|Address & Map|
|Major Intersection||James St N and York Blvd|
|Mailing Address||c/o City of Hamilton - Municipal Law Enforcement |
71 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
|Alternate Name (Internal use only)||Bylaw Enforcement ; City of Hamilton|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Description||MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT |
Respecting the rights of our neighbours is an important aspect of community living. At times, however, boundaries may be crossed and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers investigate complaints received from the public about alleged violations of various municipal by-laws.
The goal of Municipal Law Enforcement is not to penalize the citizens of Hamilton or visitors to our city, but rather to achieve compliance through education and the provision of information in order to preserve the quality of life to which each citizen is entitled.
Municipal Law Enforcement Services deals with a wide range of legislation,including but not limited to by-laws regulating:
ENFORCES: Obstructing or dumping in City assumed alleys
REGULATION: City Property
ENFORCES: Prohibited activities on Municipal Property
ENFORCES: Barking dogs, clean-up feces on private property
REGULATION: Fences, hedges, driveways
ENFORCES: Fences, hedges and illegal driveway approaches
ENFORCES: Prohibited activities in Parks
ENFORCES: Unlawful attracting of pigeons that cause a nuisance on a neighbouring property
ENFORCES: Encumbering, obstructing or fouling the highways
ENFORCES: Placing, erecting or posting signs on or near a highway
ENFORCES: Clearing snow and ice from the City sidewalks
REGULATION: Waste Collection
ENFORCES: Curb side waste
ENFORCES: Unauthorized or prohibited use of water
In most cases, enforcement of the above regulations is limited to the issue of an advisory or a warning and recommendations as to compliance options. Rarely is it necessary to issue an Offence Notice or a Summons to Court given that willing compliance is always the preferred outcome.
Each Municipal Law Enforcement Officer (M.L.E.O.) providing Municipal Law Enforcement services is appointed by Council and is a "peace officer" as defined by the Police Services Act. Their primary function is to provide assistance to the public in accordance with the City's "customer service" model.
For further specific information respecting Municipal Law Enforcement Services, please call 905-546-2782 * Fax: 905-643-1198 or visit the office at the Hamilton City Centre, 77 James St N, Ste 250, Hamilton, ON.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Areas Served||Hamilton (City of)|
|Bus Routes||(1) KING ; (2) BARTON ; (3) CANNON ; (5) DELAWARE - STONEY CREEK ; (6) ABERDEEN ; (7) LOCKE|
|Funding||Regional / Municipal - Municipal|
|Service Categories||Anti Blight Initiatives/Reporting ; Environmental Beautification ; Legislation Information ; Snow/Ice Removal Ordinance Enforcement|
|Subjects||Law enforcement ; Municipal by-laws ; Municipal government|