Bylaw Enforcement

The Licences & Bylaws Department investigates and responds to complaints received about bylaw violations in the City of Maple Ridge. Bylaw enforcement generally refers to a host of actions directed at obtaining compliance with local government bylaws, including:
  • educating the public about regulatory rules
  • conducting inspections to ensure that the rules are being followed
  • mediating between members of the public
  • leveraging voluntary compliance with the rules where possible
  • seeking consequences for contraventions where compliance is not forthcoming or harm has been done to the community
Traditionally, bylaw enforcement within the City of Maple Ridge is carried out on a complaint basis, however, we have initiated a more proactive approach to enforcement within the downtown core area.

Please note that we do not accept anonymous complaints and there is a limit of three (3) non-recurring complaints per complainant property, per calendar year. You can submit a complaint online, over the phone, in person or by regular mail.