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Bylaw Enforcement

The bylaw enforcement team investigates, enforces and educates residents about municipal bylaws. If you have a bylaw concern or want to learn more, check the topics below. 

We prioritize education in enforcement. Our staff work with residents to resolve violations, ensuring compliance and steps to address initial violations. 

Questions about City Bylaws?

Our Animal Bylaw enhances animal care standards and community safety. Learn more about animal and pet services.

If you are starting a business, there are certain licenses you may get. Learn more about business licences.

To live in a peaceful neighbourhood. We have guidelines and regulations related to noise control. Learn more about the Noise Bylaw.

We have rules and procedures for parking enforcement in our city. Learn more about parking enforcement.

We care about your privacy and property, so we have specific standards your property must meet. Learn more about property standards.

In residential areas, you can store these vehicles in a garage, carport or an interior side or rear yard, excluding required parking spaces. The vehicle must sit at least one metre from a lot line. Travel trailers are allowed up to a maximum length of 8.2 metres and storing recreational vehicles on vacant lots is prohibited. 

Recreational vehicles encompass trailers, travel trailers, motorized RVs, boats, ATVs, utility trailers, snowmobiles and similar vehicles. You can temporarily park a recreational vehicle in a front or exterior side yard for up to 72 hours a month to prepare for use. Exceeding the 72 hour limit violates our bylaw, which may prompt enforcement in response to complaints. 

Planning to rent for a short-term? Learn more about the rules and regulations for short-term rental licensing.

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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