By-law Enforcement

Tay Township strives to make our community safe, healthy and enjoyable for everyone through proactive By-law Enforcement Services.

The Township of Tay Municipal Law Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Township's By-laws and to ensure a safe, quiet and enjoyable community for all residents. The Departments intent is to enforce the by-laws equitably and to apply the level of enforcement that best fits the type of by-law violation and the circumstances surrounding it.

Non-Urgent Complaints (online)

Example: Noxious weeds, clean yards, property standards.

If a violation is not taking place right now, please use Report A Problem. Online complaints are not monitored 24 hrs a day. If the violation may be over by the time an officer sees your complaint, please follow the urgent complaint process below.

Urgent Complaints (phone)

Examples: Fire infraction, excessive noise, illegal parking, canine control.

If a violation is taking place right now, the best way to deal with your concern in a prompt manner is a phone call to (705) 534-7248 and press "2" for by-law. An officer will be assigned to gather evidence on the issue.​

Our By-law Officers require contact information for follow-up, or, depending on the nature of the offence, to provide evidence and/or to appear as a witness in any court proceeding pertaining to the complaint made. Please note that incomplete forms will not be investigated.  Your information will be kept confidential.

Parking Tickets can be paid in person at the Municipal Office, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by:

  • Cash
  • Cheque payable to "Tay Township"
  • Money Orders
  • Debit

Payment after normal business hours can be made by cheque or money order (please do not leave cash) using our after-hours envelope drop slot outside the Municipal Office. Please include the ticket along with the payment.

For more information contact our By-law officers at 705-534-7248 x248 or email

  • to increase public awareness of the municipality's current by-laws;
  • to assist residents to become more familiar with their responsibilities and rights as property owners or tenants;
  • to achieve compliance with our by-laws through education rather than fines.

After-hours/time-sensitive issues

Please note that during the summer months throughout May until the end of August, By-law has extended hours including weekend coverage. If you have an urgent By-law concern please call 705-534-7248 and press 2. Please note, the phone may ring several times when being transferred to voicemail.

If you require assistance with a non-emergency Policing matter please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122, or in the case of an emergency call 911.

Tay Township
450 Park Street, PO Box 100
Victoria Harbour
ON L0K 2A0
Phone: 705-534-7248

Jocelyn Belcourt
Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement Services
705-534-7248 ext. 237

Emily King
Municipal Law Enforcement Officer
705-534-7248 ext. 248

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