The Municipality of Bluewater is taking proactive steps to limit the potential spread of COVID-19
within our communities.  The situation is constantly being assessed and any new information regarding
impacts to municipal services will be provided. Municipal closures are informed by provincial and public health guidelines. 

Ontario entered Stage 1 of the  Roadmap to Reopen on June 11, 2021, resulting in many changes to public health and workplace restrictions. All individuals are strongly encouraged to continue following public health guidelines as the province moves through the stages. For a list of what is able to reopen, please visit the Ontario Government's website. 

Thank you to everyone for their continued effort to keep our communities safe in response to  COVID-19.  Limiting non-essential trips outside the home, physical distancing, wearing a mask, limiting contact to only your household and obeying gathering restrictions, self-monitoring and self-isolating are public health measures that can delay and decrease the number of cases.

People are urged to continue following the guidance of Huron Perth Public Health. Their Health Line intake phone line (1-888-221-2133) is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calls left as phone messages on Sunday will be dealt with on the next business day. Case numbers and outbreak updates are provided through their website and social media platforms in addition to resources for individuals and businesses. Information about vaccine clinics is also available on the HPPH Vaccine page.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have the authority to uphold federal and provincial orders (laws).
If you have concerns about an order violation and would like to make a report please call the Ontario Provincial Police non-emergency line at 1-888-310-1122 not 911.  It is essential to ensure that 911 lines are open in order for responses to be generated to emergencies that need immediate actions from fire, police or paramedics.

Bluewater Updates


All Municipality of Bluewater halls, arenas, and community centres remain closed until further notice.
Bluewater outdoor spaces are open subject to gathering limits and provincial and public health guidelines.

All municipal departments continue to be available by phone or email and we encourage everyone to use these methods whenever possible to limit the number of trips made within the community. As many staff continue to work remotely, we encourage calling ahead before coming to the office.

For business that cannot be conducted over the phone or through email, a walk up window is available. However, the municipal office remains closed to the public. All provincial and public health guidelines are in place when using the walk up window. 

Some municipal services are available by appointment only. Please call the municipal office to schedule an appointment for marriage licenses, lottery licenses, and commissioning of oaths.

Save time and paper by completing our online COVID-19 screening survey before arriving for any appointments that require you to enter the Development Services office or beyond the walk-up-window at the main municipal office. 

For tax and utility payments, please use one of the alternative payment methods as noted on the tax and utility payment pages which can be accessed by clicking on the following links:

Property Tax Payment Information
Utility Payment Information


Payments can be dropped in the mail slot of the municipal office. 

Please select the following link to view the Planning, Building and By-law Enforcement Department Services update:  Development Services Department Update   

Council and staff are committed to providing essential municipal services to our communities.  For a list of municipal contacts, please visit our Contact  page.   

Helpful Links

These links will redirect to external pages with more information.

Health Canada
Province of Ontario
Canada's Economic Response Plan
COVID-19 Self Assessment and Alert Mobile App
HPPH

HPPH Instructions re Use of Masks / Downloadable Signage for Mandatory Face Coverings
Huron County Online Business Map

Risk Mitigation Tools for Gatherings and Events

Ontario Stop the Spread Business Information Line: 1-888-444-3659