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COVID-19 Information

Elgin County Declaration of State of Emergency

In March of 2020, Elgin County Warden, the Mayors from all of Elgin’s Local Municipal Partners, and the City of St. Thomas, each declared a local State of Emergency in their municipalities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic developments in our region.  Municipalities are working together to protect the health and well-being of our residents. Our collective priorities are: the health, safety and well-being of the public and our employees; and maintaining essential services that our residents rely on.

Declaring an emergency affords our municipalities opportunities to further protect the health and safety of all individuals, families and businesses as well as the vulnerable populations that we serve. 

The declaration also supports Public Health recommendations that reinforce the importance of acting now to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Southwestern Public Health

For local COVID-19 information, updates and resources, visit Southwestern Public Health

Government of Ontario

For Provincial COVID-19 information, updates and resources, visit Government of Ontario

Government of Canada

For Federal information, updates and resources, visit Government of Canada

Municipal Office

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is open with one patron or family allowed entry at a time.  Face masks and self-screening is required prior to entry.  

Regular office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm and staff can be reached at 519-762-2204 or by contacting us by department..   

Did you know?  Payments for property taxes and water/utility can be paid online through your financial institution, mailing or dropping a cheque to 199 Currie Rd in our Mary Street drop-box.  All other payments including landfill invoices can be paid by mailing or dropping a cheque to 199 Currie Rd in our Mary Street drop-box.   


Service Ontario

Service Ontario is open to the public, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm [closed 12:30 - 1:00pm daily].  

Please use the entrance at 199 Currie Rd.  Face masks and self-screening are required for entry.  Socially distanced seating is available and marked indoors. 

For more information on services available, please visit the Service Ontario webpage.

Building Permits & Inspections

Building permits can be submitted to the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Building Inspector.  

For more information on our Building Department, please visit our website.  If you have any questions related to building inspections or permits, please contact the Building Inspector by email or by phone at 519-762-2204 ext 35.  


Facilities in Duton Dunwich are OPEN to rent including the Dutton Dunwich Community Centre, South Dunwich Hall, WEDS and Sons of Scotland Park Pavilion.  For more information on future availability, rates and COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the Recreation Department by email or by phone at 519-762-2204 ext 31.  

Council Meetings

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Council continues to meet virtually via video conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of eac month.  All meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to address Council you must complete a "Delegation Request Form."   This form and any written submissions or background information for consideration by either Council or Committees of Council, must be submitted to the Clerk's office by 12:00 Noon on the Thursday prior to the requested meeting date.

Municipal Parks

Municipal parks are open including the Sons of Scotland Park, Wallacetown Park and Iona Park. Please follow the recommended community setting safety guidelines from Southwestern Public Health.


All planning applications, including Zoning By-Law and Official Plan amendments, severances, minor variances, and site plan control applications, can be submitted electronically via email in PDF format to the Planning Department by email or by phone at 519-762-2204 ext 27.

Payments by cheque can be sent by mail or deposited into the Municipal drop-box at 199 Currie Rd. Please note that there may be delays to regular timelines for processing of applications, which require a statutory public meeting, due to restrictions on public gatherings. 

Garbage & Recycling Collection

Garbage and recycling collection continues as regularly scheduled.  For more information on our Garbage & Recycling program including the schedule as well as landfill location and hours, please visit our website.

Business Resources

Learn about changes to government programs and available local supports as your business recovers from COVID-19.


The John Kenneth Galbraith Library remains open to the public at this time with capacity restrictions.  Curbside pick-up is also available.  For more information on hours to contact the library, visit the John Kenneth Galbraith Library webpage.

  • Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday,
  • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • (except statutory holidays)