State of emergency

Overview

States of emergency

Information on a state of emergency and a state of local emergency, who can declare them, why they are used and how long they last.

Forms

Declare a state of local emergency (Form 4): for municipal councils

Municipal councils can declare a state of local emergency for a maximum of 7 days by completing this form.

Declare a state of local emergency (Form 5): for mayor or warden

Mayors or wardens can declare a state of local emergency for a maximum of 7 days if municipal councils are unable to act.

End a state of local emergency (Form 7)

Municipal councils, mayors or wardens can end the state of local emergency by completing this form.

Renew a state of local emergency (Form 6)

Municipal councils, mayors or wardens can extend the state of local emergency beyond 7 days by completing the renewal form.