Enforcement

TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

Traffic violations tickets may be issued without a previous warning. Drivers are expected to know both provincial and municipal traffic regulations. The District may also have vehicles towed when necessary and without notice. Impoundment will be immediate where a vehicle is parked:

  • Within 5 metres of a fire hydrant
  • In a marked Fire Lane
  • Within a pedestrian crosswalk, intersection or round-about
  • Blocking access to commercial or residential driveways
  • In a position that obstructs or interferes with the normal flow of traffic
  • On a public street while uninsured

What regulations do Bylaw Officers enforce?

  • Traffic and Parking Regulations
  • Noise
  • Unsightly Premises
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Wildlife Attractant Regulations
  • Illegal Signs
  • Smoking Regulations
  • Watering Contrary to Restrictions
  • Business Licences
  • Land Use Contrary to Zoning Regulations
  • Animal Control Regulations

Some complaints are easily remedied while others, like unsightly or untidy properties, often take more time as we work with the property owner to rectify any issues. When submitting an unsightly premises complaint, you may be asked for a statement to articulate the unsightliness of the property as well as your relationship to the offending property. You may be asked to complete a “noise log” when submitting a noise complaint. That log is your documentation of the disturbance and may be required as evidence for court or adjudication purposes should the Bylaw Officer or RCMP member be unable to substantiate that a violation occurred without it. This is a legal document that Officers submit on your behalf should a ticket or fine be disputed in court or at a hearing. 

For inquiries, inspections or permits with respect to Building, Signs, Development Permits, Site Alteration & Permits, Watercourse Regulations or Zoning, please contact Development Services at 604-815-5002.

Wildlife Attractants

Failing to manage refuse and attracting dangerous wildlife into our neighbourhoods violates the Wildlife Attractants bylaw.  Please contact the Bylaw department to report such incidents at 604-815-5067 or bylaw@squamish.ca