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Burning & Fireworks By-law's 
Please call 705-765-3156 (answering service is available 24/7) to report a Burning and Fireworks By-law complaint.
Burning
Fireworks

Regulatory By-law's Enforced
Parking
Noise
Signage
Property Standards
Zoning
Mobile Business Licensing
Site Alteration
Tree Cutting
Fire Arms
Prohibited Animals
Dark Sky
ATV Use
Public Docks
Zoos & Sanctuaries


Regular Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:
Jon Popple
By-law Enforcement Officer
T: 705-765-3156
Email By-law

Under the authority of the Provincial Statues, by-laws are created to address issues and concerns of the local community. They are created to protect the environment, public health, public safety or to maintain an orderly appearance to your community. 

The role of the By-law Enforcement Officer includes education, investigation and enforcement of all By-laws within the Township. It is not necessary for a By-law Enforcement Officer to attend each site to carryout enforcement procedures. Usually the officer will rely on information provided by the complainant. 

PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING A COMPLAINT 
1. Website On-line Form


2. Written complaint submitted by Mail, Email,
Fax or Hand Delivered to the Township of Muskoka
Lakes Office. Print Complaint Form.
     a. Mailing Address: PO Box 129, 1 Bailey Street, Port Carling, ON POB 1J0
     b. Fax: (705) 765-6755
     c. E-Mail: bylaw@muskokalakes.ca

3. Burning & Fireworks By-law's - Please call 705-765-3156 (answering service is available 24/7) to report a Burning and Fireworks By-law complaint.

AFTER HOURS
     a. Complete on-line form or email complaint to bylaw@muskokalakes.ca.
     b. Call (705) 765-3156 – Answering Service is available 24/7.
          i. The call taker will record the complaint and forward to the Township.

ONCE A COMPLAINT HAS BEEN RECEIVED
By-law Enforcement Officer will contact complainant via phone or e-mail to:
     a. Obtain more information to complete the investigation.
     b. Relay information to complainant regarding any action taken.

A By-law Enforcement Officer cannot stop people from contravening by-laws; he/she can only enforce the by-laws.  Compliance with by-laws may be achieved in the following manner:

  1. Giving verbal or written warnings and providing copies of the appropriate by-laws;
  2. Issuing a Part 1 ticket in accordance with the Provincial Offenses Act (short form wording and set fines);
  3. Summoning a defendant to court, usually initiated for a second, third or more serious offense where a larger fine or a Court Order is appropriate.

CALL THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE AT 1-888-310-1122 FOR COMPLAINTS RELATED TO PUBLIC NUISANCE, PROPERTY DAMAGE, 
VANDALISM, PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL, 
TRAFFIC AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES.  

 

 

 

w3cP.O. Box 129, 1 Bailey St., Port Carling, Ontario, P0B 1J0  Phone:(705)765-3156  Fax:(705)765-6755
Municipal Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)