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 Online 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.

By-laws enforced by this department through the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) include:

Animal Care and Control>>
Clean Yards>>
Fireworks Sale and Use>>
Noise By-law and Nuisance By-law>>
Property Standards and Clean Yards >>
Site Alterations>>
Short Term Rentals>>
Swimming Pool>>
Private Trees >>
Public Trees>>