In accordance with Town policy BLE.3.1 By-Law Enforcement and Animal Control will not be performed outside of regular office hours unless the situation is felt to be an extreme emergency threatening human life. If you have an extreme emergency after regular business hours, dial 226-668-5601 or 911. For all other calls, please leave a message in the Town Hall voicemail box (519-534-1400 ext 143)and your call will be returned during regular business hours.

After Hours Noise By-Law Complaints

Outside of normal office hours (8:30am-4:30 pm Monday to Friday), the Bruce Peninsula Detachment of the OPP will enforce the provisions of the Noise By-Law based upon OPP Officer availability as it relates to more urgent calls for service and the determined severity of the complaint.  The OPP will determine if the call is considered urgent or severe.  There will be no guarantee that the OPP will respond to any complaint made to them under the Town Noise By-Law.  Any after-hours complaints to the OPP with respect to the Noise By-Law will be communicated to the Town. 

If you have a complaint regarding a violation of the Noise By-Law and it is outside of normal Town business hours, please contact the OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122.

Sauble Beach Dynamic Beach By-Law

Please note that if you have concerns with regard to Sauble Beach Dynamic Beach By-Law infractions, By-Law Enforcement Officers are on Sauble Beach to enforce the by-law.  During regular business hours, please call 519-534-1400 ext 143 and your message will be relayed to staff. After regular business hours (after 4:30 pm) please approach a By-Law Enforcement Officer on patrol with your concerns or call the Officers at 519-374-9997.

ministry of natural resources (mnr) bearwise program

The MNR implements the Bear Wise Program.  This program provides information on preventing and reporting encounters with black bears.  Please do not call Animal Control regarding bears and bear encounters.  Some important information provided by the MNR for you to know is below. 

Emergency Encounters

Bears want to avoid humans.  Most encounters are not aggressive and attacks are rare.  If you feel a bear poses an immediate threat to personal safety, you need to act.  Call 911 or local police, if a bear:

.enters a school yard when school is in session

.enters or tries to enter a residence

.wanders into a public gathering

.kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site

.stalks people and lingers at the site

Non-emergency Encounters 

Call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 (April 1-November 30) if a bear is:

.roaming around, checking garbage cans

.breaking into a shed where garbage or food is stored

.in a tree

.pulling down a bird feeder or knocking over a barbecue

.moving through a backyard or field but is not lingering

More Information on the Bear Wise Program

Please click on the picture of the black bear below for information on the Bear Wise program.

Bear Wise Program Link

contact information for by-law Enforcement and animal control 

Carol Hopkins, By-Law Enforcement/Animal Control Officer

519-534-1400 ex 143

Please be advised that you are encouraged to and in some instances will be required to make a complaint in a written and signed format. Complaints (whether written or verbal) must be detailed and must include the name, address and phone number of the person making the complaint.  You may also be required to provide photos, video, audio and witness statements.  All of this information may be required in order for the By-Law Enforcement Officer to take appropriate action. 

A comprehensive list of Town by-laws can be obtained by clicking here.