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Bylaw Enforcement


General Guide to Bylaw Enforcement
  • Most areas of Bylaw Enforcement are health and safety related.
  • The majority of Bylaws are enforced on a complaint only basis.
  • Bylaws are enforced through the Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw
Bylaw Enforcement Guidelines
  • Reasonable attempts will be made to secure voluntary compliance prior to initiating any manner of enforcement action.
  • Enforcement action will be entertained where there exists a clearly identified complainant who is directly affected by the alleged violation.
How to register a Complaint
  • Submit the form to Bylaw Services
  • Forms are available at the District of Peachland Municipal Hall (Also available on the web-site)
  • Forms will be processed and assigned a Tracking No.
  • Only completed forms will be accepted
  • If additional information is required you will be contacted by one of our Officers
  • Complaints of a serious nature will receive priority
How to Dispute a Bylaw Violation

The District of Peachland has implemented a new Process to dispute most minor bylaw violations. The new system is intended to streamline the Process associated with minor bylaw offence disputes and assigning the appropriate penalty.

Those wishing to dispute Bylaw Notices must do so by completing the dispute/request for adjudication section on the back of the notice and submitting it to the District of Peachland in person, by mail, fax or email within 14 days of issuance.

Disputes will follow a three step process;

1. The individual disputing their Bylaw Notice (disputant) will speak with a Screening Officer. This officer will review the Bylaw Notice and revoke it if appropriate.

2. If the screening officer upholds the Bylaw Notice, the disputant can choose to pay it, or have it forwarded to an adjudicator. If the disputant chooses the adjudication process, they will be notified of what to do to present their case, and informed that they can do so in writing, by phone, or in person.

3. A date, time and location for an adjudication will be provided to the disputant and the hearing will be conducted at Kelowna City Hall. Independent adjudicators will determine whether a bylaw infraction did or did not occur. If the adjudicator upholds the infraction, the full penalty will be applied as well as an adjudication fee of $25. If the adjudicator determines that no bylaw violation has occurred, no fine or adjudication fee will be applied.

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