By-law Enforcement is responsible for enforcing Municipal By-laws to ensure a safe, quiet and enjoyable community for all residents. We can also answer any questions or concerns relating to by-laws, animal control or other enforcement issues.

Our By-law Enforcement Officers investigate such things as noise complaints, property standards issues, littering and dumping, parking and other matters.

For speeding/moving violation please contact York Regional Police (Non-emergencies only)

Common By-laws

Animal Control Patrol services are performed by the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and all animals are impounded at the Pickering Shelter, 1688 Highway 7 Brougham ON L0H 1A0. For further information about animal services, please contact 1-855-898-8605. Animal Services
Dumping How to report the illegal dumping of garbage on roads and highways depends on the jurisdiction the road falls under.  For dumping on Highway 48, contact the Ministry of Transportation at 888-888-8888.  On regional roads, call York Region at 905-830-4444 ext. 75200.  For Town maintained roads, contact Customer Service at (905) 640-1900 or use the Report Form.  For any questions, please call Customer Service at (905) 640-1900. Clean Yards

Fill Normal gardening practices such as top soil, mulch etc. would not fall under the Fill By-law. Anything beyond this requires a fill permit from the Engineering Department. By-Law
Please check with the Municipal Law Enforcement Division before discharging firearms for the purpose of hunting, trapping or target shooting. By-Law
Fires and
Open Air Burning
Fire and open air burning is permitted with a burn permit from the Fire & Emergency Services Department.  Visit Fire and Emergency Services for more details. By-Law
Fireworks Discharging fireworks around Victoria Day and/or Canada Day requires a permit from the Fire & Emergency Services Department. By-Law
Graffiti Report graffiti to Municipal By-Law using our graffiti report online form.  
Noise The Town's Noise By-law regulates noise nuisances and prohibits any person from causing or permitting the emission of such noises. For exemptions, please download and submit the Noise Exemption Application Form. By-Law
Motorized Snow Vehicles Motorized snow vehicles are not permitted in any public park or cemetery. By-Law
Parking The Town uses proactive and complaint-based parking enforcement.  Visit Parking for more information.  By-Law
Property Standards The Town uses complaint-based enforcement. All information is kept confidential. By-Law
Signs - Portable/Temporary Temporary sign permits are issued for special event advertising and/or mobile signs.  View the Tempoary Sign Permits Application  for more information. By-Law

Other Frequently Referenced By-laws

View a full list of Stouffville's most frequently referenced by-laws.

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