Municipal by-laws help to keep our City a safe and enjoyable place to work and live. Online versions of some of the most commonly referred to by-laws can be found below. Copies of these or other by-laws can be obtained by contacting Service Oshawa.
Use these links to access some of the most commonly referred to by-laws.
The Traffic By-law outlines all regulations related to use of the roadway by vehicles and pedestrians.
The Zoning By-law identifies the zoning and land use for properties within the City.
Municipal Law Enforcement Officers work with residents and businesses to ensure they are meeting the requirements of a variety of by-laws. We also respond to complaints from the public and other government agencies, and identify property use violations. We do not respond to civil matters. Information regarding the complainant is confidential.
Service Oshawa receives complaints on a variety of by-laws, parking and property matters which are directed to Municipal Law Enforcement for investigation and response. The property maintenance and standards section may help you understand some of the common requirements of a property owner.
In order to file a complaint, you are required to provide:
The City of Oshawa has prepared an easy-to-use guide with tips on how you can contribute to the safety and vibrancy of your community. These tips can also help you maintain a positive relationship between you and your neighbours.