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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When are the tax bills coming out/due?

A. Tax bills are mailed out the beginning of March and September and are due on the last business day of that month.

 

Q. Who do I contact when I see a problem on a road within the Township (i.e. a tree down, a dead animal, ditching issues etc.)?

A.  If it is a road maintained by the Township you can call the Township office and talk to the Operations & Fire Coordinator at ext. 101 or you can visit our Contact Us page and send an email with all the details.

If it is a road maintained by the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville (see list below), please contact them at (613) 342-3840 with all the details.

County Roads within the Township of Augusta:

  • County Road 2 (a.k.a. highway 2)
  • County Road 6
  • County Road 15 (a.k.a. the Maitland/Merrickville Rd.)
  • County Road 18
  • County Road 21
  • County Road 26
  • County Road 31 (a.k.a. Blue Church Rd. from County Road 2 to County Road 26)

 

Q. Why aren’t you picking up my garbage/recycling when I put it on the curb?

A. The Township of Augusta does not have curbside waste/recycling pick up.  Residents are responsible for getting their own waste/recycling to either of our two waste transfer sites.  Visit our Waste Management/Recycling page for more information on our transfer sites.

 

Q. When is the transfer station open?

A. The Maynard Transfer station’s hours of operation are Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. The North Augusta Transfer Station hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm.

 

Q. I’m having trouble with my water, did the Township shut it off?
Q. Where is the nearest fire hydrant to my house?

A. We do not have a township water system (and therefore NO fire hydrants) in Augusta.  Each property has individual septic and well water systems which is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain.

 

Q. When do I need to get a building permit?

A. You need to get a permit to demolish or build anything over 10 m² (108 sq. ft.).  For more information, please see our Building Information and Applications page.

 

Q. I just moved to an area where there are no mailboxes at the end of the driveways.  Where can I get a post office/mail box?

A. While the large majority of Augusta residents receive their mail via a mailbox at the end of their driveway, there are pockets of residents who are required to collect their mail from a central mailbox/post office.  If you’re not sure how to get one of these mailboxes, please visit one of the Canada Post offices that service the area or visit their website.

Local Post Offices:
Brockville – 34 Buell Street
Maitland – 13 George Street
North Augusta – 8117 Main Street (Riopelle’s)
Prescott – 292 Centre Street
Spencerville – 9 Centre Street

 

Q. Can I pay my tax bill monthly?

A. No, we do not currently have a pre-authorized payment plan. You may however leave postdated cheques at the office or set up postdated payments through your telephone or online banking.

 

Q. What are the rules for putting up a fence on my property?

A. While a building permit is NOT required there are requirements under the Zoning By-Law  that must be followed.  Visit our Fences, Fence Viewers & Livestock Evaluators page for more information.

 

Q. I live in Maitland, I’ve been told my address is Brockville, but my neighbour across the road’s address is Maitland.  Why?

A. Due tot he way the postal service is set up, some addresses within the Township are listed rather unusually.  It’s all based on what post office has been assigned to that area and some of our roads are boundary lines.

Other addresses in the Township include Prescott, North Augusta, Oxford Mills and Spencerville.

 

Q. Where can I get a police check/vulnerable sector check done for work?
Q. Does Augusta have a police force?

A. Augusta Township receives its police services from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) – Grenville County (Prescott) Detachment.  You would need to visit their station located at 200 Development Drive in Prescott (just off County Road 18) to apply for your checks.

 

Q. Can you give me a map of my property?

A. Unfortunately, the Township does not have survey maps of properties within the township unless for some reason it was submitted as part of an application.  Chances are we will not have a copy of one, but we can check the property file for you.  You will need provide us with the roll # for the property (the number on your tax bill that starts 0706).

The best place for you to check for survey maps is the Land Registry office.  The nearest one is at 499 Centre Street in Prescott.