New Business Checklist

New Business Checklist

Thank you for considering or choosing Southgate to be the home of your business. 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. The Economic Development Office is here to assist you and you can contact us at 519-377-5057 or

Township of Southgate Municipal Office
Many services are available through the Township of Southgate Municipal Office at 519-923-2110 or toll free at 1-888-560-6607 or info@southgate.caClick here for directions to the Southgate Municipal Office.

Municipal Tax Account
Your business needs to contact the Township of Southgate Municipal Office to verify your contact information on your municipal tax account at 519-923-2110 ext. 227 or

Water & Sewer Account
If your business is in the village of Dundalk and on municipal water and sewer, please be sure to verify your water billing account (which includes the sewage charges). Please contact the Township of Southgate Municipal Office to verify your contact information on your water and sewer account at 519-923-2110 ext. 231 or

Recycling, Composting & Waste Services
Each business is assigned 3 carts (Blue for Recycling, 1 Grey/Black for Waste and 1 Green for Organics). Please ensure that these carts are at your business location. Southgate is divided into 4 zones for collection. A Collection Schedule Calendar is sent out annually to each business in Southgate. The Southgate website has a copy of the Collection Schedule Calendar, Zone Map and Details of what is accepted. Pick up for recycling and waste collection alternates weekly and the Green Cart is picked up each week. For more information contact the Township of Southgate Public Works Office at 519-923-2110 ext. 233 or

Postal Services

Most businesses in Southgate will need to get a PO Box number from Canada Post. Rural businesses should a 6 digit civic address number. Contact Canada Post at 1-866-607-6301. There is a Post Office on Main Street in Dundalk and in nearby Mount Forest and Durham. For more information contact Canada Post at the Dundalk Branch at 519-923-2004.

Fire Services
The Township of Southgate is serviced by 3 Fire Departments: Dundalk, West Grey and Wellington North. Click here for a Map of Fire Service Areas. 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 a burn permit application please click here.

Electrical Utilities
For electrical utilities contact:
* Wellington North Power 519-323-1710 (in Holstein area only)
* Hydro One 1-888-664-9376 (for the rest of Southgate)
Natural Gas
For Gas Services in the Dundalk area contact Enbridge Gas 1-877-362-7434.
Change of Use Permit
If you are occupying an existing building you may need a change of use permit. Please contact the Township of Southgate Municipal Office at 519-923-2110 for more information.
Building & Plumbing Permit
If you are doing any alternations to your building you may need a building permit. Please contact the Township of Southgate Municipal Office at 519-923-2110. You can find a building permit application on the Township’s website at and it can be dropped off at the Southgate Municipal Office.

Additional information related to development applications and permits can be found in Chapter 3 of the Southgate Community Profile.
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.