Adoption of Power of Entry By-Law clarification
The Town of Newmarket Council will consider adopting a Power of Entry By-law at the March 27 Council meeting at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive).
The purpose of the Power of Entry By-law is to assist Newmarket By-law officers in dealing with health and safety issues on properties when property owners are not available. Many of the current by-laws already include this provision. For example, if a pool enclosure is not properly secured, the by-law officer will attempt to contact the property owner and if not successful, will enter on to the property to correct the safety hazard.
This by-law is going to Council to provide housekeeping amendments to older by-laws and to update legislated permissions. By-law officers will continue to attempt to seek permission from property owners before entering properties. Please note that Newmarket by-law officers already have the authority to conduct inspections on the exterior of a property. This by-law does not apply to interior property inspections.
For more information, please call 905-895-5193, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see our Frequently Asked Questions sheet regarding the Town's proposed Power of Entry By-law