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Township Services

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Learn about Howick Township's services including Council, Budgets, Bylaws and more.

Animal Services

Animal services and control in the Township of Howick ensure the welfare and safety of both residents and animals through responsible pet ownership and effective enforcement of local bylaws.

Applications, Licenses & Permits

Information and access to municipal applications, licences, and permits required for various activities and services within the Township of Howick.

Bids & Tenders

Howick Township utilizes a transparent and competitive bid and tender process to procure goods, services, and construction projects, ensuring fairness, accountability, and value for money for the municipality and its residents.

Budget & Finance

The Budget and Finance department is responsible for managing the collection of property taxes and other revenues, coordinating both current and capital budget estimates, preparing financial statements, maintaining accounting records, processing payments to suppliers, providing payroll services, and conducting audits.

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.

Clerk & Administration

The Clerk is the secretary of the township and is responsible for all manner of record-keeping throughout the administration.


For the remainder of 2023, Council meetings will be held at 9 am on the 1st Tuesday of the month and 7 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Beginning in 2024, Council will move to a 3 week Council meeting Schedule, rotating between 9am and 7pm meetings. Please see the 2024 Schedule of Regular Council meetings below.


The drainage department in Howick Township is responsible for maintaining the municipal drainage system, ensuring proper water flow and reducing the risk of flooding for residents and businesses.


The 2022 municipal election in Howick Township will provide residents with the opportunity to vote for a mayor, councillors, and school board trustees, and have their say in shaping the future of their community.

Employment Opportunities in Howick

See current municipal job opportunities for full-time, part-time, casual and student jobs.

Property Taxes

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

Reports, Studies & Plans

Reports, studies, and plans in Howick Township provide valuable insights and recommendations to inform decision-making and guide the municipality's strategic direction, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for the community.


Property taxes are the primary source of operating revenue for municipalities and are used to finance local programs and services. Municipalities set tax rates according to their annual revenue requirements and issue and collect property taxes to support local services. We also collect education taxes on behalf of the Provincial Government.