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
Please fill out the Bylaw Complaint Form. 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.
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 enforcement policy in Related Documents at the top of this page.