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.
If you'd like to make a complaint, please fill out the Bylaw Complaint Form found in the related documents above. The District of Central Saanich requires all complaints in writing, submitted to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer, and must contain the following:
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.