Municipal bylaws around land use, parking, noise, building standards, signs, business licencing and more help maintain a healthy and safe environment for the community. Bylaw enforcement staff aim to educate Central Saanich citizens about bylaws and obtain voluntary compliance or, if necessary, enforce the bylaws in a fair and consistent manner. Complaints are reviewed based on severity, hazard and resource availability.
To make a complaint
The District of Central Saanich requires all complaints in writing by the form above or delivered to Municpial Hall. Information about the Complainant is kept confidential and is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Unless a complaint becomes a matter for the courts, the information will remain confidential.
Staff review each issue based on safety hazard, extent of violation, history, community impact as well as costs of enforcement. When there is a violation of a building regulation, a request may be made to Council to place a notice on the land title record of the property, to protect the District as well as any future owners of a property. This is referred to as a Section 57 under the Community Charter, which is a provincial regulation. Further action, such as municipal ticketing or legal action, may also be taken.
The Animal Control Bylaw is enforced by the Capital Regional District (CRD) in Central Saanich. Please contact the CRD office at (250) 478-0624 or see CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services for further information.
In general, the policy is:
We receive one complaint from a complainant whose property is located within 100 metres of the subject property; or
- We receive two complaints from unrelated complainants whose properties are located within the District of Central Saanich; or
- The complaint is classified as High Priority.
You can read the entire enforcement policy located in Related Documents section at the right side of this page.