Moving to Oakville

Community resources

Oakville offers a wide range of resources through our community centres and public libraries. The town is also home to Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Find additional information in the Community Resources section.

Garbage and recycling

Garbage and recycling pick-up is handled by Halton Region, but you can pick up garbage and recycling bins in person from the ServiceOakville desk at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road. Please visit the Halton Region website to find information on everything from garbage and blue box pick-up schedules to acceptable items for recycling to yard waste and bulk brush collection.

Parking permits on moving day and after you're settled

You will likely need a parking permit for the day of your move, so be sure to check the Parking Permits page for details.

Resources for new Canadians

Welcome to Canada and welcome to Oakville! Be sure to visit the links below for services and resources to help you settle in:


Oakville is proud of its many pre-schools, elementary schools, high schools, independent schools, as well as continuing education programs, and English-as-a-second-language courses. Visit the Schools in Oakville page for more information and links to different school boards.


Although the lawyer who handled the legal aspects of your move should have notified the tax department, it's important to check that everything is in order. Visit the Taxes and Assessments section of this site.


Planning on doing any digging? Planting a tree, building a deck or fence? Be sure to contact ON1Call first to get a locate of utilities so you can dig safely. Visit the ON1Call website for more details.

Oakville Town Council

Town Council is the legislated governing body for the municipality of Oakville. Council consists of the Mayor and 12 councillors representing the town’s six wards. Visit the Council page and get to know Mayor Rob Burton and individual Members of Council.

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