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Tiers of Government

In Dufferin County, there are four levels of government with various responsibilities: Local Municipal, County, Provincial, and Federal. See the chart below for the services offered at each level.

 

Local Municipal Functions

There are 8 local municipalities in Dufferin County.

  • Building Inspections
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire
  • Land Division
  • Library
  • Licensing
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Parks
  • Planning
  • Plumbing and Septic Inspections
  • Police
  • Recreational Facilities and Programs
  • Roads
  • Sewage Collection and Treatment
  • Tax Collection
  • Transit
  • Water Purification and Distribution

County Functions

  • Building Inspections
  • Children's Services
  • EarlyON Centres and Daycare
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Long Term Care Home
  • Ontario Works
  • Paramedic Services
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Planning
  • Plumbing and Septic Inspections
  • Roads
  • Social Housing
  • Tax Policy
  • Waste Management
     

    Provincial Functions

    • Administration of Justice
    • Driver's Licenses
    • Health Care Delivery
    • Highways
    • Land Registry Office
    • Natural Resources and Environment
    • Prisons
    • Schools and Education

    Federal Functions

    • Canadian Pension Plan
    • Citizenship and Immigration
    • Criminal Law
    • Employment and Social Insurance
    • Income Taxes
    • International Relations
    • Military
    • Passports
    • Postal Services
    • Pipelines
    • Railways and Shipping
    • Telecommunications