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​April 2, 2020 - World Autism Awareness Day

We are proud that the Autism Ontario flag was raised at the Municipal Administration Building in Brechin in honour of World Autism Awareness Day.

A virtual flag raising will take place on April 2 at 2pm.  Visit Youtube to view the video.
Click to view the Proclamation Notice
For more information on autism, please visit
Posted 2020-04-02 11:36am

Notice of April 6, 2020 Special Closed COW Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update regarding the security of municipal property and to train and educate the Members of Council on the Township’s new electronic meeting processes.  The meeting will not be open to the public.​
Posted 2020-03-31 4:42pm

​April 7, 2020 Committee of Adjustment Meeting Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted 2020-03-30 10:53am

Grocery and Pharmaceutical Delivery Options during pandemic - 211 Info from County

Posted 2020-03-30 10:34am​

County of Simcoe to Re-open Certain Landfill Sites and Transfer Stations starting of March 30, 2020

Posted 2020-03-27 9:21am

March 25, 2020 Media Release - Township announces passing of Deputy Mayor O'Donnell

Posted 2020-03-25 11:39am

April 6, 2020 Committee of the Whole Meeting Cancelled

Posted 2020-03-24 1:15pm

Open House Cancelled for Short Term Rentals

​The Open House scheduled for April 9, 2020 concerning Short Term Rentals (STR) has been cancelled.  An Open House will be scheduled to assist owners and operators, when it is appropriate to do so.  In the meantime, please free to call Jon Popple, Bylaw Services Supervisor and he can provide all the necessary information you will need when submitting your STR applications and paperwork.  Jon can be reached at​. Complete applications can be submitted electronically and the original can be dropped off in the Township drop slot with payment.  Originals can also be mailed with payment. ​

Posted 2020-03-23 3:59pm

​​COVID-19 Impacts

In recognizing the state of emergency announced by Premier Ford, the Township is continuing to meet regularly to ensure decisions are made based on recommendations from the province and public health officials.
Due to this, the Township of Ramara is announcing additional municipal service impacts. Effective immediately, the Township of Ramara will be suspending all building inspections. If you have a building inspection booked, a building inspector will be in touch with you. For more specific information, please see the Township of Ramara COVID-19 Information page​.
Posted 2020-03-19 12:25pm​

​​LPAT Update - Cancellation of Hearing Room Arrangements

Fowler Quarry expansion - March 19, 2020
Posted 2020-03-13 5:05pm

"​​Let's Talk Transit" Survey

Visit Let's Talk Transit​ on Reach Out Ramara, to complete the survey from March 5th to June 30th, 2020 regarding public transit.
Posted 2020-03-05 3:57pm​

​​Notice of Proposed Amendment to Fees and Charges Bylaw 2017.18

STRA - Short-Term Rental Accommodation​ Licence Fees
March 23, 2020 at 7:00pm
Posted 2020-03-03 10:11am​

Viewing Items in iCompass Meetings Portal​

When viewing agendas and minutes through our iCompass Meetings portal, it is recommended to use "Google Chrome" as your web browser.
Posted 2020-02-28 11:59am

​2019 Drinking Water Annual Reports​ Notice

MOE Drinking Water Annual Reports​
Posted 2020-02-28 10:32am

Half-Load Restrictions

Posted 2020-02-26 2:14pm
2020 Budget

CR.450.19 - 2020 Budget adopted December 9, 2019 in the amount of $12,987,031​.00

Posted 2020-01-23 9:20am

Interim Tax Bills 2020

2020 Interim Tax Bill Insert

Tax bills were sent out January 14, 2020.   Tax bills can be paid by cash, cheque, debit, at your financial institution, by online banking, by credit card (online only) and by pre-authorized payment plans.  

Credit Card – Credit card payments will only be accepted online.  Credit card payments will not be accepted over the phone or at the front desk.  Please visit Paytm to pay online.  All major Credit Cards other than American Express will be accepted.

Pre-authorized Payment Plans – Complete the PAP Plan form and return the completed form via email, mail or hand delivered with a void cheque, copy of a void cheque or banking information from the bank.

Online Banking – To set Ramara up as a payee search “Ramara” to find the Township of Ramara and then choose Taxes.  The account number that is required is your 19 digit roll number located at the top of your tax bill that begins with 4348.

For all other tax inquiries please contact Jennifer Thompson at 705-484-5374 ext. 223 or​​
Posted 2020-01-17 4:16pm

Online Credit Card Payments

The Township of Ramara is now accepting credit card payments to pay for property taxes, utility bills and other receivables. Payments are accepted through a third party service provider, Paytm, and will be processed in 2-5 business days. A Paytm convenience fee will apply, so don’t miss out.

Posted 2020-01-06 9:17am

Ramara Social Media Accounts

In our efforts to boost communication and foster community engagement, the Township of Ramara has started its own Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Please share and follow our Facebook page (Township of Ramara or @Ramaratwp), Instagram Account (@ramaratwp) and Twitter account (@ramaratwp) in order to get the word out.

​Posted 2020-01-02 4:20pm

​​Ramara Historical Society
Upcoming Events and Info for 2020

Posted 2019-12-18 11:29am

​CSR - Customer Service Request

Please note that as of December 13, 2019, the Township of Ramara has disconnected the Customer Service Request system from the website due to system issues.  Residents’ concerns are very important to us!  Residents are still able to report their concerns to Township staff by either calling the township office at 705-484-5374 or e-mailing the department directly.  In the new year, we will work to have a system in place that will allow residents to submit their concerns online in a quick and convenient way. ​

Posted 2019-12-13 1:59​pm

Curbside Collections in 2020

The County of Simcoe is changing curbside waste collections to bring consistency and predictability back to pick-up schedules and support the growth of the County’s green bin program.

Starting February 3, 2020, garbage and recycling collection will occur on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week. During the week of February 3 to 7, residents will receive garbage and green bin collection only. The following week (February 10 to 14), residents will receive recycling and green bin collection only. Collections will alternate on this schedule moving forward.
What this means starting February 3, 2020:​
No change to your regular collection day. Collection times will change, so have your materials out by 7 a.m. on your collection day
Green bin collection will continue to occur every week
Garbage and recycling collection will alternate every other week (one week garbage the next week recycling)
Residents can set out two bags/containers of garbage every other week (weight and size restrictions still apply)
Recycling no longer needs to be separated into different bins.  Materials will be sorted later in the process
Excess recyclables can be placed in bins, cardboard boxes or see-through plastic bags 
The County is hopeful this change will address the labour challenges experienced by its waste collection contractor throughout 2019 by reducing the number of collection vehicles required each day. This change will also support the environment and encourage residents to positively adjust their waste habits. 

The County recognizes that this is a significant change for residents. For more information on how the County is helping households manage this transition, visit​ or call 1-800-263-3199.​
For further information, please read the FAQs sheetfrom the County.​
Posted 2019-12-11 2:37pm

Waste Collection Impacts

Residents should contact the County’s Customer Service Centre at 1-800-263-3199 or​ for additional information if required. 

Posted 2019-12-11 10:01am

​Thank you for Limestone Donation

The Ramara Trails Committee would like to send out heartfelt thanks to Ron Graham and his staff at LaFarge for the donation of limestone screenings for the Ramara Trail. The Trails Committee has been working hard to develop a portion of the trail around Lagoon City. The trail runs through spectacular wetlands and a beautiful wooded area along the edge of the Lagoon City development. LaFarge’s donation has enabled us to extend the trail further than originally anticipated and has brought us that much closer to our goal of completing a fully developed recreational trail across the township​.
Lafarge Quarry sign  Ramara Trail
Posted 2019-12-10 3:18pm

​​2020 Council Meeting Schedule

Posted 2019-11-27 3:50pm

​​​Assistive Device Exchange

Posted 2019-11-15 4:24pm

​No Overnight Parking in Effect

Posted 2019-11-15 2:04pm

​Reach Out Ramara

Our NEW public engagement website – Reach Out Ramara
Check out Reach Out Ramara, our new online engagement site to share, participate & engage.  The input and involvement of engaged citizens helps shape our beautiful township. Whether you volunteer on a Township board or committee, offer your opinion during a public consultation process or participate in a contest, Ramara benefits when residents take an active interest in maintaining and improving their community.
Register TODAY to receive updates and make your voice heard.​

​Posted 2019-11-04 4:03pm

Notice of Decision to Deny Applications - OP-1/17 and Z-8/17

Fowler Construction Company Ltd Proposed Quarry Extension
Posted 2019-07-25 2:25pm

2018 Township Financial Statements

Posted 2019-06-05 10:14am

Fireworks Notification - Lagoon City and Bayshore Village

Fireworks Permit Application - Only for Bayshore Village and Lagoon City
Last Update Posted 2019-05-30 2:35pm
Posted 2019-05-17 11:33am

Property Tax Rates

2019 Final Property Tax Rates Schedule

Update Posted 2019-05-23 12:04pm
Posted 2019-05-09 9:58am

​Autism Awareness Flag Raising Ceremony - April 2, 2019

Students and staff from Brechin Public School and Foley Catholic School, Township staff, members of the public, and members of Council were on hand to raise the Autism Ontario flag in honour of Autism Awareness Day.  Deputy Mayor John O'Donnell read a public address while Councillors Johnson, Gough and Hetherington looked on.
Posted 2019-04-02 11:40am

Water Systems Annual Reports

Posted 2019-02-28 9:46am

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
- Water & Sewer Infrastructure Replacement Beaver Trail Project

Posted 2018-09-27 11:48am

Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy: An Action Plan for Our Communities

Visit for more information.
Posted 2018-07-05 2:51pm

​Bayshore Village Effluent Spray Fields

Notice of Completion of Class Environmental Assessment Study

Class Environmental Assessment Phases 1 and 2 - Full Report

Pages 1-32 of report
Posted 2017-10-11 1:19pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Aids in Trail Feasibility
​Posted 2017-08-08 4:15pm


For information about Garbage and Recycling Collection
please call the County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901
or for 426 or 689 exchanges call toll-free at 1-800-263-3199

The County Customer Service Department operators are available to take your calls:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Visit for more information.
Last update posted 2015-05-19 2:14pm