By-Law Enforcement and Licensing

The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer has a variety of responsibilities including the enforcement of parking, water testing for municipally owned buildings, lottery licensing, animal control, noise complaints, signage and property standards.  Other by-laws which impose regulations on the general public are also enforced.

Filing a Complaint: All complaints under a by-law must be submitted to the By-Law Department in writing, either hard copy or via email with the complainants contact information, nature of alleged complaint and return contact information if the complainant requests a response.  All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Winter Parking Restrictions: No person shall park a vehicle on municipal maintained roadways or property from November 1 to April 15 between the hours of twelve (12) midnight and seven (7) a.m. This is related to by-law 2010-42, that states that: “no person shall park or stand a vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with the clearing of snow, or the sanding or maintenance of a highway.” The fine associated with this offence is $200.00 and your vehicle may be towed at your own expense.

Accessible Parking: You should be aware that there is a minimum $300.00 fine for the misuse of a disabled parking permit or a designated accessible parking space.

Parking: The Pay and Display units as well as metered parking is suspended from November 11 to the second week of January during the holiday shopping season.  The parking rate for the Pay and Display units and parking meters is $2.00 for two hours maximum, with a minimum $0.25 purchase. The Pay and Display units along with the meters will only accept Canadian or American currency over a nickel.

Parking enforcement activity takes place Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. while parking remains free on Sundays and Statutory Holidays.   Five new Pay and Display units will be located on Highland Street between Cedar and Maple Avenue to replace individual meters as part of the Streetscape project.

Animal Control: The By-law Department issues annual dog tags and investigates dog complaints.  Dog tags are required for all dogs within the Municipality. Dog tags can be purchased at the Municipal office located at 135 Maple Avenue for a cost of $10.00 each. Dogs are not permitted to run at large, if a dog is located and placed in the Pound the owner faces extra costs, as well as a fine.  The Municipal Dog Pound is available Monday- Friday during regular business hours only.  The pound is closed Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays. The Municipality of Dysart et al will only accept healthy stray dogs  found within the Municipality of Dysart et al.  If we are in possession of a dog that we cannot identify, we will advise local radio stations for public announcement.

Sign By-law: The Sign By-Law regulates signs and other advertising devices within the Municipality of Dysart et al.  Any sign that is erected or altered in contravention of this By-Law shall be removed by the Municipality at the owner’s expense and the person who contravenes is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is liable to a fine under the Provincial Offences Act.  For specific information on any of our regulatory by-laws, please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer and she will be pleased to assist you.

Property Standards: Property standards complaints are generated through the Building Department and investigated by the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer.

Lottery Licensing: Lottery licensing for charitable bingo’s and raffles is processed and tabulated through the Municipal By-Law Department. The cost to have a lottery license processed and tabulated is three (3) percent of the total prize money or the total cost of the prizes.

Noise By-law: The Municipal By-law Department is  responsible for enforcing the Municipal Noise By-law. For further information, please click the link on the side bar. For noise complaints outside of normal working hours, contact the O.P.P. if necessary.

Skateboard and Bicycle By-law: The Municipality does not permit residents to use, drive or operate a bicycle on any sidewalk in the Village of Haliburton.  Also the Municipality does not permit the use of skateboards, rollerblades, inline skates or other similar conveyances, devices or modes of transportation on sidewalks along Maple Avenue, Highland Street, York Street and Mountain Street.    The good news is, we have a Skate Park located on the West side of Maple Avenue, north of York Street. For more information, click the link on the side bar.