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By-law Enforcement Services

By-law Enforcement Services is responsible for the enforcement of By-laws passed by the Mayor and Council of the Township of King as well as certain Provincial Legislation. The Township's By-Law Enforcement Officers are committed to the delivery of professional by-law enforcement in a timely and effective manner. The goal of the Township is to achieve compliance with municipal by-laws through education and mediation first, and through enforcement and prosecution where necessary. Officers strive to enforce the municipal by-laws in a fair and consistent manner. Our primary goals while enforcing municipal by-laws include: 

  • Ensuring public safety;

  • Maintaining community standards which contribute to quality of life in the community; and

  • Managing behavioral and nuisance issues to promote a harmonious living environment.

By-law Enforcement Matters

Click here for information about frequently requested Enforcem​ent issues.

Common by-law complaints relate to property standards, animal control, depositing fill without a permit, littering, illegal dumping, water theft, nuisance, loitering and noise control, prohibited parking, and zoning infractions. By-law Enforcement Officers are also appointed as inspectors by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food to carry out enforcement as it relates to "The Weed Control Act of Ontario", in cases where agricultural land is affected by noxious weeds named within the Act. 

How do I report a By-law infraction?

Reporting a by-law infraction can be done through telephone, email, or in person at the By-law Enforcement Services office (See contact information below). You must identify yourself when making the complaint; the Township will not accept anonymous complaints. Please be prepared to provide your name, address and telephone number to staff. The Township keeps the identity of every complainant confidential unless the complainant has agreed to be identified.

Filing a By-law Infraction Report

When filing a report, please be prepared to provide as much detail as possible about the complaint:

  • Address of the property involved
  • Date and time when the violation was first observed
  • Detailed description of the violation
  • Motor vehicle violations require a description of the motor vehicle and licence plate identification if possible

By Phone

Call the TownshipBy-law Enforcement Services Office at 905-833-4002.

Regular business (office) hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). If you are reporting your complaint after hours, please leave a detailed voice mail and a member of staff will contact you as soon as possible, if more information is required.

If the matter requires immediate assistance, please contact York Regional Police Services non-emergency number at 1-866-876-5423. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.​   

York Regional Police Road Watch Program

​In Writing or in Person

​By E-mail

​By-law Enforcement Services
Township of King
2075 King Road
King City, ON L7B 1A1
​Address e-mail concerns to bylaw@king.ca. Email complaints and reports will be viewed by all officers and will be assigned to the next avaailable officer.

 

How does the Township respond to by-law infractions?

The Township's By-law Enforcement Officers will investigate your complaint as soon as possible. In most instances, the Township's Bylaw Enforcement Officers are successful in obtaining voluntary compliance with Township bylaws. However, there are some cases that require additional enforcement. While you may not always feel that your concerns are being addressed quickly enough, please note that when an individual does not voluntarily comply, there are formal legal requirements that must be followed and, unfortunately, they can take time.