Township Bylaws are in place for the health and safety of its residents. The goal of Bylaw Enforcement is to work with the residents to achieve compliance, not to penalize them.
Ramara Township will act on written complaints from the general public concerning alleged bylaw violations. Staff will offer assistance and direction with respect to bylaw concerns, however no investigation will be initiated until the complaint is received in writing.
Upon receipt of the written complaint, the Bylaw Enforcement Officer will conduct an investigation to determine the validity of the complaint and the nature of the infraction relative to our existing bylaws. You will be advised accordingly whether or not the complaint is valid or alternatively refer you to another government agency to assist you.
To report a bylaw infraction, complete, sign and submit a Bylaw Enforcement Confidential Complaint Form. Your personal information will be kept confidential; however should the matter proceed to Court, it may be necessary for you to attend as a witness to the violation.
If the matter is rectified the investigation will be closed. If the bylaw infraction continues proper paperwork must be completed.
Common bylaws enforced by Ramara Bylaw Enforcement Officers
Complaints regarding the following are required to be submitted in writing:
When to Call the Police
All Criminal activity should be reported directly to the Ontario Provincial Police at (705) 326-3536 (in case of an emergency, call 911), such as:
- Domestic Disputes
Police may also enforce the following Township Bylaws
When to Contact the County of Simcoe
All County of Simcoe matters should be reported directly to the County of Simcoe, such as:
- Forest Conservation – Tree Cutting
- Sign Bylaw – along County Roads
- Traffic and Parking – along County Roads
- Anti-Dumping – along County Roads
- Forest Recreation
- Solid Waste Management
- Provincial Weed Control Act