With great weather comes great responsibility to maintain outdoor spaces. Properties should be clean and free of waste and debris, with long grass and weeds not exceeding 8 inches in length. Unfortunately, the City does not always have the resources to enforce proactively and can use your help.
After the problem is reported, Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) will issue an advisory notice. If the issue is not addressed within 7 days, by-law staff will come to the property and issue a notice of violation. If the issue is still not addressed, the property owner will be fined the inspection fees and the cost of a contractor to complete any work needed to ensure the property complies with the city bylaws.