Sense the Difference

Festivals and events, canoeing and kayaking, cycling and hiking, trail-riding and snowmobiling, museums and genealogy, hockey and figure-skating, camping and golfing, music, artisans and farm-gate sales, ballparks and boat launches, shopping and studio tour's . . . there's always something for everyone in Lanark Highlands - your four-season destination!

Come and "Sense the Difference"!

2015 Tax Rates
Posted on May 19, 2015

The 2015 tax rates, as approved through By-Law No. 2015-1330, are posted in the following link;
2015 Tax Rates

Fire Ban Modified
Posted on May 12, 2015

Effective Friday May 15th, 2015 the Fire Ban has been modified to allow recreational fires only.
No open air burning of brush piles will be permitted until further notice.


Posted on May 7, 2015

Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be removed on all Township Roads effective Monday, May 11th, 2015.

The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of all Township Roads which are susceptible to damage during the spring thaw.

The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road damage has diminished.

For enquiries about reduced loads please contact The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands Public Works Department at 613-259-2398

2014 Achievement Award Winners
Posted on April 30, 2015

The Township Awards were announced at the Council meeting held on April 28th 2015

Senior of the Year - Sylvia Rodger
Community Spirit Award - Michele West and Dave Smith
Volunteer Achievement Award - Joyce Monette
Social Responsibility Award - Vic Tysick
Economic Growth Award - Howard Clifford

Additionally the Council honored Norma Melanson, a 21 year employee who retires this month.

Bridge Closure Notification-June 29th 2015
Posted on March 26, 2015

French Line Road
The Township of Lanark Highlands

On June 29th 2015, The Township of Lanark Highlands Department of Public Works will close the French Line Road to through traffic at the French Line Bridge due to the replacement of the Bridge.
It is anticipated that the road will be closed for a period of approximately 12 weeks.
Traffic will be detoured via: Black Creek Road and Campbell Road.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
For any further questions or concerns please contact:
The Township of Lanark Highlands 613-259-2398 x249 or

Click here to view a PDF version of this notice with a map of the area.

Posted on November 27, 2014

Please contact Stacey Knowles at 613-259-2398 ext 221 or for more information.

Official Election Results

Mayor - Brian Stewart

Deputy Mayor - John Hall

Ward One - Linda Hansen

Ward Two - Stephen Roberts

Ward Three - Peter Rodger

Ward Four - Bill King

Ward Five - Jeannie Kelso

Posted on May 15, 2014

Effective immediately the number for reporting a road emergency has changed. Please note the new number:


Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention. Responding to the pager requires Roads staff to interrupt their normal activity (i.e. snowplowing, grading etc…) to attend the service request. General requests for information will not be provided via this number.

Posted on February 21, 2014

2015 Fire Permits Fire Permits are required from January 1st to the 31st day of December

2015 Fire Permits are available for sale at the township municipal office and local stores.
• Fire permits are require for all valid only for the year of issue
• Fire permits must be renewed prior to burning
• You must notify LHFS of any and all open air burning

Fire permits can be renewed in three ways;
1) Phone 613-259-2398 ext 500 or toll free 1-800-239-4695 ext 500
2) Fax: 613-259-5706 form is available at

Volunteer Fire Fighters Required

The Lanark Highlands Fire Service is seeking applications from dedicated community minded men and women who are committed to training and responding to emergency calls 24 hours per day. Preference will be given to those who work within the Township and those who possess a class DZ license. Applications are available at the township municipal office, by calling 613 259-2398 or can be found below.

Click here to view the application (PDF).

Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands - 75 George Street, PO Box 340. Lanark, Ontario, Canada K0G 1K0. 613-259-2398.