Coquitlam Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Services is a part of the Legal & Bylaw Enforcement Division. The primary goals of bylaw enforcement are to ensure public safety and maintain community harmony.
We investigate various allegations of bylaw contraventions and endeavor to resolve complaints through education and voluntary compliance when appropriate. Our actions are guided by the city’s Bylaw Enforcement Policy (PDF) and our Mission Statement:
Bylaw Enforcement & Animal Services provides dedicated and knowledgeable service in the community by promoting animal care, public safety and compliance with community standards through education and enforcement.
Decentralized Enforcement Model
Bylaw Enforcement Officers in different city divisions enforce various bylaws dealing with a wide-range of municipal regulations. This ensures that a bylaw’s subject matter expert is also generally responsible for its enforcement.
The Legal & Bylaw Enforcement Division enforce the following bylaws:
Animal Care and Control
Firearm and Bow Discharge
Intermunicipal Business Licence
Litter and Desecration Prohibition
Scrap Metal Dealers
Street and Traffic (including commercial vehicles)