4423 By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.

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Lead statement

Officers and inspectors in this unit group enforce by-laws and regulations of provincial and municipal governments. They are employed by provincial and municipal governments and agencies.

Example Titles

  • animal control officer
  • by-law enforcement officer
  • commercial transport inspector
  • garbage collection inspector
  • liquor licence inspector
  • parking control officer
  • property standards inspector
  • taxi inspector
  • zoning inspector

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Animal control officers

  • Respond to citizen complaints concerning stray domestic animals, livestock and wildlife
  • Issue warnings and citations to owners
  • Impound lost, homeless and dangerous animals.

By-law enforcement officers

  • Enforce municipal and provincial regulations
  • Investigate complaints
  • Issue warnings and citations to commercial and residential property owners and occupants.

Commercial transport inspectors

  • Inspect commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with regulations governing load restrictions, the transportation of hazardous materials and public safety.

Garbage collection inspectors

  • Investigate complaints concerning infractions of garbage collection by-laws.

Liquor licence inspectors

  • Conduct inspections of licensed establishments
  • Advise licencees on laws and regulations
  • Report contravention of laws and regulations to provincial liquor control boards and agencies.

Parking control officers

  • Enforce parking by-laws on city streets, regional roads and municipal properties.

Taxi inspectors

  • Inspect taxicabs for mechanical reliability, cleanliness, licensing and meter accuracy
  • Investigate public complaints, issue citations and prepare reports
  • Give evidence to city councils, taxi commissions and in court.

Zoning inspectors

  • Investigate properties in violation of zoning and related by-laws, after receiving requests for licence clearances pertaining to zoning and related by-laws, and on receipt of building permit applications.
  • By-law enforcement officers may specialize in the enforcement of one specific by-law.

    Employment requirements

    • Completion of secondary school is required.
    • Completion of a college program or courses in law and security or other related field or experience in a related administrative or regulatory occupation is usually required.
    • Zoning inspectors or zoning enforcement officers may require a college diploma as a civil engineering or architectural technologist or technician and several years of experience in enforcement and/or building construction or a related field.
    • On-the-job training is provided.