Frequently Requested By-Laws

Frequently Requested By-Laws

By-laws help ensure a safe, quiet and pleasant environment for residents in our community. 

The Township of Seguin provides the most frequently requested by-laws in PDF format below. 

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 This By-law also repealed the previous By-laws regulating ATV's and Off Road Vehicles enacted by Township of Seguin Council.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 unnatural way. 

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of Seguin, and that all by-laws, or parts thereof, contrary hereto or inconsistent herewith, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Bought a new canine-companion? 

Under the By-law, all dogs in Seguin must be licensed with the Township. As a condition of a licence, an owner at the time of purchasing a dog licence, shall furnish the following information to Township staff:

  • the name, address and telephone number of the owner of the dog;
  • the breed, name and description of the dog;
  • a certificate signed by a practicing veterinarian that the dog has been inoculated with an anti-rabies vaccine, within the period of twenty-four (24) months of the date of application for the licence.

Dog tags are $25.00 and are valid for the lifetime of the registered dog. The tag must be affixed to your dog.

To purchase a licence for your pet, please come into the Township office located at 5 Humphrey Drive, Seguin, ON.

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

Applying for a Kennel Licence

When applying to operate a kennel in Seguin, be sure to:

  • Contact the Township's Planning Department to see if your property is correctly zoned. Visit in person at the municipal office, call the department at 705-732-4300 or email planning@seguin.ca
  • Complete the Kennel Application found as Schedule "B' to the By-law No. 2003-30, or visit the municipal office for a physical copy.
  • Submit all required documentation and fees.

Kennel Inspections

We inspect kennels typically prior to licence renewal every year. Kennels found in violation of their approved application may have their licence revoked.

Election Signs

By-law No. 2006-71


Being a By-law to Regulate Election Signs in the Township of Seguin and to Amend By-law No. 99-50, Being a By-law to Regulate the Size, Use, Location and Maintenance of Signs and Advertising Devices 

Fires (Open Air Burning)  

By-law No. 2023-107 


Being a By-law prescribing times for setting fires, precautions to be observed, and penalties for contraventions, and to repeal By-law No. 2020-058 and all of its amending by-laws in their entirety. 


For general information about the Township's current fire rating, please access the "Fire Rating" page within the Fire Department's webpage. 

For Permit information please contact Seguin Fire Services at (705) 732-4300.

Fireworks regulations are contained in Fireworks By-law No. 2023-106.

Fireworks

By-law 2023-106 


Being a By-law to regulate the setting off of fireworks and the sale of fireworks within the Township of Seguin.

  • Consumer fireworks can only be set off on specific days:

    • Victoria Day and the Saturday and Sunday of that same holiday weekend
    • Canada Day, and:
      • If Canada Day falls on a Monday or Tuesday, the preceding Saturday and Sunday
      • If Canada Day falls on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, the following Friday and Saturday
    • New Year's Eve/Day, following the time limits listed below.
  • Consumer fireworks can only be set off, on the days mentioned above, between dusk and 11:00 p.m., except for New Year's Eve/Day when fireworks are allowed until 12:30 a.m. on New Year's Day.

A snapshot of retailer and consumer rules may be referenced through the Fireworks Information Sheets. For a comprehensive list of rules, please access the By-law.

To inquire about Commercial Display Fireworks permits, please contact the Township of Seguin's Fire Department. 

  • Please note, the setting off of Commercial Display Fireworks without an authorized permit issued by the Fire Chief is prohibited. 

Noise  

By-law No. 2023-030 


Being a By-law to prohibit or regulate noise within the Township of Seguin. 

When you report a noise violation to By-Law Services, we must establish the particulars of the complaint before we proceed with legal action.  In every case, you must be involved in the process.

If you wish to report a noise violation, please download the noise reporting package

If you are experiencing persistent noise, it is necessary to fill out the noise reporting package, which includes a witness questionnaire and a record form, for a period of 10 to 14 days. Additionally, you must continue to keep a record form until the noise ceases or until you need to attend court. You must keep track of the dates, times, duration, intensity, and description of the noise, as well as how it has interfered with your activities. If multiple individuals are keeping track, each person must complete and sign a separate sheet.

Application for Noise Exemption Form

Note that an exemption permit is not guaranteed; a Noise Exemption Permit is issued pending approval from the Supervisor, Municipal By-law Services or Fire Chief and all applicable fees paid. The application fee is non-refundable. 

Public Nuisance 

By-law No. 2023-031


Being a By-law to prohibit and regulate public nuisances and nuisance parties within the Township of Seguin. 

Public Parks and Open Spaces

By-law 2024-016


Being a By-law to regulate and govern the use of and activities permitted within Township parks and open space and to repeal By-law 2005-053 and all of its amending by-laws in their entirety. 

Permits

Should a permit be necessary, it can be obtained by: 

  1. Completing an application for a permit on the forms as provided by the Director of Community Services, 
  2. Submitting a completed application together with the applicable fees as set out in Schedule "A" of this By-law (currently free), which may include a security deposit, and 
  3. Providing any documentation and insurance certificates as required by the Director or Parks Staff as prerequisites and requirements for the issuance of the permit. 

Permits may be requested:

  • In person at,
    • the Township Office, located at 5 Humphrey Drive, Seguin ON P2A 2W8
    • the Arena Office, located at 15 Humphrey Drive, Seguin ON P2A 2W8
  • By phoning the Director of Community Services at (705) 732-4300. 

Please note, the Director of Community Services may assign conditions or terms as deemed appropriate. If said conditions or terms are not adhered to the permit may be revoked.

Retail Business Holiday Exemption By-law

By-law 2024-053


Being a By-law to permit retail business establishments to operate on Holidays for the maintenance or development of tourism within the Township of Seguin. 

This By-law states that all Retail Business Establishments within the Township may be permitted to open on a Holiday, as defined in the Retail Business Holiday Act, as amended, except on: 

  • New Year's Day; and 
  • Christmas Day, 

unless, with respect to the foregoing named Holidays, such Retail Business is already permitted to open under the exemptions set out in Section 3 of the Act

For an exhaustive list of exemptions, please refer to the Retail Business Holiday Act, as amended. 

Signs  

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


Being a By-law to regulate the size, use, location and maintenance of signs and advertising devices within the Township of Seguin.

Sign Permit Application 

Policy No. 2007-004 Building Department Requirements

Site Alteration

By-law No. 2024-007


Being a Site Alteration By-law to regulate and prohibit the modification to private properties within the Township of Seguin and to repeal By-law 2008-104 and By-law 2008-105 and all of its amending by-laws in their entirety.

This By-law applies only to shoreline areas (60 metres inland from the shoreline) and to land zoned Environmental Protection (EP and EP1).

For permit information please contact the Planning Department at (705) 732-4300.

For a snapshot of exemptions under this By-law, you may reference the Exemptions Overview Sheet; however, this is not an exhaustive list, and residents are advised to consult Section 3 of the By-law for additional exemptions.

Township Docks and Boat Launches

By-law 2024-015


Being a By-law to regulate the use of Township Docks and Boat Launches. 

Commercial Boats

  • No person shall Moor, launch, or recover a Commercial Boat at a Township Dock and Boat Launch without a permit. 
  • Commercial Boat activities are strictly prohibited, and permits cannot be acquired, at the following locations: 
    • Black Lake (Gilbank Lake) Boat Launch - 7 Goldfinch Road, Seguin ON
    • Foley Matheson Park and Beach - 125 Rankin Lake Road, Seguin ON
    • Stanley House Boat Launch - 324 Stanley House Road, Seguin ON
    • Whitefish Lake Access Point - 763 Tally-Ho Swords Road, Seguin ON

Permits

Should a permit be necessary, residents may apply: 

  • In person at,
    • the Township Office, located at 5 Humphrey Drive, Seguin ON P2A 2W8
    • the Arena Office, located at 15 Humphrey Drive, Seguin ON P2A 2W8
  • By phoning the Director of Community Services at (705) 732-4300. 

Please note, the Director of Community Services may assign conditions or terms as deemed appropriate, such as location and duration of mooring, launching, or recovering, and in accordance with the fees set out in Schedule "A" of this By-law (currently free). If said conditions or terms are not adhered to the permit may be revoked.

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. 

Reduced Loads By-law No. 2021-016

Being a By-law to Designate Reduced Load Periods on certain Municipal Highways or Portions thereof within the Township of Seguin.

Tree Conservation 
By-law No. 2024-019

Being a By-law to restrict and regulate the injuring, removal, and destruction of trees on private property in the Township of Seguin and to repeal by-law 2008-103 and all of its amending by-laws in their entirety. 

This By-law applies only to shoreline areas (20 metres inland from the shoreline) and to land zoned Environmental Protection (EP and EP1).

For permit information please contact the Planning Department at (705) 732-4300.

For a snapshot of exemptions under this By-law, you may reference the Exemptions Overview Sheet; however, this is not an exhaustive list, and residents are advised to consult Section 3 of the By-law for additional exemptions.

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. 

Documents on Website

Please note, only commonly requested by-laws are posted on this webpage. Those provided electronically are for information only and may not retain the exact structure of the original versions. 

All by-laws are available at the Office of the Clerk. Reference should be made to the official version for any legal purposes. Readers should verify information before acting on it. Every effort is made to ensure the by-laws on this website are accurate and contains the latest amendments; however, the Township of Seguin cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided here.

To obtain an official version of a by-law, or to verify its accuracy and currency, please contact the Clerks department by calling 705-732-4300.

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