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The Public Works Department is responsible for Township Roads. If you have questions or concerns regarding township road maintenance, please contact the Public Works Department at 613-264-0730. For after hour road related emergencies please contact 613-812-0755.
County road maintenance is the responsibility of the Lanark County Roads Department. All inquiries concerning County Roads should be directed to 613-267-1353.
ATVs may now be driven on TOWNSHIP roads. This does NOT include:
- Provincial Highway #7
- any County roads (#’s 6,7,12,14,19,21 or 36)
- any Private roads.
ATVs are to be driven single-file on the shoulder or extreme right side of the road and must yield to other users of the road.
The maximum speed limit on ANY road is 20 km/hr
To drive on a road you must:
- have a G2 drivers licence;
- have plates, registration and insurance;
- have a properly maintained vehicle; and
- wear a helmet.
Enforced by the OPP, any person who contravenes the Highway Traffic Act or By-law 11-027 is guilty of an offence and subject to fines of $110 or more.
Residents are encouraged to report violations to the OPP by calling 613-267-2626 and to share any incidents or concerns with the Township.
View the ATV by-law and regulations
A permit is required and must be issued by the Public Works Superintendent in order to establish an entrance way onto your property. The permit fee costs $80.
If you live on a County Road, the entrance way application must be processed through Lanark County Roads Department.
Download Tay Valley Township’s Entrance Permit Application
Unopened Road Allowances
Unopened road allowances exist throughout Tay Valley Township, and can be found on both concession and lot lines as they were originally surveyed during the Province’s early settlement. Residents can request that a portion of an unopened road allowance be stopped up, closed and sold. All associated costs, including land value, survey, appraisal, advertizing, and legal costs are apportioned based on the land area being purchased. A $2,000 deposit is required.
For further information, please consult the Clerk.
It is against the Drainage Act to change or alter ditch elevations such that they impact township and other roads. Prior to undertaking any work including filling, cutting or re-directing, please contact the Public Works Superintendent.
Winter Road Maintenance
The Township’s Public Works Department is responsible for the sanding, salting and plowing of approximately 300 kilometres of Township roads.
Please note it is an offence to park or stand a vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from a highway (Section 170). As well, the public cannot deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road (Section 1818).
The Township will not be responsible for damages to mail boxes, newspaper containers or other appurtenances that are privately owned and erected on township right of ways and are damaged through winter snow-plowing operations.
To access a complete listing of the various roadways maintained and non-maintained by the Public Works Department, within the Township please click on the links below.
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