Bylaws & Enforcement

WHAT WE DO

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
Phone:  604-815-5067
Fax:  604-815-5093
Email:  bylaw@squamish.ca
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.

NEW NOISE REGULATION BYLAW

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;

  • before 7:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. on any day other than Saturday, Sunday or a statutory holiday; or
  • before 8:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays or statutory holidays;

“Construction Noise” means any noise, sound or vibration made on or associated with a construction site including one’s own property:

  • in carrying on work in connection with the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, or demolition of any building structure or thing;
  • in carrying on any excavation, filling or other operation; or
  • in moving, or operating any machine, engine or equipment;

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.