Properties

Purpose

Building Maintenance

Buildings are required to be structurally sound, all exterior walls, roofs and foundations are required to be maintained reasonably safe and protected against deterioration. Property Standards Inspections ensure and enforce by-laws related to boarding-up of vacant buildings, removal of waste and accident hazard conditions, as well as requirements for structural, heating, electrical, plumbing, cleanliness, storage, etc.

Yard Maintenance

Yard maintenance includes the removal of rubbish, garbage, litter and debris, excessive growth of grass, weeds (22 cm or 8 inches in height), and bushes, damaged or decaying trees and bushes and brush that pose a safety hazard to vehicles, trailers, machinery and appliances.

When to Call?

When a property fails to maintain the standards as noted above, a complaint form can be completed, signed and submitted to the Planning and Development Services Department -- By-Law Enforcement  for investigation.

Download the Building and Development Complaint Form

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