By-law Services

The Town of Collingwood is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained within the by-laws listed on the website.

All by-laws available on this website have been posted for the purpose of reference only and are not certified true copies. If you wish to obtain certified copies of a by-law or if you require a by-law which has not yet been posted, contact the Clerk Services at 97 Hurontario Street, P.O. Box 157, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5, by phone at 705-445-1030, or through e-mail at salmas@collingwood.ca.

By-laws

By-law Enforcement

Town By-laws are in place to and maintain a safe and livable environment for all residents. The goal of the By-law Enforcement Department is not to penalize residents, but to achieve compliance with its by-laws through the provision of information and education.

The By-law Enforcement Department is responsible for the investigation and enforcement of a number of Municipal By-laws, including but not limited to, Property Standards, Public Nuisance, Noise, Zoning, Signs, Fireworks, and other regulatory By-laws. 

By-law Enforcement Officers work Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and can be found out and about in the community, in the streets, and in your neighbourhood, providing education, conducting inspections and issuing warnings or tickets, when necessary. 

By-law Violation

If you would like to report a possible by-law violation, please contact us, and an officer will investigate your complaint.

A warning is often issued on a first offence (not applicable to all regulatory by-laws such as those relating to parking infractions). Subsequent or continued violations may result in fines or court proceedings.

In order to investigate your concerns/complaints properly, you are required to provide us with the following information:

  • Your first and last name,
  • Your address,
  • Your phone number, and
  • The address of where the issue is taking place. (If it is for a vacant lot, please give a detailed description of its location).

Unless permitted by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56, or required as a result of disclosure, your personal information will be kept confidential. Should the matter proceed to court, it may be necessary for you to attend court as a witness to the violation.

Anonymous complaints or complaints with only partial information will not be investigated.