Bylaw Services

What we do

Bylaw Services is responsible for the enforcement of the District of Saanich bylaws.

Bylaw Enforcement Staff work collaboratively with all of the District of Saanich departments, various other government organizations, community groups and social agencies to ensure public safety, maintain community standards and preserve the quality of life in our community.

The primary goal of Bylaw Enforcement Staff is to achieve voluntary compliance with the District of Saanich bylaws through education, information and non-penalty enforcement. In situations where voluntary compliance is not appropriate or is not achieved, Bylaw Enforcement Staff may exercise enforcement options authorized by the Community Charter to gain compliance with the District of Saanich bylaws. View the Bylaw Enforcement Policy [PDF - 18 KB] for full details.

COVID-19 update regarding bylaw enforcement

On March 26, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General announced an order enabling bylaw enforcement officers to assist in the enforcement of Provincial Health Orders. Frequently asked questions related to Provincial Health Orders and enforcement of those Orders can be found on their website.

More on the impacts to bylaw enforcement.

You can still pay your municipal ticket at the cashier's desk at Saanich Hall (770 Vernon Avenue) or online.