The Bylaw Department is mandated to increase public safety within the municipal scope, uphold minimum community standards known as bylaws, reduce social nuisances and liability risk for taxpayers, and ensure District agreements, permits, and process requirements are fulfilled.
To meet this mandate our District Bylaw Enforcement Officer fields complaints from citizens, other District departments, and outside agencies. He interprets bylaws, monitors and investigates matters, mediates, and enforces using education, warnings, and legal recourse as appropriate to the particular case. Voluntary compliance is always the goal and also the typical outcome.
The Bylaw Enforcement Officer also patrols the community on a varying schedule. Patrols enable the officer to observe violations in progress and most importantly, provide a preventative enforcement presence.
Common bylaw department topics are listed below.
Be Bear Aware
For more information on co-habitating responsibly with bears, see this video on bear awareness.