By-law Enforcement

By-law Enforcement

The Municipal Act allows municipalities to pass by-laws for the regulation of many areas affecting health, safety and the enjoyment of property. 

By-law Enforcement is part of the Community and Development Services Department and is responsible for investigating complaints regarding the violation of by-laws and to resolve the violations.   


Complaint Forms for by-law infractions are available at the Town Administration Offices in Virgil and can also be completed in advance using the attached On-Line Service Request & Complaint Form.  Complaints may also be taken over the phone or through email.  It should be noted that anonymous complaints will not be acted upon.  Complainants' information is always confidential and a complainant's name will not be revealed.  The information is protected by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Naturally, where a complainant is required to give evidence in court, his or her identity will be revealed.

Some of the by-laws enforced through this department are:

Animal Care and Control>>
Noise By-law and Nuisance By-law>>
Property Standards and Clean Yards >>
Bed and Breakfasts - Country Inns - Cottage Rentals and Lodging Houses >>
Private Tree Protection >>


Erin Dean
Senior Enforcement Officer
905-468-3061, ext. 279

Henry Boese
Parking Enforcement Officer
905-468-3061. ext. 226