Regulatory Services Policy

Related procedures

Regulatory Compliance Procedure
Temporary On Street Parking Procedure
Administrative Monetary Penalties Procedure
Progressive Enforcement Procedure
Coyote Education and Response Procedure

Policy statement

The Town of Oakville is responsible for encouraging compliance with the provisions of municipal by-laws, policies and other applicable legislation, in support of its Corporate vision through a combination of reactive and proactive enforcement methodologies designed to be responsive to the community’s needs and concerns.


Municipal by-laws, policies, and applicable legislation, contribute to the quality of life and health and wellness of the community. Municipal by-laws, policies, and legislation, are in place or enacted to protect the environment, ensure high standards of public health and safety, regulate parking, and maintain an orderly appearance for the town. Procedures are established to guide the administrative processes relating to compliance and enforcement.


Municipal by-laws, policies and applicable legislation, are administered by a number of town departments and other enforcement bodies. Compliance is sought through activities such as educating, responding to citizen concerns or complaints, conducting inspections, mediating, and where necessary, enforcement through the issuance of administrative monetary penalties or prosecution.

Policy details

Policy Number: MS-REG-001
Section: Municipal Services
Sub-Section: Regulatory
Author: Municipal Enforcement Services
Authority: Council
Effective Date: 2008 Jul 07
Review by Date: 2020
Last Modified: 2015 Sep 21