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.
Bylaw Services enforce City bylaws and make the community safer. Bylaw officers patrol the City and respond to incidents involving unsightly properties, animal control including dangerous dogs at large, illegal dumping, illegal burning, line of vision issues to improve road safety, homelessness, trespassing, graffiti, noise complaints, and illegal parking. Bylaws officers are given the task to investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations and provide enforcement in a fair and consistent manner.
Without Bylaw Services, the City would incur higher legal fees to enforce its bylaws and response times would be slower as enforcement would be through the court system.
Please ensure that all complainants include the following information:
• Name, address and telephone number of the complainant
• Detailed description of the complaint
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Closed on Stat holidays