Municipality of Bayham

By-Law Enforcement

The Municipality of Bayham is committed to the delivery of Municipal Law Enforcement services in a timely and effective manner.  In an effort to achieve compliance with regulatory Municipal By-Laws by the most effective and efficient means, the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Bayham adopted the Municipality of Bayham Municipal Law Enforcement Policy.


The establishment of the Municipality of Bayham Municipal Law Enforcement Policy is consistent with an accountable municipal government by establishing transparent standards respecting the administration of Municipal Law Enforcement including stakeholder rules and responsibilities.


The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer responds to written by-law complaints, submitted on the Confidential Municipal Law Enforcement Complaint Form, which outline the nature of an alleged infraction of a Municipal By-law.


Stephen Miller 
By-Law Enforcement Officer




Note: The OPP are also empowered to enforce Municipal By-laws within the Municipality of Bayham.

Effective January 1, 2020, the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act came into force, creating the first fully provincial government-based animal welfare enforcement system in Canada. Ontario now has the strongest penalties in Canada for people who violate animal welfare laws.  The province has established a toll-free number, 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625) for people to report concerns about animal distress or abuse. This call centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.