The Clerk's Department is an essential link between Scugog ratepayers and Council. This Department acts as a secretariat to Council and its Committees, maintains corporate records and vital statistics, conducts Municipal Elections in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 and administers legislative requirements under the Municipal Act, 2001. The Clerk and the Mayor are the corporate signing officers for the Corporation of the Township of Scugog.
The Clerk's Department provides support services to Council, the General Purpose and Administration Committee and various Advisory Committees. As well, it provides services in accordance with Provincial legislation requirements which includes the registration of births and deaths in accordance with the Vital Statistics Act and the issuance of marriage licences in accordance with the Marriage Act.
In addition, the Clerk's Department is responsible for the enforcement of Municipal By-Laws , administering of Lottery Licences , Taxi Licences and various Business Licences. The Clerk's Department also maintains the Township's corporate records and processes requests under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The Clerk and his staff interact with the Mayor and members of Council, all Departments within the organization, the public, various associations and organizations, the Region of Durham , other municipalities, lawyer's offices, and the Provincial and Federal Governments.