By-Law Enforcement

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Municipal Law (By-Law) Enforcement

The Planning & Development Department includes the Municipal Law (By-Law) Enforcement Department. Town By-Laws are enforced by two full time By-Law Enforcement Officers. The CAO supervises the Municipal Law (By-Law) Enforcement Department.

The goal of the department is to help people understand and follow our by-laws through information, education and voluntary compliance. However, when by-laws are not followed the By-Law Officers take appropriate actions such as laying charges under the provisions of the Town By-Laws. Action may also include direct enforcement where the Town may have to remove or resolve a non-compliance at the property owner’s expense. The By-Law Enforcement Department provides both proactive and reactive levels of by-law enforcement services to the residents of the Town of Fort Frances.

By-Law Enforcement Officers are available Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. During the months of July & August availability is Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

After regular business hours or on weekends if immediate assistance is needed, contact the Ontario Provincial Police Fort Frances Detachment at 1-888-310-1122. Please note that the OPP responds to calls on a priority basis and response times for by-law related concerns may be delayed.

How to Make an Inquiry or Complaint

Complaints may be filed by fax, in person, in writing, by telephone or email. Please use the below contact information/links to contact our office. You are required to provide your name, address and telephone number. We require this information to alleviate frivolous complaints where one neighbour is feuding with another. Complaints without this information will not be investigated. Your information will be kept confidential, however, if the matter goes to court, the complainant could be called to testify and give evidence to substantiate the Town’s position.

Click here to view location of Civic Centre

Click here to Submit a Complaint

Town By-Laws via CivicWeb

Arlene Byrnes
By-law Enforcement Officer
abyrnes@fortfrances.ca

Patrick Briere
By-law Enforcement Officer
pbriere@fortfrances.ca