Bylaw Enforcement

Bylaws regulate activities on Bowen Island such as parking on the street, dog control, noise and land use. Bylaw Officers provide education and enforce the municipal bylaws using a fair, respectful and consistent approach. 

Bylaw Services is “request driven”, meaning that Bylaw Officers will usually investigate issues only in response to requests from the public. However, Bylaw Officers may, from time to time carry out investigations when there has been no request from the public.

Most issues are resolved through voluntary compliance, however, when this does not happen, the appropriate enforcement action is taken according to the Bylaw Services Investigation Policy.

If your request is of an urgent nature please call the RCMP non-emergency number at 604-947-0516. Please be aware that the RCMP may not be on shift when you call, so be prepared for a delay in response.  If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.