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Welcome to Petrolia, “The Greatest Town on Earth”.

Over the past 150 years, our community has exhibited the kind of vitality and imagination that has created an exceptional lifestyle for our residents and wonderful experiences for our visitors.We are focused on the health and wellness of our community supported by excellent health care and wellness facilities and services that are available to everyone. Our efforts would not succeed without the many volunteers who cheerfully give countless hours of their time to programs that benefit friends, family and neighbours.Whether you are a visitor, a newcomer to our community or a long term resident, we invite you to enjoy all Petrolia has to offer. Please try out our new website and let us know if you have any suggestions for improvement.

John McCharles
Mayor
Town of Petrolia

Resident Notice & Advisory


Petrolia Mayor to be Featured on Panel of Experts at AMCTO Municipal Finance Forum

Posted: November 30, 2017

Mayor John McCharles will be a featured panelist at this year’s highly respected conference organized by the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario (MFOA) and the Chartered Professional Accounts of Ontario (CPA).  Mayor McCharles will speak about Petrolia’s innovative and successful asset management process.Earlier this…

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Petrolia Heritage Committee to Release Lambton’s First Historical Graphic Novel

Posted: November 30, 2017

Petrolia Heritage Committee to Release Lambton’s First Historical Graphic Novel The Petrolia Heritage Committee is thrilled to announce the release of a Petrolia history graphic novel THE BEAR CREAK GUM BED MONSTER. A unique blend of art and story, this book has been created to interest young people in the heritage of Petrolia. The Bear…

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PETROLIA COUNCIL APPROVES 2018 BUDGET – SEWER RATES DOWN BY 10%, TAXES UP 1%

Posted: November 29, 2017

Senior staff at Petrolia Town Hall presented Town Council with a budget in October proposing a modest 1% tax increase on the municipal portion of taxes for property owners.   This proposed increase speaks to the commitment of staff to work as efficiently as possible, and takes into consideration the proposed changes to minimum wage. The small…

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