Bylaw Enforcement

The goal of Bylaw Enforcement is to gain compliance with District of Kitimat regulatory bylaw requirements through the following means: inform; educate; and, as a last resort, enforce. Enforcement of Bylaws is complaint-generated, with the exception of infractions regarding health or safety concerns.

For information on enforceable bylaws, please refer to the following sections of the Kitimat Municipal Code:

  • Noise - Section 9.12.1
  • Nuisances - Section 9.12.2
  • Vehicle Towing - Section 3.4.9
  • Animal Control - Section 5.5

Should you wish to file a complaint, please provide the following information in writing in the Bylaw Enforcement Complaint form.

Completed forms can be hand-delivered or mailed to the address noted below:

  • District of Kitimat office at 270 City Centre during regular business hours: 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The District office is closed weekends and Statutory Holidays (including Easter Monday).

Anonymous complaints will not be accepted by the District of Kitimat. Anonymity of the complainant, however, will be maintained at all times if requested, except when necessary to give Court evidence.

The District of Kitimat may employ any of the following enforcement methods to resolve a complaint: achieving compliance by agreement, issuing a fine (see Section 1.3 of the Kitimat Municipal Code), direct enforcement of those Bylaws that authorize staff to take action, and court proceedings.

Complaints regarding animal control should be directed to the Kitimat Community Humane Society (KCHS) at 250-632-7373.

The RCMP enforce Kitimat bylaws, and should be contacted in the event a Bylaw Enforcement officer is unavailable or the District of Kitimat office is closed.