- Local Improvements
- Who Qualifies
- Initiating a Local Improvement
- Project Requirements
- The Petition
- Payment Options
- Getting Started
- Contact Us
Local improvements are owner-initiated requests for municipal services administered pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001.
The Act defines the role of municipal government in administering requests by property owners for municipal services. It offers communities a fair and impartial process to obtain municipal services by sharing the costs with the municipality.
Any residential property owner in the Region of Peel may apply for a local improvement. However, at least three properties must immediately benefit for a project to qualify as a local improvement.
Whether a property benefits from a proposed works is not dependent on whether the lot is occupied or vacant. The Region only considers whether the property benefits from the service and if the benefit is realized now or in the future.
The Region only constructs municipal services on Regional lands, local municipality lands, or easements on title deeded to the Region or a local municipality.
A property owner may initiate a local improvement with a letter of request or an application, specifying their name and contact information, the affected property address, the type of municipal servicing, and the reason for the request.
For the Region to approve a local improvement project for construction, it must meet the following requirements:
- The project must be technically and financially feasible.
- A sufficient petition must be verified and accepted by the Regional Clerk.
- All land ownership and easement issues must be resolved.
- Adequate funding must be available and approved by Regional Council.
Before issuing a petition, Region staff must determine if the project is technically and financially feasible.