The By-law Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of all Municipal regulatory By-laws, including Property Standards and Parking Enforcement.
The Department's mandate is to ensure compliance with Municipal By-laws as well as certain Provincial Statutes. These may include noise or improper fencing just to name a few.
Other than for parking enforcement, the Township of Uxbridge By-law Department mainly operates on a complaint basis. When a complaint is received, it is investigated and appropriate action is taken. However, should a health and safety issue arise in the Township, the By-law Department may pursue this issue without a complaint. Furthermore, the Traffic and sign By-laws are proactively enforced on a daily basis.
If you receive a parking ticket and wish to contest it, you can arrange an appointment with the Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement to discuss the matter by contacting 905-852-9181 ext. 223.
Please note that due to amendments to the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P33, the Township of Uxbridge By-law Department will no longer accept trial requests sent my mail. Effective March 1st, 2013 trial requests must be made in person or by an agent attending Town Hall, 51 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge during normal office hours (Monday to Friday - 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.)
New Parking Infraction Laws
Vehicles MUST BE parked with the flow of traffic. Help reduce the hazard.
3 hour parking limit is in effect for all Township streets unless otherwise posted.
It is prohibited to park a vehicle across the sidewalk.
Parking Infraction - Set Fines – 2006
(Park/Leave) vehicle in handicap parking space
Park in prohibited area
Stop in prohibited area
Stop in school bus loading zone
Stop on/over sidewalk or footpath
Stop vehicle interfere with (traffic/snow removal)
Park left wheels to curb
Park on/over (boulevard)
Park in excess of 3 hours
Park in excess of time permitted
Park on private property without consent/deemed without consent
Park on municipal property
Park vehicle occupy more than one space
Park within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
Park between 2am and 7am
Park in fire route
Winter By-Law Information
Please be advised that By-law 89-52 as amended prohibits overnight parking from November 1 until April 1 between the hours of 2am and 7am on roadways and Municipal lots within the Township of Uxbridge.
Snow Removal Obstruction
Did you know that in accordance with the Township of Uxbridge Traffic By-law 89-52, it is an offence to stop any vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway?
Please make sure you park off any highway or roadway so as to permit snow removal equipment and vehicles to clean the streets during the winter season.
Snow Removal By-Law 2008-160 states every owner/occupant of any building or vacant lot within the Township of Uxbridge shall clear all snow and ice from any sidewalk(s) adjacent to their property within 24 hours after the accumulation of snow and/or ice.
Please keep the Township Snowmobile By-Law in mind while operating your motorized snow vehicle this winter season. You are not permitted to ride your snowmobile on any sidewalks, park lands or any other Township property except to cross. Any person found in contravention of this By-Law is liable to a fine.
Summer By-Law Information
West Nile Virus & Mosquitoes
To help eliminate mosquitoes around your home and property, eliminate all standing water. Mosquitoes can develop in standing water and tall grass provides a home for these insects.
Some examples of where the standing water may accumulate is in roof gutters, tire swings, planter boxes, bird baths, wading pools and trash cans.
Clean & Clear By-law
The Township Clean and Clear By-law stipulates every owner shall keep their property drained of standing or stagnant water and cleaned and cleared up. This includes maintaining the grass/weeds on your property to a maximum height of 15cm.
Recreational Sport Vehicles
While operating your ATV, dirt bike and other motorized vehicles this summer season, please remember the Township Parks By-law prohibits riding on Township property, in parks, countryside preserves and all trails.
In addition, the operation of such vehicles on a public road is restricted by The Highway Traffic Act and governed by Durham Regional Police. Operation of these vehicles requires valid Ontario Licence plates and insurance on any road in Ontario.
If you are found riding in prohibited areas, you are subject to fines.
General Information for Township of Uxbridge Owned Parking Lots
From the 1st of November through April 30th of each calendar year overnight parking in any Township parking lot/facility is prohibited. The Township has five (5) ten (10) hour lots located in the Downtown that can be used for daily parking needs at no cost. The Township owned lots are located on Centennial Park Drive, Albert St (north and south sides), Toronto St North and Church St.
Parking at any Township Facility is strictly for the use of patrons to the particular facility and all other vehicles may be tagged and/or towed at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.
The Township of Uxbridge has implemented a permitting system that allows residents to purchase a parking permit in one of two (2) municipal lots located at either Centennial Park Drive or Albert St (North side). The cost of the permit is $20.00 a month (minimum 3 months must be purchased). This would allow a permit holder to park from 5 pm to 7am. For additional information or to make application please visit the Clerk’s Department at the Township Hall.
Q- How do I file a Bylaw/Animal related complaint? A- By-law complaint must be submitted in writing; including your name, address, contact information, signature, location of the offence, and any other additional details.
Q- Am I allowed to store a boat/trailer on my driveway? A- Yes. You may store a recreational vehicle in your driveway. The vehicle Must be operable and bear valid Ontario Licence plates. (Please note, you are NOT permitted to store a boat/trailer on the grassed portion of your property.)
Q- Can I store un-plated vehicles in my driveway? A- The Uxbridge Property Standards By-law regulates the storage of derelict vehicles on residential property.
RC,ER,SR,HR,R1,R2,RM Zones- 1 vehicle permitted, can not be visible from a public road and must be work in progress .
EP,OS,RU,RH Zones- 2 vehicles permitted, can not be visible from a public road, must be work in progress.
All other Zones- storage of derelict vehicles prohibited.
Q- Do I have to maintain the sidewalk adjacent my property, vacant land or building? A- Yes. You are required to remove all snow, slush and ice from the sidewalk adjacent your property, vacant land or building.
Q- What is the maximum height I can keep my grass? A- The Uxbridge Clean and Clear By-law 2008-142 stipulates all grass/weeds must be maintained at a height no greater than 15cm (6 inches).
Q- Does the Township By-law provide me with a “Notice to Clear” for snow removal, prior to carrying out the work? A- Yes. Each building will be provided with one warning/notice a year. The Uxbridge Snow Removal By-law 2008-160 stipulates the Township may clear snow, slush and ice from a Township sidewalk if the owner or occupant of the abutting property fails to do so within 24 hours of the accumulation of such snow, ice, slush. (Please note, the owner is liable to the Township for the costs incurred in doing so)
Q- Can I park on the road overnight? A- No. There is a 3 hour time limit for parking on every road in the Township, unless otherwise posted. Through the winter months, overnight parking (2am-7am) is strictly enforced. Overnight parking permits can be purchased for certain Municipal lots.
Q- Does the Bylaw Department respond to noise complaints? A- Yes. Once a formal complaint is received the Bylaw Department will send a educational notice to the owner making such noise. If the noise continues to disturb neighbouring residents the complainant will be required to maintain noise logs. If noise logs will be used in court proceedings, the complainant will be required to give evidence.
Q- Who is responsible for enforcing dog and cat issues in the Township? A- The Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Control Department. They can be contacted at
Q- How many dogs and cats am I allowed to have? A- The maximum permitted number of dogs per residence is 2, and no household shall keep more than 3 cats. If your property is zoned Rural and larger than 10 acres you are permitted one additional dog ( total of 3), and the restrictions on number of cats does not apply.
Q- Is there an off leash area in the Township of Uxbridge? A- No. All dogs must be leashed when off property, not owned by the owner of the dog.
Q- Where do I get my Dog licence in the Township of Uxbridge? A- Licences are available at the following locations: Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter, Uxbridge Township office, Uxbridge Veterinary Clinic, and the Uxbridge Pet Value store. Please refer to the Animal Control page for licence fees.
Q- Can I keep Livestock on my property? A- The Uxbridge Zoning By-law 81-19 permits the keeping of livestock on properties Zoned Rural only.
Q-Can I park a commercial vehicle on my property? A- If you live in a R1, R2, RM Zone you can stored a one ton capacity commercial vehicle in any private garage which you operate or you can store a commercial motor vehicle not exceeding one-half ton on such lot. (Note only one commercial motor vehicle is permitted to be stored, housed or parked on a lot)
Q- Who do I contact to obtain a permit for a temporary sign? A- The Building Department located in the Township Hall
Q- Can I do construction work or operate tools on a Sunday or Holiday? A- General Construction Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, no noise Sundays and Holidays.
Domestic Construction Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sundays and Holidays 9am-7pm.
Q- Who do I contact for a permit for a permanent sign to be erected on my property? A- The Building Department located in the Township Hall.
Q- Can I display a sandwich broad sign for my business on a Township Road? A- No. Sandwich or A-Frame sign can be posted on Regional Road for a 72-hour period, before needing to be moved 500m from its original location.
Q- Do I need a permit to remove a tree? A- No, there is no By-law that regulates tree cutting in the Township, (Owners should contact the Region of Durham and/or the applicable Conservation Authority depending on the location of their property). (Note: You must also review your survey to ensure tree is not on Township property.)