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

Provincewide Lockdown Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01 AM

Ontario Announces Provincewide Shutdown Effective December 26, 2020 at 12:01 AM

The current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused when the Provincewide Shutdown comes into effect. The impacts of these time-limited measures will be evaluated throughout the 14 days in Northern Ontario and 28 days in Southern Ontario to determine if it is safe to lift any restrictions or if they need to be extended.

Shutdown measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Restricting indoor organized public events and social gatherings, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone may consider having exclusive close contact with one other household.
  • Prohibiting in-person shopping in most retail settings - curbside pickup and delivery can continue. Discount and big box retailers selling groceries will be limited to 25 per cent capacity for in-store shopping. Supermarkets, grocery stores and similar stores that primarily sell food, as well as pharmacies, will continue to operate at 50 per cent capacity for in-store shopping.
  • Restricting indoor access to shopping malls - patrons may only go to a designated indoor pickup area (by appointment only), essential retail stores that are permitted to be open (e.g. pharmacy, grocery store), or, subject to physical distancing and face covering requirements, to the food court for takeout purchases. Shopping malls may also establish outdoor designated pickup areas.
  • Prohibiting indoor and outdoor dining. Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments will be permitted to operate by take out, drive-through, and delivery only.

For more information, please visit the Ontario Government website

Selwyn Municipal Office
  • The Selwyn Municipal office is CLOSED to general walk-in visits until further notice.
  • Staff will be at the Office to help customers by phone or e-mail and are available for in-person services by appointment only. To book an appointment, please call the Municipal Office at 705-292-9507 and use the staff directory for a list of extensions. To reach the general mailbox, call705-292-9507 ext. 210.
  • Customers can pay their taxes through various online methods. Taxes and other payments can also be dropped off in our black drop-box at the Selwyn Municipal Office. 

For more information, please email


Township Office Phone Lines
  • If you know the extension of the staff member, dial it at any time or visit the staff directory for a list of extensions.
  • If you need the extension of a staff member - dial 411
  • If you have a question about property taxes or for the Finance Department - dial 213 or 228
  • If you have a question for the Building Department - dial 214
  • If you have a question about the Landfill or for the Public Works Department - dial 236
  • If you have a planning question - dial 220
  • For all other inquiries - dial 210
Council Meetings 
  • Due to the Provincewide shutdown, the January 19th Council meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. If you wish to "attend" Council meeting, please email the Clerk.
  • Meetings are also livestreamed and the recordings are uploaded to the website. Visit Selwyn Township's YouTube Channel to watch a live 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.  

For more information, please email


  • 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.
  • Winter hours now in effect:
    • Sunday and Monday: Closed
    • Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Note: Pido Road Hazardous Waste Depot is open

Municipal Recreation Facilities
  • All indoor municipal recreation facilities (Lakefield-Smith Community Centre, Ennismore Community Centre, Bridgenorth Community Hall and Marshland Centre) are CLOSED until further notice. 

For more information, please email

Selwyn Public Library 
  • All Selwyn Public Library branches (Bridgenorth, Ennismore and Lakefield) are CLOSED for 'in-Library' services until further notice. 
  • Curbside pick-up will be available beginning Monday, January 4th. Visit the Library website for more details.
Building & Planning Department
  • Selwyn Township Building & Planning Department is accepting Building Permit applications electronically and conducting inspections. The Department is also accepting Minor Variance applications, Site Plan applications and applications for Zoning By-law Amendments.
  • Building and planning permit applications can be dropped off in the Township’s secure grey drop box in front of the municipal office.
  • If you require an in-person meeting, please contact the Building & Planning Department directly to book an appointment at 705-292-9507 ext. 214.

For more information, visit: Building & Planning Department Update or email

Finance Department
  • Payment methods include online/telephone banking or cheque payment in the Township’s secure black drop box in front of the municipal office.
  • If you require an in-person meeting, please contact the Finance Department directly to book an appointment at 705-292-9507 ext. 213 or 228.

For more information, please email

Fire Department
  • The Bridgenorth Fire Hall remains CLOSED to the public. Services are available by calling 705-292-7282 or email
Business Resources
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