Community meeting regarding redevelopment of 24 Lynn Street, Port Dover

The Norfolk County Planning Department is seeking feedback regarding the proposed redevelopment of 24 Lynn Street in Port Dover. A community meeting will be held on July 30 at 6 p.m. at the Port Dover Legion (212 Market Street East). A short presentation will be followed by an opportunity to provide input.

If you require more information, please contact Alisha Cull at 519-426-5870 x 1893 or email

Simcoe BIA Election Results (Vote Counts Added)


Simcoe ON – June 24, 2019 – The election for the Simcoe BIA Board of Management has concluded. Votes were taken by general balloting at 50 Colborne Street South, Council Services office, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily starting at 8:30 a.m. on June 17th through noon on Monday, June 24th.


Results will be voted upon by Norfolk County Council on June 25, 2019. There are eight vacant positions to be filled.



Simcoe ON – June 21, 2019 – Polls close at noon on Monday June 24, 2019. If you are the land owner of a rateable commercial property in the Simcoe BIA district or a tenant of a business thereof you have the right to cast one ballot.

Votes are being taken at 50 Colborne Street South, Council Services office, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday June 21st and again from 8:30 a.m.

Notice of Election – Simcoe BIA – Voting and Candidate Information

Simcoe BIA Voting and Candidate Information Package


Simcoe BIA Election – June 17 to June 24


Simcoe ON – June 14, 2019 – The election for the Simcoe Business Improvement Area (BIA) Board of Directors will commence next week. Following the nomination period of June 2 to June 7, nominations are now closed for Board positions on the Simcoe BIA. The Norfolk County Council Services Department received and confirmed 15 nominations as candidates for the 8 Board positions.

Notice of Election – Simcoe BIA

Nominations are open for Board positions on the Simcoe BIA. Norfolk County encourages all eligible business owners in the BIA district to submit name(s) of those they would like to represent them. Election notices will be delivered to BIA Businesses the week of June 2 to June 7.

Nominations are currently open and will close at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 10th. Voting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17th and continue until noon on Monday, June 24th.

Notice of Public Meeting – Proposed New Development Charges By-Law for Norfolk County

TAKE NOTICE THAT Pursuant to the Development Charges Act, S.O. 1997, Chapter 27, a Public Meeting will be held by the Council of the Corporation of Norfolk County to provide information and receive comments from the Public on a Proposed New Development Charges By-Law for Norfolk County on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Norfolk County Administration Building, 50 Colborne Street, South, Simcoe, Ontario.

Special Closed Session Meeting of Council: Project Norplex

A Special Closed Session Meeting of Council regarding Project Norplex has been scheduled for September 18, 2018. An agenda for the meeting with be posted on the Norfolk County website the Friday preceding the meeting. The agenda will be found at this link:

The meeting will be held on September 18, 2018 at 9am-12noon at the Simcoe Recreation Centre – Dogwood and Norfolk Rooms.

To stay up to date with meetings of Council, please check the Meeting Calendar.


Please be advised that the Province of Ontario has approved the following amendments to Norfolk County’s Vacant Unit Rebate Program effective January 1, 2018:

  • For applications based on the 2017 taxation year the rebate remains status quo at 33%.
  • For applications based on the 2018 taxation year the rebate will be reduced to 16.5%.
  • The rebate program will be eliminated for taxation years 2019 and beyond

Norfolk County is working on revising the Vacant Unit Rebate application form to include these changes and will make them available on the website soon. 


(Under the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.18)

TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 27, 2018 the Council of The Corporation of Norfolk County passed the following By-Law to designate a property under the Ontario Heritage Act:

By-Law 2018-26 which designates the building known as the McCall/Kinney Residence, located at 176 Townline Street, St. Williams, ON, legally described as Part Lot 10, Block 2, Plan 32B, Norfolk County, as being of Cultural Heritage Value and Interest.

Official Plan Review Drop In Open House

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Simcoe Talbot Street Arena Multi-Purpose Room (10 Talbot Street North, Simcoe)

Public and stakeholder input has shaped the Official Plan Policy Review and we have heard many comments and ideas on how to strengthen what makes Norfolk a great place to live, work and visit since the Official Plan Review began in 2015. In June 2017, Council approved the draft Amendments to the Official Plan for submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for the mandatory review period.

Locates – Call Before you Dig

For locates for all County infrastructure such as water, sewer, streetlights, catch basins, stormsewers, and municipal drains, please contact ON1Call at 1-800-400-2255.

Norfolk County has contracted ON1Call to facilitate Norfolk County’s request for locates twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  For further information, please visit


Simcoe Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment


Groundwater is the sole water supply source for the Community of Simcoe. The water is drawn from nine wells and an infiltration gallery/well system. Maximum daily water supply requirements for the community are expected to increase and additional sources are required to augment these existing sources. In 2010, Norfolk County completed a groundwater investigation to evaluate the potential of developing a groundwater source capable of providing the anticipated additional capacity. The main conclusion of the final report was that a groundwater supply could be developed from a location northeast of Simcoe to meet the required additional supply.