Bylaw Enforcement

Bylaws are in place to keep our communities safe and livable for all our residents. The RDKB first seeks to educate residents about our bylaws, their purpose and requirements so that people have the information they need to comply.

A Bylaw Enforcement Officer is a Peace Officer

Our Bylaw Enforcement Officer has statutory law enforcement powers that include the power to issue tickets and fines when necessary.

A Bylaw Enforcement Officer responds to bylaw concerns or complaints from the public and works closely with our staff, residents and other peace officers.

Responsibilities

Bylaw Enforcement is responsible for investigations, issuing tickets and fines, and is closely involved in bylaw infraction adjudication and/or legal processes that may follow bylaw enforcement action.

Bylaw Enforcement is also responsible for educating the public about BC Provincial Health Orders during the provincial state of emergency now in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Types of Bylaws Enforced

Bylaws enforced by the Bylaw Enforcement Officer include Building Bylaws, Zoning Bylaws, Noise Bylaws and other bylaws as required.

Our Bylaw Enforcement Officer does not carry out or enforce Animal Control bylaws. See Animal Control for more information.
For more information about RDKB bylaws see our Bylaws page.

Report a Bylaw Violation

Complainant information is considered confidential by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) and your identity will not be revealed, as it is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. However, should the matter proceed to court and if required by direction of law, the RDKB may be required to disclose the information provided.

Often complaints are resolved amicably between neighbours. As a result, and if possible, it is recommended that each party attempt to resolve their issues before contacting Bylaw Enforcement Services for assistance.

You must provide a name
You must provide your current address
You must provide a Phone Number
You must provide an email address
Who owns/lives on the offending property?
What is the Offending Property Address?
What is the nature of the problem?








Describe Offense