County of Essex by-laws and enforcement
The County of Essex enforces various county by-laws through education and fines, when required.
The OPP and other local police services enforce County by-laws, such as By-law #26-2002, Regulating Traffic and Parking on County Roads.
The Clerk's Office maintains the by-laws and amendments enacted by Council. County by-laws, dating from 1851 to present can be viewed in our documents archive. The by-law documents provided in the archive are for reference convenience only and may not contain amendments or attachments. To obtain an official version of a by-law or a copy of a by-law that is not in the archive, please contact the Clerk's Office.
We are working on making all of our documents created after January 1, 2012 accessible. However, as a third-party application, our documents archive may not be accessible for use with screen viewers. Please contact us to obtain an alternative format.
By-law enforcement for local municipalities in Essex County
At the local municipalities, some of the most common by-laws requiring investigation and enforcement are:
- animal control
- property standards
For enforcement of these and other local municipal by-laws, you must contact the by-law enforcement officials for the municipality in which the by-law applies.
The following links will provide you with by-law enforcement information at each of the 7 local municipalities in Essex County: