Frequently Asked Questions
|When are my property taxes due?||Property tax billings are due twice yearly - May 31 and October 31. If taxes are not paid by the due date, 1 1/4% penalty is charged on the first day of default if unpaid and 1 1/4% is charged per month until paid in full.|
|How can I pay my property taxes?||
Property taxes may be paid by cash, cheque or debit at the Municipal Office. Payment by credit card is not accepted. We accept post dated cheques for payment on the due date. The Municipal Office has a drop box for after hour payment drop off. All payments must be received at the office, on or before the due date, to be exempt from penalty. Mail in, post marked date, is not accepted as payment received on time if received after due date. You may pay by internet through your banking authority. We have pre-authorized payment applications for automatic bank withdrawl set up monthly payments or payment on the due date. Pre-Authorized Payment Application Here
|When are my water/sewer billings due?||
Wyoming area residents are billed bi-monthly and billing is due on the 16th of the month. If the billing is unpaid by the due date, a 5% is charged on the first day of default and if unpaid by the next billing a 1 1/4% is charged to the account.
|How can I pay my water/sewer billing?||
Water/Sewer may be paid by cash, cheque or debit at the Municipal Office. Payment by credit card is not accepted. We accept post dated cheques for payment on the due date. The Municipal Office has a drop box for after hour payment drop off. All payments must be received at the office, on or before the due date, to be exempt from penalty. Mail in, post marked date, is not accepted as payment received on time if received after due date. You may pay by internet through your banking authority. We have pre-authorized payment applicaitons for automatic bank withdrawal set up payment on the due date. Pre-Authorized Payment Application Here
|What is the advantage of Water Turn On, Turn Off?||For summer homes and/or cottages in the Plympton area, you can schedule a Municipal Water Official to turn your water off in the Fall and turn the water back on in the Spring and during this time the water is off, you will not be charged the minimum water consumption use, only the sewer flat rate charge. There is a $50 Turn Off fee and a $50 Turn On fee|
|What is a "Minimum" water/sewer billing?||
"Minimum" billing means you are billed for 18.18 cubic meters of water consumption per month regardless of how much water you use.
|What is the advantage of an outdoor water meter?||Wyoming area residents may have an "outdoor" water meter installed to monitor how much water is being used for gardening, pool maintenance, etc. Consumption for any water that goes through this meter and does not go through the sewer system will not be charged the 150% sewage rate use. Consumption use for water only will be charged.|
|How do I contact the Municipal Office/Staff after hours if I have an emergency?||
An after hour municipal emergency contact listing is available for residents on our answering machine/service and at our website. "After Hour Municipal Emergency Contact Listing"
|Where do I get a bluebox or recycle/garbage tote/bin?||Blueboxes can be picked up at the Municipal Office. Residents are allowed one bluebox but any more then one must be purchased. Recycle/garbage totes/bins must be purchased from any department/hardware store.|
|What do I do if my recycle/garbage is not picked up?||
If your recycle/garbage was not picked up - Was it at the curbside before 7:00 a.m.? Do you have the correct day and/or item to be collected? Is the box/tote contaminated with an article/item not acceptable to the pickup or preparation for pickup ie. boxes flattened & tied, brush tied & bundled, within the proper size limit, etc.? If none of these questions apply you should call the Municipal Office at 519-845-3939 or 1-877-313-3939 or call Marcotte Disposal Company direct at 519-339-9988.
How do I dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Material not
Household Hazardous Waste Material can be taken to Clean Harbors Canada Inc., 4090 Telfer Road, Sarnia, Ontario. If you need any additional information about Household Hazardous Waste Days, please contact the County of Lambton at (519) 845-0801 or
1-866-324-6912 or visit http://www.lambtononline.com/hazardous_waste#3032 Services are paid for by the County of Lambton. The depot schedule is as follows: September 24 and October 29 in 2011 from 9am—2pm free of charge. Household waste material consists of batteries, drain cleaners, oven cleaners, pesticides, rat poison, pharmaceuticals, cleaning fluids, pool chemicals, ammonia, bleach, aerosols, gasoline, paints, BBQ starters, oils, solvents, and propane cylinders as well as any hypodermic needles.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Scheduled for Lambton County Here
|How do I dispose of Household electronics?||
Household Electronics can be taken to the following depots:
|How do I dispose of old used tires?||Used Tires—go to www.greenmytires.ca to find your local used tires collector. Click on the “Tire Disposal Collectors” tab and enter in your postal code. A list of collectors available will appear.|
|What is the phone number for the Lambton County Office?||
The County Administration Office phone number is 519-845-0801.
|How can I prepare in case of an emergency?||72 hour emergency kits are advisable to be kept somewhere readily for use. For other useful information on how to respond to an emergency please visit our page titled "Emergency Management" with other helpful tips and preparation|
|How do I get a dog tag for my dog?||
Dog tags are sold at the Municipal Office and you must purchase a tag for your dog every year and must purchase before May 1st. Any person moving into Plympton-Wyoming or acquiring a dog throughout the year must purchase a tag within twenty-one (21) days of acquisition of the dog.
|How can I avoid long distance phone charges when calling the Municipal Office?||The Town of Plympton-Wyoming has a toll free number if you are not within the no charge area of the office. Our toll free number is 1-877-313-3939.|
|How do I register for swimming lessons at the Wyoming Pool?||The Wyoming Pool schedules two dates every year for pre-registering for swimming lessons and are advertised at our web site, in local newspapers and a "Summer Activity Pamphlet" is provided to children through the schools. The Wyoming Pool Building phone number is 519-845-3820 but is only operational mid June through August.|
|What is the Senior Low Income Property Tax Grant?||A tax credit/grant in the amount of $200.00 is provided to "senior home owners", for each property tax year, who qualify. This grant is funded by the Town of Plympton-Wyoming By-Law #77 of 2010 and the County of Lambton By-Law #60 of 2010. To qualify, the owner or spouse must be 65 years of age or older, have been assessed as the owner and occupant of residential property used as the principal residence in the municipality for a period of not less than one (1) year immediately preceding the application deadline, and be receiving a monthly Guaranteed Income Supplement under Part II of the Old Age Security Act Canada. For more information, please contact the Tax Department at the Municipal Office. Deadline for submitting application is October 15th of each year. 2013 Senior Grant Application Here
|Open Air Controlled Burning for Agricultural Property Only
This form must be fully completed and presented at the Municipal Office, 546 Niagara Street, Wyoming, Ontario a MINIMUM of two business days prior to the start of the controlled burn. this is to allow the office staff ample time to notify Central Control Call Centre, MOE and the applicable “Chief Fire Official” who may want to inspect the site for approval. ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROLLED BURNS PERMITTED DURING SMOG ALERT DAYS.