Bylaw Enforcement

COVID-19 Service Level Advisory

As the CVRD administrative offices remain closed to the public due to the current public health advisory,  Bylaw Enforcement and animal control services are being maintained in a limited capacity.  Staff will continue to respond to and investigate bylaw enforcement and dangerous dog complaints, prioritized on their risk to public health and safety. Enquiries/complaints may be directed to enforcement@cvrd.bc.ca.

Cowichan Valley Trail - Bylaw Sign

Enforcement action is initiated on a complaint basis

The goal of Bylaw Enforcement is voluntary compliance.  Queries and complaints can be made during normal business hours Monday through Friday.

How to make a bylaw infraction complaint

To make a complaint relating to CVRD Bylaws, it is required that a name, address, and phone number be provided as well as a description of the location (address) and alleged offence.  This information is kept confidential, but is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Bylaw complaints may be made:

  • In person
  • in writing/email
  • by phone 250.746.2620


Regulatory Bylaws


Regulatory bylaws that are enforced include: