City of Owen Sound’s Response to COVID-19


Media Advisory

City of Owen Sound’s Response to COVID-19

Owen Sound, Ontario – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Striving to keep our residents and employees safe and to provide needed services, the City of Owen Sound is announcing the following changes effective Thursday, March 19th.


  •        Owen Sound Transit service will be free of charge to patrons. Please remember that safe personal hygiene practices are extremely important at this time.
  •        Bag tags are required for curbside garbage pick up.  IF you are out of bag tags place household garbage at the curb on your normal scheduled day and it WILL be picked up.
  •        Downtown parking enforcement will not be undertaken until further notice.
  •        The following licences/permits are available at this time:
    •   Building Permits
    •   Street Occupation Permits
    •   Death Registrations

Arrange for these permits by phoning (519) 376-4440 ext. 0 or by emailing

All other permits normally issued by City Hall will not be available until further notice.

For more information, please contact Wayne Ritchie, City Manager at 519-376-1440 Ext.1210 or email to

Owen Sound City Hall is located at 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2H4.



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