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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Township of Essa
  • Lets Cook Ontario150 Lets Cook Ontario150
    CHOPPED CANADA Winner Chef Ann Sorrenti will be joining LET'S COOK on Saturday October 21st. Be sure to register in advance for the next ONTARIO150 session offered at the Utopia Hall.
  • Last Minute Ice Rentals Oct 16-22 Last Minute Ice Rentals Oct 16-22
  • October 8-14, 2017 marks FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. In the event of an emergency, plan two ways out, as every second counts!
  • Salmon Derby Salmon Derby
    A BIG THANK YOU to the organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and participants for making this year's 15th Annual Salmon Derby a huge success. Congratulations to Ryan Hummell on his win!
  • Road Closure -25th SR bw 10th and 11th Line 2 Road Closure -25th SR bw 10th and 11th Line 2
  • Burn Permits Burn Permits
  • Low Cost Rabies Clinic Low Cost Rabies Clinic
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  • Gentle reminder to residents that effective 2011, Council passed By-law 2011-62 which prohibits smoking on municipally owned properties, parks and trails. For more information, please see By-law 2011-62.
  • TIP-Exercise caution and ALWAYS request ID

  • Take Notice that a public meeting is scheduled to take place on November 1, 2017 at the Township of Essa Administration Centre (5786 County Road 21, Utopia) commencing at approximately 6:00 p.m.

    The purpose of the public meeting is to review an application for a proposed Official Zoning Amendment for the property known as ​Part Lot 18 Concession 6 (7210 County Road 56).

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held in Council Chambers on October 18, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Please be advised that a Special Meeting of Council has been scheduled to take place in Council Chambers at the Township of Essa Administration Centre (5786 County Road 21, Utopia ON) on the following dates:

    November 15, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    December 6, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    December 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    The purpose of the meetings is for 2018 Budget Deliberations.​
  • The Township of Essa has a new burning by-law that allows for recreational/camp fire, open air burning and open air burning with an inspection.

    No person(s) or owners(s) of land shall set a fire or permit the setting of a fire without first having obtained an authorized burn permit.  Burning must be in accordance with the Open Air Burning By-law 2015-92 or subsequent by law.   A permit shall not be issued in a settlement area with clearance of less than 15 feet/5 metre from any structure.

    Permit is valid until the end of each calendar year at a cost of $25.00.  Burn Permits (except for those that require an inspection) can be obtained on-line by going to on-line registration.   Permits can also be obtained from the Township Administration Centre, upstairs, during regular business hours.

    For more information or inquiries please contact the Fire Department at 705-424-5828.
  • It has been reported to the Township of Essa that there are individuals offering to test the water in the homes of residents and implying or suggesting that these individuals are affiliated with the Ontario Clean Water Agency on behalf of the Township of Essa. Neither the Ontario Clean Water Agency nor the Township of Essa is affiliated with any individuals or companies offering to test the water in your home.


    Any Township or Ontario Clean Water Agency representatives visiting your house will have appropriate identification and residents are advised to request such identification.


    Some points to remember should you choose to open your door to a salesperson:

    • Do not invite the person(s) inside.
    • Do not sign any documents under pressure.
    • If you are not interested in what is being offered or if they use aggressive tactics, ask them to leave your property, if you are suspicious, immediately report the incident to police (the non-emergency number of the Nottawasaga OPP is 1-888-310-1122).


    If you have questions or concerns about any door-to-door experience you have had, call the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services at 1-800-889-9768.

  • ​17-01-30 - If you would like to view the Environmental Study Report regarding the Baxter Settlement Area Water Supply and Distribution System Upgrades, please click the link above.