The By-law Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of all Municipal By-laws and some government regulations such as the Provincial Offences Act, Municipal Act, Building Code Act, Planning Act, Dog Owners Liability Act, and Weed Control Act.

By-law enforcement staff work with the community to educate and enforce by-laws and to protect the welfare, health, and safety of our residents. By-law staff are also available as a resource if you have questions or concerns relating to by-laws or other enforcement issues in East Gwillimbury (EG).

Noise and Firearm Discharge By-law Updates 

Share your thoughts on the proposed updates!

The Town of East Gwillimbury is undergoing a review of its Noise and Firearm Discharge By-laws. Proposed updates to the noise by-law include noise readings, aggregate site operation times, a new noise exemption process and more. The new Firearm Discharge By-law is focused on expanded mapping to outline urban non-discharge areas within the Town. For more information, and to provide feedback: 

Learn more about the Noise By-law 

Learn more about the Firearm Discharge By-law

By-law Enforcement Department

Email the By-law Enforcement Department or please call 905-478-4282. 

Common by-laws

By-law concerns/complaints

By-law related concerns can be reported to the Town by filling out our Online By-law Complaint Form (paper copies of the form are available at the Civic Centre), by mail or by email. Please note that all concerns must include your contact information, name, address, and phone number, for the concern to be investigated. Personal information collected is intended to be used for the investigation and related activities, and for follow up about your complaint, if necessary. All information collected is subject to the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. EG considers a complainant to be a confidential source in respect to municipal law enforcement matters and every effort will be made to protect the identity of the complainant. 

Business licences

Business Licences are required for all refreshment vehicles, salvage yards and taxi operations within the boundaries of EG

For application and information on taxi licensing please contact the By-law Department.

Sign permits

Sign permits are required for all signs.


Wall signs that are affixed to the wall of a structure may require a Building Permit issued by the Building department. Ground signs may also require a Building Permit.

Noxious weeds

The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990 is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture. Primarily, this Act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands and excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W5, sections 3, 13, 16 and 23 you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

In Urban Areas

Sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 of the Weed Control Act do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds that are a sufficient distance from land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that purpose.

All properties within the municipality of EG are hereby requested to follow the Weed Control Act.

Motorized snow vehicles

See By-law 2001-7 for the regulations on the operation of motorized snow vehicles within the Town of East Gwillimbury (EG).

Please remember:

  • No Person shall drive, cause, or allow a motorized snow vehicle to be driven on a sidewalk within the territorial limits of EG, except for the purpose of directly crossing the sidewalk.
  • No person shall drive a motorized snow vehicle on Municipal property at any time. The exception being where there is a written agreement in place with the Town.

Pool Enclosures

All pools, hot tub, and whirlpools with a depth of more than 24 inches of water and is used or capable of being used for swimming or bathing must have a permit prior to being installed. 


Learn more about firework safety and permits for display of theatrical fireworks. 

View all EG by-laws and find what you are looking for!