Municipal By-Law, Licenses and Permits

Municipal Law Enforcement Department Coverage

Enforcement Fall/Winter Coverage Hours: 5 days a week, varying hours. 

Summer Coverage Hours: 7 days a week with extended coverage hours. 

After hours, please contact the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122 for assistance with urgent matters.

Any questions or concerns regarding by-laws can be forwarded to the Town of Penetanguishene Municipal Law Enforcement Department at (705) 549-7453 or

The Municipal Law Enforcement Department enforces the by-laws approved by the Town of Penetanguishene Council, such as Noise, Dog Licensing, Parking, Fire permits, Clean yards, Dog tags, etc.

  • In-person at Townhall, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • By telephone at 705-549-7453, ext. 220
  • Please click the "Submit a Complaint" button on this page to report non-urgent violations.

Complaints are required in writing to alleviate frivolous complaints where one neighbor is feuding with another. We require a signature to protect the Town from being accused of discriminating against a citizen. Personal information including the complainant’s name is kept confidential, however, if the matter goes to court, the complainant could be called to testify and give evidence to substantiate the Town’s position.

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