Medical Services to residents and visitors throughout the County and City of Peterborough. The service is jointly funded by the County of Peterborough, City of Peterborough and the Province of Ontario through the Ministry of Health.

Welcome to the County of Peterborough

The County of Peterborough is an upper tier municipality representing eight local municipalities and serving a population of approximately 58,000 residents plus a large seasonal population.

With an annual budget of $54.4 million, the County provides a host of services including: Planning, Public Works, County/City Paramedics, Active Transportation Master Plan and Waste Management. We are a diverse community located in the heart of the Kawarthas, recognized for a superior quality of life.

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Giving people of all abilities opportunities to participate fully in everyday life.

GIS services


Mapping for the County, its municipalities and community-based organizations.

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County acquisition and purchasing of all goods, services and construction projects.


Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting

October 26, 2016 … more

Land Division Committee Meeting

October 27, 2016 … more

County Council

November 2, 2016 … more

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News & Headlines

Proposed Development Charges for January 1, 2017

October 14, 2016

The County of Peterborough has undertaken a review of its Development Charges in accordance with the Act.  Prior to the enactment of a new Development Charge… more

Eastern Ontario Wardens and Mayors meet with Premier Wynne

October 13, 2016

Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) and the Eastern Ontario Mayors’ Caucus (EOMC) met with the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, in Kings… more

Committee Vacancies

October 13, 2016

The Corportation of the County of Peterborough invites County residents to express their interest in serving on the following Committees:

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