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Township of Severn

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​​​​Municipal By-Law Enforcement​

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Municipal Law Enforcement is under the jurisdiction of the Clerk and is responsible for the enforcement of municipal by-laws.  The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers will investigate and respond to complaints received from the public.  The municipality seeks compliance and will proceed with legal action, if required, to gain compliance.​

The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are responsible for the enforcement of the Township’s By-laws, proactively and through the investigation of complaints. Please note that Municipal Law does not respond to anonymous complaints. Complaints can be filed electronically, regular mail, or in person by completing the  By-law Complai​nt Form.  The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers will work with residents to obtain compliance with the Township By-laws.

Dogs Running At Large & Canine Services

​The Orillia OSPCA is contracted to the Township of Severn to respond to provide canine services.  

Please feel free to contact the local Orillia OSPCA at (705) 325-1304 or orillia@ontariospca.ca for dog tags, dogs running at large and other canine control services. 

Report animal welfare concerns 24/7 by calling 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625).​

Dog Tags

Did you know that every dog owner in the Township of Severn is required to purchase a dog tag for their dog(s) each year?  A dog tag is required for dogs over 20 weeks old.  Click here for your Dog Tag Application Form 1 or Dog Kennel Licens​e Application. 

Noxious Weeds

The Weed Control Act applies only to those weeds which are designated as ‘noxious’ when: 

  • they have negative impact on Agricultural operations and/or
  • they have negative impact on Horticultural operations

 Learn more about Noxious Weeds in Ontario.