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Customer Service - 905-477-7000 or email at customerservice@markham.ca
Services include:
  • animal licences
  • building inspections
  • bylaw enforcement and licensing
  • engineering
  • fire prevention and department tours
  • street lights out (PowerStream)
  • parks
  • roads
  • traffic operations
  • parking enforcement
  • trees/forestry
  • property taxes
  • recreation registration
  • waste management
  • waterworks

Other Numbers
  • York Region Animal Services (OSPCA): 1-888-668-7722
  • building permits - 905-475-4870
  • Development Services Commission - 905-475-4861
  • Economic Development Office - 905-475-4878
  • Heritage Markham - 905-415-7529
  • sports fields - 905-415-7509
  • Information Markham and volunteer centre (community information) - 905-415-7500
  • Markham Public Libraries (all locations) - 905-513-7977

Clerk's Department - 905-475-4744
    The Clerk is the official secretary of Council and the official record keeper. Dealing
    extensively with the public, the Clerk answers a variety of questions pertaining to the City.  
    The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for:
  • recording of Council/Committee minutes and agendas
  • maintaining books and records of Council
  • business licensing
  • lottery licensing
  • Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Coordinator
  • issuing marriage licences
  • performing civil marriages
  • registering deaths and issuing burial permits
  • approving movie locations
  • receiving and opening of tenders, quotations
  • processing insurance claims
  • providing notification to residents on zoning changes and Official Plan
  • enforcing bylaws and parking control
  • elections
  • photography permits for weddings
    Ratepayer groups are registered with the Clerk's Department. For contact information and a
    map of the groups, visit www.markham.ca.

By-laws Department
    Sign Management: 905-479-7782 - To enhance the City's award winning urban
    streetscapes, the placement of mobile and temporary (A-Frame/Banner) signs are regulated
    within the community. Permits may be obtained from the Bylaw Enforcement and Licensing
    Division for the short term placement of these signs. Commercial advertising signs on
    public boulevards are prohibited and are subject to immediate removal by enforcement staff.

    Zoning: 905-475-4743 - If you wish to determine what uses are permitted on a property
    in the City and the standards that apply to those uses, you must submit a written zoning
    inquiry.

Operations Department
    Parks: 905-477-5530 - Markham maintains more than 200 parks, from urban parkettes ,
    to neighbourhood gathering places like Millennium Square in Unionville, to large acre City
    parks like Milne Park. Residents and groups may book many Markham parks and sports
    fields for events and use. For more information or to rent a venue, call 905-415-7509.

    Road Authorities: - Roads within the City of Markham are "owned" by one of five road
    authorities: City of Markham, York Region, City of Toronto, Ministry of Transportation or
    SLF Joint Venture (Hwy. 407 ETR). In general, roads that extend beyond Markham
    boundaries fall under the jurisdiction of another authority. For a listing of road authorities
    and who has responsibility for maintenance, visit  www.markham.ca  or for more
    information, call Markham Customer Service at 905-477-5530.

    Waste Management: 905-415-7535 - Markham has set a target to recycle 75% of our
    garbage. The Mission Green program encourages recycling, reducing and composting waste
    and therefore discouraging the landfilling of waste. Through an expanded blue box
    collection program, green bin composting program, reduced garbage collection, community
    recycling depots and charity donation centres, Markham has achieved a 70% diversion rate
    from the landfill. To learn more, visit www.markham.ca.

    New Hours for Markham Household Hazardous Waste Depot: To better serve
    Markham residents, York Region has expanded the hours of the Hazardous Waste and
    Electronics Recycling Depot. Located on Rodick Road at Miller Avenue, it is now open
    Thursday to Monday 8:30 - 4:30. It is closed Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as ALL
    statutory holidays. For location and more information, visit www.markham.ca.

    Waterworks: 905-475-4862 or after hours, 905-477-7000 - Markham's Waterworks
    Department provides a safe and sufficient supply of water to all system users in our
    community. Qualified staff will answer inquiries from the public regarding water services
    and sanitary sewer issues. Waterworks operators are licensed by the Ontario Ministry of the
    Environment and receive ongoing training to ensure that the water and wastewater
    (sanitary sewer) systems are operated according to the current regulatory standards and
    requirements.
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Don Hamilton
Ward 3 Unionville Councillor
phone 905-415-7549
dhamilton@markham.ca
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