Property Standards and Clean Yards

Property Standards and Clean Yards

The Property Standards By-law and the Clean Yards By-law deal with the maintenance of buildings and yards. Property Standards is generally used for ensuring that buildings are kept in a safe and sanitary condition and that the property is kept clean and clear of debris. The Clean Yard by-law is a less complicated by-law and is mostly used for the cutting of grass and weeds and for the clean up of dirty back yards.

Should you wish to file a complaint, forms for by-law infractions are available from the Clerk’s Department at the Town Administration Offices in Virgil or online.  Complaints may also be taken over the phone or through e-mail, and are handled by the By-law Enforcement Department.  It should be noted that anonymous complaints are rarely acted upon.  Complaint information is always confidential and a complaintant’s name will not be revealed.  The information is protected by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Naturally, where a complaintant is required to give evidence in court, his or her identity will be revealed.

Rolf Wiens, Manager of Enforcement/Chief Building Official
905-468-3061, ext. 249

• Property Standards (By-law 3681-02)
• Clean Yard (By-law 4114-07)

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