By-law Enforcement

By-law Enforcement

Our By-law Enforcement Officials are responsible for the enforcement of by-laws passed by the Council of the Township of The Archipelago.  They also are engaged in educating residents and visitors of the by-laws in our Township.  These core functions of our By-law Enforcement Officials aim to reduce by-law infractions and emergency incidents.  We share your goal in maintaining a strong, vibrant community and the enjoyment of your time within the Township.
 
Our by-law service is fairly passive in that we are usually responding to complaints and don not actively look for by-law infractions.  Occasional patrols, especially in the summer months, are done primarily with the intent to engage our ratepayers.  Our Officers also attend many Association's annual general meetings during the season.

 
Reporting a complaint or concern
For non-emergency OPP matters you have the ability to report through the OPP's Self-Reporting Citizen System

You municipal-matter complaints are handled on an anonymous basis, we do ask for the name of the person calling in the complaint for subsequent follow up and may ask for your support if the infraction can not be correct and leads to court action.
 
Once a complaint is received the by-law officer will contact the party to verify if the complaint has validity, if the complaint is valid a notice of infraction could be issues, a charge could be laid or the officer may ask the party to just take corrective action. Over 90% of our complaints are handled by resolution with the by-law officer and the cooperation of all parties avoids very costly fines and penalties that can be levied by the courts.

If reporting a by-law issue during office hours, please contact the
By-law Enforcement Department  Phone :(705)746-4243 ext. 325
or
For after hours, please call 705 774 3630
 
Alternatively Use our online reporting tool: