Bylaw Enforcement Services

Program Information

Bylaw Enforcement is a function of the Development Services Department.

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer is primarily responsible for processing, investigating and resolving contraventions of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's Bylaws.  This enforcement service extends throughout the Regional District.

Where bylaw-related concerns or problems arise, the Regional District encourages residents, where appropriate, to discuss and attempt to resolve the issues amicably.  If resolution is not possible, or circumstances do not allow for a solution, then a complaint should be brought forward in writing to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer.

The Bylaw Enforcement Officer will investigate the complaint and determine whether it is actually a contravention of the applicable bylaw.  Assuming it is determined that there is a contravention, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will  bring the complaint to the attention of the property owner(s) in writing, giving the owner(s) a reasonable time to resolve the issue.  In the majority of cases, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer is able to bring about a resolution.  However, there are circumstances when a resolution can only be obtained through legal process.  The enforcement of local government bylaws through the legal process can be very time-consuming and costly, thus every effort is made to resolve the issues directly with the offending party.

Once a complaint is received in writing, and an investigation reveals a contravention, the contravening matter will be brought into compliance, either directly or if necessary, through legal process.

Enforcement Policy

It is the Regional District's policy that complaints be received in writing, either by letter, email, or online complaint form and that the investigation be limited to the specific issue of concern expressed in the complaint.  The name and phone number of the complainant must be provided. Please refer to Policy A-69 for further information.

Required Information

The written complaint must include the civic or legal address of the offending property, the nature of the complaint and, if known, the duration of the alleged contravention. Your name, mailing address and telephone number is also required for contact purposes. 

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Your identity will not be revealed as it is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. However, should the matter proceed to court and if required by direction of law, the CSRD may be required to disclose the information provided.

Noise Complaints

The CSRD Noise Bylaw No. 5754 was adopted at the June 21, 2018 Board Meeting. The CSRD has adopted Noise Bylaw No. 5754 to provide the RCMP with an additional enforcement tool to address noise-related concerns. The enforcement of Bylaw No. 5754 is at the sole discretion of the RCMP; the RCMP is authorized in MTI Bylaw No. 5776 to issue a municipal ticket for noise-related offences. CSRD staff will not be enforcing this bylaw. Upon receipt of a noise complaint, CSRD staff will explain the purpose and content of Bylaw No. 5754 to residents and direct them to their local RCMP detachment for follow-up.

Unsightly Premises Complaints

Currently, the Regional District does not have any bylaws addressing unsightly premises, therefore, complaints concerning these matters cannot be addressed by the Regional District.

Municipal Ticket Information

Bylaw Electoral Area​  
Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw No. 5776   All Areas Link

Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw No. 5776 applies to various CSRD bylaws:

Bylaw Electoral Area​ Designated Bylaw Enforcement Offier View Bylaw
Fireworks/Firecracker Regulation Bylaw No. 5509  Electoral Area C
Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Fireworks/Firecracker Area 'E' Regulation Bylaw No. 5601 Electoral Area E
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Link
CSRD Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 5744 All Areas CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer  Link
CSRD Cross Connection Control Bylaw No. 5726 Electoral Area C
Electoral Area D
Electoral Area F
CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Refuse Disposal Facilities Tipping Fee and Regulation Bylaw No. 5759 All Areas
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Illegal Dumping Regulation Bylaw No. 5615  All Areas
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Electoral Area C Dog Control Bylaw No. 5747 Electoral Area C
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Ranchero Dog Control Bylaw No. 5748 Electoral Area D
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer 
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Area 'F' Dangerous Dog Control Regulation Bylaw No. 5669 Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer 
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Columbia Shuswap Regional District Community Parks Regulation Bylaw No. 5556 All Areas
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Link
Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900

Electoral Area C
Electoral Area E
Electoral Area F

  1. CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  2. RCMP
Link
Anglemont Zoning Bylaw No. 650 Electoral Area F CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500 Electoral Area D CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Electoral Area 'B' Zoning Bylaw No. 851 Electoral Area B CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Magna Bay Zoning Bylaw No. 800 Electoral Area F CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 825 Electoral Area F CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Rural Sicamous Land Use Bylaw No. 2000 Electoral Area E CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link

Ranchero / Deep Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 751

Electoral Area D CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
Salmon Valley Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 2600 Electoral Area D CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
South Shuswap Zoning Bylaw No. 701 Electoral Area C CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer Link
CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw No. 660 Electoral Area B
Electoral Area E
Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer CSRD
  • Building Official
Link
CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw No. 630 Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer CSRD
  • Building Official
Link

Contact Us

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For general enquiries please call 1.888.248.2773 or 250.832.8194