The Township of Selwyn is taking action
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

As of 12:01 a.m. on June 11, 2021, the province moved into ‘Step 1’ of the ‘Roadmap to Reopening’. The Roadmap to Reopen is a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually lift public health measures.  The plan is based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health care indicators.

Under Step 1 of the Roadmap, the rules and public health measures under Order 440/21 must be followed.

The Township continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation through Peterborough Public Health (PPH), who is working closely with local, provincial and federal partners to manage and respond effectively.

COVID-19 Vaccine
 Online Booking Information

Before booking an appointment, please check the Peterborough Public Health website to determine whether you fall into a group that is currently eligible to book an appointment in Peterborough region.

  • Book an appointment online.
    • To book online, you are required to have an Ontario health card with photo ID. Expired health cards are valid.
  • If you cannot book online, call 1-833-943-3900 for assistance with booking. Note: this line is staffed Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You will not be able to leave a voice mail. If the line is busy, please hang on or hang up and call back at another time.
    • Before you call, please be ready to provide your name, date of birth, availability for the first and second dose appointment, and Ontario health card number.

If you are having issues with the booking system or have general COVID-19 vaccine questions, contact the Ministry of Health at 1-888-999-6488.


Peterborough Public Health has created a Vaccine Eligibility Tool to determine which groups are eligible to book a vaccine appointment in Peterborough region and how to book.

"Notify Me" Campaign

Peterborough Public Health has launched its "Notify Me" campaign today to make it easier for residents to find out when they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

All residents need to do is visit the Peterborough Public Health website to sign up with their email address and indicate which group(s) they want to be notified about. When local clinics and healthcare providers are ready to serve that group in the coming weeks, Peterborough Public Health will send an email to those on the mailing list explaining how to book a vaccination appointment.

Selwyn Municipal Office
  • The Selwyn Municipal Office is OPEN to the public, with health & safety restrictions in place. If your business does not require a visit to the Office, we encourage you to please continue to conduct your business by phone or email. 
  • Staff are available to help customers by phone at 705-292-9507or email at A complete Staff Directory is available on the Township website for a list of extensions. To reach the general mailbox, call 705-292-9507 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 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 
  • Council meetings are being conducted virtually through Zoom until further notice. 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.
Landfill and Garbage Collection
  • 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

  • The Smith Landfill (1480 County Road 18) remains OPEN during the Provincewide Stay-at-Home period and is operating on winter hours until Victoria Day weekend:
    • Monday: CLOSED
    • Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Sunday: CLOSED
  • 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.

Note: Pido Road Hazardous Waste Depot is open

Recreation Facilities & Amenities
  • All indoor recreation facilities are CLOSED (e.g. Community Centres, Bridgenorth Community Hall, Marshland Centre, etc.)
  • All of the Township of Selwyn’s outdoor recreational amenities are OPEN – subject to physical distancing
    • This includes all outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, all portions of the park and recreational areas containing outdoor fitness equipment, trails, basketball courts, tennis/pickle ball courts, soccer fields, skate park, playgrounds, beaches. 
    • No team sports - no practice or gameplay permitted.
  • Boat Access areas are OPEN
    • Recreational boating is permitted as long as everyone is from the same household or one other person who lives alone.
  • Practice physical distancing, wear a mask and stay home if not feeling well. 

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 service is available. 

Visit the Library website for more details.

Building & Planning Department
  • The Building & Planning Department is accepting Building Permit applications online using Cloudpermit or via the secure grey drop box in front of the Municipal Office. 
  • The Department is also accepting Minor Variance applications, Site Plan applications and applications for Zoning By-law Amendments, which can also be dropped off in the 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. Payments can also be made using Virtual Town Hall (VTH).
  • If you require an in-person meeting, please contact the Finance Department directly to book an appointment at 705-292-9507 ext. 213 or ext. 228.

For more information, please email

Fire Department

Currently, there is NO Burn Ban (Fire Ban) in effect.

  • The Bridgenorth Fire Hall and Administrative Office remains CLOSED to the public. Services are available by calling 705-292-7282 or emailing
Seasonal Campgrounds/Trailer Parks

Campgrounds and trailer parks are permitted to be open, subject to strict conditions:

  • Overnight only open for individuals in need of housing or with full seasonal contracts; only sites with electricity, water and sewage facilities may be provided for use.

  • All recreational facilities in the campground and all other shared facilities in the campground, other than washrooms and showers, must be closed.

Business Resources

Local Police Services will be enforcing the Provincial Order. The public can report non-compliance issues to the following non-emergency numbers:

  • Smith and Ennismore Wards – Peterborough County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) non-emergency number: 705-742-0401 or 1-888-310-1122.
  • Lakefield Ward - Peterborough Police Service non-emergency number: 705-876-1122.

Important - 911 is for Emergencies only! 

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