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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

Township of Essa
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    Effective August 6, 2019 County of Simcoe Linx Transit is up and running. This service provides riders the opportunity to travel from Wasaga Beach to Barrie from Angus! Click for more information.
    In an effort to accomodate the Angus Farmers Market throughtout the summer, there will be some Transit Detours (Route 90). Please click for more information.
    Due to the King Street Urbanization Project, Routes 90A & 90B will be detoured around the construction area. This will affect the Bus Stop pick-up/drop-off locations. For more information, please click on the image to be re-directed.
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    Residents are reminded of the Watering Restrictions currently in place. Please click the picture above for further information.

  • ​The Township has implemented a formalized Pre-consultation process for all Planning Applications.  Further Details on this process  can be obtained on th​e Township's 'Forms' page, or through the Planning and Development Department at extension 104.​

  • ​The Township of Essa has retained the services of the Ainley Group to undertake a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to address deficiencies associated with the bridge on the 5th Line over the Nottawasaga River.  

    Public input is encouraged throughout this process.  

    For more information please contact:

    Bob Morrison, Manager of Public Works
    Township of Essa at (705) 424-9770 ext 135 


    Brian Wickenheiser, Bridges and Structures Group Lead
    Ainley Group at (705) 726-3371

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held in Council Chambers on September 4, 2019 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 $40.00.  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.