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Living Here

Updated: May 25, 2023

Living in the Township of Howick offers a peaceful rural lifestyle with a strong sense of community, abundant natural beauty, and access to various amenities and services.

By-law Enforcement & Property Standards

Property Standards and By-law Services oversees municipal by-law enforcement, parking, licensing, and animal control, which directly contribute to the community’s health, safety, and quality of life.


Currently, Howick Township has 4 active cemeteries operated by Township boards

Community Safety and Well Being Plan

Emergency Management

Emergency management in the Township of Howick is an essential service that is provided by the Fire Department and Emergency Management department. The department is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of the community during emergencies, such as natural disasters, fires, and other crises.

Fire Department

The Howick Fire Department has provided full fire protection services to the residents of Howick since 2010. Howick Fire operates from its station located at 2005 Nelson Street in Gorrie. The Department is comprised of a Fire Chief, a Deputy Chief, three Fire Captains, two Training Officers, a Public Education Officer, and eighteen volunteer firefighters.

Garbage, Recycling & Landfill

Get information about garbage and recycling services in the Township of Howick, including pickup schedules, accepted materials, and landfill operations.

Huron County Library

The Howick Branch Public Libary is conveniently located in the Howick arena and staff welcome browsers who may be visiting for sporting events.


Your wedding day is special and we look forward to helping you make this important day beautiful and memorable.

Property Taxes

Property taxes are the primary source of operating revenue for municipalities and are used to finance local programs and services.

Public Works

The Public Works Department is responsible for managing Howick's municipal infrastructure such as roads, snow removal operations, municipal tree maintenance, landfill operations, recycling and garbage collection.