- Local Improvements
- Who Qualifies
- Initiating a Local Improvement
- Project Requirements
- The Petition
- Payment Options
- Getting Started
- Contact Us
If the project is technically and financially feasible, the Region provides the project initiator with an unsigned petition containing the following information:
- Project location and extent
- Owner names and mailing addresses
- Descriptions of affected properties
- Assessed frontage rate
- Actual and assessed frontages
- All mandatory and optional fees
- Total assessed cost for each property
- Petition expiry date
The project initiator is responsible to collect the petition, circulate it to the owners of all affected properties, and return the completed petition to the Region before the stated expiry date. The initiator may wish to contact their Regional Councillor during the petition process.
A sufficient petition requires the signatures of owners representing at least two-thirds of the affected properties and representing at least one-half of the assessed property value. There must be signatures representing a majority of the owners of each property (i.e., greater than one-half) for it to be counted in favour of the proposed works.
Once the Region receives a sufficient petition, the proposed local improvement project is subject to available funding and approval by Regional Council.
If the petition is sufficient and the project is approved by Regional Council, all affected properties, regardless of whether or not the owners signed the petition, are assessed the applicable charges and fees.
The Region remains neutral on all local improvements. The Region does not solicit municipal services, nor does the Region encourage or discourage owners from signing a valid petition.
The Municipal Act, 2001 gives Regional Council authority to set a by-law to collect the owners' share of the project cost. The exact cost borne by each owner for the proposed works is assessed as per the Municipal Act, 2001 and Regional policy.
Property owners may pay their share of the project cost through local property taxes over 15 years with imputed interest, or in a lump sum payment upon completion of the works.
To initiate a local improvement, a property owner must submit a letter of request or an application to the Region of Peel. The Region evaluates all requests for technical and financial feasibility. The applicant is notified of the findings and, if applicable, when to collect the petition.
For more information, or to request an application, please contact Public Works at the Region of Peel.
The Regional Municipality of Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite B, 4th Flr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY WITHIN THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
Have your lawyer inquire about Local Improvement Charges and or pending Regional Local Improvement Charges by contacting:
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Dr.
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
905-791-7800, ext. 3053