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About SDG Counties

About SDG Counties

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG Counties) is a region steeped in history and traditions that harken back to the founding of Ontario. We are a region that prides itself on openness, hard work and success.

SDG Counties has a population of more than 65,000 and was formally established in 1850 - 17 years before the birth of our nation. We border the province of Quebec to the east and New York State to the south. Our neighbours include the City of Cornwall, the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne, the United Counties of Prescott-Russell and the United Counties of Leeds-Grenville.

Upper-tier government

SDG Counties is an upper-tier government that includes six local municipalities. Our 12-member SDG Counties Council includes two representatives (mayor and deputy-mayor) from South Stormont, North Stormont, South Glengarry, North Glengarry, South Dundas and North Dundas.

Counties Council meets the third Monday of each month.

    What we do

    Our departments cover a variety of SDG Counties services:

    • Transportation and Infrastructure: Transportation Services is responsible for SDG Counties' road and bridge infrastructure, vehicles and rolling stock, and land use planning services, including plans of subdivision and severances.
    • Planning: Planning Services maintain and update the County Official Plan in consultation with local Municipalities. The Official Plan ensures effective management of growth and development within SDG Counties through a broad policy framework.
    • SDG Library: The SDG Library offers print, audiovisual, and digital resources for its members, and access to information, opportunities for self-guided learning, recreation and program activities for residents of SDG Counties. Visit one of our 15 branches.
    • Court Services: The Provincial Offences Act (POA) court at our County Administration Building in Cornwall governs offences covered by the Highway Traffic Act, as well as liquor license violations, trespass to property, etc.
    • Economic Development: SDG Counties is proud to be a member of the Quebec City-Windsor mega-region that is home to more than 20 million people and more than half a trillion dollars in annual economic output.
    • Corporate Services: The Corporate Services Department provides management services to all Counties departments, employees, communications, council, and committees.
    • Financial Services: The Financial Services Department provides a broad range of accounting services and support to all SDG Counties Departments, employees, Council and Committees.

    Do you have feedback for us?

    We want to hear from you. The form below contains instructions specifically for processing complaints and feedback. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Director of Corporate Services at 613-932-1515 ext. 203

    Please Note: We do not take anonymous concerns. All concerns and complaints must be completed with name, date, email, address and phone number provided.

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