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Welcome to Essa Township

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

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​​Parking Restrictions


At its meeting of April 1, 2020, winter parking restrictions were lifted to allow for vehicles to be parked on the roads.  All other parking restrictions are still in place.​

Winter Parking Restrictions

Parking is prohibited on streets and highways between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. from November 1st to May 1st each calendar year.  This restriction allows for snow plowing operations to remain uninterrupted.  Vehicles parked on the roadway during the restricted time period may be ticketed and/or towed away.​


Parking on/​or partly over a sidewalk is prohibited in accordance with the Township's Parking By-law.  Vehicles parked on or over sidewalks may be ticketed and/or towed.

Fire Hydrants

Motorists are reminded that parking is prohibited within 9 metres of a fire hydrant.  Parking too close to a fire hydrant may result in the vehicle being ticketed and/or towed.


Motorists should be aware that parking within 9 metres of an intersection is prohibited in accordance with the Township's Parking By-law.  Vehicles parked within 9 metres of an intersection may be ticketed and/or towed.

​To report an illegally parked vehicle please contact the Municipal By-law Enforcement office at (705) 424-9917 ext 122 or the non-emergency Nottawasaga OPP Detachment at 705-434-1939.

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Parking By-law