Municipal Offices Closing Again

Municipal Service Centres in Ridgetown, Tilbury and Dresden are closing once again due to high levels of staff under COVID-19 protocol.

The three centres will close Monday, January 31 for a minimum period of two weeks.

The centres were closed on January 12 but reopened yesterday, January 27.

Cathy Hoffman, Chatham-Kent’s General Manager of Human Resources and Organizational Development and Chief Human Resources Officer said the high transmissibility of the Omicron variant means staff availability can change rapidly.

“Our first responsibility is to maximize the safety of our employees and the community,” she said. “We are reassessing our capabilities on a daily basis and we have to be ready to react to the realities of the situation.”

Dresden Service Ontario office remains open by appointment only.

Hoffman said and whenever possible, citizens are encouraged to utilize municipal digital service offerings which include:

Dog Tag Licence Renewals can be paid via the Pet and Wildlife Rescue (PAWR) website

Property Tax Interim Payments can be made at and are due by March 1st

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