43202 – By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers

Broad Occupation Category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services


3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major Group

43 – Assisting occupations in education and in legal and public protection

Broad Occupation Category

432 – Assisting occupations in legal and public protection

Broad Occupation Category

4320 – Assisting occupations in legal and public protection

By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers enforce by-laws and regulations of provincial and municipal governments. They are employed by provincial and municipal governments and agencies.

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Example Titles

  • Animal control officer

  • By-law enforcement officer

  • Commercial transport inspector

  • Garbage collection inspector

  • Liquor licence inspector

  • Parking control officer

  • Property standards inspector

  • Taxi inspector

  • Zoning inspector

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Animal control officers

  • Respond to citizen complaints concerning stray domestic animals, livestock and wildlife

  • Issue warnings and citations to owners

  • Impound lost, homeless and dangerous animals.

By-law enforcement officers

  • Enforce municipal and provincial regulations.

Investigate complaints

  • Issue warnings and citations to commercial and residential property owners and occupants.

Commercial transport inspectors

  • Inspect commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with regulations governing load restrictions, the transportation of hazardous materials and public safety.

Garbage collection inspectors

  • Investigate complaints concerning infractions of garbage collection by-laws.

Liquor licence inspectors

  • Conduct inspections of licensed establishments

Advise licensees on laws and regulations

  • Report contravention of laws and regulations to provincial liquor control boards and agencies.

Parking control officers

  • Enforce parking by-laws on city streets, regional roads and municipal properties.

Taxi inspectors

  • Inspect taxicabs for mechanical reliability, cleanliness, licensing and meter accuracy

  • Investigate public complaints, issue citations and prepare reports

  • Give evidence to city councils, taxi commissions and in court.

Zoning inspectors

  • Investigate properties in violation of zoning and related by-laws, after receiving requests for licence clearances pertaining to zoning and related by-laws, and on receipt of building permit applications.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.

  • Completion of a college program or courses in law and security or other related field or experience in a related administrative or regulatory occupation is usually required.

  • Zoning inspectors or zoning enforcement officers may require a college diploma as a civil engineering or architectural technologist or technician and several years of experience in enforcement and/or building construction or a related field.

  • On-the-job training is provided.