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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 TTY: 705-424-5302 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

Township of Essa
  • Open Air Burn Permits Open Air Burn Permits
  • Information regarding Census
  • Kindly avoid parking on the street while the street sweeping is taking place, to ensure that the street sweeping can be completed in an efficient, unimpeded fashion.
  • Notice to Residents regarding Watermain Flushing 2016 Notice to Residents regarding Watermain Flushing 2016
    Notice to Residents regarding Watermain Flushing Dates
  • County of Simcoe Compost and Mulch Giveaway County of Simcoe Compost and Mulch Giveaway
    The County of Simcoe is having a "Dirt Cheap" Compost and Mulch FREE Giveaway on May 5, 6 and 7th. For those interested, be sure to bring your shovel. Contact 705-735-6901 for more information.
  • 2016 Essa Challenge Golf Tournament 2016 Essa Challenge Golf Tournament
    The 2016 Essa Challenge Golf Tournament "Swing for Health Care" is taking place on June 17, 2016. Do your part and register early! All proceeds raised from this tourament are donated towards Health Care in Simcoe County.
  • For more information on the Township of Essa's Fishing Access Pass, click on the picture, or contact the Economic Development Office at 705-424-4054.
  • Essa Spring/Summer Program Guide 2016 Essa Spring/Summer Program Guide 2016
    Interested in registering for one of our programs? Click on the picture to visit our Program Guide listing programs available throughout the spring and summer seasons.
  • Planning a Community Event? Planning a Community Event?
    Call the Clerk's Office at 705-424-9770 to have your event posted on our website.

  • ​16-04-28 - As the Roads Department transitions from Winter to Spring operations, we are continuing to work on the after effects of the ice storm and brush clean up. The Township’s rural areas will soon have received a minimum of one round of brush chipping by the Roads Department staff and our efforts are now focused on the urban areas to remove roadside brush.
    We are anticipating a second pass by the Roads Department staff to begin in the rural areas once the urban areas are complete over the next couple of weeks. In order to be able to proceed with our standard Spring services of sweeping, plow damage repairs, gravel application, grading, asphalt work, etc. residents are advised that as of Monday, May 9th, any new private material being brought out must meet the County of Simcoe brush and yard waste program criteria and will continue to be collected by the County Waste Services until Friday, June 3, 2016. The Township’s Roads Department will not chip branches that are brought out to the road after this date. Residents can also take brush to the County’s Landfill Site located at 6815 Concession Road 4, Everett (Adjala-Tosorontio) and tippage charges will not apply. In the meantime, this will allow the Roads Department staff to complete a final round of chipping.

  • ​Please click on the link above for an update on the County Road 90 and County Road 10 reconstruction project.  This notice provides notification of the 2016 construction startup and the remaining scheduled reconstruction work.

  • Municipal water users are advised that the flushing of water lines will take place during the following time periods:

    • Angus – May 2 to 13
    • Baxter and Thornton – May 16 to 20


    Users should be aware that during this flushing, they may experience low water pressure and discolouration (brown) water and maybe no water for short periods of time. To eliminate the discolored water, run the taps in your home until the water runs clear. It is recommended that during this time period, you run your water prior to doing laundry to ensure your water is not discoloured.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Ontario Clean Water Agency at 1-866-775-7712.


    Dan Perreault, C.E.T.
    Manager of Public Works

  • ​Notice is hereby given that the Township of Essa will be lifting the reduced load restriction on Township roads on Sunday May 1st, 2016. The load restriction and all penalties associated therewith, remain in full force and effect until May 1st, 2016 and will continue to be strictly enforced until that date.

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held on May 4, 2016.
  • Please be advised that in accordance with Ontario Regulation 170/03, the 2015 Summary Reports for the Angus, Baxter and Thornton Drinking Water Systems are available for inspection by any member of the public during normal business hours at no charge, or  online by clicking the link above.

  • 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 and the Economic Development Centre, located at the Angus Arena.

    For more information or inquiries please contact the Fire Department at 705-424-5828.
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