By-Laws & Enforcement

By-Laws & 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.

Please be advised that the By-law Enforcement Officer(s) at the Town of Minto are responsible for the enforcement of the Town’s By-laws. Please note that Noise-Bylaw or Parking By-law violations outside of Town of Minto hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) are enforced by the Wellington County OPP.

Complaints must be provided in written form only or through filling out the digital form below. All complaints must include your name, address, telephone number and email. Please be advised that anonymous complaints will not be accepted. This policy ensures that our By-law Enforcement Officer has a record on file of by-law and property standard complaints.

It is the responsibility of the Town of Minto’s By-law Enforcement Officer(s) to respond to all complaints when submitted in writing and provided to the Town by mail, fax, e-mail or via the Town’s online reporting form. It is also the right of the By-law Enforcement Officer(s) to act on an issue without a complaint.

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.

Citizen Request Portal

By-Law Documents

Off-Road Vehicle By-Law

Property Standards 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

Sign By-Law

Amendment to Sign Bylaw

Sign Permit Application Form

Littering By-law

Prohibit the discharge of storm water and  drainage from lands and buildings into the sanitary sewer system By-law

Building Numbering By-law

Site Alteration By-Law

Animal By-Law Documents

Every owner of a dog in the Town of Minto is required to register their dog and renew the licence on an annual basis. Keeping a dog tag current and attached to your dog will help to identify your dog and have it returned to you if it becomes lost. Any dog that is picked up without a dog tag will incur additional fees and charges.

The Town of Minto has partnered with DocuPet to provide residents with an enhanced pet licensing experience. Your pet’s licence now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and the option to upgrade to designer license tag styles with personalization options. Additionally, 20% of every product sale (designer tags, collars, leashes and Pet Essentials) is donated to Owen Sound Animal Shelter through DocuPet’s Safe&Happy Fund

Previously, all pet licenses expired yearly on December 31st, but through the new licensing partnership with DocuPet, all licences will be valid for a full 365 days after the date of purchase. Late fees will not be charged until April 1st for all licence types. After April 1st, late fees apply 30 days following expiration and apply to all licence types except for Service Animals.

The new, easy-to-use online licensing service provides a quick and seamless way to license your pet from the comfort of your home. When you register your pet in the Town of Minto, you will receive a unique licence ID tag to attach to their collar. Our licensing process with DocuPet allows residents to select a standard licence tag at no additional charge or upgrade to one of DocuPet’s colourful designer tag styles for $14.99.

Each DocuPet tag, standard or designer, doubles as a pet’s official Town of Minto licence and comes equipped with the HomeSafe™24/7 lost pet service, which relies on a dedicated full-time dispatch staff and linked pet profiles to help get lost pets home quickly.

Pet licences can be purchased online at, in person, over the phone or by mail.

You can find the Kennel Application here if you wish to register a kennel. If you are applying for a kennel license for the first time or need more information, please call the Town office at 519.338.2511

Purchase Pet Licence

Dog Licensing By-Law

Animal Waste By-Law

Exotic Animal By-Law

Water and Sewer By-Law Documents

Water Supply and Water and Sewer Billing By-law

By-Law 2017-06 Schedule A - Set Fines

By-Law 2017-06 Schedule B - Backflow Prevention Guide to Degree of Hazard

Water Restrictions

Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Use

Sewer Use and Connection By-Law Set Fines


Fees & Charges

Purchasing By-Law

Additional Links

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