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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

All Council meetings will be held electronically until further notice. Meetings will be live streamed to the Township of Essa's Youtube Channel .

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​​Parking Restrictions​​


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Parking Tickets

​If you receive a parking ticket from the Township of Essa you have 3 options:

1.  Option 1A - Early Fine Payment - Payment must be received within 7 working days of the day the ticket was issued.  Payment can be made by cheque, cash or Debit at the Administration Centre or by Electronic Fund Transfer using the form below.  Additionally, you can pay your ticket by completing and emailing a completed Electronic Fund Transfer Form​​ to ecampbell@essatownship.on.ca​​​

2.  Option 1B - Voluntary Payment - Set Fine - Payment must be received within 15 working days of the day the ticket was issued.  Payment can be made by cheque, cash or Debit at the Administration Centre or by Electronic Fund Transfer using the form below.  Additionally, you can pay your ticket by completing and emailing a completedElectronic Fund Transfer Form to ecampbell@essatownship.on.ca​

3.  Option 2 - Trial Option - Notice of Intention to Appear in Court - you must fill out the back of the ticket and deliver it to the Administration Centre.

NEW! The Township of Essa is now able to accept payment for parking tickets using Electronic Funds Transfer.  Just fill out the form below and email to ecampbell@essatownship.on.ca​.  Please remember to include your ticket number on the Electronic Funds Transfer form.

Electronic Fund Transfer Form​​

Toys for Ticket​s​​​​

​​The Township of Essa has commenced the Toys for Tickets Campaign.  Tickets issued between November 1 and 30, 2020 can be paid with a new toy or gift card.  Toys will be be accepted up to December 9, 2020.  For more information please check out the document below.

Toys for Tickets information

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.​

Sidewalks

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.

Intersections

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