Load Restrictions

Load restrictions are in effect on roads in the Municipality of Meaford during the Spring of each year, when road damage is most likely to happen from heavy loading. Load restrictions apply to roads that are weakened by excess water in the road base. Once the road is determined to be structurally sound, load restrictions may be lifted.

2018 Load Restrictions

Effective Thursday March 1st, 2018 all Municipality of Meaford Roads will be under a reduced load (5 tonnes per axle) period.

Load restriction periods are weather-dependant. They may last from March 1st to May 1st, but can be extended as late as May 31st due to changing weather patterns. 

Notice updates will be issued to define restriction periods based on seasonal weather conditions.

Final notifications and posted signs will be placed no later than Wednesday April 4th, 2018.


Load weight is restricted on roads at the discretion of the Manager of Transportation & Fleet Services.

Individuals may apply for a permit to provide exemption to the load restrictions. Applications must be made in writing to the Manager, Transportation & Fleet Services.

Please submit your request to the Administrated Office located at 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford.

The request must include the following information:

  • Proposed date(s)
  • Type of materials being hauled
  • Haul route
  • Load weights
  • Number of loads to be transported.

The requests will be reviewed by staff for potential impact to the road infrastructure. Exemptions may be granted where deemed appropriate by the Manager, Transportation & Fleet Services.

Contact Us

For more information on load restrictions, please contact us at 519-538-1060 ext 1309 or email roadsinquiry@meaford.ca.

Baggy's Spring Cleanup

Help Baggy Keep Meaford Beautiful! Join my spring clean-up team at the harbour pavillion - Saturday May 5 at 10 AM.

Join Baggy at the Meaford Harbour pavillion to take part in the first annual Meaford Spring Cleanup! You will be provided with equipment and training to help collect garbage and recycling from Meaford's beautiful waterfront and public spaces.

Contact Us

Rod Willis
Manager, Parks and Facilities
519-538-1060 ext 1400

2018 Draft Budget

Meaford, Ontario – January 10, 2018 – On Monday January 15, 2018 Meaford Council will be holding the statutory public meeting for the 2018 budget and the new Fees and Charges by-law. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at the Meaford Council Chambers, 157859 7th Line, Meaford.

As the chart below demonstrates, the recommended tax levy increase for 2018 is set at 3%, with an estimated blended rate of 1.32%.

Base 2017 Budget $13,278,875  
Base Budget Increase $111,400 0.839%
Capital Funding $248,950 1.875%
Increased Corporate Revenues -$147,525 -1.111%
Future Capital Funding $185,500 1.397%
Requested 2018 Budget $13,677,200  
Requested Additional Funding $398,325 3.000%

At this rate, the average residential property would see an additional $46.70 per year levied in taxes. For other property impacts, see the chart below.

Tax Bill Blended Rate

Full budget documents, presentations and Q&A’s can be found at www.meaford.ca/budgets.

Any budget questions or comments can be directed to budgets@meaford.ca.


Contact Us

Darcy Chapman
Treasurer/Director of Financial Services & Infrastructure Management
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519 538-1060 ext. 1111 | dchapman@meaford.ca

New Library Building

Have you heard? The Meaford Public Library is moving!

Meaford Council has approved a project to convert the old Foodland building at the corner of Sykes and Trowbridge into an updated and fully accessible Library. Here you can find out some background on this project, how much it will cost, the timeline for completion, and how you can get involved.

donate now

You can donate now through the Friends of the Meaford Library to support this project! Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Project Map



For questions or comments about the new library building, please call 519-538-1060 ext 1123, or email us at newlibrary@meaford.ca


  • Recreation Events

    Recreation Events

    These are community events assists with planning and bringing to the community. 

    Family Day of PLAY

    Annually on Family Day weekend in February, the Municipality of Meaford partners with a variety of partners: Meaford Museum, Meaford Public Library and various community groups and organizations to bring free family fun to the community.

    If you are interested in volunteering or partnering with a program, please contact aknott@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060 ext 1413.

    Earth Week

    During the week surrounding Earth Day, the Municipality of Meaford and volunteers on the Earth Week Planning Team, work on providing a variety of events and activities that help promote how important taking care of our planet is, and ways we can all work toward the Zero Waste goal. 

    Eco-Fair Vendors

    Eco Fair Vendor Application 2016

    Saturday April 23rd, 2016          

    9:00 am -3:00 pm

    Meaford & St. Vincent Community Centre

    151 Collingwood Street

    Do you Produce or Create:

    Products from Upcycled or Recycled Materials?

    Environmentally Conscious Products?

    Process your products Locally with NO Harmful or Toxic Chemicals?


    Sign up to SELL and SHOWCASE your product(s) at the second annual ECO-FAIR during Earth Week 2016!!

    Reserve your spot today!

    Contact:     Jenean Lush, ECO Fair co-ordinator: jlush@bell.net

    RE-Use Fair

    RE-Use Fair Wishlist Application Form

    RE-Use Fairs are a practical and fun way to support the goal of zero waste in our community. The Municipality of Meaford puts serious effort into ensuring the success of Earth Week (EW) and its major community event the RE-Use Fair; Saturday, April 18th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Meaford and St Vincent (MSV) Community Centre.

    Are you downsizing or spring cleaning? Do you think that it might be fun and practical to participate in the RE-Use Fair?

    Here’s how Meaford’s Reuse Fair will work:

    • Community groups are invited to submit a wish list of specific items that their group needs to the EW organizing team, for example, Meaford Community Gardens may wish for a garden gate.
    • Wish list order forms are available at www.meaford.ca. On the home page, click on Special Events. Scroll down to the Wishlist form and print. If you experience any problems accessing the form, visit Amber Knott at the MSV Community Centre or call Lindy (519-538-0167) or Jane (519-538-2995).
    • The master wish list will be publicized well in advance of fair day, starting March 25th, 2015 at www.meaford.ca under Special Events on the homepage or in traditional and social media outlets.
    • On the day of the Reuse Fair, from 9 am until 1 pm. donors bring wished for items to the MSV Community Centre.
    • At the end of the day, the ‘too good to be through’ items are pick-up by community group representatives.

    For more information, email Lindy Iverson,

    June is Recreation & Parks Month

    Canada Day Celebrations