The Municipal By-law Enforcement Act allows municipalities to enforce by-law violations using administrative penalties. In 2017 the Town hired a part-time by-law enforcement officer. The officer patrols the Town on a regular basis to ensure the by-laws created by Town Council for the safety of residents and businesses within the community are being followed. Common by-laws include: vehicle parking and stopping regulations, animal control, building and construction, noise, and zoning.
Individuals may receive a ticket or a warning depending on the violation. Those who receive a warning will be given a timeframe in which they have to correct the issue. Failure to meet the requirements set out in the warning may result in a ticket being issued. Those who receive a ticket have 30 days to pay, should the ticket be paid in the first 14 days, a 25% discount may be applied. If a ticket remains unpaid, a final notice will be sent out. This notice will extend the due date by another 30 days.
Tickets that remain unpaid may be transferred to the homeowner’s property tax account. Tickets against a vehicle, should they remain unpaid may result in a lien being placed against the vehicle.
The Town strives to work with the residents to come to an understanding of the current by-laws. If you have questions about a warning or ticket that you have received please contact the Screening Officer at the Town Administration office during regular office hours.
Payments of tickets may be made by mail or in person at the Town Administration office located at 329 Bronstone Dr. Niverville, MB R0A 1E0. Payment may be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card (fees apply on credit card payments).