Legal Services

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Greenhouse Light Abatement

At its October 27, 2020 meeting, Council provided direction to Administration to seek public comment in connection with draft By-law 79-20, being a by-law requiring the abatement of interior greenhouse light. A copy of the Report presented to Council including the draft By-law is available below. Public comment on Draft By-law 79-20 was received until November 20, 2020 and will be summarized and provided to Council for consideration.

Report LLS-48-20 and Draft By-law 79-20



Legal Services

Legal Services is responsible for providing timely and practical strategic advice to Members of Council and internal departments on a broad range of legal matters. Legal Services advises internal stakeholders on matters related to litigation, planning, real estate and development, procurement, labour and employment, by-law, construction, prosecution, corporate risk management and municipal law.

While Legal Services only provides legal advice and support internally to Council and municipal departments, there are select services available to the general public. Please see below for a description of the services available and the applicable online forms.

Property Information Reports 

A Property Information Report is often a requirement before a property transfer can take place and is typically requested by law firms as a result of a possible sale or refinancing of a building or property. The Property Information Report offers information regarding building permits, the status of inspections and any outstanding orders as they relate to the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-law and/or Property Standards By-law. The Drainage, Engineering and Finance Departments also provide information included on the Report.

Please be advised that the Municipality will not be offering rush (three business day) Property Information Report service between Wednesday, December 16. 2020 and Monday, January 4, 2021. Only regular (ten business day) service will be available during that time period.

Purchase a Property Information Report

Inquiries Respecting the Purchase of Municipal Lands 

Individuals may express interest in writing if they wish to purchase a piece of municipally owned property or are seeking an easement over municipal property. Various municipal departments review the request and determine whether it would be in the interest of the Municipality to sell the land or grant an easement.

Submit an Inquiry

Claims Against the Municipality

If you believe that the Municipality has been negligent in in its maintenance of municipal facilities, roads, trees and sewers, which has caused bodily injury or damage to your property, you can submit a claim to the Municipality.

Submit a Claim 



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Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
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