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

Selwyn Municipal Office

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. 

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 
  • The Township began hosting in-person Council meetings on September 8th. 
  • Council meetings will be conducted in a hybrid fashion for those who wish to participate virtually.
  • There will be a limited number of members of the public who will be permitted into Council Chambers in order to maintain physical distancing. If you wish to attend a Council meeting, please email the Clerk.
  • Meetings are also livestreamed and the recordings are uploaded to the website. Visit 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.  

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
  • Staff have been working with leagues and renters to review Return to Play protocols for our arenas and other rental spaces, which includes determining how people will enter and exit facilities and managing cleaning protocols will help guide the process.
  • There are limits of 50 people indoors while still maintaining at least 2 metres physcial distance.
  • No public skating, shinny hockey, or snow day hockey will be scheduled for the time being.
  • Hall Rentals are expected to resume in September. Staff will review each activity/rental type to ensure that the maximum capacities can be maintained and that the activity meets public health guidelines.

For more information, please email

Selwyn Public Library 
  • Libraries re-opened with limited public attendees on August 17th.   
  • Visit the Library website for more details.
Building & Planning Department
  • Selwyn Township Building & Planning Department is accepting Building Permit applications electronically and conducting inspections on unoccupied buildings. The Department is also accepting Minor Variance applications, Site Plan applications and applications for Zoning By-law Amendments.

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

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

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
  • As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a list of Resources for Businesses. Please share these resources with your network to help ensure that businesses are prepared to manage through this challenging time.
  • Check out more details on Phase 2: Selwyn Business Reopening Program*Update: At this time, the program is fully subscribed. You are welcome to submit an application and be placed on the waiting list. If funds become available, you will be contacted by Community Futures Peterborough staff.*
Other Resources 
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