Our mandate is to enforce the District’s bylaws, making our community safer and a more enjoyable place to live, work and play. Enforcement isn't always heavy handed. Mostly we educate the public about bylaws and regulations, and work with alleged offenders to gain voluntary compliance to remedy any contraventions. If voluntary compliance is not achieved, we will seek more formal legal remedies.
Our dedicated staff and officers work with District departments and community partners such as police, social agencies, community groups and other levels of government to promote and maintain Squamish as a safe community to live in and visit.
Bylaw Enforcement Office
1000 Finch Drive
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
After regular business hours, please leave a message and an officer will return your call the next business day or contact the RCMP Detachment non-emergency line at 604-892-6100.
On March 18, 2014 the District of Squamish Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 2312, 2014 was adopted. This new bylaw will make it an offence for Construction Noise to be made from construction activity;
“Construction Noise” means any noise, sound or vibration made on or associated with a construction site including one’s own property:
A Temporary Noise Exemption Permit may be obtained for those construction activities that are exceptionally noisy or for construction activity that must extend beyond the allowable hours because of exigent circumstances. The Noise Regulation Bylaw may be viewed in its entirety online in the “Bylaw” section of squamish.ca under “Our Services”.
Please ensure all trades are in compliance.
Construction work which does not generate noise is allowed outside of these hours.
|Old Bylaw||New Bylaw|
|Monday to Friday||7 a.m to 10 p.m||7 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|Saturday and Sunday||8 a.m. to 10 p.m.||8 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
|Statutory holiday||No provision||8 a.m. to 7 p.m.|
Traffic violations tickets may be issued without a previous warning.
Bylaw complaints can be made by telephone, using our online feedback form, in writing by...
A: Bylaw Enforcement Notices (Tickets) or Municipal Ticket Informations must be paid or disputed within 14...
The impact of graffiti and tips to prevent it.
July 28, 2016
B.C. Day hours of operation
For the B.C. Day holiday, Monday, August 1, the District's hours of operation are as follows:
July 20, 2016
Traditional Squamish Nation blessing of Xwu’nekw Canoe Shelter planned for Thursday
*Update: View photos from the blessing ceremony here.