Keeping of Animals By-Law Compliance

Overview

By-law 95-212 regulates the keeping of animals within the City of St Catharines and provides that:

  • No person shall keep or harbour any of the animals listed in Schedule "A" of the by-law on any lands on which an agricultural use is permitted pursuant to the Zoning By-laws of the Corporation of the City of St. Catharines.
  • No person shall keep or harbour on any other lands within the geographical boundaries of the City of St. Catharines any of the animals listed in Schedule "B" of the by-law.

Process

  1. Submit a Keeping of Animals By-Law Infraction using our online form.
  2. Once the form is received, an inspector will make a site visit to determine if it is a valid infraction.
  3. Once this has been established, a letter is sent detailing the specifics of the infraction and what is required for compliance with the by-law, including how long the resident has to complete the modifications for compliance

Note:

Issues relating to dogs (noise, off leash, waste) should be brought to the attention of Niagara Region Animal Services Inc. as follows.

  • By email to contact@nras.ca
  • By phone to 905-682-0767;
  • By fax to 905-682-8133;
  • By mail or in person to 160 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines  L2R 6P9

Anyone who is in violation of the City's by-law may be subject to prosecution in the event of continuing non-compliance.

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