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Bylaw Enforcement & 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 isssues. Bylaw Officers are given the task to investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations of various municipal bylaws.

Bylaw staff provides 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:

  • by phone at 604-485-8600
  • by email
  • in person at City Hall, 6910 Duncan Street

Anonymous complaints will not be accepted by the City. 

Please ensure that all complainants include the following information:
  • Name, address and telephone number of complainant
  • Detailed description of the complaint
Follow this Link for more information about ..... Animal Control
Related Bylaws                                                                                        General Information Sheets
Animal Control Bylaw 1979, 2003
Noise Control Bylaw 1913, 2000
Council Policy regarding noise complaints
Property Maintenance and Standards Bylaw 2500, 2018 
Parking Lot Bylaw 2313, 2012
Traffic Bylaw 931, 1978
Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006
    Encroaching hedges and trees is regulated in the Traffic Bylaw
Derelict Vehicles

Sprinkling Regulations
Fees for Violations can be found here......Municipal Ticket Information (MTI) Bylaw 2358,2013

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