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Report a By-Law Infraction

When reporting an infraction of Municipal By-Laws, please include the following:

  • The nature of the complaint
  • Location with either property owner's name and/or civic number of property
  • Your contact information in case we need to clarify some information with you. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate that in your email and we will not share your information with anyone.

 

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By-Law Enforcement

If you have a question or issue concerning by-laws in the Municipality of the District of Chester, contact the By-Law Enforcement Officer at 902-275-3080, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. View our Municipal By-Laws by clicking here.

To report an infraction, please click here.

Summary Offence Tickets

Summary Offence Tickets (SOTs) are issued when Municipal By-Laws are violated. Each By-Law has a minimum fine and imprisonment consequence associated with it.

Animal Control

Contact the Animal Control Officer at

902-277-0017

Our Animal Control Officer is responsible for upholding Dog By-Law #140 and handling animal-related complaints;

 

Dog Licenses

Dog licenses are available for purchase at the Municipal Office at 151 King Street, on the first floor between 8:30am and 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays. The license fee is $15 and is valid for five years.

Why your dog should be licensed...

  • If your dog leaves your property, is found by someone else and is licensed, you can be contacted quickly!
  • License fees aid the Municipality with care of animals and handling citizens' concerns about stray, aggressive or dangerous dogs as well as preventing cruelty to dogs.
  • It is the law! Every owner of a dog must hold a valid license for each dog owned.

 

Dog Kennels

Kennels within the Municipality of the District of Chester are regulated by Dog By-Law #140.

There are two different types of kennels that the Municipality regulates:

Breeding kennels: Purebred, and mixed dogs that are bred, housed, and sold for profit; and
Boarding/ Daycare kennels: Any type of building or facility that is used for the boarding/ housing (for profit) for more than 1 dog

All kennels within the Municipality of the District of Chester must obtain a yearly kennel license and be inspected by the By-Law Enforcement Officer annually.