By-laws

By-laws are created in order to address issues and concerns of the local community. They are created to protect the environment, public health, public safety, or to maintain an orderly appearance in your community. Our by-law enforcement officials are trained to serve, protect and educate residents and visitors of the By-laws in Seguin Township.

This ensures public safety and awareness in order to reduce emergency incidences and by-law infractions, which in turn maintains a strong and vibrant community.

By-law Enforcement Officials are a great asset to our community.

  • They respond to a variety of resident complaints and concerns, such as Canine, Noise, Illegal Dumping, Blasting and Open Burning.
  • Conduct investigations into allegations.
  • Enforce By-Laws through Court Action when required.
  • Assist with traffic control during emergencies and public events.
  • Assist at Rabies Clinics.
  • Provide resident site consultations and inspections to ensure your projects meet the by-law requirements.
  • Patrol the community to observe violations in progress and most importantly, provide a preventative enforcement presence.

Feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries or to arrange a site consultation or inspection.

To report a by-law issue during office hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), please call 705-732-4300.
For after hours issues, please call our dispatch line at 705-751-0050.

Below are the by-laws most requested from Seguin Township residents. Please contact us is you have questions about these or any other by-laws. 

Off Road Vehicles (including ATVs)
By-law No. 2015-076, Being a By-law to permit and regulate the operation of "Off- Road Vehicles' (ORV's) on highways under the jurisdiction of The Corporation of the Township of Seguin. Council enacted By-law No. 2015-076 on September 21st, 2015, which permits the operation of Off Road Vehicles as defined in the By-law to operate on all Township roads (highways) as defined in the By-law. This By-law also repealed the previous By-laws regulating ATV's and Off Road Vehicles enacted by Township of Seguin Council. 

Bear Feeding

By-law No. 2012-049

Being a By-law to prohibit the deliberate feeding of bears (Ursus americanus) within the geographic boundaries of the Township of Seguin.

This By-law shall apply to all the land in the geographic limits of the Township of Seguin.

Intent is to protect the public and the bears by prohibiting the intentional human artificial feeding of bears which causes an escalation in a threat to public health, safety and well being of the residents and visitors of the Township of Seguin and interferes with nature by habituating bears in an unatural way. 

Blasting
By-law No. 2008-104

Being a By-law to prohibit or regulate blasting in areas of the Township of Seguin.

This By-law applies only to shoreline areas (20 meters inland from the high water mark) and to land zoned Environmental Protection (EP).

Intent is to protect and preserve the visual environment and the natural environment by prohibiting the blasting away of cliffs and areas of rock in shoreline areas and EP lands.

Building

By-law No. 2019-031

Being a By-law respecting Construction, Demolition, Change of Use, Inspections and Fees.
This By-law applies to all construction (or demolition) projects within Seguin Township.

Dogs  
Consolidated By-law No. 2002-056 (as amended by By-law No.2007-158, and By-law No. 2011-090) 

Being a By-law for the regulating of dogs, within the Township of Seguin, and that all by-laws, or parts thereof, contrary hereto or inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Dog Breeding and Pet Boarding

By-law No. 2003-30 Kennel & Domestic Animal Boarding Facility Licensing By-law
Regulating and Licensing of Establishments for Breeding Dogs and Boarding Domestic Animals

Fill  
By-law No. 2008-105

Being a By-law to prohibit or regulate the placing or dumping or removal of fill in areas of the Township of Seguin.

This By-law applies only to shoreline areas (20 metres inland from the high water mark) and to land zoned Environmental Protection (EP).

Intent is to protect and preserve water quality by prohibiting the placing or removal of fill in shoreline areas and on EP lands. 

Fires & Open Burning  

Consolidated By-law No. 2020-058 (as amended by By-law No. 2020-076)

Being a By-law Prescribing Times for Setting Fires, Precautions to be Observed and Penalties for Contraventions. 

Noise  

Consolidated By-law No. 2002-45 (as amended by By-law No. 2010-051)

Being a By-law to prohibit or regulate unusual noises or noises likely to disturb the inhabitants of the Township of Seguin and that all by-laws, or parts thereof, contrary hereto or inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed. 

Parks 

Consolidated By-law No. 2005-053 (as amended by By-law No. 2018-060 and By-law No. 2019-059)

Being a By-law Respecting the Control and Regulation of Parks. 

Signs  

Consolidated By-law No. 2007-116 (as amended by By-law No. 2009-018 and By-law No. 2009-106)  

Sign Permit Application 

Policy No. 2007-004 Building Department Requirements

Information and a consolidated version of the By-laws to regulate the size, use, location and maintenance of signs and advertising devices within the Township of Seguin.

Traffic/Parking 

Consolidated By-law No. 2020-112

Being a By-law to regulate traffic and to govern and control the parking of vehicles in the Township of Seguin on Township of Seguin owned property and designated Fire routes. 

Tree Cutting  
By-law No. 2008-103

Being a By-law to regulate the protection, preservation and removal of Trees within the Township of Seguin.

This By-law applies only to shoreline areas (20 metres inland from the high water mark) and to land zoned Environmental Protection (EP).

Intent is to protect and preserve the water quality and visual environment by prohibiting the clear cutting of trees and vegetation on shoreline areas and EP lands. 

Waste 

Consolidated By-law No. 2002-11 (as amended by By-law No. 2002-025, By-law No. 2003-082, By-law No. 2007-078, By-law No. 2010-068, By-law No. 2011-059 and By-law No. 2017-044) 

Being a By-law to prohibit and/or regulate the disposal of waste at the Drop Off Sites, Transtor Sites and Landfill Site in the Township of Seguin and that all by-laws, or parts thereof, contrary hereto or inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed. 

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