The Township of Scugog By-Law Enforcement Office is dedicated to administering and enforcing Township By_laws and regulations, while striving to ensure the health, safety, and enjoyment of t he community.
The By-Law Enforcement Office operates on a complaint basis, save and except for the Traffic By-Law which is enforced on a regular basis. Once a complaint is received, it is investigated and appropriate actions are taken.
The Municipal Law Enforcement Office is also responsible for administering the Township of Scugog’s Crossing Guard Program, in addition to the issuance and enforcement of all Business Licences, Portable and Mobile Sign Permits, Kennel Licences, Fenceviewer Requests, Fence Variances, Lottery Licences, Swimming Pool Permits, and Noise By-Law Exemptions.
Written complaints must be forwarded to the municipality; while the municipality will offer assistance and direction with respect to a By-Law concern over the phone or in person; staff will not initiate an investigation without first receiving the complaint in writing. Letters of complaints will not be released to anyone. Complainants are protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Complaints may be recorded on a Formal Complaint Form which can be submitted by hand, postal service or e-mail.
Once a complaint is received, staff will conduct an investigation to determine the validity of the complaint and the nature of the infraction relative to our existing By-Laws.
Should an infraction exist, subsequent work is carried out which may include a Notice, an Order Requiring Compliance or charges being laid.
For more information, contact the By-Law Enforcement Office.
Please click here to view the By-Law Enforcement Policy.
CROSSING GUARD PROGRAM
The Township of Scugog Municipal Law Enforcement Office is responsible for administering the Adult Crossing Guard Program throughout Scugog.
Crossing Guards perform a very crucial and valuable safety function for the Township of Scugog. The Following is a list of current locations within the Township where Crossing Guards are routinely positioned.
-Queen Street @ RH Cornish -Old Simcoe Road @SA Cawker
-King Street @Old Simcoe -Reach Street @ Marsh Hill Road
-Old Simcoe @ Prince Albert PS -Highway 12 South of Cragg Road
-Highway 7A and Simcoe Street - Simcoe Street 2 Reach Street
-Highway 7A 2 RH Cornish - Reach Street @ Old Simcoe Road
-Chimney Hill Way @ Old Simcoe Road
All Crossing Guard Job Vacancies will be posted on-line as they are available. However, anyone interested in serving as Crossing Guard for the Township of Scugog may deliver their information at any time to the Township of Scugog Municipal Law Enforcement Office with attention to Chris Goode, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer.
In order to maintain a safe environment for pedestrians, drivers and citizens, the Township of Scugog regulates fences in the following areas:
-Surrounding Swimming Pools
The Township of Scugog Fence By-Law sets out certain requirements for the height, location and design of fences. Please click here for more information regarding fences.
Any person who wishes to erect a fence that does not comply with the Township of Scugog Fence By-Law can make an application for a Fence Variance.
The purpose of the Line Fences Act is to provide a procedure for the resolution of line fence disputes between the owners of adjoining properties. Line fences are fences that mark the boundary between two properties.
Owners of adjoining properties who are unable to reach an agreement about a line fence may apply to the Township of Scugog to have the dispute arbitrated by three fence-viewers who are appointed by municipal Council.
When is the Act Applicable?
The arbitration of fencing disputes is applicable in two situations:
- where no line fence currently exists and one owner wants a new fence to be constructed to mark the boundary between the two properties; or
- where a line fence already exists and one owner wants it to be reconstructed or repaired.
The fence-viewer procedure application fee for 2012 is $100 plus actual costs of fence-viewing.
To arrange for application for Fence-Viewers, please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Office.
All Kennels must be established and operated within the provisions of the Zoning By-Law and Kennel By-Law.
Any person wishing to operate a Kennel within the Township of Scugog must first obtain a Kennel Licence in accordance with the Kennel By-Law.
In addition to the completion of the written application form, the applicant must submit the following:
- site plan drawn to scale
Private – shall mean a Kennel of not more than eight (8) dogs, all owned by the applicant.
Boarding – shall mean a Kennel where a maximum of forty (40) dogs are boarded and shall include a Doggy Day Care and Doggy Spa.
Breeding – shall mean a Kennel for the generating of offspring resulting in a strain of related dogs similar in type and use.
The Township of Scugog Municipal Law Enforcement Office administers and enforces the Business Licensing By-Law for the following types of businesses:
- Adult Entertainment
All business license holders must comply with all pertinent provisions of the Business Licensing By-Law, in addition but not limited to the Zoning, Noise, Public Nuisance, and Sign By-Laws.
The Township of Scugog maintains the authority to issue lottery licenses to eligible organizations in the community. With this authority comes a responsibility of ensuring that all lottery related events are in compliance with the terms and conditions established by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). These measures and guidelines are intended to ensure that all lottery events and proceeds are processed efficiently, protecting the community and participants from fraud or misuse of funds.
The Township of Scugog is authorized to issue lottery licenses for events such as:
Raffles – Prize board of $50,000.00 and under
Break Open Tickets
Bingo Events – up to $5,500
Types of games that are prohibited include:
• Card tournaments (i.e. Euchre, Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, Three Card Monte etc.)
• Toonie toss
• Dice games
• Sports pools
• Lottery events involving betting
• Wheel gams
• Coin tables
• Razzle Dazzle
• Pea Wheel
• The Swinger Game
• Lottery schemes conducted on or through a computer
Is Your Organization Eligible for Charitable Gaming Licenses?
The eligibility of your organization will be determined by the licensing office you are applying to. Charitable registration with Revenue Canada or incorporation as a non-profit organization does NOT guarantee eligibility for licences.
Your organization may be eligible if it:
• Has a purpose to provide charitable services to Ontario residents to: relieve poverty, advance religion, advance education or benefit the community
• Has carried out activities consistent with its charitable purpose for at least 1 year
• Is located in Ontario
• Is non-profit
Examples may include:
• Service Clubs
• Youth activities or sports
• Arts or Culture
• Religious organizations
Organizations that only promote the private interests of their members do NOT qualify for gaming event licences. This may include, but is NOT limited to:
• Adult recreation or sports
• Individual sport teams
• Unions or employee groups
• Social clubs
• Professional associations
• Political, government, lobbying or advocacy groups
• Elected representative groups such as: municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments.
Note to Applicants:
Ensure that you read and understand your event Licence Terms and Conditions before proceeding with the application package.
• This package is used to apply to the municipal office of the Township of Scugog for charitable gaming event licences.
• Keep a copy of all licence application documents for your records.
• Activities are regulated by Criminal Code of Canada, Section 206 & 207, Ontario Order in Gaming Control Act, 1992 and Regulations.
Licence Application Instructions:
• Your licence application is a legal document and will be returned or delayed if the Instructions (below) are not followed or if Checklist items (on Application) are missing. This may result in the cancellation of your charitable gaming event.
• The Township of Scugog requires 10 days processing time and 15 days for first time licensees.
• Type or legibly print all information.
• Answer every question completely.
• Only original forms and signatures will be accepted.
• It is your responsibility upon signing any Licence Application to have a good knowledge of the applicable Licence Terms and Conditions to ensure that no infractions occur or that the law isn’t broken.
• It is illegal to print tickets, promote or conduct a charitable gaming event without a licence.
Please note that all information including appropriate documentation and fees must be included in your application. Incomplete packages will be returned to your organization. Your organization cannot print or sell tickets until you are licensed and all tickets must indicate the licence number. It is your responsibility to notify the Lottery Licence Office of any changes to your organization such as changes to your Board of Directors, changes in programs and services, etc.
• If you make changes to your Licence Application package before you submit it to your licensing office, each change must be initialed on each document by the Licence Application signors and other signors of that document.
• Changes to your submitted Licence Application package must be made writing on your organization’s letterhead, signed by the Licence Application signors and include supporting documents that are affected. The Licensing Department requires at least 2 weeks written notice. Application changes are NOT automatically approved and may NOT be permitted.
• Once your lottery licence is issued, requests for changes will NOT be considered. Expired Licences may NOT be amended or cancelled.
Organizations must submit their renewal applications to the Township of Scugog 30 calendar days prior to the expiry of the lottery licence. This will allow applications to be given full and proper consideration by Township Staff.
If you require clarification on any of the above please feel free to contact the Lottery Licensing Officer Scott Honey at:
Tel: 905-985-7346 ext. 144
It is important to book an appointment to submit a Lottery Licence Application.
Please fill out the form below and indicate in the "comments" section a date and time for your appointment.
*Please call ahead to book an appointment to discuss lottery related items*
NOISE BY-LAW EXEMPTIONS
Citizens wishing to be granted special consideration for an exemption to any provision of the Noise By-Law for an event or activity may do so by filing the appropriate information with the Municipal Law Enforcement Office no less than 30 consecutive days prior to the proposed date of exemption. Upon receipt of the application and all applicable documents and fees, the Council of the Township of Scugog will review the information and may, by resolution of Council, refuse or deny the exemption request.
For more information please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Office.
The Township of Scugog Municipal Law Enforcement Office is responsible for administering and enforcing the Traffic By-Law on municipal property, road allowances, and private property upon request.
The following are the most common Traffic By-Law Violations which you should be familiar with:
- 3 hour Parking Limit on all streets unless otherwise posted
- Parking between 2am and 6am December 1 to April 1
- Parking in Prohibited Area
- Stopping in Prohibited Area
- Parking on Sidewalk
- Park within 3m of Fire Hydrant
- Park within 10m of Intersection
- Parking without Valid Accessible Permit
- Park on Boulevard
For more information or to report a parking concern, please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Office.
Portable Sign – Any person wishing to erect a portable sign is required to obtain a Portable Sign Permit. Portable Signs include A-Frames, sandwich boards and mobile signs.
Mobile Sign – Any person who wishes to erect a mobile sign is required to obtain a Mobile Sign Permit. Mobile Signs are only permitted for thirty days, and only to announce the opening of a new business, relocation of an existing business, or a special event at a community facility.
Swimming Pool – Any person who wishes to erect a swimming pool or hot tub is required to obtain a Pool Permit. All swimming pools must be fully enclosed on all sides with a fence or other suitable structure of at least 5 feet in height.
For more information please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Office at 905-985-7346 at ext 121 for Chris Goode or ext 144 for Scott Honey.