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The County of Lanark is comprised of eight municipalities. Please click on the links below for an overview of each of them, contact information, and a link to their websites.

Municipal Partners

         Beckwith                  Montague Logo             
            Beckwith Township                       Township of Montague         



   Tay Valley         Town of Mississippi Mills Logo
             Tay Valley Township                       Town of Mississippi Mills   


     Carelton Place Logo                Lanark Highlands Logo
         Town of Carleton Place                    Township of Lanark Highlands


        Township of Drummond North Elmsley Logo                  Town of Perth Logo
Township of Drummond / North Elmsley                  Town of Perth






Separated Municipal Partners

       Smiths Falls logo      
         Town of Smiths Falls             




Amalgamation Review

Effective January 1st 1998, the municipal landscape in Lanark County changed, as local government re-organized to become more streamlined and efficient. The move was part of the Ontario Government's Bill 26.

The following is a recap of the final moves and amalgamations.


Beckwith Township

The Township of Beckwith remained a municipality however parts were annexed to the Town of Carleton Place.


Tay Valley Township (Formerly Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke)

The townships of South Sherbrooke, Bathurst and North Burgess amalgamated to form the new Township of Bathurst North Burgess and South Sherbrooke. The name of the new township was later renamed to the Township of Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke. As of June 2002, the Township of Bathurst Burgess Sherbrooke changed its name to Tay Valley.

Town of Carleton Place

Parts of the Township of Beckwith were annexed to the Town of Carleton Place.

Township of Drummond / North Elmsley

The townships of Drummond and North Elmsley amalgamated to form the new Township of Drummond/North Elmsley.

Town of Mississippi Mills

The Town of Almonte, and the townships of Pakenham and Ramsay amalgamated to form the new Town of Mississippi Mills.

Town of Perth

Parts of the Township of North Elmsley were annexed to the Town of Perth.

Township of Lanark Highlands

The Village and Township of Lanark, the Township of Darling, and the Township of Lavant, Dalhousie and North Sherbrooke amalgamated into one municipality, the Township of Northwest Lanark. The name of the new township was later renamed to the Township of Lanark Highlands.

Township of Montague

The Township of Montague remained a municipality.