Staff will contact the party to advise of receiving a complaint and outline the alleged by-law infraction with a request that the activity cease. In some cases, the municipality will provide an order to comply with municipal by-laws which may be followed by a subsequent inspection. In some cases, a fine will be issued immediately, depending on the severity of the issue/risk to public health and safety or property.
If the by-law infraction ceases to exist, the investigation will be closed. If there is no compliance, staff may proceed to file paperwork with the area prosecutor to schedule court proceedings.