The City of Kimberley maintains bylaws in its areas of jurisdiction – such as zoning and land use, buildings and signs, noise, waste, and others – designed to help keep Kimberley safe, healthy, and enjoyable.
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Council for the City of Kimberley enacts regulatory bylaws in order to define and preserve the quality of life to which each citizen is entitled. The primary goal in dealing with bylaw contraventions is to achieve voluntary compliance through communication and education, however the bylaws do provide provisions for further enforcement, if required.
In situations where voluntary compliance is not achieved, particularly where the non-compliant behavior is willful, harmful to public health or safety, harmful to City infrastructure or harmful to the environment, the City’s Bylaw Officer will employ one or more enforcement tools to gain compliance with the City’s regulatory requirements. These tools can include written warnings, municipal tickets, orders, prosecutions and injunctions.
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How to make a Complaint
Often complaints can be resolved amicably between neighbours. Therefore, the City recommends that residents attempt to resolve their own issues before enlisting the services of bylaw enforcement.
With the exception of called for inspections from permit applications, it is the general practice of the City to rely on citizen complaints as a means of alerting Bylaw Enforcement to violation of City bylaws. This does not preclude City staff from initiating investigations on their own initiative.
All bylaw enforcement complaints, with the exception of those that identify urgent contraventions that pose a potential risk to public health and/or safety, must be in writing (standard mail, email, fax or hand delivered). All complaints must include the name, address and phone number of the complainant and shall include the nature and specific location of the alleged infraction(s). Anonymous complaints will not be investigated. As a matter of practice, the identity of the complainant and the written complaint itself shall not be disclosed to the alleged violator or any member of the public, unless required by law.
View the City of Kimberley Bylaw Enforcement Policy here
View the most Frequently Requested Bylaws here
Contact: Bylaw Enforcement Officer
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Here you can access online versions of the City’s bylaws or see our Frequently Requested Bylaws page. The City has enacted almost 3,000 bylaws since incorporation. If you would like to see a bylaw that isn't listed here, please contact Corporate Administration at email@example.com or 250-427-5311.
Please note that some of these documents are PDF files. You can download Adobe Acrobat, the program required to view this document, free of charge from www.adobe.com.
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The online versions of the bylaws of the City of Kimberley listed are provided for information or research purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of copies of bylaws posted on this web site; however, these are not official versions of City of Kimberley bylaws, they should not be relied upon as such, and these documents are not admissible in a court of law. For such purposes, official certified copies can be obtained from the Corporate Officer.
Before making any decisions based on the online copies of bylaws, you should confirm all information contained therein. The City of Kimberley will in no event be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of the online copies of bylaws. Certified copies can be obtained through the Corporate Administration Office at City Hall.
For certified copies of a bylaw, please contact Maryse Leroux at 250.427.9659.