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Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Control

Animal Control

Including dog licensing and dogs in parks

Economic Development & Communication

Curbside Collection

Fire Rescue

Financial Services

Infrastructure & Operations

Parks, Recreation & Culture


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Bylaw Enforcement and Animal Control

The City of Powell River Bylaw Enforcement staff provides citizens with a variety of services related to regulatory issues. The goal of the Bylaw Enforcement is to gain voluntary compliance with the City regulatory bylaw requirements using the following means: inform, educate and as a last resort, enforce. Enforcement of Bylaws is complaint generated, with the exception of infractions regarding health or safety issues. Bylaw Officers are given the task to investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations of various municipal bylaws.

Bylaw staff provide bylaw enforcement service within the City of Powell River in a fair, conscientious and consistent manner. The Bylaw department is committed to the delivery of professional bylaw enforcement in a timely and effective manner, and in accordance with Council direction.

How to make a Bylaw Complaint

The Bylaw department will receive complaints in various ways:

Anonymous complaints will not be accepted by the City

Please ensure that all complainants include the following information:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the complainant

  • Detailed description of the complaint

Animal Control

More information on animal control including dog licensing and dogs in parks.

Report an Issue

Related Bylaws

Animal Control Bylaw 1979, 2003

Noise Control Bylaw 1913, 2000

Council Policy regarding noise complaints