provincial shutdown extended

The Town continues to review information coming from the province regarding the respond to COVID-19 and variants, as well as public health measures.

Ontario entered a province-wide shutdown, starting April 3, 2021, for at least four weeks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the spread of variants. Many Town of Orangeville services are available online, while others will be available remotely. For information on the health and workplace safety measures visit the provincial website.

Town Hall

  • most municipal buildings are currently closed to the public until further notice. Online services are available at
  • Customer Service is available by email and phone, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 519-941-0440 ext. 0 or email

By-law Enforcement

  • by-law officers will be on duty Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • the Fire Hall remains closed to the public
  • visit to apply for a burn permit, email or call 519-940-3083 Ext. 6521

Recreation Services

Orangeville Public Library

  • Mill Street location is offering curbside pick-up only, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • the Mill Street drop box is open to accept returns
  • access the digital collection with your library card including eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and online courses with Mango Languages and LinkedIn Learning.
  • the Alder Street location is closed

Economic Development/SBEC

  • the Economic Development Division and Small Business Enterprise Centre will continue to operate all services remotely. 

Public Works

  • operations centre remains closed to the public
  • recycling bins are available at the operations centre by appointment only. Or you can contact the County of Dufferin at 519 941-2816 ext. 2623 
  • drinking water treatment (testing and delivery), sewage treatment, roads operations and maintenance remain unaffected
  • municipal staff will not be entering private residences for sewer back-ups or water complaints. Staff will assist with troubleshooting via the phone, check municipal infrastructure, perform locates and water shut-offs

Building Division

  • building permits/inspections are being accepted by email (, mail or courier
  • the Building Division will be performing all required inspections while adhering to all COVID protocols
  • prior to conducting any inspections, the inspector will confirm that the individual (contractor, etc.) accompanying them on the inspection has been screened, symptom-free and confirms they have not travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days

Planning Division

  • pre-submission consultation meeting requests will continue to be accepted, and meetings will be conducted virtually on Microsoft Teams
  • planning application submissions will continue to be accepted and processed as usual. Contact the Planning Division for more information (
  • notices for new applications will be advertised as usual, and all statutory public meetings will be held virtually
  • compliance requests and heritage permit applications will continue to be accepted and processed as usual
  • Façade Improvement Grant applications are being accepted

Orangeville Transit

  • Orangeville Transit continues to operate on regular schedule; fares have been reinstated as of April 1

Police Services

  • for police matters, call the OPP Communications Centre at 1-888-310-1122 (toll free in Ontario)