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Half-Load Restrictions

Posted 2020-02-26 2:14pm

Short-Term Rental Accommodation Open Houses

​Friday, March 6th- 1 - 4 p.m. & Thursday, April 9th- 1 - 4 p.m.
Posted 2020-02-25 3:28pm

​World Autism Awareness Day 2020

On Thursday, April 2, 2020 Ramara Council will formally recognize World Autism Day by hosting a flag raising ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Municipal Administration Building in Brechin.

For more information on autism, please visit 

Remember to mark your calendars and spread the word about the 2020 “Raise the Flag” campaign to increase public awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the day-to-day issues faced by people with autism and their families.​

Click to view the Proclamation Notice
Posted 2020-02-20 3:48pm 

​​Frequently Asked Questions regarding Proposed Shorewall Bylaw

Posted 2020-02-07 3:37pm

Orillia Today​ - Readers' Choice Awards 2019​

Congratulations to the Ramara Recreation department on their nominations in four different categories. The public is able to cast votes until February 22nd, 2020 by visiting…/…/ramara-recreation 
Posted 2020-02-03 11:29am

​Attention Municipal Water Users on Park Lane Crescent:

This notice is to advise users that we are experiencing high flows in the system, which could indicate a possible water main break in the system.  Users may experience low water pressure while we are resolving this matter.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time.  We will provide updates when available. If you have questions or concerns please call 705-484-5374 ext. 285.​

Posted 2020-01-29 3:54pm

Health ​​Update from SMDHU regarding Novel Coronavirus

Posted 2020-01-24 2:45pm

Development Charges Public Meeting Notice

Mon, Feb 10, 2020 7pm, Council Chambers

2020 Development Charges Background Study for Ramara

Last update posted 2020-01-23 2:34pm
Posted 2020-01-17 4:29pm

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

​​Development Charges Public Meeting Notice

Mon, Feb 10, 2020 7pm, Council Chambers
Posted 2020-01-17 4:29pm

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

​Blue Green Algae in Lake St. John

Oct 18, 2019 Notice from SMDHU
Oct 4, 2019 Notice from SMDHU
Posted 2019-10-18 3:35pm

Notice of Passing of Development Charges Bylaws

Posted 2019-09-05 3:30pm

​2019 Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

Posted 2019-07-31 11:28am

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