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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

Township of Essa
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  • Angus Health Centre Officially Opens Monday November 12, 2018Angus Health Centre Officially Opens Monday November 12, 2018
    Angus Health Centre Walk-In Clinic officially opens its doors on Monday November 12, 2018. Call 705-424-5551 for more information.
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    2018 Fall Program Registration is now open. Click on the picture for registration information.
  • 2018 Municipal Election Results2018 Municipal Election Results
    To view the results from the 2018 Municipal Election, please click on the picture.
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    Please click here to view Parking By-law 2005-96

  • The Angus, Baxter And Thornton  Annual Drinking Water System Reports For 2017 are posted on our website.
    Residents wishing to view hard copies are welcome to attend the Administration Centre, located at 5786 Coun​​​ty Rd 21, Utopia during regular business hours  (Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm​)

  • ​Please be advised that the County of Simoce has issued tenders for selective tree harvesting within County Forests. Operations should commence and be completed within one year. 

  • ​Please be advised that the Ontario Clean Water Agency after conducting regular water sample testing of the Thornton Water System on July 23, 2018, received notification that the sample test revealed an elevated sodium level in the water.​

  • Take Notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday Novemeber 21, 2018 at 6:00pm at the Township of Essa Adminstartion Centre, 5786 County Rd 21, Utopia, to review an Official Plan Amendment for a proposed Township wide policy to permit garden suites on any sized lot that is designated as Agricultural and Rural in the Municipality. 

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held in Council Chambers on November 21st, 2018 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.
  • It has been reported to the Township of Essa that there are individuals offering to test the water in the homes of residents and implying or suggesting that these individuals are affiliated with the Ontario Clean Water Agency on behalf of the Township of Essa. Neither the Ontario Clean Water Agency nor the Township of Essa is affiliated with any individuals or companies offering to test the water in your home.


    Any Township or Ontario Clean Water Agency representatives visiting your house will have appropriate identification and residents are advised to request such identification.


    Some points to remember should you choose to open your door to a salesperson:

    • Do not invite the person(s) inside.
    • Do not sign any documents under pressure.
    • If you are not interested in what is being offered or if they use aggressive tactics, ask them to leave your property, if you are suspicious, immediately report the incident to police (the non-emergency number of the Nottawasaga OPP is 1-888-310-1122).


    If you have questions or concerns about any door-to-door experience you have had, call the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services at 1-800-889-9768.