Public Notice

Planning Fees

Effective immediately, Planning Fees are as follows:

1 - Consent Application                                             $1,400.00
2 - Zoning By-law Amendment                              $1,400.00
3 a) - Official Plan Amendment (Minor)            $2,000.00
3 b) - Official Plan Amendent (Major)                 $3,000.00

Replacement of Culverts

If you need to have any repairs done to a culvert, or are interested in making an entrance way to your property, please contact the office or the Roads Superintendent before starting any of the work.

Bales of Hay and Straw

It is very important not to stockpile the bales of hay and straw too close to the road or under the power lines. These stockpiles are safety issues due to the reduced visibility and snow accumulation during the winter months. The Township is asking its residents to call the Roads Superintendent before piling any bales next to the road.

Roadside Ditches

Roadside ditches perform primary functions such as collecting water to a sufficient outlet, and assist in winter snow clearing operations by providing snow storage below the elevation of the road surface. Roadside ditches are not a public utility! It is imperative that landowners and farmers do not plow too close to the roadside ditches when plowing their fields as it fills the roadside ditches and disrupts the function of the ditches as it is intended.


The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program changed on January 1st, 2017. The OWDCP provides financial assistance to owners whose livestock, poultry and honey bees have been damaged or killed by wildlife. Owners must have a valid premises identification (PID) number for the farm property where the damage or kill occurred and a Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN).

For more information on the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit:

Dog By-Law 92-03

A dog should not be on another person’s property without permission. Be a good neighbor and remember that you are responsible for your dog’s actions and damages caused by your dog.

In addition, the Township of Harley has acquired the services of the Municipal Service Provider. If anyone has a problem with stray dogs, the Municipal Service Provider will pick up the dog under the following conditions: The dog must be under control and either tied or contained in a cage. When the dog is controlled, call the Township Office who will then authorize the pickup.


Under the Highway Traffic Act, Chap. H.8.181 cites the following: «No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. R.S.O. 1980, c.198, s.157.» In more simple words: DO NOT PUSH SNOW ACROSS THE ROAD; IT IS ILLEGAL!

Township Winter Mailbox Policy

The Township follows the following standard for mailbox maintenance and repair related to winter operations:

  • The Township does not provide snow removal for rural mailboxes and cannot ensure access to mailboxes for mail delivery. If a rural mailbox and/or post are damaged by snow being discharged from the snowplow during snow removal operations, the Municipality is not negligent, and is not responsible for repairs.
  • If the mailbox and/or post is damaged by direct impact with the Municipality’s snow removal equipment, the Municipality will repair the damage if possible, or replace the damaged items with a standard mailbox and/or post only.

Half Loads

Please be advised that we have HALF LOAD policy during the spring thawing season on all municipal roads. Please refrain from hauling heavy loads during that time. For more information, please call the Roads Department at 705-647-6322.

Harley Flag Poles Project - Canada 150

The Township of Harley erected two Flag Poles at the Harley Municipal Office as part of the Renovations to the Community. This project was supported by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Date: 11-November-2016