Welcome to Bancroft, Ontario
Bancroft is located in the heart of Ontario, tucked away from the bustle of the big city but close enough to visit. Central to several mid-sized cities and halfway between Toronto and Ottawa, Bancroft offers the tranquility of the Canadian Shield with all the amenities of a modern community. Built alongside the York River in the mid-1800s, Bancroft sits at the northern tip of Hastings County and the southern end of Algonquin Park.
Historically fueled by the mining and lumber industries, the Bancroft region offers residents and visitors access to lakes, forests, parks, golf courses, theatres and museums, cultural and sporting events, recreation trails, well-established municipal services, K-12 and post-secondary education, modern health care facilities, and a thriving downtown core that offers ample opportunity for further economic development. With a regional population of more than 40 000, Bancroft is anything but a typical small town.
Bancroft welcomes visitors (150 000 annually) from all over Canada and the world and is a favourite destination for four-season vacations. It’s not hard to believe that many visitors choose to stay, and Bancroft has become the community of choice for many people who would like to leave the busy city-life behind. The Bancroft region provides the perfect blend of urban and rural economies and landscapes and makes a wonderful place to visit, live, work, and thrive!
Town of Bancroft Proudly Provides Continuous Safe Potable Water Supply
The system is carefully controlled and monitored on a continuous basis to prevent any infiltration into the water supply. The annual drinking water report is available on the Town of Bancroft website for public viewing.
Works recently completed on the main water trunk and the upcoming line replacement is being carried out to ensure continued and uninterrupted operations by replacing the infrastructure based on industry standard life expectancy.
Please contact the Town of Bancroft should you have any questions..
For a link to the Annual Reports please click here
Notice of Public Meeting - May 10, 2016
Flood Warning - Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Commissioner of Oath-Signatures Fee
As of January 12, 2016, the rates for commissioning documents in our office have risen. The fees for Commissioner of Oath signatures are as follows:
Town of Bancroft Resident $10.00 + HST
Non-Resident $25.00 + HST
The "Commissioners For Taking Affidavits Act" empowers Municipal Clerks and other Officials to take various types of declarations and to administer oaths. Please note we do not have a Notary Public on staff.
All parties required to sign the document must be present and must provide valid photo identification in order to have a document commissioned.
Town staff will first review the document to determine if the document meets their specification. We reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.
If possible, we ask that anyone requiring the services of a Commissioner of Oaths call the office in advance to ensure:
Please share this information within your organization and with clients who intend to visit our office for this service.
Please be advised that at a Regular Council meeting held on Sept 8/15 Council has approved the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft increase the sewer rates by 2% effective September 8, 2015 and a further 2% effective January 1, 2016.