By-Law Enforcement

By-laws are established by the Municipality to regulate specific requirements to the area. By-laws are no different than any other Law and are enforceable under the ProvincialOffences Act and the Municipal Act.

The Municipal Law Enforcement division promotes health, safety and a harmonious community through the inspection and resolution of By-law complaints. Some of the core operational functions of this division include animal licencing and control, parking control (including fire routes and accessible zones), property standards, signs, zoning and licencing.

All By-law Complaints are required to be submitted in writing on the required form. Only those complaints filled out in their entirety will be addressed in a priority sequence. Please also be advised that priority will be given to those complaints dealing with the safety of persons. icon By-law Complaint Form (105.95 kB)

Contact: or call (519)538-1060 Ext 1134


This section outlines the related provisions related fencing in the Municipality of Meaford.


This section provides information with regard to the Municipal Burn By-law and also application forms for a Burn Permit.


The Parking By-law and related enforcement is contained in this section.


The Municipality regulates the placement of signs through our Sign By-law.  This section contains links to the By-law and application forms.


The Municipality licences taxis,  refreshment vehicles and hawkers and Pedlars.  This section provides the necessary information on obtaining a licence with links to the related By-laws.

Property Standards  

The Property Standards By-law and Yard By-law sets out the minimum standards for building and property maintenance within the Municipality. This section provides information on these requirements. This section also addresses long grass and noxious weeds.


Noises that have the potential to disturb are regulated through the Municipal Noise By-law. This section provides information on enforcement and the By-law. 

Tree Cutting

Certain Tree cutting is prohibited without first obtaining a permit.  This section provides you with the necessary information.

Contact Us

For more information on Municipal By-laws or to make a complaint, contact:

Phone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1134


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