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Bylaw Enforcement Division

Bylaw Inquiries • Phone: 604-820-3727 • Fax: 604-826-7951

The bylaw enforcement area of the Development Services Department is responsible for administering and enforcing the various regulatory bylaws of the Municipality.  Some of the areas of responsibility include:  complaints, parking enforcement, and licencing.  The bylaw enforcement department seeks to gain compliance with the district regulatory bylaw requirements by: informing, educating and as a last resort, by using the enforcement process.  Enforcement of the District of Mission bylaws is a complaint generated system, with the exception of imminent life safety issues.

Good Neighbour Guide

Upholding our community standards is the shared responsibility of all Mission residents. You can contribute to our community’s well-being by knowing your responsibilities as a resident, property owner or tenant. The District is pleased to provide you with this guide, containing valuable information relating to your home and neighbourhood. This guide is an overview of frequently referenced bylaws, which set a minimum standard for neighbourhoods and help to ensure that all Mission residents live in a safe, clean, and healthy community.

The most commonly asked about bylaws in Mission are included in the guide. This guide explains, in plain language, regulations relating to residents’ homes and neighbourhoods.

To view the by-law guide online, click here.

To read the full, technical description of each bylaw, please visit mission.ca/bylaws.

Additional information relating to bylaw enforcement can be found by clicking on the tabs below.

Bylaw Complaints

Complaints involving an alleged violation of the District of Mission bylaws shall be in written form and signed by the complainant.  The complaint may be made by letter or on the District of Mission  Complaint Form .

The complaint must include the following information:

  1. Name of the complainant
  2. Address and telephone number of the complainant
  3. Address of location of offense
  4. Detailed description of complaint (include description and licence plate number of vehicle if applicable)

Anonymous complaints will not be accepted by the District of Mission.

Anonymity of the complainant will be maintained at all times, except when necessary to provide court evidence.

Complaints involving barking dogs or roaming dogs are addressed by the Fraser Valley Regional District’s (FVRD) Community Animal Response & Education (CARE) Centre.  Animal Control staff are available six days a week, Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To report an animal control issue or to lodge a bylaw complaint, please call 1-844-495-CARE.

To report a dog attack in progress after regular business hours, please call your local police department.

You can reach Bylaw Enforcement by calling 604-820-3727, however a written complaint signed by the complainant is required to initiate a review.

Enforcement Methods
  • Education is the preferred option
  • Achieve compliance by agreement
  • Issuing a fine using the Municipal Ticket Information
  • In extreme cases the District of Mission may order the situation to be rectified, or take action to eliminate the hazard or damage, and require the person to pay the costs incurred to do so.

The District of Mission appreciates your patience during our bylaw enforcement process.

Parking Enforcement

General guidelines regarding parking/traffic enforcement are contained within Traffic Bylaw 1698-1987.

Downtown Parking Violations

Where a vehicle is found to be parked in violation of the provisions of the Traffic Bylaw ait shall be subject to towing, as well as being ticketed. Map of the Downtown Parking Areas

Disabled (Handicapped) Parking Zone Violations

Where a vehicle is found to be parked within a disabled parking zone without displaying a valid disabled person’s parking permit the vehicle shall be subject to towing, as well as being ticketed.

Parking in a Unsafe Manner

Where, in the opinion of a person responsible for enforcement, a vehicle is found to be parked unlawfully and in an unsafe manner, the vehicle shall be subject to towing, as well as being ticketed.

Unpaid Parking Tickets

In areas other than the Downtown area where a vehicle has two outstanding parking violations and is found to be in violation again, it shall be subject to being ticketed and towed.  As long as two tickets remain outstanding the vehicle shall be subject to towing each time it is found in violation.

 

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How to Pay or Dispute Municipal Tickets

How to Pay a Municipal Ticket

By mail, by sending a cheque or money order (payable to the District of Mission, in Canadian funds) to the:
District of Mission
8645 Stave Lake Street, Box 20
Mission, BC V2V 4L9

The payment must be accompanied by a copy of the front side of the ticket or a note giving sufficient information to identify this ticket, including:

  • the ticket number
  • your full name and mailing address
  • the date of the offence and the bylaw name and section of the offence

NOTE: Do not send case in the mail.  A receipt will not be sent back to you.

In person, at the District of Mission during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).  Present a copy of the ticket along with payment.

If the fine is not paid or the allegation contained in this ticket is not disputed within 14 days from the date of service of this ticket, you will be deemed to have pleaded guilty to the offence charged and the fine amount will be immediately payable.

How to Dispute a Municipal Ticket

If you dispute the allegation contained in this ticket you or your agent will have to attend the Provincial Court of British Columbia for a hearing.

By mail or hand deliver the written dispute to the:
District of Mission
8645 Stave Lake Street, Box 20
Mission, BC V2V 4L9

The notice of dispute should contain the following information:

  • the ticket number
  • your full name and mailing address
  • the date of the offence and the bylaw name and section of the offence

Note: If you do not provide these details, the notice of dispute may not provide sufficient information, and you may be deemed not to have disputed the described offence.

If you wish to dispute the ticket you have 14 days from the Date of Service shown on the face of the ticket to deliver, have delivered or mail your notice of dispute.  Your notice of dispute must be postmarked on or before the 14th day from the date of service of this ticket.

After the Notice of Dispute has been received you will receive notice in the mail from the Provincial Court Registry informing you of the time and location of your hearing.  If you do not attend the Court on the indicated date the ticket will be treated as not disputed, you will be deemed to have pleaded guilty to the offence charged and the fine amount will be immediately payable.

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