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In an effort to protect staff and slow the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Tecumseh is closing all public facing offices as of Wednesday, March 18 at noon. This includes the Town Hall, Arena, Fire Hall and Public Works and Parks & Recreation Offices. Work continues in the offices with service provided by phone, e-mail and drop-box.

Please contact us by phone at 519-735-2184 or use our website at to access municipal information and services. Phones will continue to be answered during regular business hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday and online service requests remain available at all times.

“This is an unprecedented situation and we are having to make decisions daily to respond,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “We don’t like having to close our doors to residents but we have to do what’s best to protect our community and our staff. We are still working and are available to provide services, by other means rather than face-to-face.”

Please use the secure drop box located beside the main entrance door off McNorton Street with information clearly outlined (e.g. name, address, tax roll number, application and/or other identifying details to assist staff). Licenses, permits and registration may be filled out at home/work and dropped off completed or scanned and e-mailed to the Town. Dog tag/kennel licenses fees have been extended to April 30.

Weekly services like waste collection and recycling continue, our Public Works Crews continue to monitor and maintain the water and sewer systems and building inspections will continue subject to making appointments by phone and screening protocols.

These service level changes are being made to help mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within our community. Due to these changes, response and wait times may be longer than usual. The Town appreciates the public’s understanding and patience at this time.

As this situation is constantly changing with updated messages from the Canadian and Ontario governments as well as public health agencies, the Town will continue to provide ongoing updates on further decisions. All updates will be posted to our website and users may register for regular updates from the online subscription service.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit; Travel Advisories; Health Canada; and, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Information on this and all Town of Tecumseh news and events is available at, Twitter (@TownofTecumseh), and Facebook (Town of Tecumseh).

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Program Contacts:                                          

Marg Misek-Evans, Chief Administrative Officer, 519-735-2184 Ext. 111

Wade Bondy, Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management Coordinator, 519-735-2184 Ext. 210