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Legislative Services

Clarington's Director of Legislative Services is Rob Maciver.

The Legislative Services Department consists of five divisions: Legal, Clerk's, Human Resources, Municipal Law Enforcement and Animal Services. 

Legal Services

Legal Services is responsible for providing legal advice and support to Council, municipal staff and the Chief Administrative Officer. The Municipal Solicitor offers professional advice on various matters including planning and development, commercial issues, corporate matters, privacy, freedom of informationmunicipal elections and municipal by-laws.

The Solicitor provides legal representation for the Municipality before all levels of court, administrative boards and tribunals.


The Clerk's Division is lead by June Gallagher, Clarington's Municipal Clerk. The Division is responsible for maintaining official records and managing information. It also provides support for Council and Committee.

The Clerk's Division conducts municipal elections. It is also responsible for many public services, including issuing marriage licenses, registering deaths, providing commissioner of oath services and processing requests for information.

Human Resources

Human Resources provides administrative support to all municipal departments. The division is responsible for hiring staff and negotiating contracts. In Clarington, we know that the key to our success lies with our staff.

Municipal Law Enforcement

Our Municipal Law Enforcement Division investigates and enforces municipal regulatory by-laws such as property standards, lot maintenance, zoning, signs, noise, parking enforcement and licensing by-laws.

Animal Services

Animal Services operates the Clarington Animal Shelter. The Division also investigates animal complaints, enforces animal by-laws and assists with wildlife concerns in the community.

Animal Services staff also provide the following services: fostering, impounding animals, removing animal remains, reuniting animals with families and routine neighbourhood patrol, sheltering, and caring for impounded/surrendered animals.


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