Guidelines to Submit a Petition


Submitting a Petition

 All petitions shall be addressed to Mayor and Council.

Every petition shall be addressed to the Mayor and Council and be legibly written or printed.  The Petition shall not contain any obscene or improper matter, or language, and shall be signed by at Ieast one person and filed with the Clerk.

The Clerk will not accept any petition that contains any obscene or improper language.  The petition shall be, in the opinion of the Clerk, appropriate, respectful and temperate in language.

The Clerk will list petitions received prior to 12:00 noon the Tuesday preceding the Regular Council meeting on the Agenda.  All petitions received after this time will be held over for consideration at a subsequent meeting of Council unless the petition directly relates to items of business on an Agenda.  These petitions can be received up until 12:00 noon on the day before the scheduled meeting.

Individual(s) or group(s) initiating the petition must provide a key contact name, mailing address and telephone number to the Clerk when submitting the petition.

Petitions shall include the statement, or position, of the matter on each page, contain legible printed names accompanied by original signatures and address of all signatories on the petition.

The petition must clearly disclose, on each page that the document is a public document and that personal information, names, signatures and comments contained in the petition will be included on a public Council Meeting Agenda and shall form part of the public record.

Petitions received by the Clerk that do not meet the requirements indicated above will be returned to the individual or group initiating the petition. Once the requirements of submitting petition are complied with, the Clerk will place the petition on a public Council meeting Agenda.

For further information, or if you wish to submit a Petition to Council please contact the Clerk at 519-235-0310 or


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