Bylaw Enforcement is about protecting the safety and quality of life of residents. Bylaw Enforcement Officers receive and investigate complaints, monitor issues and work with individuals to encourage voluntary compliance through education and mediation. When enforcement is required, Bylaw Officers are authorized to issue municipal tickets and fines or seek legal recourse, as described in the Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw No. 761, 2004.

Bylaw Officers provide an important preventative enforcement presence in our community and work in close partnership with the Colwood Fire Department and Westshore RCMP. Read more in the Colwood Municipal Bylaw Enforcement 2015 Annual Report.

Report an Issue

Some common bylaws the Bylaw Enforcement Department deals with include:
View a complete list of all community standard bylaws.
Colwood Bylaw Enforcement also coordinates the West Shore Graffiti Outreach program which helps to keep our City safe, clean and graffiti free.

Contact Us

Your questions are encouraged. Get in touch with us for information about any bylaw, its interpretation or how it is enforced.
Kevin Atkinson, Senior Bylaw Enforcement Officer
250-478-5999 Local 119
Rick Smith, Bylaw Enforcement Officer
250-478-5999 Local 146
Phil Williams, Bylaw Enforcement Officer
250-478-5999 Local 117

Bylaw Enforcement Hours of Operation

Winter Months (Nov-June)
Monday                               8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday                             8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer Months (July - October)
Monday                               8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday through Friday  8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday                             8:00 am to 4:00 pm
For after hours public safety emergencies, please contact the West Shore RCMP at their non-emergency number: 250.474.2264 or submit a complaint to our office.