Township of West Lincoln


For Immediate Release: June 10, 2021

Update # 43 - West Lincoln Response to COVID-19 – Township Re-Opens by Appointment Only Commencing June 14, 2021 

West Lincoln, Ont. – June 10, 2021

In response to the recent announcement made by the Provincial Government stating that Ontario will be moving into Step 1 of the roadmap effective Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the Township of West Lincoln is pleased to announce that commencing Monday, June 14th, access to select services will be offered throughout the Township facilities. Please see the updates on services below:

General Reopening Update(s):

  • Public health & safety measures as part of section 22 orders for food premises & retail remain in place to keep Niagara safe.
  • An initial focus on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds where the risk of transmission is lower, and permitting limited retail with restrictions. This includes:
    • outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people
    • outdoor dining with up to four people per table from the same household (see Niagara Section 22 Order information)
    • non-essential retail at 15% capacity
    • cemetery services are open by appointment

Township Municipal Office:

  • The Township will be offering access to select services by appointment only at the Township Municipal Office, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm. Please visit the phone directory page on the Township’s website for contact information.
  • Residents and businesses will have access to the following services in person, by appointment only, during normal business hours:
    • Building permit applications, inspections, and by-law complaints
      • Lottery licences
      • Commissioning of documents and affidavits
      • Zoning inquiries
      • Sign By-law, Fence Bylaw & Site Alteration applications  
      • Policy Planning inquiries
      • Development applications
      • Consent and Minor Variance applications
      • Community Improvement Plans and incentives
      • Recycling Bins for new homeowners who qualify
      • Water test bottles available for pickup
  • Residents who wish to make water, tax or any other payment are encouraged to sign up for preauthorized payments, utilize the drop box (no cash), on-line banking or credit cards (through our website).

  • When entering the facility for an appointment, please follow posted instructions, wear a face covering and undertake passive screening before entering the Township Office.

  • Staff encourage the public to continue to conduct business with the Township via telephone, email or by downloading forms online.

Recreation Facilities:

  • Outdoor sports training permitted (no games or practices), fitness classes and personal training up to 10 people (contact Recreation Services, permit required)

    • Day camps permitted


  • The West Lincoln Public Library will continue to offer curbside service only at each location by appointment.  Please contact your local branch to book your pick-up appointment

  • Drop boxes remain open 24/7

The Township continues to follow the orders and advice of public health officials and reassessing our services through each step of the Province’s Reopening framework to ensure we are meeting the expectations of our staff and citizens. With new safety protocols and procedures in place, Township of West Lincoln Council and staff appreciate everyone's patience as we carefully reopen the Township Municipal Office and thank residents for their continued practice of physical distancing and following any restrictions put in place to keep Township facilities, programs and services safe for everyone

Councillor Cheryl Ganann stated, 

“As wonderful as it is to see progress in the re-opening of our community, including the ability to make in-person appointments, please remain cautious!

Enjoy the weather and our new-found freedom as you support our local businesses, farm markets and dining patios, but remember to continue to follow all Public Health guidelines. Wear a mask, visit with family and friend’s outdoors, remain socially-distanced, wash your hands well and if you have not already done so, get vaccinated! We all need to do our part to ensure that “Step 1” is a successful step!”

Media Contact:


Cheryl Ganann
Township of West Lincoln
Bev Hendry
Township of West Lincoln