Bylaw Enforcement & Dog Control

Note: the adjudication below, has been indefinitely postponed due to weather affecting the adjudicator travel plans.  An alternate date will be notified once set.

SPECIAL NOTICE - Adjudication Hearing:  
Notice is hereby given, that the RDCK, in conjunction with the City of Nelson, will be holding an Adjudication Hearing to address any disputed Bylaw Offence Notice.  The hearing will be held at the RDCK Boardroom on November 21, 2017, located at 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC.  Commencing at 09:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Mr. Arny Wise will be presiding as the adjudicator assigned by the province of British Columbia.


This page contains information about the following Bylaw Enforcement related items:  Overview, Complaint Anonymity, General Information, Dog Control, Municipal Ticketing Information, Bylaw Enforcement Notice and Dispute Adjudication System, Frequently Asked Questions and How to Reach Us.


Our Bylaw Enforcement Officers are responsible for enforcing RDCK bylaws, including those regulating Unsightly Premises, Noise, Zoning and Soil Removal & Deposit (where such bylaws are in place).

Bylaw enforcement action will be initiated:

  • upon receipt of a signed complaint (letter, petition, verified fax or email, or complaint form);
  • upon request of a Regional District Director; or
  • upon receipt of a staff report relative to a possible bylaw infraction.

NOTE: Noise complaints require two independent complainants

Complainant Anonymity

Complainant information is considered confidential and will not be released to the person whose property is being investigated, unless under an order by the Provincial Freedom of Information Act.  Each request is looked at individually and decisions may vary accordingly.

General Information

Not all regulatory bylaws are in effect region-wide.  For instance, at this time:

Dog Control Bylaws

Animal Control bylaws are in place in ‘defined areas’ of Electoral Areas I, J and K and all of Areas E and F only.

Dog Control, Bylaw No. 2387, 2014 (Electoral Areas E and F) [PDF - 1 MB]
Dog Control, Bylaw No. 2388, 2014 (portions of Electoral Areas I and J) [PDF - 1.1 MB]
Dog Control, Bylaw No. 2389, 2014 (specified Electoral Areas of K) [PDF - 1.2 MB]

Municipal Ticketing Information System

The Regional District Board at its August 21, 2014 meeting adopted the new Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw No. 2423, 2014 to enhance the Municipal Ticketing System within the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Municipal Ticketing Information System Bylaw No. 2423, 2014 (consolidated 2499) [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Bylaw Enforcement Notice and Dispute Adjudication System

The Regional Board at it's February 12, 2015 meeting adopted the Bylaw Enforcement Notice and Dispute Adjudication System Bylaw No. 2423, 2015 to have any issued fines addressed in a timely manner.  The bylaw also has incorporated a Compliance Agreement where persons who were issued a fine can enter into an agreement to bring any outstanding issues into compliance at which time the fines issued may be waived.

Bylaw Enforcement Notice and Dispute Adjudication System Bylaw No. 2441, 2015 (consolidated 2500) [PDF - 1.6 MB]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Read FAQ about Bylaw Enforcement

How To Reach Us

Grace Allen
Team Leader, Bylaw Enforcement

Pamela Guille
Bylaw Enforcement

Regional District of Central Kootenay
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, B.C. V1L 5R4
Phone: 1-800-268-7325 (BC)
Phone: (250) 352-6665
Fax: (250) 352-9300 

The content on this page was last updated November 21 2017 at 9:06 AM