2021 Fees & Charges Bylaw Amendments

In accordance with By-Law 2019-105 Notice is hereby given that the Town of Minto intends to consider amending certain licenses and user fees in its Comprehensive Fees and Charges By-law.

New Water Well Improvement Program to Protect Groundwater Quality

Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) are pleased to announce they have partnered together to offer a Water Well Improvement Program that will financially support landowners in their efforts to protect groundwater.

Winter Parking

NOTICE: As of November 1st, parking on municipal roads and streets between 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM is prohibited until March 31st, 2021.

Remembrance Day Colouring Contest

The Town of Minto, partnering with the Palmerston Legion & Harriston Legion Br. 296 invites local children to take part in a Remembrance Day colouring contest!

Ways to enjoy Halloween safely

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health strongly advises people to spend Halloween with their own household and not host or attend Halloween parties because of the increased risk of COVID-19. If you are trick or treating, please keep to your household and keep your distance from others.

Town of Minto Municipal Office to Remain Closed Indefinitely

As the numbers continue to climb, the Town of Minto remains devoted to ensuring all safety measures are followed, to protect our staff and the public. At this time, we have made the difficult decision to keep the Municipal Office closed indefinitely.

Town of Minto Municipal Office to Close to the Public

The Town of Minto municipal office will be closed to the public at 5:00pm today, Friday October 16, 2020 until Monday, November 2, 2020. At this time the COVID-19 situation will be reassessed and an update provided.

Fall 2020 Watermain Flushing

Watermain Flushing Schedules for Minto Pines,  Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston will be taking place in September and October.

Town of Minto to Modify Municipal Office Operations

Effective Tuesday October 6th, 2020 the Town of Minto Municipal Office will remain open to receive documents from the public, and assist them in any way we can. All in-person meetings with members of the Municipal Office staff will require pre-arranged appointments.

Notice to Harriston Water Customers

* Maintenance Has Been Completed *
The Harriston Water Tower will be out of service for scheduled maintenance. There will be a BAN on Lawn Watering / Car Washing / Any Other Un-Necessary use of water until the Tower is put back into service.

Playgrounds and Recreational Facilities Now Open

After the recent Provincial announcement, all playgrounds are now open and booking requests for recreational facilities are being accepted. Playgrounds will be inspected regularly but will not be disinfected or cleaned for use.

Media Release: Kennel Bylaw

The Town of Minto Dog Licensing By-law was updated in 2019, to accommodate changes to the licensing guidelines, and a graduated fee system. Read full article for more details.


In response to feedback from the community and our many partners throughout the region, Dr. Mercer has provided clarification to her Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Roadside Weed Spraying

Roadside Weed Spraying will commence on July 2nd, 2020 weather permitting, and conclude August 21st, 2020.

All Municipal Buildings in Minto to Remain Closed Indefinitely

The Town of Minto continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19. After the provincial extension of the emergency order and consultation with many other agencies, all municipal buildings within the Town of Minto will remain closed indefinitely.

County Continues to Redeploy Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic

The County of Wellington continues to actively redeploy available staff to the Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home and to assist at County Child Care Centres currently providing emergency child care for health care workers and first responders.

Highway 89 at the South Saugeen River Bridge Replacement

Looby Construction Limited would like to advise all affected parties including: Emergency Services, School Boards & Transportation, Municipalities and other business & Interest groups; that construction will soon begin for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge over the South Saugeen River on Highway 89 west of Mount Forest.

Reconstruction of Ann Street South, Clifford

The Town of Minto wishes to advise you of the reconstruction of Ann Street South between Allan Street West and Park Street West and asphalt paving of Ann Street North between Queen Street West and Allan Street West, Clifford.

County Offering Temporary Home Delivery Service For User Pay Garbage Bags

The County of Wellington has implemented proactive measures to limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, all County Waste Facilities have been closed to the public until further notice. All County of Wellington residents are asked to use the curbside collection services for their residential waste needs at this time. Garbage must be placed in a County-issued User Pay garbage bag.


The County of Wellington has implemented proactive measures to limit further transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, all County Waste Facilities have been closed to the public until further notice.

Town of Minto to Operate Essential Services Only - March 23, 2020

The Town of Minto continues to assess and adapt to the ever changing circumstances surrounding the COVID19 pandemic. In an effort to keep public safety as top priority in this unique circumstance, as of 5:00pm on
Monday, March 23, 2020 the Town of Minto will operate essential services only within the municipality.

Event Cancellations

Please note the following event and meeting cancellations in the Town of Minto.

Town of Minto: COVID-19 Update

The Town of Minto municipal office, as well as, recreation and culture facilities will be closed to the public at 5:00pm today, Monday March 16, 2020 until Monday, April 6, 2020.

Budget Open House

To hear from the public on the proposed 2020 budget and to gather input, Council and Department Heads will host an open house in the Council Chambers, at the Town Administrative Building Tuesday March 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

Notice of Public Meeting

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Council of the Town of Minto will hold a public meeting, pursuant to the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, to present and receive public input regarding proposed amendments to the County of Wellington Official Plan

Municipal Modernization Funding Secured

The County of Wellington and six participating member municipalities, including the Town of Minto, have been successful in receiving a Municipal Modernization Grant from the Government of Ontario.

SWIFT Announcement

After a successful Phase II procurement process, SWIFT has awarded approximately $19.4 million in provincial and federal funding to support 11 broadband projects.

Minto Hires New CAO

The Town of Minto is happy to announce the hiring of our new CAO, Derrick Thomson

Notice of Public Meeting

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 the Council of the Town of Minto will hold a public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the Municipality’s proposed development charges (D.C.) by-law and underlying background study.