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Municipal bylaws set standards for the community and are an important tool to ensure we set boundaries in acceptable behaviour and values. At times, however, boundaries may be crossed and Bylaw Compliance Officers are given the task to investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations of the various bylaws. Bylaw Compliance Officers apply and enforce Bylaws enacted by the City of Vernon. These include, approximately 27 Regulatory Bylaws, ranging from Business Licencing #5480, Parks and Public Places Bylaw #5057, Good Neighbour #4980, Zoning Bylaw #5000 and others.
In addition, officers are tasked with enforcing the Traffic Bylaw #5600 which includes parking, in order to ensure safety for our residents and to ensure sufficient parking for our downtown businesses. These regulations include such things as parking too close to a fire hydrant, stop sign or crosswalk, as well as parking adjacent to yellow lines and parking on the wrong side of the road creating traffic safety concerns.
The goal of the Bylaw Division is to educate and provide information in order to preserve the quality of life to which each citizen is entitled.
How the Bylaw Compliance team can help you.
- Information about the 27 regulatory bylaws in addition to certain regional bylaws
- Ensuring compliance and enforcement of bylaws is conducted when complaints are made
- Appeal and adjudication of a bylaw notice, parking ticket or parking violation