Bylaw Enforcement

Columbia Shuswap Regional District bylaws are in place to increase the safety and enjoyment for everyone in the community.

Making a ComplaintHand with Computer Mouse

If you have a complaint that requires bylaw enforcement, please fill out the Bylaw Enforcement Complaint form

For general information, please call 1-888-248-2773 or 250-832-8194 or contact us by email

To dispute a ticket, please complete this form.

Enforcement Process

Where bylaw-related concerns or problems arise, the CSRD encourages residents, where appropriate, to discuss and attempt to resolve the issues amicably. If resolution is not possible, 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 there is a contravention, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will bring the complaint to the attention of the property owner in writing, giving the owner 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, so every effort is made to resolve the issues directly with the offending party.

Please note: Not all bylaws are in effect throughout all areas of the Regional District, and some apply only in specified areas.  Please refer to each Regulatory Bylaw in the table below for more information. 

Enforcement Policy

It is the CSRD'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 Bylaw Enforcement Policy A-69 amended June 19 2018 (PDF) for further information.

Required Information

The written complaint must include:

  • the civic or legal address of the offending property, 
  • the nature of the complaint
  • the duration of the alleged contravention
  • your name, mailing address, email and telephone number for contact purposes.

Freedom of Information & 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 has adopted Noise Bylaw Number 5754 to provide the RCMP with an additional enforcement tool to address noise-related concerns. The enforcement of Bylaw Number 5754 is at the sole discretion of the RCMP. They are the agency authorized in MTI Bylaw Number 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 Number 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.

Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw Number 5776 Applies to Various CSRD Bylaws

BylawElectoral AreaDesignated Bylaw Enforcement OfficerView Bylaw
Fireworks/Firecracker Regulation Bylaw Number 5509
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Bylaw 5509
Fireworks/Firecracker Area 'E' Regulation Bylaw Number 5601Electoral Area E
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Bylaw 5601
CSRD Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw Number 5805All AreasCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerN/A
CSRD Cross Connection Control Bylaw Number 5726
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
  • Electoral Area F
CSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 5726
Refuse Disposal Facilities Tipping Fee and Regulation Bylaw Number 5824All Areas
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
N/A
Illegal Dumping Regulation Bylaw Number 5615All Areas
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Bylaw 5615
Electoral Area C Dog Control Bylaw Number 5747Electoral Area C
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP
Bylaw 5747
Electoral Area D Dog Control Service Area Amendment Bylaw Number 5831

Electoral Area D    


  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP

Bylaw 5831

Electoral Area D Dog Control Regulatory Bylaw Number 5832

Electoral Area D
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP

Bylaw 5832


Area 'F' Dangerous Dog Control Regulation Bylaw Number 5669Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • Dog Control Officer
  • RCMP
Bylaw 5669
Columbia Shuswap Regional District Community Parks Regulation Bylaw Number 5556All Areas
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  • RCMP
Bylaw 5556
Lakes Zoning Bylaw Number 900
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area E
  • Electoral Area F
  1. CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer
  2. RCMP
Bylaw 900
Anglemont Zoning Bylaw Number 650Electoral Area FCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 650
Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw Number 2500Electoral Area DCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 2500
Electoral Area 'B' Zoning Bylaw Number 851Electoral Area BCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 851
Magna Bay Zoning Bylaw Number 800Electoral Area FCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 800
Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw Number 825Electoral Area FCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 825
Rural Sicamous Land Use Bylaw Number 2000Electoral Area ECSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 2000

Ranchero / Deep Creek Zoning Bylaw Number 751

Electoral Area DCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 751
Salmon Valley Floodplain Management Bylaw Number 2600Electoral Area DCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 2600
South Shuswap Zoning Bylaw Number 701Electoral Area CCSRD Bylaw Enforcement OfficerBylaw 701
CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw Number 660
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area E
  • Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer CSRD
  • Building Official
Bylaw 660
CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw Number 630Electoral Area F
  • CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer CSRD
  • Building Official
Bylaw 630