Online Services Help
Welcome to the Town of Collingwood Online Services.
Are you looking for help? We hope to answer your questions here.
If you cannot find your answer in the information below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-445-1030 and press 0 for Customer Service.
- From the Portal Home page, click on Register in the top right corner.
- Enter your email address; this becomes your Login ID.
- Create a password and re-enter to confirm. Your password must be a minimum of 8 characters long.
- Click “Next Step” and complete the remaining contact information fields.
- Ensure to complete the "I am not a robot" field at the end by entering in the characters you see in the image and submit.
- Once you complete these steps, you will receive an email to confirm your account. Click on the link with the message to validate your account.
- You can now sign into the web portal and begin to submit permits, service requests or by-law cases.
There are a couple of things to check:
- You should receive an email within 15 minutes of registering. However, sometimes emails can be delayed for reasons out of our control. Give it a couple more minutes.
- Did you spell your email address correctly? If you are not sure, you could try registering again with the same email address. If we already have that email on file you will see a message indicating “An account already exists for this username.”
- Check your junk folders. Sometimes messages end up in places we don't intend.
If the suggestions above don't help, please contact us and provide your email address so we can activate your account for you.
You can see all the permits, service requests and by-law cases that you submitted using the web portal, by signing in then clicking "My Items". Each section expands by clicking on the title, or to see all your items, click on the "Expand All" link. Additionally, you will be able to see the status of your submissions here.
You can upload documents and photos that have the following extensions when you create a new permit, planning application or by-law complaint:
.PDF (Adobe Acrobat)
.JPG (photo or image)
.PNG (photo or image)
.TIF (photo or image),
Documents with other extensions will not be uploaded.
Submitted documents and photos must be under 50MB in size.
If you would like to upload more documents or photos to your existing permit, service request or by-law case:
- Sign in to the web portal, click on My Items
- Find the item and click on it to open it.
- Scroll down to the Upload Additional Documents section.
- Click the Browse... button and select the file you wish to upload.
- Fill in the short description field and click Upload Document
From the Sign In page:
- Click the "Forgot Password" link.
- Enter the email address for your account.
- Click the Reset Password button.
- You will receive an email with a link to change your password
To request an inspection for your existing permit:
- Sign into the web portal and click on My Items
- Click My Permit Applications and find the permit.
- If the permit has an inspection waiting to be completed, you will see a "Request Inspection" button. Click on it.
- Select the inspection you would like to schedule and click on Next Step.
- Fill in the date, time and notes fields. Make sure to fill in the "I am not a robot" field at the bottom and click on Next Step.
- Our Town Building Assistant will receive a message indicating your request.
- Check back later in My Items under My Upcoming Inspections to see when the inspection has actually been scheduled for.
If you don't see a "Request Inspection" button under your permit in My Items, please call or email us: 705-445-1030 or email@example.com.
There are a few points to note:
- Make sure you are logged into the Public Portal.
- A separate application is required for each dog you own.
- All dogs are classified as "New" when you apply online for the first time, in future years you will see an option to pay fees for the new calendar year online.
- Lifetime dog licences are not currently available online, but can be purchased at Town Hall.
- Click Apply for a Dog Licence from the Public Portal home page
- Enter in your dog's name and brief description and click Next
- Select your dog's breed and colour and indicate if your dog is spayed, neutered and/or microchipped by inputting the neccesary details then click Next Step: Owner
- Confirm your contact details and address - you will be the person who is contacted should your dog be recovered by Animal Control or a neighbour. Updates can be made on your My Account page after initital registration.
- If the dog lives at the same address you entered, check off the Use My Location box or enter the appropriate address where the dog lives in Collingwood.
- Review your application to ensure it is correct and use the Previous Step option should you need to make corrections.
- Select Make Payment which will direct you to a payment processesing page for your credit card information, then click Process Transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you.
- You will see a summary of the transaction and your information will then be reviewed by Town staff to issue and mail out a dog tag.
- At any time you can check the status of your dog licence in the My Items section.
- Pending Tag Assignment - Your application is pending confirmation and dog tag assignment. (Typically takes 1-3 business days).
- Active - A tag has been assigned and mailed to your registered address
Note: These steps are for existing online Public Portal users. If you have previously purchased a dog tag, but this is the first time you are purchasing one online, please follow the steps for How do I purchase a dog tag? (first time online users) above.
Steps to renew your dog tag:
- Login to your Public Portal account - if needed reset your password using the "Forgot Password" feature.
- Please take a moment to review and update your contact information as this is the phone number animal control will call if your dog is found, and your dog licence tag will be mailed to the address on file.
- Select "My Account" from the main page, then select "My Account" again from the options listed to view your account details and make necessary updates.
- Access your active dog licences to view and pay the fee to process your renewal. Two methods are available:
Option #1: “My Items” method:
- From the portal home page, select the heading called "My Items".
- Any active dog licences will now be visible. You can immediately click "Pay Fees" or you can click on the "Reference Number" (Starts with LCXX) to view and update the details about your dog.
- Selecting "Pay Fees" will take you through the payment processor to submit payment.
Option #2: Search Method
- From the Portal Home Page - Select the option "Search for a Dog Licence".
- In the search box, type in your dog's name, LC number, or address on file.
- The dog(s) will be listed at the bottom of the page.
- Select "Licence Status" to review your animal's detail or select "Pay Fees" to immediate pay outstanding fee.
Once payment is complete you will be emailed a receipt and Town Staff will be notified to assign and mail you a dog tag. Your tag will arrive to the address on file within 10 business days.
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