Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Units ended December 31, 2019

This program has been eliminated across all local municipalities within the United Counties of Prescott and Russell effective January 1, 2020, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 325/01, as amended.

The vacant unit rebate program for commercial and industrial properties has provided partial property tax rebates for qualifying units and buildings that were unoccupied and unused for a period of at least 90 days within a taxation year.

The last day of eligibility for potential claims was December 31, 2019. The last day on which a valid application could be made for the 2019 taxation year was February 28, 2020.

City Hall reopens to the public by appointment only

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – August 10, 2020 – City Hall will reopen to offer in person services as of Tuesday, August 11, 2020. In order to avoid long waiting lines and to ensure physical distancing, services will be offered by appointment only. It is important to note that municipal services are still available by email, phone and online.
How to schedule an appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call 613-446-6022 x 0 and leave a message. You may also send an email through our Contact Us form located at the top of our website at Your message should include your name, telephone number and the reason for your requested visit.
A municipal representative will contact you within two business days to schedule the appointment.
What to expect when you arrive at City Hall
When arriving at City Hall, please follow the signage that leads to the designated public entrance and wait at the door where you will be greeted by a municipal representative.
Visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering inside City Hall, as per the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s directive, and to disinfect their hands upon entry. They will also be requested to sign a visitor registry and attest that they are COVID-19 symptom free.
For everyone’s safety, all areas including counters, tabletops, chair arms, doorknobs, etc. will be disinfected after each appointment.
Please note that for everyone’s safety, City Hall doors will be locked and municipal employees will not meet residents that present themselves without an appointment.
For information
Julie Chartrand
Communications Officer

The Clarence Creek Community Hall Reopens Next Week

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – August 11, 2020 – The community hall at the Clarence Creek Arena will be available for private rentals as of Monday, August 17, 2020.

The August rental contracts have been cancelled and new rental requests are accepted as of today. Please contact Martine Pigeon by email at or by phone at 613-446-6022 ext. 2314 for rental or information requests. Please note that the online reservation system is temporarily suspended to better manage reservations.

The Community Services will assess each request according to activity type, the number of participants or people present and the capacity of the space to allow appropriate physical distancing. Other safety measures could be implemented according to the activity type.

Reopening of the other community centres and recreation facilities will gradually happen over the next months and will be announced at that time.

For information

Julie Chartrand

Communications Officer

Closure of County Road 17 in both directions

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – August 12, 2020 - County Road 17 will be closed in both directions, between Caron and De La Berge Streets, on August 18 and 20, 2020, from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. A detour will be in place, please see image below.

This work is necessary to install a force main between the Waste Water Treatment Plant and Pumping Station 1, and is part of the plant’s upgrade project.

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