By-Law Enforcement

The Town of Hanover is committed to delivering professional enforcement services to help residents, businesses and visitors understand the various regulatory by-laws, and encourage voluntary compliance through education and public relations in order to foster a safe, healthy and respectful community. This method also saves tax dollars on costly court proceedings.

Some of the core operational functions of by-law enforcement include property standards, clean yards, zoning, animal control, fences, noise, open air burning, fireworks and parking matters.

By-law Enforcement responds to complaints from the public and other government agencies, however does not respond to civil issues. Once a complaint is received, an inspection is conducted by the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer to validate the complaint. To assist you with the complaint process, violations are to be received by the Municipality in writing. For any incident that is happening right now or that has just occurred (e.g., littering or illegal dumping) or involving public safety or environmental hazards, please immediately contact Dispatch at 519.364.2411 to file a report. Information regarding the complainant is kept confidential, unless the complaint ends up in the court system.

Noise Complaints

To prohibit and regulate noise likely to disturb the inhabitants of the Town.

Animal Control

To report a missing or stray cat or dog please call the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer during normal office hours (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm). To report after hours or on weekends please call 519-881-8061. Municipal Law Enforcement is not responsible for the removal of nuisance wildlife (ie, skunks, racoons). If you would like these nuisance animals removed you can call Jerry Meyerink at 519-881-1941 (there is a cost of $90).

Parking & Traffic Control

To regulate and control parking and traffic in the Town of Hanover.

Snow Vehicles

To regulate, govern or prohibit the operation of motorized snow vehicles within the municipality, including any highways therein.

For non-urgent bylaw matters, contact:

Municipal Law Enforcement Officer – Ken Campbell

519.364.2780 x 1249

Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm