Proof of vaccination is required at indoor town facilities. Oakville remains in Step 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. Please continue to follow all current public health measures.
Contact us by calling 905-845-6601 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays)
Need to report something outside of regular business hours? Visit our After Hours Services page.
From May 15 to September 15, 2021, No Parking signs and increased fines will be implemented around popular waterfront parks to help reduce overcrowding, traffic congestion and illegal parking in these areas which can impact neighbourhood safety and access for emergency service vehicles.
Our by-law enforcement officers are working with Halton Police to educate and enforce issues of non-compliance with the province's orders such as the Reopening Ontario Act.
As the province moves into Step 3 of the provincial reopening plan, residents are reminded to continue following all public health measures. Stage 3 permits outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people, indoor gatherings of up to 25 people and additional indoor services.
Our primary goal is to ensure a safe summer for everyone while following provincial regulations and public health measures. Park Ambassadors will be regularly visiting parks to provide guidance on activities residents can engage in safely while our by-law officers and Halton police officers will respond to reports of significant or on-going non-compliance at our town parks and trails.
The province has provided authority to all enforcement officers, including municipal by-law officers, to disperse groups, temporarily close a facility, park or trail, and issue fines when necessary.
To report a violation, please call the Halton Police COVID-19 Hotline at 905-825-4722 or ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 and a by-law enforcement officer will be dispatched to follow up. Individuals and business can be fined $750 or more.
For more information on the town's response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Information page.
Our services continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and enforcement-related requests are being prioritized to ensure our officers are responding as quickly as possible to support the public health emergency. The town’s municipal enforcement officers strive to make our community safe for everyone and we appreciate your patience as we address requests made by residents.
The Town of Oakville is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of Business Licensing By-law 2015-075 (consolidated version is offered as convenience only and includes some or all amendments made to it). The business licensing by-law provides for the licensing and regulation of various businesses that operate in Oakville including restaurants, nail salons, taxis and building renovators to name a few. The main goal of the licensing by-law is to provide consumer protections, health and safety of the public and nuisance control.
Included in the review are new regulations for the following businesses:
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Council approved an escalating fee scale for violations and order fees. The implementation of escalating penalties and fees enhances progressive enforcement options available to officers by addressing issues related to vacant or neglected properties. For more information on the council decision please review the Community Services Committee meeting agenda and minutes.
To register a complaint with enforcement services call us at 905-845-6601.
Please be prepared to provide a brief description of your concern including the address you are concerned about, business name (if applicable), and any contact information including your name, address and telephone number or email address.
Need to report something outside of regular business hours? Visit our After Hours Services page to find out how to connect with us.
You can visit our Cannabis website for helpful links and information.
The town’s property standards by-law requires landlords to have heating facilities capable of maintaining a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius.
The town’s property standards by-law requires all property owners to maintain their properties so they are kept neat and tidy, free of garbage and not allow grass to become overgrown and unsightly. Grass and weeds cannot exceed 20.33 centimetres (8 inches) in height. These rules apply to both owned and rented dwellings.
Yes. All fences must comply with the specifications outlined in Fence By-law 2002-034. Please visit the Home and Property Projects - Fences and Gates page for more information.
Noise exemption permits can be obtained from the Clerk’s department. Your application form should be completed and returned to the Clerk’s department at least 30 days before the scheduled event or activity takes place. Visit the Noise by-law page for more details.
The sign by-law permits one sign with a maximum size of 0.37 square metres (4 feet 2 inches) and can only be displayed during the time period that work is happening or for a total of 14 consecutive days (whichever is less).
Most signs in Oakville require a permit to ensure safety and compliance with the sign by-law. If you want a portable (mobile) sign or a permanent (fixed) sign, visit the sign page.
The town’s licensing by-law identifies lodging house licensing requirements.
The Town of Oakville Licensing By-law 2015-075 prohibits driving school instruction in the DriveTest examination areas, review the Driving school training on Oakville roads – Information for residents guide (pdf) for more details.
For more information, or to file a complaint, contact Enforcement Services:
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.