Bylaw Enforcement

BYLAW ENFORCEMENT

The Township of Spallumcheen Bylaw Enforcement Program provides residents with a variety of services related to regulatory issues. Our Bylaw Enforcement Officer works on a complaint - driven basis, administered through the Township office.

It is the policy of the Township that complaints, with respect to bylaw infractions, will only be pursued where: 


  1. The complainant has filed a complaint in writing to the Municipality via email at mail@spallumcheentwp.bc.ca or using the  Complaint Form.  Please note, the complainant MUST provide their full name, address and contact information. Anonymous complaints will not be accepted or acted upon.

  2. There are two (2) separate complaints from two (2) separate properties filed, or the complainant resides on a property directly affected by or adjacent to the offending property where no other neighbours exist, or the complaint is reviewed by the Chief Administrative Officer and determined to be an obvious and urgent health and safety matter.

  3. The complaint has been initiated by municipal management, with consultation/consent from the Chief Administrative Officer prior to it being referred to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer for investigation.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF COMPLAINANTS:


It is the policy of the Township that personal names, addresses and telephone numbers of complainants shall not be released on the basis of the following criteria:

​1. That the disclosure of the identities of the complaints would be an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy as identified in the Freedom of Information, Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) Legislation.

2. That the personal information has been supplied in confidence in relation to the complainant.

3. That the disclosure could reasonably be expected to be detrimental to a bylaw enforcement matter.

4. That it would reveal the identity of a confidential source of bylaw enforcement information.​

Click here to view the full  Township of Spallumcheen Complaint Policy
* The Bylaw Officer attempts to gain compliance through education and communication first, and when necessary, will use stronger enforcement actions such as issuing Municipal Tickets or seeking legal solutions.
 
Please contact the Township of Spallumcheen Municipal Hall at 250-546-3013 for further information.

Dog and Large Animal complaints should be made directly to the Animal Control Officer at 250-545-8070 or www.dogcontrol.ca