Township services are delivered by staff in seven different departments or sections, overseen by a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reporting to Township Council. An overview of the services in each area is provided below.


CAO / Clerk / Economic Development

The CAO acts as an important liaison with Township Council, implementing the policy direction from Council and managing the personnel. The CAO is also responsible for the economic development portfolio of the Township, securing the support needed from external agencies, if needed, and mobilizing the resources necessary to stimulate investment and act on opportunities as they arise.



The CAO/Clerk and Deputy Clerk can act as a commissioner of oaths and manage the marriage license process and death certificates. The Clerk and Deputy Clerk also track and maintain decisions, agenda and minutes of all Committee amend Council meetings.


Building, Planning and By-law Enforcement Department

The Building, Planning and By-law Enforcement Department is responsible for ensuring that any new construction in the Township complies with the Ontario Building Code and all other applicable laws. The department also oversees most planning and zoning matters and property standards. They also enforce tje municipal by-laws within the Township.


Treasury Department

The Treasury Department is tasked with managing all the finances of the corporation, including the processing of tax and water payments, debt financing and providing strategic financial advice to the CAO and Council. 


Fire Department

North Glengarry's Fire Department is made up of a large contingent of dedicated volunteers spanning the Township's three (3) different fire stations. Each station has a Cire chief and a complement of approx. 30 firefighters. The Fire service is well equipped with modern equipment and considerable training programs. The fire stations deliver fire suppression, inspection and education services as well as first medical response and extrication support for vehicle accidents. Fire stations are located in Alexandria, Apple Hill and Maxville.  


Public Works

The Township's Public Works Department oversees critical infrastructure like roads, bridges, water and waste water treatment and distribution, as well as the Township's recycling plant. The Public Works Department will post notices in the Public Notices section for any water main breaks or major road work. The department is well resourced and equipped to deliver quality essential services to North Glengarry residents.    


Recreation Department

The Recreation Department maintains key recreational facilities and develops programming to maintain the unsurpassed quality of life in North Glengarry. This department also coordinates special events and liaises with countless community groups that use and maintain municipal facilities to support the Township efforts. The main facilities include the arena in Maxville, the Indoor Sports Complex in Alexandria and the Island Park and Sandfield Centre; however, the department also works with various recreation associations to maintain outdoor rinks, soccer pitches and baseball diamonds, as well as any related special programming.