Bylaw Enforcement

Zoning Bylaw/Land Use Complaints (Electoral Areas, C, E, F and H only):

All complaints must be in writing and signed. Contact information for the complainant must be provided and is kept confidential to protect the identity of the complainant. There are currently no criteria as to who may lodge a complaint. All zoning bylaws are posted online and we encourage you to review the bylaw applicable to your area to ensure that you are aware of zoning restrictions that apply to your property and those of your neighbours.

Electoral Area 'A' Osoyoos Rural Zoning Bylaw

Electoral Area 'C' Oliver Rural Zoning Bylaw

Electoral Area 'E' Naramata Area Zoning Bylaw

Electoral Area 'F' Okanagan Lake West/West Bench Zoning Bylaw

Electoral Area 'H' Princeton Rural Zoning Bylaw

Untidy and Unsightly Premises Bylaw (Electoral Areas C, D, E, F and G only):

All complaints must be in writing and filed on the appropriate form which can be downloaded from our website. All complainants must be willing to appear as a witness in the event the matter proceeds to enforcement in the courts. Criteria for filing a complaint differ between areas and are as follows:

Area C: Four (4) unrelated complainants from within Electoral Area C or the RCMP; OR 1 complaint where the complainant is directly impacted, and located within 30 metres from the subject property.

Complaint Form, Electoral Area C

Area D: Three (3) unrelated complainants from within the Electoral Area D.

Complaint Form, Electoral Area D

Area E and Area F: Two (2) unrelated complainants where the complainants are directly impacted and located within 30 metres of the subject property.

Complaint Form, Electoral Area E and F

Area G: Two (2) unrelated complainants within the Electoral Area.

Complaint Form, Electoral Area G

We suggest that you review the standards of “untidy/unsightly” as set out within the bylaw to determine that the property that you wish to complain about meets these standards. In addition, take a look at surrounding properties in the vicinity prior to lodging your complaint. The Bylaw Enforcement Officer considers this when making a determination as to whether the property is untidy or unsightly.

Untidy and Unsightly Premises - Bylaws

Electoral Area 'C' - Oliver Rural, Bylaw 2393, 2007

Electoral Area 'D' - Kaleden/Okanagan Falls, Bylaw No. 2326, 2004

Electoral Area 'E' - Naramata, Bylaw No. 2391, 2006

Electoral Area 'F' - Okanagan Lake West/West Bench, Bylaw 2438, 2008

Electoral Area 'G' - Keremeos Rural/Hedley, Bylaw No. 2521, 2010

Noise Control (Areas C, D, E and F):

Is your neighbour, or a dog, making noise which disturbs the quiet peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort or convenience of the neighbourhood or in the vicinity? Are contractors waking you up too early or are they working too late? Check out the bylaw online and see if they are breaking this bylaw. If so, call our Bylaw Enforcement Officer on contract 24/7 at 1-800-322-5510 or 250-492-0911.

Noise Control Bylaws

Electoral Area 'C' - Oliver Rural, Bylaw 2397, 2007

Electoral Area 'D' - Kaleden/OK Falls/Apex, Bylaw 1527.01, 2007

Electoral Area 'E' - Naramata, Bylaw 2386, 2006

Electoral Area 'F' - Okanagan Lake West/West Bench, Bylaw No. 1526, 1994

Contact the RDOS Bylaw Coordinator if you have any concerns about this service.

Animal Control (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F and G):

All calls and complaints with respect to animals at large are fielded by and looked after by Marshall Security Services by calling 1-866-995-4426. All dogs 24 weeks of age or older require that the owner obtain a dog tag. Dogs must be on a leash in all public places. Dogs found at large (not under control of the dog owner) may be impounded or a ticket/fine issued. All impoundment fees must be paid and the dog must have a current dog tag prior to being released.

On-line Dog License Application

Dog License Application 2014

Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, 2507, 2010 - Consolidated February 17, 2011

Animal Control Bylaws

Electoral Area 'B' - Cawston, Bylaw 1991

Electoral Area 'G' - Keremeos Rural/Hedley, Bylaw 1992

Electoral Area's 'A', 'C', 'D', 'E', 'F' - Osoyoos Rural, Oliver Rural, Kaleden/Okanagan Falls, Naramata, Okanagan Lake West/West Bench, Bylaw 1838
Contact the RDOS Bylaw Coordinator if you have any concerns about this service.

Bylaw Enforcement Coordinator:     250-490-4130