Welcome to the Township of Emo

NOTICE - 2022 Regular Council Meetings now on Tuesday:

Tuesday May 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm

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Dial: 1-204-272-7920



Meeting ID: 827 7054 5791

The meeting is open to the public. 



Special Emo Municipal Council Meeting:


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Call 1-207-272-7920




Next Arena Board Meeting:

(masks and proof of vaccination required)


Next Emo Rec Committee Meeting:






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:




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)



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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


2022 Community Garage Sale


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



The Emo-LaVallee Community Centre is OPEN at 50% capacity.  Social distancing and masks are still required.  For specific protocols, please see links under Services & Facilities tab.


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


Payments can be dropped at the Township Office through the mail slot in the main entrance door.  Staff can be contacted by email or phone as noted under Contact tab.





COVID-19 Plan



Beginning in 2022, you have the opportunity to pay your property tax bills in installments.  The first (Interim) billing is mailed in the spring.  The 1st installment is due at the end of March and the 2nd installment due at the end of April.  You can choose to pay both installments at the end of March without penalties.  The second (Final) bill will be mailed during the summer.  It will also be divided into two installments.  To avoid interest charges, please check back for information on due dates.


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




CAO/Clerk-Deputy Treasurer

Public Works-Parks Student General Labourer

Public Works-Parks Student Job Profile

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.