New Resident

New Resident Checklist

Thank you for considering Southgate to be your home. We hope that you will join us!  We realize that it can sometimes be challenging to re-locate to a new community. We hope that the information provided here can assist you in your move.

Tax and Water Account
Please phone the Township of Southgate Municipal office to verify your move on your tax account.
If you will be residing in the village of Dundalk, please be sure to verify your water billing account as well.

Most residents residing within the village of Dundalk will be required to contact the Post Office on 111 Main Street East in Dundalk to register. Please phone the Post office on Main Street in Dundalk to set this up.  For more information for the Mount Forest, Conn, Durham, Holstein, and Ayton areas, please phone the local Canada Post Office.

Waste Resources & Diversion Management
Each home was assigned 3 carts (1 Blue Recycling, 1 Gray Waste, and 1 Green Organic). Please ensure these are at your home you have purchased. Southgate is divided into 4 zones for the collection of waste, recycling, and compost.  A collection schedule calendar is sent out yearly to all residents within Southgate. A copy of the current schedule can be found here as well as information on what is allowed in each cart. Please review the information found in the calendar for details regarding your carts. Grey and Blue Carts alternate weekly pick up, however the Green Cart can be placed for pick-up every week. For more information, please contact Tracey Dupuis in the Public Works Department at 519-923-2110 Ext. 233 or

Within the boundaries of the Township of Southgate there are 3 public schools.
          * Dundalk & Proton Community School (JK – 3) in Dundalk
          * Highpoint Community School (gr. 4 – 8) in Dundalk
          * Egremont Community School (JK – 8) in Holstein
Your location will determine whether your child(ren) will attend school within Southgate or in one of the neighbouring communities. Please phone the appropriate school board to determine which jurisdiction your child would fall in.
  Bluewater District School Board - 519-363-2014, website -
  Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board - 519-364-5820
  Upper Grand District School Board - 519-822-4420

Drivers License & Health Card Address Change
Remember to change your address on your health card and your driver’s licence. This can be done online at

Dog License
All dog’s must be licensed in the Township of Southgate. Tags are renewed and sent out annually. To obtain your first tag, please visit the Township of Southgate Municipal Office or call extension 231.

Fire Services
The Township of Southgate is serviced by 3 fire departments; Dundalk, Durham and Mount Forest. The Dundalk Volunteer Fire Department is home to Southgate’s Chief Fire Official who oversees all fire related services within the Township. For more information contact 519-923-2402 or for burn permit inquiries, please contact the Southgate Municipal Office.

The Township of Southgate is home to many recreational facilities, parks, sports groups, clubs and organizations. There is something for everyone in Southgate, including free public skating all winter long at the Dundalk Arena. Please view the recreation page on our website for more information or contact the Recreation Department at 519-923-3431.

Library Services
The Southgate Ruth Hargrave Memorial Library is located in Dundalk and offers a variety of programs and activities along with the large selection of reading material. Check out for more information.

Hydro, Gas, Propane, and Oil
For hydro services please contact:
          * Wellington North Power 519-323-1710 (Holstein Only)
          * Hydro One 1-888-664-9376 (rest of Southgate)
For Gas, Propane, and Oil Services please contact:
Enbridge Gas 1-877-362-7434
* Co-op
* Arthurs Propane
* Highland Fuels
* Sparlings Propane
* Superior Propane
Welcome Wagon
The Welcome Wagon is an organization who is there to help with all the civic information you may need to familiarize yourself and your family with the local community.
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All information on this website is provided as a public resource of general information. Every effort is made to ensure that the documents on this website are accurate and contain the latest amendments; however, the Township of Southgate does not guarantee or accept any responsibility for accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of information provided here.