By-law Enforcement

By-law Enforcement is committed to serve, protect and provide a high quality of life for residents and visitors to the City of St. Catharines. 

The City's by-law officials strive to educate residents and visitors about community standards and employ a professional, unbiased approached to the enforcement of and compliance with by-laws. 

In addition to its own team of by-law enforcement officials, the City of St. Catharines works with several agencies to assist and ensure residents live, work and play safely and comfortably in the Garden City.

Knowing the rules of your city and neighbourhood can help residents avert any problems or unpleasant situations, and help create a stronger sense of community and pride.


The Office of the City Clerk is responsible for the care and control of by-laws. The City has numerous by-laws dealing with issues of public interest. By-laws set standards for matters affecting private land owners, public health and safety.

Enforcement of the By-laws is the responsibility of various city departments.

Disclaimer: By-laws contained herein have been prepared in this format for the purposes of convenience only and are not certified true copies. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official By-laws and documents in Corporate Support Services, Clerk's, Corporate Records, third floor City Hall.

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