Property Standards and By-Law Enforcement

Property Standards

The Town of Minto has an active Property Standards By-law. This by-law ensures and enforces the general repair and maintenance, for both the interior and exterior of buildings, structures and properties. The Property Standards By-law was developed to extend the useful life of all properties, to enhance the general quality and appearance of neighbourhoods and to protect the safety, health and well being of the public.

The Property Standards By-law is enforced through the Building Code Act. As such, it provides the municipality the option to rectify any violations of the by-law and to charge the cost of the repair to the property owner(s), if the property owner does not rectify the violations on his or her own. It is the legal responsibility of the property owner(s) to maintain their property in accordance with the Property Standards By-law.

Property Standards complaints must be provided to the Building Department in written form only. The complaint form can be found at the link below, or from the Town of Minto's Administrative Office during regular business hours.

By-Law Enforcement

The Town of Minto has numerous By-laws enacted for various reasons. Examples of this include: Dog Licensing By-Law, enacted to regulate the keeping of dogs within the Town; Parking By-Law, enacted to regulate the safe parking of vehicles within the Town; Noise By-Law, enacted to allow residents to enjoy the use of their properties, free from certain noises.

With the exception of the Noise By-Law, Parking By-Law and the Taxi By-law, the Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Town's By-laws. The Wellington County OPP are under contract with the Town to enforce the Noise By-Law, Parking By-law and Taxi By-law. Complaints under the scope of these three by-laws are to be made with the OPP.

Municipal By-law complaints must be provided to the Building Department in written form only. The complaint form can be found at the link below, or from the Town of Minto's Administrative Office during regular business hours.

Documents

By-Law Complaint Form
Property Standards By-Law
Dog Licensing By-Law
Urban Fence By-Laws
Rural Fence By-Law
Noise By-Law
Nuisance Noise By-Law
Fortification of Lands By-Law
Parking By-law
Animal Waste By-Law
Exotic Animal By-Law
Sign By-Law
Sign Permit
Littering By-law
Prohibit the discharge of storm water and  drainage from lands and buildings into the sanitary sewer system By-law

Links

E-Laws
Dog Owners Liability Act 
Landlord And Tenant Board