The Bylaw Enforcement Department will enforce, upon public complaint by persons residing in the area or by persons who are otherwise negatively affected by the state of an untidy premise.
- The Bylaw Enforcement Officer (Officer) will inspect the premises in order to determine whether a property is untidy in accordance with City of Port Moody Untidy and Unsightly Premises bylaw 1488.
- If the property is not untidy in accordance with the bylaw, the officer may terminate the file and notify the complainant.
- If the property is untidy, the owner/occupant shall be notified by registered mail of the condition of the property and that the property must be brought into compliance within seven (7) days of receipt of the notice.
- The Officer shall re-inspect the premises following seven (7) days receipt of the notice. If the property has not been brought into full compliance with the bylaw, the Officer shall notify the owner/occupant by registered mail that they have seven (7) additional days to bring the property into compliance. The letter will include notice that the City of Port Moody will enter and affect any work at the owner’s expense.
- The Officer shall re-inspect the premises on or after the compliance date. If the property has been brought into compliance with the bylaw, the Officer may close the file and notify the complainant. If the property remains in violation of the bylaw, the Officer may issue an MTI and authorize the Operations Department to enter the premises and bring the property into compliance with the bylaw.
- If the cost of bringing the property into compliance is estimated to be over $5000.00 a report with recommendation will be submitted to City Council for their review.
- All costs of the clean up shall be the responsibility of the property owner. The charges will be accumulated through a re-bill and an invoice sent by the Finance Department. Any charges unpaid on the thirty first (31st) day of December in the year the charges were billed will be added to, and form part of, taxes in arrears.
Materials confiscated from private property shall be processed in the following manner:
- Materials that have been defined as rubbish, discarded debris, vegetation and other material of no marketable value may be disposed of at the City’s discretion.
- Materials that have been defined as having a marketable value shall be impounded. The owner of the property shall be notified by registered mail that the material must be claimed and recovered within ninety (90) days of the date of the letter. All costs associated with the recovery will be the responsibly of the property owner. If the material is not claimed and recovered following ninety (90) days of the notification, the City may dispose of the material.
Last updated: 12/08/2013 9:56:00 AM