Bylaw Enforcement


The Bylaws and Licensing Division is responsible for administering and enforcing the various regulatory bylaws of the City. Some of the areas of responsibility include:  complaints, parking enforcement, and business licences.

The Bylaws and Licensing Division seeks to gain compliance with municipal regulatory bylaw requirements through a variety of methods, including: community education, voluntary compliance on a case-by-case basis, and formal legal proceedings (such as tickets) if voluntary compliance is not achieved.

Enforcement of the City of Mission bylaws is generally a complaint generated system, with the exception of imminent life safety issues. To maintain an administratively fair and unbiased bylaw enforcement system, there is a separation between the role of elected officials who set overarching policy and priorities and City staff’s role to execute procedures as established and outlined in bylaw policy.

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