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Regional Services

York Region is a two tier municipality. This means that the upper-tier municipality (The Regional Municipality of York) delivers specific services for the lower-tier municipalities. York Region’s lower-tier municipalities include Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

York Region’s upper-tier municipal structure was created to provide high-level services throughout all municipalities, resulting in cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our lower-tier municipalities and residents.

Regional services we provide include:

  • Court Services
  • Paramedic Services
  • Family and Children’s Services
  • Housing
  • Long-term Care
  • Planning and Economic Development
  • Police Services
  • Public Health
  • Regional Roads and Street Trees
  • Social Assistance
  • Solid Waste Management
  • YRT/Viva
  • Water/Wastewater
  • York Regional Forest

Our Who Do I Call information sheet outlines services offered by your local town or city. Please visit the Local Municipalities page for more information on your lower tier municipality.



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