Welcome to the Township of Emo



Special Council Meeting
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.
This meeting is closed under the authority of sec 239 of the Municipal Act. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:00 p.m.

Regular Council Meeting 
Emo Municipal Office Council Chambers

This meeting is open to the public. 

Join Zoom Meeting - New Meeting ID!

Meeting ID: 841 3341 5239
Dial by your location:1 (204) 272-7920 


Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Next Arena Board Meeting:

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Emo Municipal Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

(Closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)


Latest Newsletter:






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2022 FINAL Operational & Capital Budget

Canada Day celebrations were a huge success!
Thank you to Borderland Racing Association, Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society Fair Board and all the volunteers for working together to make a fantastic Canada Day celebration!

2022 Canada Day



Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians



The Township of Emo has declared a state of emergency due to flooding. There has currently been damage to critical infrastructure - roads and river front. The Emergency Control Group is monitoring the possibility of further impending damage. 

The public is not at any immediate risk at this time but is encouraged to avoid any areas that are flooded or appear to be affected by high water levels. 

The Township of Emo's Emergency Control Group will continue to monitor the situation and will work to keep the public informed through 93.1 The Border, the Township of Emo's website and Facebook page.

Crystal Gray
Interim CAO/Clerk Treasurer
Township of Emo
P: (807) 482-2378
E: deputy.treasurer@emo.ca

Tyrell Griffith
Fire Chief/CEMC
P: (807) 271-0111
E: acelfirechief@vianet.ca


Municipal Elections 2022 - The next municipal election takes place on Monday, October 24, 2022.  Please Check Here for updated information.

Battery Recycling

Battery drop off now located at the Emo Landfill.



The Municipal Office will be limited to three people at any one time during regular business hours excluding scheduled meetings. Council meetings are open to the public. 

The EarlyON Centre is offering limited programming, and the Public Works Garage remains closed to the general public.  For more information, please contact the noted facilities.




COVID-19 Plan




The Township of Emo is now accepting tax and utility payments via internet banking from the following banking institutions:

       Alterna Credit Union • CIBC • RBC • Scotiabank • TD

To set up, go to your account on banking and search for: 

                  EMO TOWNSHIP TAXES





Ontario Clean Water Agency Job Position



The Township of Emo is looking for volunteers on the following committees:

Planning Advisory Committee

Cemetery/Parks Committee

Emo Rec Committee

If you are interested in becoming a member, please submit application to the Emo Municipal Office.

Firefighter Recruitment  



Key Features:
-Ability to register and pay online at your convenience (System is active 24/7/365)
-Quick access to current risk level
-Instant notification of a fire ban
-Printable PDF permits
-All Permits are valid for the entire calendar year with the exception of Agricultural Burn Plan permits which are valid for three years from the start of the applicable calendar year!
-Only thing ongoing for the resident to do is to call in to the automated number to notify of an active burn! -This allows our volunteer firefighters to quickly assess location, respond appropriately and cancel on false alarms as applicable, keeping our equipment in service for true emergencies.
-Pay by credit card, visa debit, or paypal.
-Simple renewal process on your account if nothing has changed for the following year.

Note: You can still register and/or pay at the municipal office in cash.

Fire Permits are required year round as per By-law No. 2019-13   

Ontario Trillium Foundation 

The Township of Emo would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous funding assistance toward an elevator lift at the Emo LaVallee Community Centre. www.otf.ca




Ontario Electricity Support Program

 The Ontario Energy Board has launched and begun accepting applications for the Ontario Electricity Support Program.

A program designed to help reduce electricity bills for low income households. Please visit https://ontarioelectricitysupport.ca/ for more info.

OESP Informational Brochure (PDF)



How are we doing?  Please feel free to contact us at township@Emo.ca and provide your input on accessibility matters in our community.

The Township of Emo is committed to providing accommodation for disabilities during the recruitment and selection process upon request.

If an applicant requests accommodation, we will consult with them to make arrangements to accommodate their needs.

We advise new hires of our policies for accommodating employees with disabilities.                  



Utility Account Request/Change Form (PDF)

Council Code of Conduct Complaint Form (PDF)

Application for Municipal Integrity Commissioner Investigation under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (PDF)

Document Request Form (PDF)

Water Complaint Form (PDF)

Customer Complaint Form (PDF)

Application to Join Committee (PDF)