By-law Enforcement

The Town’s By-law and Municipal Enforcement Services, under the Planning Department, oversees the administration of the enforcement of the municipality’s regulatory by-laws.

The Town's by-laws  regulate:

  • Property standards
  • Clean yards
  • Noise
  • Animal care and control
  • Fouling of roads and many more

Enforcement is accomplished by using the services of three specialized firms/agencies which have jurisdiction and authority to administer the by-laws of the Town in the areas of canine/animal control, general by-law enforcement services, and parking enforcement.

Policy & Service Mandate

Municipal enforcement attempts to balance the needs of everyone involved while upholding confidentiality and due process.

  • Council is committed to the thorough, prompt and courteous receipt, processing, investigation and resolution of formal complaints within a reasonable amount of time
  • The Town of Lincoln will respond to formal complaints received from a complainant who must provide their full name, telephone number and address (anonymous complaints will not be accepted)
  • The name and any personal information provided by a complainant will remain in the strictest confidence in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will not be revealed to anyone
  • The confidentiality of the personal information of every alleged offender will likewise be protected and respected

Contact the Municipal By-Law Department

  • Email: For any questions or concerns regarding Municipal Enforcement, please contact the Manager of By-law and Municipal Enforcement 
  • Town Hall: Come visit the By-law and Municipal Enforcement Department at Town Hall for any questions, concerns or to submit an in-person complaint form
  • Telephone: Municipal Enforcement Officers can be reached from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town of Lincoln at 905-563-2799 Ext. 289




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