Welcome to the Township of Enniskillen

On behalf of the Council of the Township of Enniskillen, I would like to welcome you to our municipality, which is located in the heart of Lambton County, in the “great southwest” region of the Province of Ontario.

Almost 3,200 people call Enniskillen home in more than 1,100 households. The area is about 340 square kilometers or about 82,000 acres of highly productive farmland. There are two residental hamlets within the township, including Oil City and Marthaville.

Our municipality’s rich history began in the 1830’s. The township was named after the Earl of Enniskillen in Ireland by the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, Sir John Colborne. The Township was officially incorporated in 1855. However, it was the discovery of oil in 1858, that changed the course of Enniskillen Township’s history, making it the birthplace of oil in North America! Even today, more than 150 years later, many oil fields continue to produce “black gold” for the important petro-chemical industry of Lambton County.

Agriculture is not only the largest industry in the province, but also within the borders of Enniskillen. The major crops grown are soybeans, wheat and corn in addition to various livestock operations. The newest sector to emerge is the greenhouse industry. The largest crop is soybeans which is processed in two facilities in the province as well as exported to various Asian markets as food grade edible soybeans. Corn is grown not only for livestock feed, but also to supply the ethanol plant in nearby St. Clair Township.

As Mayor, I welcome you and willing to hear from you anytime with suggestions how we can continue to make Enniskillen a better place to live, work and play!

Kevin Marriott, Mayor

Township of Enniskillen

Upcoming Events

Tue 28

Water bills due

February 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue 07


March 7 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 21


March 21 @ 7:00 pm
Tue 04


April 4 @ 7:00 pm
Fri 14

Good Friday office closed

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Township of Enniskillen municipal office will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20, 2017. The office will be open on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 regular office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Advisory to Township of Enniskillen residents. The Petrolia Landfill waste and recycling depot will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20, 2017.  
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued today, February 7, 2017  by the St Clair Region Conservation Authority. Highlights: 20-30 mm of precipitation across the watershed fast flowing water and slippery banks water levels to rise over next few days Flooding is anticipated to be minor in nature, traditional floodplain areas may become inundated with water over the next few days. Residents are reminded to avoid watercourses and flooded areas due to slippery banks, cold and swift moving water and deteriorating ice.  Parents in particular are urged to keep their children away from floodplain areas.  
Waste Management is only permitting soils to be deposited in the Petrolia landfill.  At the present time, the staff predict that the site will continue to accept soils into the second quarter of 2017.  The final site closure date could still vary dependent upon the rate of delivery of soils into the site. Once the capacity of the landfill is reached, Waste Management will proceed to remove the scales, trailer and the shed from the site.  New fencing will then be constructed at the depot location to restrict access to the remainder of the landfill.  The Council plans to continue…
The following is information regarding the 2017 Summer Employment Opportunities recruitment initiative. I encourage you to share this information with students within your locality. The Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) program provides up to 5,000 students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through supervised summer employment in the Ontario Public Service. These positions enable students across the province to gain valuable work experience and develop skills which are transferable to the labour market. Positions for summer 2017 will be posted on January 3, 2017 with six different closing dates between January 17 and March 28. You may access the…
There will be an increase in water rates for water used after May 15, 2017. The new water rate will increase from $1.76 to $1.79 per cubic meter.  The new rate will be in effect for water used after May 15th, 2017. The administrative charge will remain at $45.50 per billing period. Sewer charges will remain the same in the hamlet of Oil City at this time. Shut off of service, disconnection and re-connection of service, as well as special reading charges have increased to $50.00, effective December 6, 2016. Hydro applied to the LaSalle pump system will increase to…
Slow down.  Stay Alert. Stay in control. Check Your Vehicle:  Get your vehicle winter-ready with a maintenance check-up.  Carry an ice scraper and washer fluid effective to -40 degrees C.  Keep your fuel tank at least half full.  Consider installing four winter tires.  You’re eligible for an auto insurance discount if you use them! Plan Ahead, use your judgement:  Plan your trip, locate your stops and check the weather.  Check road conditions and closures on the MTO website, Twitter account or call 511 for hands-free-voice activated service.  Use your judgement too – delaying your trip may be the best option.…
The Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (OWDCP) provides compensation to eligible producers whose livestock and/or poultry have been injured or killed as a result of wildlife predation or whose bee colonies, beehives and/or beehive-related equipment has been damaged as a result of wildlife predation. To view the Ontario’s Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (A Guide for Livestock and Poultry Owners) January, 2017, please follow the link: Producer-Tip-Sheet-Final_pdf How it works:  Process-Chart-for-OWDCP-Final_pdf For more information on the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program visit:        
Notice to Hunters Sale of Township Hunting Licenses Township of Enniskillen will have available on October 3, 2016 the RESIDENT & NON-RESIDENT LICENSES on sale for hunting of Pheasants & Rabbits. OPEN SEASON starts October 26, 2016 and ends on the last day of February, 2017. Hunters must have a valid small game license and be present in person to obtain a Township license. License Fees:  Resident: $6.00        Non-Resident: $25.00 Licenses will be available at the Enniskillen Township Office 4465 Rokeby Line, RR 1, Petrolia, Ontario  N0N 1R0 Phone: 519-882-2490 Office hours:  Monday-Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30…
As summer approaches and the prospect of severe weather grows, the County of Lambton has launched a new website designed to help local residents prepare for emergencies at home. includes information on a variety of topics including emergency preparedness and hazards in the Lambton County community. The goal of is to provide Lambton County residents with information about potential local hazards and how they can prepare.  Mark Wetering, Emergency Management Coordinator states that “Residents can read up on a number of topics including chemical emergencies, severe summer weather, public health emergencies, severe winter weather, and flooding”. Emergency Response…