Winter Road Control

Winter Control/Maintenance
The Township of Hamilton provides winter operations, sanding, and plowing on our roads. Township patrols, plows, and spread de-icers on our roads based on the legal responsibility outlined in the Ministry of Transportation Minimum Maintenance Standards and Highway Traffic Act. Highway Traffic Act dictates that parked vehicles cannot impede snow removal operations and how snow should not be placed on roads from private properties.

Mailboxes are the responsibility of the property owner, not the Township of Hamilton. The Township does not clear the snow around mailboxes, nor guarantee any service levels for rural mail delivery. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure they meet with Canada Post requirements for rural delivery. Standard mailboxes are replaced if damaged by Township equipment, however, the Township does not accept responsibility for damages caused by the impact of snow on a mailbox during our regular snow plow operations. Mailboxes should be constructed to withstand the impact of snow from snow plow operations.

Half Load Restrictions
During the spring thaw, most Township roads become too soft to withstand the weight of a fully loaded truck, no matter how many axles. In an effort to reduce damage to the roads during spring thaw, the Township has weight restrictions to half loads (5 tonnes per axle) on all roads in the Township from March 1st to April 30th. Please assist us in reducing repairs to our road system by not having heavy deliveries to your property during this time of year.

Winter Parking (November to April)
By-law 2006-46 Part 111 (9)

Municipal Office 8285 Majestic Hills Drive P.O. Box 1060 Cobourg, On K9A 4W5
Office Hours Monday to Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 905-342-2810
Fax: 905-342-2818