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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss HK Connects

Notice to Ratepayers

First Installment of the 2018 Interim Tax Levy Is Due

The first installment of the 2018 interim tax levy is due on

Thursday March 1, 2018

Taxes may be paid through pre-authorized payment, telephone/internet banking, mailed to or at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen St., Ripley. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For your convenience, interac as well as post-dated cheques are accepted at the office. There is also an after-hours drop box located at the front of the office.

Taxes not paid by the due date are subject to interest charges of 1.25% per month.

Please ensure your payment is received in the office by the due date. When making payment through Telephone/Internet banking & Teller/ABM payments please allow for a minimum of two (2) business days for payment to be received in the municipal office.

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer from the responsibility for payment nor the liability of penalty charges for late payment.

Any ratepayer who has not received a tax notice is advised to contact the

Township of Huron-Kinloss Municipal Office at (519) 395-3735 as soon as possible.

Township of Huron-Kinloss has a New Website!

The Township of Huron-Kinloss has a new website!

The new website allows for easy access to information that residents and visitors are looking for. Navigation has been updated to allow for quick links to commonly asked questions and resident information. The new website also is a showcase for the Township and the communiities within Huron-Kinloss.


Our Future Huron-Kinloss 2017 Progress Summary Report

2018 Fire Permits

Fire Permit Renewal:

The Township of Huron-Kinloss has automatically renewed all Fire permits purchased in 2017. A Letter explaining the process for payment and acceptance of the renewed permit has been mailed to all permit holders. Please watch your mail for this letter.

New Open Air Burning Reporting Procedure:

The Township of Huron-Kinloss has implemented a new toll free 24/7 Open Air Burning reporting number. To report your open air burn please call Fire Dispatch at: 1-800-511-9911. You no longer need to call the Township Office or the Fire Chief directly.

If you have any question related to the Open Air Burning By-law or Fire Permits please contact Fire Chief Chris Cleave by calling 519-395-3735 or by email at:

2018 Downtown Improvement Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Downtown Improvement Program.

Funding is available through the following programs for commercial buildings located in the Community Improvement Area in Ripley and Lucknow:

  • Façade and Patio
  • Signage and Awning
  • Community Energy Efficiency
  • Infrastructure Works/ Building Restoration/ Accessibility

Applications are available on the website or by emailing

For more information contact Michelle at the email above or 519-395-3735

A Message from Public Works

Water Services

Have you checked your vacant buildings for service leaks? Sometimes leaks are not immediately detectable, and undetected leaks can cause significant damage.

Mailboxes, etc.

As per the Township Mailbox Policy: “The Township shall make every endeavour not to make direct contact when performing maintenance activities near and around any mailbox. However, the Township is not responsible for any damage that may occur to a mailbox when performing daily maintenance operations (i.e. snowplowing).”

Neither the Township, nor the “Snow Plow Operators”, will be held financially responsible for any damages to a homeowner’s property deemed to be on Township road allowance when performing their daily maintenance operations. This includes, but is not limited to, damages involving fences, blue boxes, entranceways, and entrance signage

Ripley Winter Carnival

2018 Dog Tags

As per By-Law 2017-116, all dog owners are required to purchase a dog tag and to affix the tag to their dog.

Registered 2017 dog owners will be invoiced $15.00 to keep your current dog registration; which will be due prior to March 1, 2018.  Replacement tags for lost or damaged tags may be purchased for $5.00. Dog owners who have not registered his/her dog(s) are responsible for purchasing a dog tag.

This licenses and registers the dog with the Township of Huron Kinloss and enables the By-Law Enforcement Officer to return a dog home when found straying at large.  If your dog does not have a registered tag you will have to pay a retrieval fee, dog tag, pound fee and may be fined. It is worth the time to get your dog registered.    

If you do not have a dog tag you can purchase one at the following locations:

Country Depot                                  315 Hamilton Lane, Kincardine

Hogins’ Home Hardware                626 Campbell Street, Lucknow

Township Office                               21 Queen Street, Ripley

Dog tags are $15.00 until March 1, 2018. At which time, tags will increase to $25.00.

There is a $100.00 fine for not purchasing a dog tag or failure to attach a dog tag. 


Heather Falconer

By-Law Enforcement Officer

Township of Huron-Kinloss

Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Events

February 2018 Community Events

Ripley-Huron Community Centre PA Day Shinny - February 2

Ripley Wolves Quiz Night - February 9

Ripley Legion Wing Night - February 10

Ripley Winter Carnival Costume Skate - February 16

Ripley Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast, Skills Competition, Ice Painting - February 17

Huron Shores Lions Club Family Day Outdoor Skating and Activities in Point Clark  - February18

Lucknow Strawberry Summerfest Family Day Skate  - February 19

Lucknow Horticultural Society Meeting - February 20




2019Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street, PO Box 130
Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0


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