Corporation of the
Township of Hornepayne

Information Files:

Building Department   The Chief Building Official and local inspector is Janice Newsome who works out of the Town of Hearst.   Issuing building permits and carrying out inspections as required.   Contact:  Mon.- Fri. 12:00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. at (807) 868-2020 



Municipal Surplus land is available for building development
Chief  Administration Office   This important office could be described as the 'glue' that binds the Town together. It is the principal administrative hub within the municipality and its role is a critical one.   The Chief Administration Office identifies and prepares the Town Council meeting agenda which consists of by-laws to be passed, contracts to be awarded, deputations to be dealt with and, the general affairs of the Township itself. It is the official archivist for the municipality and preserves all matters of public record.   Consequently, the Department is heavily used as an official source of information. It deals with hundreds of inquiries and disseminates information of all types. Inquiries come from sources such as: the general public, lawyers, businesses, entrepreneurs, consultants, media, provincial government agencies, municipal employees and elected officials.   It oversees events, ventures and organizations which require licenses and where appropriate, issues such licenses. It is responsible for enforcing the many by-laws that are in place to protect the public and to ensure the Township remains a desirable place to work and live. 

The Clerk's Department is responsible for the following core functions: 


  • The  processing of all Corporate business to be dealt with by Council.
  • Providing advice to Council and staff to ensure that all Corporate business is properly dealt with in accordance with the Statutes of Ontario and other applicable laws.
  • Developing and administering Municipal policy.
  • Administering and delivering planning services pursuant to the Planning Act.
  • Processing and administering requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection to Privacy Act.
  • Responding to a large number of requests for information, both internally and externally.
  • Carrying out a variety of statutory duties such as those under the Vital Statistics Act, the Municipal Elections Act, etc.
By-Laws Info   By-law’s also fall under the "Administration umbrella".  We do not employ a separate by-law officer.  Our Public Works Department is responsible for enforcing the animal control by-law. The Township operates a dog pound to house dogs running at large.
Contact:  Mon.- Fri. 12:00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. at (807) 868-2020 or (807) 868-2212, in the summer months hours are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.   Copies of all Municipal By-Laws are available of the Municipal Office for $2.00 per sheet.
For more information contact:  
Gail Jaremy, Chief Administration Officer/Clerk
P.O. Box 370
68 Front Street
Hornepayne, Ontario
P0M 1Z0  
Tel: 807-868-2020 Ext. 205
Fax: 807-868-2787  
e-mail:   jaremy.hpayne@bellnet.ca