By-law Enforcement

From dog tags to littering, by-law enforcement impacts our lives in many different ways. Use this page to answer your general by-law questions, and follow the links to investigate areas of special interest.

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What is a By-law?

By-laws are a type of legislation passed by Municipal Council that regulate, control and provide for the administration of the Township.

Where does Council receive their authority to pass a by-law?

Council's authority to pass a by-law on a certain issue is derived from the province of Ontario through statute. Before a municipality can pass a by-law touching on a certain issue, the province must first establish via statute that the issue is within the jurisdiction of the municipality.

How are by-laws enforced?

The Council of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley appoints a By-law Enforcement Officer with the authority to enforce all by-laws passed by the Township.

The By-law Enforcement Officer responds to complaints lodged by residents of the Township and investigates any incidents in order to determine if there is a violation taking place. If a violation is noted, the Enforcement Officer follows the procedure established in relation to that particular by-law in order to rectify the situation.

By-law Enforcement Procedures

The Township has a set of procedures that staff must follow when enforcing municipal by-laws.  To learn more about these procedures, or learn which departments address which infractions, open the by-law below.

By-law 08-76: By-law Enforcement Procedures

Fines - where do I send my payment?

Fines are payable at the Provincial Offences Division of the Leeds & Grenville United Counties Building at 32 Wall Street, Brockville ON, K6V 4R9.

Parking fine payments can be forwarded directly to the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley via cheque or money order at the following address:

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Rd
RR 2
Addison, ON K0E 1A0

Cash payments for parking fines can be made at both municipal offices, 6544 New Dublin Rd and 424 County Road 29.

Lodging a Complaint

See a violation? Want to lodge a complaint? The Township needs your help to properly enforce our by-laws. All complaints must be made in writing. Your identity will not be released unless the matter proceeds to a court of law.

Illegal Dumping & Littering

The Township has passed a by-law to prohibit the throwing, placing or depositing of refuse or debris on municipal property. The by-law does not apply to refuse deposited on private property. Click here to examine the Township's set-fine by-law regarding illegal dumping.

Animal Control

Need to contact the Animal Control Officer? Have questions regarding kennels? Need a dog tag? Click here to consult the animal control page.

Safe Properties By-law

Safe Properties By-laws are designed to provide protection to the public with regard to health and safety issues. Safe Properties By-laws are authorized by the Planning Act and the Building Code. The individual by-law establishes the standards that must be adhered to in order to comply with the by-law.

The Safe Properties By-law establishes the standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property within the municipality. These standards are designed to prohibit the occupancy of buildings that do not conform to the established standards.

Click here to learn more.

Swimming Pool Fencing Requirements

The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley requires that all swimming pools in the Township be fenced in accordance with the regulations of By-law 01-14. Click here to view the by-law. 

For more information regarding swimming pools, including fencing requirements, please click here to visit the Private Swimming Pool Information Guide.

Zoning By-law Infractions

Zoning By-law infractions occur when activities taking place on a property contravene the uses permitted for that property in accordance with the Zoning By-law.

For further information, or to report in writing a zoning by-law infraction, please contact the Planning Department. 

Contact Us

For all issues relating to by-law enforcement, please contact the By-law Enforcement Officer at

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Rd
RR 2
Addison ON K0E 1A0

Phone: 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)

Fax: 613-345-7235


Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email:
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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