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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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If you have a background in negotiations, arbitration and fencing issues, we invite you to consider serving as a fenceviewer.  A team of three fence-viewers respond to calls from the Clerk's Office to investigate complaints in accordance with the Line Fences Act.  Guided by the Statutory Powers Procedure Act and the Line Fences Act, fenceviewers respond to situations regarding the placement of fences and also where a tree from either property falls on the line fence.  Fence-viewers receive an honorarium of $50.00 per occurrence.