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The Township of Whitewater Region provides a wide spectrum of services to its employees via occupational health, safety and wellness; employee benefits; recruitment; training; human resources policies; and maintaining harmonious relations with its bargaining units.


The Building department can assist when you want to:

Build, renovate or demolish
Get a building permit
Request a building inspection
Find out development charges on a property

Completed building permit applications can be emailed to dready@whitewaterregion.ca or dropped off at the municipal office, 44 Main Street, Cobden.

Email Building, or call 613-646-2282 ext 134, if you have questions.

Bylaw Enforcement/Animal Control

M.L.E.S. (Municipal Law Enforcement Services) to provides full by-law enforcement services in the Township of Whitewater Region including animal control.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management is the actions taken to prepare communities to be less vulnerable and better able to respond to emergencies.

Ontario's Emergency Management Glossary of Terms defines Emergency Management as:"Organized activities undertaken to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from actual or potential emergencies."

Fire Services

There is no fire ban in effect.

Mission Statement

The Township of Whitewater Region Fire Service protects the lives and property of the citizens of and visitors to the Township.

2 files - see all
pdf fileWhitewater Region FMP
Final Report - Dec 20 2017
pdf fileOpen Air Burning
Open Air Burning Bylaw

Garbage and Recycling

Waste Management & Recycling for the Township includes the administration of a curb-side waste & blue box collection program as well as waste site operations.

The Township is NOT permitted to accept material generated outside of the municipality per MECP Environmental Compliance Approval certificate. The municipality has the right to refuse any debris and/or person from disposing material within the landfill site.

Parks and Recreation

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The Township of Whitewater Region is a vibrant community which encourages participation through a variety of amenities offered.

Water & Sewer Billing

Water & Sewer Billing Water & Sewer rates apply in accordance with By-Law 20-12-1345 Payment Options: Payments can be made during normal office hours at the Municipal Office located at 44 Main Street, Cobden. Payments can be mailed...