By-Law Enforcement

By-Laws are established by the Municipality to regulate specific requirements to the area. By-Laws are no different than any other Law and are enforceable under the Provincial Offences Act and the Municipal Act.

The Municipal Law Enforcement division promotes health, safety and a harmonious community through the inspection and resolution of By-Law complaints. Some of the core operational functions of this division include animal licencing and control, parking control (including fire routes and accessible zones), property standards, signs, zoning and licencing.

All By-Law Complaints are required to be submitted in writing on the required form. Only those complaints filled out in their entirety will be addressed in a priority sequence. Please also be advised that priority will be given to those complaints dealing with the safety of persons. You can find the form here: icon By-law Complaint Form (105.95 kB)

Contact: or call (519)538-1060 Ext 1134


This section outlines the related provisions related to fencing in the Municipality of Meaford.


This section provides information on the Municipal Burn By-Law, and also contains application forms for those seeking a Burn Permit.


The Municipal Parking By-Law and related enforcement information is contained within this section.


The Municipality regulates the placement of signs through our Sign By-Law.  This section contains links to the By-Law and also application forms.


The Municipality licences taxis, refreshment vehicles and hawkers and Pedlars.  This section provides the necessary information on obtaining a licence with links to the related By-Laws for your reference.

Property Standards  

The Property Standards By-Law and Yard By-Law sets out the minimum standards for building and property maintenance within the Municipality. This section provides information on these requirements. This section also addresses long grass and noxious weeds.


Noises that have the potential to disturb are regulated through the Municipal Noise By-Law. This section provides information on enforcement and the By-Law. 

Tree Cutting

Certain Tree cutting is prohibited without first obtaining a permit.  This section provides you with the necessary information.

Contact Us

For more information on Municipal By-laws or to make a complaint, contact:

Phone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1134


  • 2018-03-23T18:34:39+0000
    It's almost that time of year again! Meaford's Leaf and Yard waste depot will be open for the season as of April 16th. @ 157859 7th Line, Meaford. Hours are Friday: 12pm - 5pm, Saturday: 9am - 2pm. #meaford

  • 2018-03-23T17:57:08+0000
    Municipality of Meaford shared Made In Grey's post.

  • 2018-03-23T15:07:54+0000
    Municipality of Meaford added an event.The Municipality of Meaford in partnership with the County of Grey, and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Lakeland District are hosting a Forum on Attainable Housing. Join us for an inspirational and engaging discussion on our housing trends and needs. Tickets are $35, $15 for students. Topics include: • Tiny Homes • Life Lease Communities • CMHC programs under the National Housing Strategy • Local Incentives and tools to promote attainable housing • Panel discussion on barriers to attainable housing.

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Fri Mar 23 @12:00AM
In the Gallery: Strokes
Sat Mar 24 @12:00AM
In the Gallery: Strokes
Sat Mar 24 @ 8:00AM - 11:00PM
Winter Blues Bingo
Sun Mar 25 @12:00AM
In the Gallery: Strokes