Widening your driveway may become necessary to accommodate additional vehicles. As the property owner, you may be able to widen your driveway to the property line, subject to Municipal By-law compliance. A permit is required and a curb cut may be necessary to extend your driveway. Fees as outlined below will apply.

By-law

This is regulated by the Boulevard Maintenance By-law 6831/08.

Highlights - What You Need to Know…

  • all driveway widening will need to comply with the applicable City Zoning By-law and the requirements of the Boulevard Maintenance By-law
  • for specific details on property boundaries, by-law interpretation and individual driveway widening opportunities, please contact Engineering Services or Municipal Law Enforcement Services
  • the City's Boulevard Maintenance By-law 6831/08 regulates any changes made to the municipal boulevard.  The boulevard is the thin strip of land between the edge of the road and the adjacent frontage property line, typically being 5 to 6 metres in width
  • thought should be given to where people will enter or exit vehicles and where ice and snow will be placed so as not to impact neighbouring properties

Curb Cuts

The City of Pickering regulates curb cuts. Curb cuts are small ramps built into the curb to allow you to access your driveway when widened.

Fees to apply for a Driveway Widening Permit and Curb Cut

Driveway widening permit

$100.00

Curb cut fee 

$48.00/meter, minimum charge is $325.00 (plus HST) 

The Summary of Fees and Charges is updated annually and corresponds to the current budget year. Visit the Budget web page to view the current Summary of Fees and Charges.

Consider Permeable Pavements

Permeable pavements are the improved alternative to traditional pavement structures. When maintained properly, the unique sustainable design filters pollutants thus benefiting local water quality, increases dry time, reduces ice build-up, and allows for quicker snow melt. To learn more about permeable pavements and how they work download the City’s Permeable Pavement brochure.