Bylaw Services

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.

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.

Parking Enforcement

If you would like to make a parking complaint, please contact the Parking Enforcement division by phone at 250-475-5431 or by email at parking@saanich.ca. Parking Enforcement Officers are scheduled to be available between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day of the week. If your parking complaint requires immediate attention due to a public safety issue, suspicious circumstances, or possible criminal activity, please contact the Saanich Police non-emergency line at 250-475-4321 to report your concern.

Parking tickets

Paying sooner rather than later means a lesser fine. 

  • $50 when you pay within 30 calendar days
  • $65 when you pay after 30 calendar days
  • If you take longer than 60 calendar days to pay, we must take further action

Payment Methods

Internet

Paying online is the quickest way to pay your ticket.

By mail

You can also pay your ticket by sending us a cheque or money order. Mail it to:

District of Saanich
770 Vernon Ave.
Victoria BC V8X 2W7

Please be safe. Do not send cash.

In person

In the area? You may also pay in person at Saanich Municipal Hall (770 Vernon Ave.)

We’re open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We’re closed on holidays.

Dispute process

You may challenge your ticket. To do this, you need to submit a bylaw offence notice review request form to Parking Enforcement, either in person at Saanich Municipal Hall (770 Vernon Avenue) or via email at parking@saanich.ca. There are 3 ways to get this form.

  1. Online [PDF - 180 KB]
  2. From the municipal hall cashier
  3. At the service counter of the Bylaw & Licensing Services Section at the Saanich Municipal Hall (770 Vernon Avenue).