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By-law Enforcement


  • The By-law Division is responsible for enforcing the City of Owen Sound’s By-Laws (Property Standards, Noise By-law, etc).
  • Issue Sign Permits (permanent and portable) required to erect signs or other advertising devices, or awnings or marquees which project over a street;
  • Animal Shelter provides care to stray animals until owners can reclaim their pets or others have an opportunity to adopt a pet.

View By-Laws Online

If you have a question or wish to file a by-law complaint of a by-law infraction please contact the By-law Enforcement Officers at:

By-law Enforcement
City of Owen Sound
808 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4
519-376-4440 ext. 1269 or ext. 1270

“for in person inquiries please be advised that City Hall is temporarily located at:

945 3rd Ave East
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2K8



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