43202 – By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers


43202 – By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers enforce by-laws and regulations of provincial and municipal governments. They are employed by provincial and municipal governments and agencies.

Index of titles
Animal control inspector
Animal control officer
Animal control supervisor
By-law enforcement officer
By-law enforcement officers supervisor
Commercial transport inspector
Commercial vehicle enforcement officer
Development control officer
Dog catcher
Dog warden
Garbage collection inspector
Highway scale operator
Humane Society inspector
Humane Society officer
Inspector - by-law enforcement
Inspector - municipal law enforcement
Licence inspector
Liquor board licence inspector
Liquor licence inspector
Lottery supervisor - government services
Municipal law enforcement officer
Municipal law enforcement officers supervisor
Parking control officer
Pound officer
Property standards inspector
Property use inspector
Right of way inspector
Road transport inspector
Service station inspector
Sign inspector
Subdivision control officer
Taxi inspector
Traffic supervisor - by-law enforcement
Transport compliance officer
Transportation enforcement officer
Weigh station operator - by-law enforcement
Zoning enforcement officer
Zoning examiner
Zoning inspector


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Animal control officers
Respond to citizen complaints concerning stray domestic animals, livestock and wildlife
Issue warnings and citations to owners
Impound lost, homeless and dangerous animals.

By-law enforcement officers
Enforce municipal and provincial regulations
Investigate complaints
Issue warnings and citations to commercial and residential property owners and occupants.

Commercial transport inspectors
Inspect commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with regulations governing load restrictions, the transportation of hazardous materials and public safety.

Garbage collection inspectors
Investigate complaints concerning infractions of garbage collection by-laws.

Liquor licence inspectors
Conduct inspections of licensed establishments
Advise licensees on laws and regulations
Report contravention of laws and regulations to provincial liquor control boards and agencies.

Parking control officers
Enforce parking by-laws on city streets, regional roads and municipal properties.

Taxi inspectors
Inspect taxicabs for mechanical reliability, cleanliness, licensing and meter accuracy
Investigate public complaints, issue citations and prepare reports
Give evidence to city councils, taxi commissions and in court.

Zoning inspectors
Investigate properties in violation of zoning and related by-laws, after receiving requests for licence clearances pertaining to zoning and related by-laws, and on receipt of building permit applications.


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of a college program or courses in law and security or other related field or experience in a related administrative or regulatory occupation is usually required.
Zoning inspectors or zoning enforcement officers may require a college diploma as a civil engineering or architectural technologist or technician and several years of experience in enforcement and/or building construction or a related field.
On-the-job training is provided.


Additional information
By-law enforcement officers may specialize in the enforcement of one specific by-law.


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