Under the direction of the Director of Building and Bylaw Enforcement, the Building Department issues building permits (building, plumbing, demolition, pool enclosure, change of use) required to construct, renovate and/or alter existing or new buildings or structures and conducts all building and plumbing inspections. The Department is also responsible for administering the Town's crossing guard program
Under the direction of the Director of Building and Bylaw Enforcement, the Bylaw Enforcement Department enforces Town bylaws in a manner that protects the general public and ensures the Town remains a pleasant and attractive community to reside and visit. The department is also responsible for parking, property standards, sign permits and the administration and licensing of taxicabs and limousines.
The Clerk's Department is responsible for the records of the Town and serves as an information centre for Council, staff and the public. It processes information presented to Council in the form of agendas, minutes, bylaws and agreements. In conjunction with the Mayor, the Clerk is a signing officer for all of the Town's legal documents. Requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information ad Protection of Privacy Act are fulfilled by the Clerk. The Clerk is the Returning Officer for municipal elections and is responsible to carry out all aspects of the election process in accordance with provincial legislation. The department issues licenses for certain businesses (as determined by Council), as well as lottery licenses. On behalf of the Office of the Registrar General, the department issues marriage licenses and records deaths that occur in the municipality. By appointment, the Clerk and Deputy Clerk are available to perform civil marriage ceremonies in the Council Chambers and offsite.
The Communications Department is responsible for increasing the public’s awareness of Town services and programs, effective communication with the public using various mediums, preparing news releases, creation of public awareness campaigns, assistance with the planning and implementation of special events and developing guidelines to maintain consistency through an effective communications program.
Orangeville Council, the legislative governing body for the Town of Orangeville, is comprised of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors.
The Town of Orangeville's Economic Development department is dedicated to encouraging economic growth in our community. Our strategic and convenient location, educated and dedicated workforce, and safe and spirited community are among the many reasons businesses build and grow in Orangeville.
To protect life, property and the environment in Orangeville and surrounding areas from all perils, through education, prevention, investigation, training, rescue, fire suppression and pre-hospital care support service.
Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Department provides a full range of Human Resources services to the Corporation of the Town of Orangeville, with more than 180 full-time employees, over 180 part-time employees and approximately 100 seasonal employees every year. The Human Resources Department provides expertise in the areas of recruitment, training and development, employee and labour relations, health and safety, policy and procedure administration, and providing advice to managers, staff and members of Council on Human Resources related issues.
Administration provides leadership and direction and is responsible for the co-ordination of information with all departments while ensuring that the policies of Council are effectively implemented.
The Library operates from two convenient branch locations; the original Mill Street location (at Broadway), in beautiful downtown Orangeville, and the Alder Street location (at Riddell Road), to provide the community with access to a vast and varied library collection.
The Parks and Recreation Department has something for everyone. So if you feel like getting away from it all, drop by one of the Town's recreation facilities - the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre located at 6 Northmen Way or the Alder Street Recreation Centre located at 275 Alder Street -- and enjoy some great recreational opportunities.
The Planning Department is responsible for the distribution of information and advice to Council, landowners, the general public and to the development industry with respect to land use planning. The department also administers the Town’s Official Plan, Zoning By-law and the development approvals process.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Town's road system and related items such as the sidewalks, street lights, and boulevard trees, the stormwater drainage system, the water supply and distribution system and the sanitary sewer, or wastewater, collection system. Public Works also operates the sewage treatment plant.
The Town of Orangeville uses a multi-barrier approach to ensure safe, clean drinking water for all residents. The very first barrier in our multi-barrier approach is Source Water Protection.
The Orangeville Transit System began operations on December 2nd, 1991. The service is currently operated by First Student Canada. Transit service is offered every day except Sundays and holidays.
The Treasury Department advises the Chief Administrative Officer and Council on the status of the Town's finances and actions required to meet the Town's financial obligations and objectives.