Bylaws are municipal legislation used to protect the welfare, safety and health of the residents of the Village of Pemberton, as well as to promote community standards.
Our aim is not to penalize, but to increase public awareness and education on Village Bylaws, so that the community understands the importance of them and comply voluntarily. Other than those issues that are health and safety related, we rely on our community to report infractions so that we can followup, enforce and ticket, if necessary.
Bylaws are passed by Village Council, maintained by the Village of Pemberton Corporate and Legislative Services department, and enforced by the Bylaw Officer. Village of Pemberton bylaws address and regulate concerns such as zoning, building, parking, animal control, noise levels, and licensing.
How to Make a Bylaw Complaint or Report an Infraction
The Village has adopted a Bylaw Enforcement Policy which establishes that the Village relies primarily, but not exclusively, on citizen complaints as a means of enforcing regulatory bylaws. Bylaw complaints must be submitted in writing and include the following information: description of the nature of the infraction, the date, time and specific location of the infraction along with contact information of the complainant.
Bylaw complaints must be submitted in writing. You can submit complaints the following ways:
- Online Customer Service Request form
- Online Costumer Service Request Form for dog related issues
- Submitting a Customer Service Request Form in person at 7400 Prospect Street
- Submitting a Customer Service Request Form via email
- Submitting a Customer Service Request Form via fax: 604.894.6136
- Submitting a Customer Service Request Form via mail to Village of Pemberton, Box 100, Pemberton BC V0N2L0
Please note, we cannot act on a complaint without the provision of your name, address, phone number and details of your complaint.
Considerations Before Submitting a Bylaw Complaint
Bylaw complaint information is considered confidential and will not be released, except as may be required under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or otherwise as required by law. The Village may require you to act as a witness, should a Bylaw complaint case proceed to Court if an infraction cannot otherwise be resolved.
Often complaints can be resolved amicably between neighbours. It is recommended that whenever possible, residents attempt to resolve their issues before contacting the Bylaw Officer for assistance.
The following is a list of frequently requested bylaws:
|Parks and Public Spaces Use Bylaw|
|Parking Enforcement & Winter Parking|
|Smoking Regulation Bylaw|
|Animal Control Bylaw & Licensing|
|Licences and Permits|
|Noise Regulation Bylaw|
|Outdoor Water Use Regulation Bylaw|
|Consolidated Unsightly Premises Bylaw|
For a list of Village of Pemberton Bylaws, click here.
To appeal a bylaw offence ticket, submit this Bylaw Offence Appeal Form to the Village Office
(Please note, to complete or email a PDF, you must first save the PDF to your computer. If using a MAC, do not use MAC Preview to complete the form as it will corrupt the file).
If you need to report a noise complaint after hours, please contact the RCMP.
For lost and found animals after hours, please contact PAWS at 604 966 1185 and/or WAG at 604 935 8364.