Need to contact the City but not sure where to start? Click the A-Z City Services Directory, contact us form, or view our frequently requested services below.

Online Services

Many of our services offered are easily accessible online. Our Online Services page allows you to pay online for many City services such as parking tickets, tax certificates, transit passes, recreation activities, Sarnia Fire e-services, marriage ceremonies, bulk compost, business licenses, wastewater tickets, dog licenses, planning and zoning requests/fees.

Building Permit Applications and Forms

Building permits are needed for many projects you may be looking to complete. A list of projects that need a building permit, how to apply, zoning information and much more can found on our Building Permit Applications & General Information page.

Business Licensing and Permits

For information about business licensing, you can visit our Business Licensing page. This will provide information on how to renew or apply for a business licence including zoning information.

If a building permit is needed to acquire your business, information and applications can be found on our Building Permit Applications & General Information page.

Dog Licensing

Our dog licensing page makes it easy to find all of the information, forms and applications you are looking for to licence your dog.

Economic Development

Check out the Invest Sarnia, Explore Sarnia, Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport, or Sarnia Harbour websites.

Employment Opportunities

View all current job opportunities an details on how to apply.

Garbage, Recycle, Yard Waste, Brush & Bulk Collection

By visiting our Garbage, Recycle and Compost Collection page you can access our What Goes Where, Recycle Coach App and My Schedule online tool. Learn who to contact in the event of a missed garbage or missed recycling collection.

Frequently asked questions can be found on our Garbage and Recycling Frequently Asked Questions page. Questions regarding waste materials, weight, and collection services are provided.

Marriage Licence Applications

To book an appointment for a marriage licence please contact City Hall Customer Service at 519-332-0330 Ext 3131, email or fill out a request on our Marriage Licence Appointment page. A marriage licence application can also be obtained by visiting our Marriage Licence Application page.

Parking Ticket Payments

Parking tickets that have been issued within the past 30 days can be paid through our Parking Ticket Payment page.

Parks & Recreation

For information about our Parks & TrailsArenas, or Aquatics Facilities please visit those pages. If you are interested in Adopt-A-Park or Trail, Recreational Programing, Registering Online and Memorials and Commemorations please visit our Recreation and Programing page. For information about Public Skating and the Strangway Centre click the links.

To book Arenas and Ice, Rooms and Halls, Picnic Spaces, Specialty Facilities, or Sports Field & Multi-Use Courts click the corresponding links.

For information about trees or a City Tree Order Request please visit our Forestry page. To learn more about Sarnia being Bicycle Friendly please visit our Cycling page.

Festivals and Events

Check out the City of Sarnia events calendar for a list of City events. Learn more about Sarnia’s signature events, such as Easter in the Park and Sarnia Canada Day on our Signature Events page.


Learn about planning and development in the City of Sarnia including development applications, planning applications, zoning, official plan, home based businesses, short-term accommodations, secondary dwelling units, development charges, and more on the Planning and Development page.

Property Tax

Our Property Taxes page can provide contact information regarding your property tax assessment. Visit our Property Tax Due Dates & Payment Options page for information regarding fees, due dates, payment options, and other important information and forms. Other popular online services for property taxes include: Understanding Your Tax Bill, and Assessments.


The Sarnia Transit page makes it easy to find all of the information about smart cards (including lost cards), transit services, fares, maps and routes, schedules, Care-a-van and much more can be found. Information about the Inter-Community Bus Service is also available.

Additional Services

If you are looking for information regarding some additional services within the city, please visit Additional Services.