The Township of Selwyn is taking actions
to help protect the health of our community

Effective March 25, 2020
Township of Selwyn Declared a State of Emergency 


A Message from Mayor Mitchell









Municipal Response to COVID-19

Selwyn Municipal Office - email-

The Township administration office reopened for in-person service on September 8th for front-line customer service needs.

  • Residents are encouraged to call, email, use on-line services as much as possible to minimize the need for an in-person visit. 
  • We are encouraging appointments for lengthier services. Appointments will be managed from the lower level of the administration office.
  • There is a limit of 3 customers in the lobby at one time (1 waiting and 2 being served).
  • Customers are asked to wear a face covering when coming to the office. 

Township Office Phone Lines

  • If you know the ext. of the staff member dial it at any time - here is the link to the staff directory with ext’s
  • If you need the ext. of a staff member dial 411
  • If you have a Finance/Tax Question dial 213 or 228
  • If you have a Building Dept. Question dial 214
  • If you have a Public Works/Landfill Question dial 236
  • If you have a Planning Question dial 220
  • All other inquiries dial 210
  • If the employee is busy please leave a voice mail.

Council meetings

  • The Township will host in-person Council meetings beginning on Sept. 8th. 
  • Council meetings will be conducted in a hybrid fashion so that those who wish to participate virtually.
  • There will be limited #’s of the public who will be permitted to be in the Chambers to maintain physical distancing.  If you wish to attend a Council meeting please email the Clerk at
  • Meetings are also livestreamed and the recordings are uploaded to the website – check this link to watch a meeting

Garbage Collection and Landfill Information

Curbside garbage collection continues as scheduled. However, we ask that you please bag ALL garbage and DO NOT place waste loosely in garbage containers. Loose materials will NOT be collected. This small change helps protect collectors from the risk COVID-19. 


Everyone to ensure that physical distancing is maintained (2 metres/6 feet apart) to keep the public and staff safe.

  • Brush is accepted.
  • Debit preferred or exact change only. (The Smith Landfill does not accept $100 bills)
  • Be patient – you may need to wait in order to maintain physical distancing measures.
  • Summer hours now in effect:
    •  Monday – Closed
    • Tuesday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Wednesday – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Thursday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Friday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Saturday – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Sunday - Closed

Note: Pido Road Hazardous Waste Depot is open

Municipal Recreation Facilities - email

  • Staff have been working with leagues and renters to review Return to Play protocols for our arenas and other rental spaces.   
  • Limits of 50 people indoors while still maintaining at least 2 m distance, determining how people will enter and exit facilities and managing  cleaning protocols will help guide the process.   


  • Ice install in both arenas is expected to take place in October (dates to be confirmed). 
  • No public skating, shinny hockey, or snow day hockey will be scheduled for the time being
  • Hall Rentals – some hall rentals are expected to resume in Sept. Staff will review each activity/rental type to ensure that the max # can be maintained and that the activity meets public health guidelines.

Selwyn Public Libraries - email -

Planning - email -

  • The Selwyn Township Planning Department is accepting Minor Variance applications, Site Plan applications and applications for Zoning By-law Amendments.
  • For more detailed information, visit: Building & Planning Department Update

Building - email -

  • The Selwyn Township Building Department is accepting Building Permit applications electronically and conducting inspections on unoccupied buildings.
  • For more detailed information, visit: Building & Planning Department Update

Finance Department - email -

  • All legislated charges for penalties and interest re-commenced on September 1, 2020. Taxpayers unsure of their outstanding balance, can contact the Finance Department by email or phone. Payment methods include online/telephone banking or cheque payment in the Township’s secure drop box in front of the municipal office.

Fire Department - email -  

  • The  Bridgenorth Fire Hall - will continue to be closed to the public – services available through email/phone etc… Phone 705-292-7282 or email  

Resources for Businesses - email

  • As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a list of business resources. Please share these resources with your network to help ensure that businesses are prepared to manage through this challenging time.
  • To see the list of resources, visit: Resources for Businesses.

Mandatory Face Coverings

Beginning August 1, 2020, face coverings are now mandatory in various settings as outlined in the Peterborough Public Health directive.

On July 20, 2020 Peterborough Public Health released a directive outlining the instructions for mandatory face coverings within the geographical area served by Peterborough Public Health, which includes all of Selwyn Township. The directive is to owners and operators of commercial establishments, public transit, and commercial transportation. More information is available from the links below.

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We appreciate your cooperation.

Please monitor for updates

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