Council for the Village of Salmo enacts regulatory bylaws in order to define and preserve the quality of life to which each citizen is entitled. The primary goal in dealing with bylaw contraventions is to achieve voluntary compliance through communication and education, however the bylaws do provide provisions for further enforcement, if required.
In situations where voluntary compliance is not achieved, particularly where the non-compliant behavior is willful, harmful to public health or safety, harmful to Village infrastructure or harmful to the environment, the CAO or the Village’s Bylaw Officer will employ one or more enforcement tools to gain compliance with the Village’s regulatory requirements. These tools can include written warnings, municipal tickets, orders, prosecutions and injunctions.
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Listing of active Bylaw files for viewing or download. PDF Format.
How to make a Complaint
Generally complaints can be resolved amicably between neighbours. Therefore, the Village recommends that residents attempt to resolve their own issues before enlisting the services of bylaw enforcement.
With the exception of called for inspections from permit applications, it is the general practice of the Village to rely on citizen complaints as a means of alerting Bylaw Enforcement to violation of Village bylaws. This does not preclude Village staff or Bylaw Officer from initiating investigations on their own initiative.
All bylaw enforcement complaints, with the exception of those that identify urgent contraventions that pose a potential risk to public health and/or safety, must be in writing (standard mail, email, fax or hand delivered), preferably on a Bylaw Complaint Form. Anonymous complaints will not be investigated. All complaints must include the name, address and phone number of the complainant and shall include the nature and specific location of the alleged infraction(s). As a matter of practice, the identity of the complainant and the written complaint itself shall not be disclosed to the alleged violator or any member of the public, unless required by law.
The bylaws on this website have been provided for convenience only and are not the official bylaws of the Village of Salmo. They are provided for reference purposes only. Only the printed version of a bylaw certified by the Corporate Officer or designate is the official version. The Village of Salmo does not warrant the accuracy or the completeness of the on-line data and in no event will the Village of Salmo be liable or responsible to any person for damages of any kind arising out of the use of the bylaws contained here. These bylaws should not be used for any legal purposes.
It is the responsibility of the person using this information to ensure that it accurately reflects current bylaw provisions. A certified copy may be obtained from the office.