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Municipal Responsibilities

The Municipality of Bayham is located in Elgin County and in the province of Ontario. Each level of government has different responsibilities and provides different services to residents.

Elgin County and Bayham both levy taxes on landowners to provide different services within their areas of responsibility.

The following lists are provided to give an idea of the types of services provided by each type of government organization. They are generalized and not complete.

The list below is meant to provide a general overview of the types of services Bayham offers:

  • Building services and permits
  • By-law enforcement
  • Commissioning of documents
  • Curbside garbage and yard waste collection
  • Fire prevention and emergency services
  • Parks and recreation
  • Planning and development
  • Roads and public works
  • Water and wastewater services

The list below is meant to provide a general overview of the types of services Elgin County offers:

  • Archives and historical records
  • Economic development
  • Engineering and roads
  • Library services
  • Long-term care
  • Planning
  • Policing (OPP)
  • Provincial Offences Administration (POA)
  • Tourism

The list below are other government organizations operating in Bayham that provide specialized or general services to residents:

Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA)

  • Environmental stewardship, conservation, and planning services

Southwestern Public Health

  • Public health services; healthy lifestyles; beach water testing

Thames Valley District School Board

  • Primary and secondary public school services


  • Provincial taxes
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Education
  • Marriage


  • Federal taxes
  • National defence
  • Foreign affairs
  • Employment insurance and revenue
  • Banking
  • Post/Mail

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