Response to COVID-19

Posted April 3, 2020

In a continued effort to protect the community and stop the spread of COVID-19, all Town facilities, including the Civic Centre, community centres, libraries and recreational spaces will remain closed until further notice. All spring programs, facility permits, and Town events are cancelled until June 30, 2020For a full list of updates and frequently asked questions please visit our dedicated COVID-19 page


Why are Private Sewage Disposal System Permits needed?

Private Sewage Disposal System Permits ensure proper functioning sewage treatment systems are installed. This ensures that drinking water sources and the environment are not polluted.

On January 01, 1999 the responsibility for local private sewage disposal systems plans review and inspections was transferred from the Region of York to the Town of East Gwillimbury. Private sewage disposal system applications are available from Development Services – Building Standards Branch at the Civic Centre.

This change benefits residents as it allows for "one stop shopping". If you are building, renovating, planning an addition, installing a lawn irrigation system or installing a swimming pool you will need approval for sewage disposal systems or plumbing. Now you can apply for this approval with the Building Standards Branch.