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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
  • Autism Awareness Autism Awareness
    Council and members of the public joined together to raise the flag on April 19, 2017, in recognition of Autism Awareness.
  • Free Cooking Class Free Cooking Class
    Free Cooking Class- 8396 6th Line. Ages 9-18 years.
  • Be sure to purchase your burn permit prior to burning.
  • 17-03-24 - Essa Township is the successful recipient of $101,200 from the Ontario150 Community Capital Program Grant. For more information, please click the picture
  • Controlled Burn April 2017 Controlled Burn April 2017

  • ​16-11-10 - Kidde, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly issued a recall of two models of the Kidde Nighthawk hard-wired combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms: model KN-COSM-IBCA (without battery backup) and model KN-COSM-ICA (without battery backup). The recalled alarms were manufactured between June 1, 2004, and March 2011.

    Under certain circumstances , the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its end of life (after seven years), leading consumers to believe that it is still working.


  • ​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.

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held in Council Chambers on May 3, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Smoke alarms are always a major push for the fire service.  In over 60% of the calls we respond to we find out of date, missing or no smoke alarms.  We found that we were hearing the same reasons over and over again as to why the owners did not have smoke alarms, so we decided to start this campaign as a ‘fun’ way of raising awareness and addressing the excuses that we hear far too often.
    Our goal is to raise awareness and drive home the message that smoke alarms are not only a legal requirement.  They are the early warning system that gives you the time you need to escape a fire.
    While it is an adult responsibility to maintain smoke alarms, we know from experience that they don’t always do it.  We thought that if the excuses that we most commonly hear from adults are coming from children, it will drive home the point that there is absolutely no excuse for not having and maintaining a working smoke alarm.  These excuses are REAL.  We did not hire a marketing company or make them up!
    If the PSA’s make you smile. Laugh or even get you angry, please share with your friends and family.  Let’s make sure everybody has working Smoke alarms.  #ExcusesAreChildish! 
    This is the first of five PSAs, we will be releasing a new one every Friday for the next five weeks.