Clerk's Department

The Clerk's Department is a key contributor to the local government process through functions that range from the preparation and distribution of agendas, minutes, by-laws and agreements to running elections. It serves as an information centre for Council, staff and the public. In conjunction with the Mayor, the Clerk is a signing officer for all of the municipality's legal documents.

The Clerk's department is responsible for issuing certain licences, including but not limited to lottery, marriage. On behalf of the Office of the Registrar General (ORG), the Clerk serves as the Division Registrar. As such the Division Registrar issues marriage licences and records all deaths that occur in the municipality.

Upon approval from Council, the Clerk has appointed four designates to perform civil marriage ceremonies on behalf of the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Ceremonies can be conducted at locations within or outside the municipality. See Marriage Commissioners for more information regarding this service.

Conducting municipal elections at four-year intervals is a highly important responsibility of the Clerk who serves as the Returning Officer. The Clerk is responsible to carry out all aspects of the election process in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.

The Clerk acts as the Secretary for the Committee of Adjustment, Planning Committee, Property Standards Committee and the Court of Revision.

Contact the Clerk's Department for further details on any of these items.


Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0