Bylaws & Enforcement

What we do

Bylaws enacted by the District of Squamish reflect community values and are in place to maintain a safe and livable community. 

The District promotes an enforcement philosophy that seeks voluntary bylaw compliance, which is often achieved through education, information and non-penalty enforcement including providing a reasonable time-frame to comply. However, compliance or enforcement based on education and warnings is not appropriate in all circumstances. More direct enforcement approaches, including immediate ticketing may occur. View the Bylaw Enforcement Complaint Policy for full details. 

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.

Contact us

Bylaw Enforcement Office
1000 Finch Drive
Phone:  604.815.5067

Office hours: Sunday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

Noise from trains or CN railway operations

Residents living near or affected by railways operations, including noise from shunting, idling or prolonged blocked crossings, are invited to share their concerns with CN toll-free at 1-888-888-5909 or


What regulations do Bylaw Officers enforce?
Traffic and Parking Regulations
Unsightly Premises
Illegal Dumping
Abandoned Vehicles
Wildlife Attractant Regulations
Smoking Regulations

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Bylaw Complaint Process

Bylaw complaints can be made by telephone or using the online form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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