Municipal Law Enforcement
The Township's Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, by contacting (705) 487-2171, for the purpose of responding to Canine Control issues related to aggressive dogs and/or dogs at large as per the Canine Control By-law, excessive noise as per the Noise By-law and Parking By-law.
The Municipal Law Enforcement Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Township's By-laws, proactively and through the investigation of complaints. Please note that Municipal Law does not respond to anonymous complaints. Complaints can be filed electronically, regular mail, over the phone or in person at the Administration Offices. The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers work with residents to obtain compliance with the Township By-laws. There is a strong educational component to their activities. The Township is committed to raising awareness of community standards, and enforcing the Township’s by-law using a timely, professional and unbiased approach.
Municipal Law Enforcement is also responsible for enforcement of the Township's Canine Control, Clean and Clear, Property Standards, Kennel Licensing and Parking By-laws, the issuance of Pool Fence Permits, and Sign Permits for signs that are not considered a structure under the Ontario Building Code.
Every by-law complaint/violation is unique and the method of dealing with the by-law complaint should reflect what is necessary in order to resolve it rather than to be unnecessarily punitive. Property owners should always have the opportunity of using the least expensive option for compliance. Our intent is to enforce the by-laws equitably and to apply the level of enforcement that best fits the type and circumstances of by-law violation in order to achieve compliance with the by-law(s). The Municipal Law Enforcement Division has a responsibility to attempt to balance the public good and the rights of individuals when utilizing approaches to the enforcement of various Township by-laws.