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Property Standards vs. Clean Yards

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

The Property Standards By-law and Clean Yards By-law set out the minimum standards for building maintenance and property maintenance within the Township. The standards described in these by-laws are intended to outline the reasonable maintenance and upkeep of yards, buildings and properties.

Property Standards vs. Clean Yards

Property Standards

Some examples of standards covered by the Property Standards By-law include:

  • Structural adequacy
  • Masonry, siding, and roofing
  • Heating and heating systems
  • Electrical and plumbing services
  • Fire safety and egress
  • Rental standards
  • Pest prevention
  • Vacant lands and buildings

Clean Yards

Some examples of standards covered by the Clean Yards By-law include:

  • Long grass, weeds and ground cover
  • Landscaping and tree trimming
  • Hazardous yard conditions
  • Littering
  • Graffiti
  • Standing water
  • Sewage and drainage

Reporting a deficiency

Residents who are renting and are experiencing a problem, should inform the landlord/superintendent and/or property owner of any deficiencies, maintenance and repair issues. Although written correspondence is preferred, notification by phone is acceptable. Please keep a copy of all correspondence for your records.

You must provide a reasonable timeframe for the deficiencies to be resolved. If they are not addressed, you can report a deficiency by completing the form below. 

Your Name: 
Mailing Address

Please include location, date(s), time(s) and any background information. Remember to include the who, what, when, where, why, and how.

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Josh Kestner Fire Chief / By-law Enforcement Officer