Effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 the province moves to Modified Step Two of the Reopening Plan. Scugog municipal services, including By-law services will move back to virtual options in addition to online options and the document drop box currently available.

The Township of Scugog By-law Enforcement Office enforces by-laws and their regulations to ensure the health, safety and enjoyment of our community. Bylaw-Enforcement is situated within our Development Services department, within the Building division. View a list of our commonly requested by-laws.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Should you require to speak with a member of By-law staff in person, appointments are required (no walk-ins).  Appointments with a maximum of 2 people permitted to attend a single scheduled appointment.  To make an appointment with By-law staff for virtual or select services, please email bylaw@scugog.ca.  Please complete our COVID-19 screening form http://covidassessment.scugog.ca/ before coming to your appointment. Once complete, you will get a checkmark validating you are okay to attend the office in person. You will need to show this to staff upon arrival.

Issuing licences and permits

The By-law Enforcement Office reviews applications and issues licences or permits required by Township by-laws, such as business licences.

Learn more about our applications, licences and permits.

Enforcing by-laws

We expect our community to voluntarily comply with the rules and regulations of our by-laws. The By-Law Enforcement Office offers public education and mediation to help. If you choose not to comply with Township by-laws, you may face fines or legal charges filed with the Ontario Court of Justice.


The By-law Law Enforcement Office operates on a complaint basis. Once a complaint is received, it is investigated and appropriate actions are taken. Report a by-law complaint.