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The Town of Golden’s Bylaw Enforcement Department provides the citizens of Golden with a variety of services related to regulatory issues. Some of the Town of Golden’s bylaws require a proactive approach but primarily we respond reactively on a complaint-driven basis. The Bylaw Enforcement Department is committed to the delivery of professional bylaw enforcement services in a timely effective manner, in accordance, with Council direction.

The Bylaw Enforcement Department attempts to first gain compliance through education and communication but ultimately, where required, through enforcement actions such as issuing tickets or seeking resolution through the court system.

The primary goals of Bylaw Enforcement are:
  • Public Safety
  • Maintenance of community standards that contribute to improving the quality of life in The Town of Golden
  • The Management of behavioral and nuisance issues to promote a harmonious living environment within The Town of Golden
 

UPDATED OCTOBER 16, 2017:

Following a period of research and regulatory authority process, the Town of Golden is poised to take the first steps to achieve a working, fair and innovative system of bylaw compliance developed by the Province for local governments. The new system will allow the Town to better enforce and deal with bylaw disputes for infractions such as parking and waste infractions and complaints in regards to animal control and property maintenance. To view the most recent press release, click HERE. To view the original press release, issued in July, 2017, click HERE.

Adoption of Town of Golden Bylaw Notice Enforcement and Dispute Adjudication System Bylaw No. 1380, 2017 was passed at the October 5, 2017 Regular Open Council Meeting. Council agreed to review the bylaw and fine structure again in early 2019 to determine how the process is working. You can view the full Staff report and proposed bylaw package, by clicking HERE.

 

Questions?

See some Frequently Asked Questions about Bylaw Enforcement by clicking HERE.

See some Frequently Asked Questions about the Bylaw Notice & Adjudication process by clicking HERE.

Bylaw Enforcement Complaint Form

Fill out and submit this form in person at Town Hall, or by clicking the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form. To view the form, click HERE.
 

Golden Bylaws

 

Outdoor Burning Bylaw 824, 1991

Sign Control Bylaw Number 830, 1991
 

Traffic, Parking and Streets Regulations Bylaw Number 966, 1995

 

Trade License (Amendment) Bylaw 990, 1996

 

Animal Control Bylaw Number 1157, 2005

 

Town of Golden Pesticide Regulation Bylaw No. 1244, 2009

 

Waste Management and Collection Services Bylaw No. 1372, 2016

 

Water System Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1280, 2011

 

Sanitary Sewer Collection Rates and Regulations Bylaw No. 1281, 2011

 

Town of Golden Cross Connection Control Bylaw No. 1282, 2011

 

Property Maintenance Bylaw No. 1287, 2011

 

Town of Golden Zoning Bylaw No. 1294, 2011

 

Town of Golden Building Regulation Bylaw No. 1299, 2012

 
 

Disclaimer:

 

The most commonly used bylaws are displayed on this page. Please be aware that the bylaws may not be complete due to pending updates, amendments or revisions, and therefore, are provided for reference purposes only. The Town of Golden will not be liable or responsible to any person for damages of any kind arising out of the use of the bylaws contained here.

 

If you have questions or cannot find a bylaw please contact:

 
Graeme Murphy
Bylaw Enforcement Officer 250-344-2271 ext.234
Fax 250-344-6577
E-mail:  bylaw@golden.ca