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Clerk's Office

Town of Essex
33 Talbot Street South
Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8
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T. 519-776-7336 ext. 10, 11 or 32
F. 519-776-8811
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Essex Town Council has authority to pass by-laws to, among other things, ensure a safe, quiet and peaceful environment for residents.

The Clerk's Office maintains a registry of by-laws and amendments enacted by Council that have wide application. To view a list of by-laws in numeric or alphabetical order, or to search by keyword for something specific, use the By-law Registry located on the Laserfiche WebLink system hosted by the County of Essex.

Note: As a third-party application, Laserfiche WebLink may not be accessible for use with screen viewers. Please contact us to obtain an alternative format.

By-law Enforcement

Our by-law enforcement team is responsible for the investigation and enforcement of some of our municipal by-laws. Other by-laws are enforced by police or other government departments.

If you have questions or concerns related to by-laws or other enforcement issues, contact Town Hall.

Frequently Requested By-laws

The following list contains some of the Town's frequently requested by-laws. The by-law documents provided here are for convenience of reference only and may not contain amendments or attachments. To obtain an official version of a by-law, an accessible version of a by-law, or a copy of a by-law that is not listed here, please contact the Clerk's Office.

Please use the links below to jump to the corresponding by-law section.


By-Law Number
Business Licensing 629
Procurement 1043
Retail Business Holidays 1266
Taxi Licensing 1052

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By-Law Number
Procedural By-law 1592
2019 Tax Rates 1818

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By-Law Number
Animal Care and Control 1606

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Roads and Parking

By-Law Number
Designated Class B Roads 809
Prohibit Heavy Traffic 810, 366
Regulate Parking of Commercial Vehicles 894

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By-Law Number
Backflow Prevention  1713
Building 707
Cemeteries 1051
Development Charges 1344
Fences 384
Fill/Grading 843
Noise 690
Nuisance Weeds and Tall Grass 1440
Pool Fences 314
Property Standards 936
Signs 1350
Snow Removal  1108
Zoning 1037

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By-Law Number
Discharge of Firearms 1070
Open Air Burning 1399
Public Nuisance 187
Public Parks 983
Smoke Free Public Spaces 1228

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