Municipal Law Enforcement Officers enforce the Township By-laws. When a complaint is received, it is investigated to determine if a bylaw violation exists or not. The appropriate action will then be taken to resolve the matter. An Officer may at any time enter onto land for the purpose of carrying out an inspection to determine whether or not the by-laws are being obeyed.

If the property is known to be a Short Term Rental, then officers will proceed with the "Strict Enforcement Policy". If there is sufficient evidence, the renter and property owner will be issued a charge.

In many cases, the sound-producing activity will have ceased prior to an officer's arrival. In those cases, the offender may be educated about the Noise Control By-law to deter the activity from happening again.

Typically, a warning is sufficient to stop the noise-producing activity. If required, the Officer may issue a charge under the Noise Control By-law, or depending on the circumstances, a Summons to Court may be issued.

Alternatively, a Ticket of Summons to Appear in Court could be issued with fines ranging between $300.00 to $100,000.00.

Noise Brochure 

This information brochure has been prepared for general information only. For specific information, please refer to the Noise By-law.