By-Law & Animal Control

Dog barkingResponsibilities of the Protective Services department include the enforcement of on street and off street parking, animal control, noise control, clean yards, property standards and other regulatory by-laws. The most frequently requested by-laws can be found in the Policies & By-Laws page.You may also view all the by-laws in the By-Law Register.

To lodge a complaint or obtain information on any of these by-laws, or to inquire about any other regulatory by-law, please contact the Township office  and ask to speak to a by-law enforcement officer. 

Officers will respond to clean yard/property standard calls with an on-site investigation after which the necessary procedures will be taken to ensure compliance.

To report a vicious dog or a dog bite incident, please contact Oxford County Public Health at 519-539-9800.

Bylaw Compliance Officers are given the task to investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations of various municipal bylaws.
Canine Control
All dogs within the Township be identified with a tag, although tags do not have to be purchased through the Township Office. Owners of a kennel also require a license to operate.
Animal Control
Information regarding neighbourhood pets, animals and urban wildlife. This information excludes livestock.