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Property Standards

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The Property Standards By-law sets a minimum standard for property owners to maintain their buildings and properties. We enforce the by-law to protect the health and safety of occupants, the environment and the value of the lands.

Filing a complaint

You can file a complaint online using our report a problem form.

When a complaint is received

An officer will conduct an inspection of the property to see if it follows the standards set out in the by-law. If the property violates the by-law an Order may be issued requiring the landowner to make any necessary changes or fixes to adhere with the regulations.

If the work is not completed, the Municipality may step in to do the necessary work at the property owner's expense. The cost incurred will be added to the Municipal Tax Roll. Charges may also be laid with a maximum fine, upon conviction, of $50,000 for a first offence for an individual and $100,000 for a corporation.

Right to appeal

The owner does have a right to appeal an Order. The cost of filing an appeal is $100 with half ($50) refunded if the owner appears at the Appeal Hearing.

We require any Property Standards complaint to be submitted in writing. This material is confidential and will not be shared with the property owner.

If you're looking for more information on the by-law, or to file a property standards complaint, please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Division.

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