Norfolk County is looking for help in creating its new procedural by-law.

A procedural by-law governs the way that council and board/committee meetings are run. It includes rules for how municipal meetings are called, time, date, and location of meetings, the conduct of members, and how meetings proceed. Every municipality in Ontario must have one.

Norfolk County has created a Public Consultation page that will allow residents to have their say about everything from how late meetings can run to how members cast their votes, and even how residents delegate and interact with Council. The survey is made up of 30 questions and takes just a few minutes to complete.

The proposed by-law can be viewed under ‘Documents’ in the right-hand panel of the page.

The survey will remain open until May 30, 2022.  County staff will consider public feedback before finalizing a new procedural by-law for council consideration.

For more information, or to receive a printed copy of the survey, contact Norfolk County Clerk Teresa Olsen at 519-426-5870 ext. 1228, or email