Respecting the rights of our neighbours and ensuring the health and safety of the public is an important and essential aspect of community living. At times, however, boundaries may be crossed and By-law Compliance Officers are given the task to investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations of various municipal bylaws.
The goal of By-law Compliance is not to penalize the residents of East Zorra-Tavistock or visitors but, rather, to achieve compliance through education and the provision of information in order to preserve the quality of life to which each citizen is entitled.
Bylaw Compliance deals with the following issues:
- Clean Yard Violations
- Unsightly premises, discarded vehicles
- Fire/Building Code Violations
- Life safety issues, public hazards
- Property Standards
- Illegal structures, health & safety issues
- Weed Control
- Animal Control
- Dogs running loose, barking
- Traffic regulation
- Illegal parking, vehicle obstructions
- Zoning regulations
- Garage Sales
- Noise/Nuisance Complaints
As of October 2008 the Township has instituted set fines for many of the by-law infractions. However, failure to comply with some of the more serious violations could result in an order to appear in court.
More information is available in the By-Law Compliance Guidelines found below. We have also included a list of commonly requested protective by-laws for your convenience.