Bylaw Enforcement is a function of the Development Services Department.
The Bylaw Enforcement Officer is primarily responsible for processing, investigating and resolving contraventions of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's Bylaws. This enforcement service extends throughout the Regional District.
Where bylaw-related concerns or problems arise, the Regional District encourages residents, where appropriate, to discuss and attempt to resolve the issues amicably. If resolution is not possible, or circumstances do not allow for a solution, then a complaint should be brought forward in writing to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer.
The Bylaw Enforcement Officer will investigate the complaint and determine whether it is actually a contravention of the applicable bylaw. Assuming it is determined that there is a contravention, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will bring the complaint to the attention of the property owner(s) in writing, giving the owner(s) a reasonable time to resolve the issue. In the majority of cases, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer is able to bring about a resolution. However, there are circumstances when a resolution can only be obtained through legal process. The enforcement of local government bylaws through the legal process can be very time-consuming and costly, thus every effort is made to resolve the issues directly with the offending party.
Once a complaint is received in writing, and an investigation reveals a contravention, the contravening matter will be brought into compliance, either directly or if necessary, through legal process.
It is the Regional District's policy that complaints be received in writing, either by letter, email, or online complaint form and that the investigation be limited to the specific issue of concern expressed in the complaint. The name and phone number of the complainant must be provided. Please refer to Policy A-69 for further information.
The written complaint must include the civic or legal address of the offending property, the nature of the complaint and, if known, the duration of the alleged contravention. Your name, mailing address and telephone number is also required for contact purposes.
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Your identity will not be revealed as it is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. However, should the matter proceed to court and if required by direction of law, the CSRD may be required to disclose the information provided.
The CSRD Noise Bylaw No. 5754 was adopted at the June 21, 2018 Board Meeting. The CSRD has adopted Noise Bylaw No. 5754 to provide the RCMP with an additional enforcement tool to address noise-related concerns. The enforcement of Bylaw No. 5754 is at the sole discretion of the RCMP; the RCMP is authorized in MTI Bylaw No. 5776 to issue a municipal ticket for noise-related offences. CSRD staff will not be enforcing this bylaw. Upon receipt of a noise complaint, CSRD staff will explain the purpose and content of Bylaw No. 5754 to residents and direct them to their local RCMP detachment for follow-up.
Unsightly Premises Complaints
Currently, the Regional District does not have any bylaws addressing unsightly premises, therefore, complaints concerning these matters cannot be addressed by the Regional District.
Municipal Ticket Information
|Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw No. 5776||All Areas||Link|
Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw No. 5776 applies to various CSRD bylaws:
|Bylaw||Electoral Area||Designated Bylaw Enforcement Offier||View Bylaw|
|Fireworks/Firecracker Regulation Bylaw No. 5509||
Electoral Area C
Electoral Area F
|Fireworks/Firecracker Area 'E' Regulation Bylaw No. 5601||Electoral Area E||
|CSRD Waterworks Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 5744||All Areas||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|CSRD Cross Connection Control Bylaw No. 5726||Electoral Area C
Electoral Area D
Electoral Area F
|CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Refuse Disposal Facilities Tipping Fee and Regulation Bylaw No. 5759||All Areas||
|Illegal Dumping Regulation Bylaw No. 5615||All Areas||
|Electoral Area C Dog Control Bylaw No. 5747||Electoral Area C||
|Ranchero Dog Control Bylaw No. 5748||Electoral Area D||
|Area 'F' Dangerous Dog Control Regulation Bylaw No. 5669||Electoral Area F||
|Columbia Shuswap Regional District Community Parks Regulation Bylaw No. 5556||All Areas||
|Lakes Zoning Bylaw No. 900||
Electoral Area C
|Anglemont Zoning Bylaw No. 650||Electoral Area F||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Salmon Valley Land Use Bylaw No. 2500||Electoral Area D||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Electoral Area 'B' Zoning Bylaw No. 851||Electoral Area B||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Magna Bay Zoning Bylaw No. 800||Electoral Area F||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 825||Electoral Area F||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Rural Sicamous Land Use Bylaw No. 2000||Electoral Area E||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
Ranchero / Deep Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 751
|Electoral Area D||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|Salmon Valley Floodplain Management Bylaw No. 2600||Electoral Area D||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|South Shuswap Zoning Bylaw No. 701||Electoral Area C||CSRD Bylaw Enforcement Officer||Link|
|CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw No. 660||Electoral Area B
Electoral Area E
Electoral Area F
|CSRD Building Regulation Bylaw No. 630||Electoral Area F||
For general enquiries please call 1.888.248.2773 or 250.832.8194