Public Notices
July 13, 2020 - Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Units will End 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.


The Township of Russell has implemented water restriction until further notice. Residents are asked to use water only when completely necessary.

During this restriction, watering lawns (with manual or automatic sprinklers) or pressure washing driveways is suspended and prohibited except for the following:

Residents with odd-numbered address will be allowed to water lawns on odd-numbered dates starting at 10pm to 6 am.

Residents with even numbered address will be allowed to water lawns on even-numbered dates starting at 10pm to 6 am.

The restriction applies to residents of Embrun, Russell and Marionville communities, which are served by the Township of Russell's water distribution system. This restriction applies even if Russell’s water source is the City of Ottawa.

For more information, visit Upon lifting the restriction, a notice will be posted on our website and through social media. If you have any questions, you may contact us at 613-443- 1747 or email

Reference : By-law 39-2015

All Township of Russell Planning Committee Meetings going forward are by electronic participation only until further notice. This is to comply with the State of Emergency declared by the province of Ontario due to COVID-19, to prevent public gatherings, and reinforce social distancing regulations.

Wondering how you can attend a Meeting if it isn’t being held at Town Hall during due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A link to the live event will be published before the meeting at on this page. Members of the public will be able to provide comments/questions during question period by providing their name, address, and question using the chat box on the live stream. Watch this quick instructional video to understand how the live event works and how to participate during question period.

Should you have any technical difficulties to access or participate in the live council meeting, please email or call 613-883-1579 immediately.


Committee of adjustments
October 26, 2020 (click here to participate electronically to the meeting)

Minor Variance


October 26, 2020 (click here to participate electronically to the meeting)

1. Subdivision - Cloutier Phase 6 - Part of lots 9 & 10, Concession 8 - UCPR 080-S-19-006
2. Subdivision - Commercial development - Part of Lot 10, Concession 6, St-Guillaume & Route 300 UCPR 080-S-20-002

Site plan
100 Hybrid - Site servicing report

145 Bay - Grading & Servicing plans
145 Bay - Stormwater management report

Thinking about an appeal?

If you have received a Public Meeting or Notice of Decision concerning a planning matter and have questions, comments or concerns, or are thinking about appealing the decision, we encourage you to contact the Planning Department of the Township of Russell.

Contact the Township of Russell Planning Department
Tel: 613-443-3066 ext. 2305

Anyone looking for additional information or support understanding or navigating the land use planning and appeals process can also contact the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre. Ontario’s Local Planning Appeal Support Centre helps people understand and navigate the land use planning and appeal process. The centre is an independent agency of the Ontario government.

Contact the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre
Tel: 647-499-1646 or Toll-free: 1-800-993-8410
TTY: 647-499-1648 or TTY Toll-free: 1-800-993-8411