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MLEO November 2018

Municipal Law Enforcement

Municipal Law Enforcement for the City of London is done on both a proactive and reactive basis. City Council or management can determine that a particular by-law or area would benefit from proactive enforcement, however in most cases we respond reactively to community complaints.

Although the City of London has dozens of By-laws, not all are enforced by Municipal Law Enforcement Services.

Below is a list of common concerns that Municipal Law Enforcement Services is contacted about but does not get involved with:

  • Animal feces left in yards;
  • Changes to lot grading;
  • Party noise;
  • Property line location/ownership issues;
  • Snow removal/buildup.

Should you be experiencing any of these problems, the issue may be a civil matter between neighbours or another department may be able to help.

See below for some common infractions

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  • Abandoned Refrigerator, Freezer & Container By-law PW-12

    unused fridge, freezer left outdoors, etc

  • Fence By-law PS-6

    Fences in excess of maximum height, etc

  • Fortification of Land By-law PW-8

    excessive fortification, protective elements, etc

  • Graffiti Implements By-law PW-10

    Selling graffiti implements, etc

  • Mobile Sign Business Licensing By-law L-128-117

    Operating a business that rents out mobile signs to other businesses without a licence, etc

  • Names of Highways & Numbering of Buildings & Lots By-law B-1

    No street number on a building, damaged street number on a building, etc

  • Property Standards By-law CP-16

    Unsafe trees, interior/exterior maintenance, pest infestation, structural safety issues, etc

  • Residential Rental Units Licensing By-law CP-19

    Operating a rental unit without a licence or contrary to licence issued, etc

  • Sign By-law 2017 S-3775-94

    Sign without a permit, mobile sign too close to sidewalk, third party advertising, sign too large, etc

  • Sound By-law PW-12

    Frequently barking dogs, loud air conditioner, construction noise too early, etc

  • Swimming Pool Fence By-law PS-5

    Pool not enclosed, gates don't self-close/self-latch, temporary fencing not maintained, fence doesn't meet minimum height, no permit for pool fence

  • Unauthorized Area Parking By-law S-3

    On Private Properties, parking on the grass, parking where it is prohibited, etc

  • Vital Services By-law PH-6

    Tenants with no heat, no hydro, no water, etc

  • Yard & Lot Maintenance By-law PW-9

    Tall grass/weeds, open garbage, inoperative vehicles, discarded appliances, stagnant pool water etc

  • Zoning By-law Z-1

    Use not permitted, too many residential units, illegal home occupation, building too close to the property lines, parking in the front yard, expanding driveways too wide, etc

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