NOC 4423 – By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers, n.e.c.



Officers and inspectors in this unit group enforce by-laws and regulations of provincial and municipal governments. They are employed by provincial and municipal governments and agencies.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Animal control officers respond to citizen complaints concerning stray domestic animals, livestock and wildlife; issue warnings and citations to owners; and impound lost, homeless and dangerous animals.
  • By-law enforcement officers enforce municipal and provincial regulations, investigate complaints, and issue warnings and citations to commercial and residential property owners and occupants.
  • Commercial transport inspectors inspect commercial vehicles to ensure compliance with regulations governing load restrictions, the transportation of hazardous materials and public safety.
  • Garbage collection inspectors investigate complaints concerning infractions of garbage collection by-laws.
  • Liquor licence inspectors conduct inspections of licensed establishments, advise licencees on laws and regulations, and report contravention of laws and regulations to provincial liquor control boards and agencies.
  • Parking control officers enforce parking by-laws on city streets, regional roads and municipal properties.
  • Taxi inspectors inspect taxicabs for mechanical reliability, cleanliness, licensing and meter accuracy; investigate public complaints, issue citations and prepare reports; and give evidence to city councils, taxi commissions and in court.
  • Zoning inspectors investigate properties in violation of zoning and related by-laws, after receiving requests for licence clearances pertaining to zoning and related by-laws, and on receipt of building permit applications.

By-law enforcement officers may specialize in the enforcement of one specific by-law.

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program or courses in law and security or other related field
    Experience in a related administrative or regulatory occupation is usually required.
  • Zoning inspectors or zoning enforcement officers may require a college diploma as a civil engineering or architectural technologist or technician and several years of experience in enforcement and/or building construction or a related field.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

All Titles

  • animal control inspector
  • animal control officer
  • animal control supervisor
  • by-law enforcement officer
  • by-law enforcement officers supervisor
  • commercial transport inspector
  • commercial vehicle enforcement officer
  • development control officer
  • dog catcher
  • dog warden
  • garbage collection inspector
  • highway scale operator
  • Humane Society inspector
  • Humane Society officer
  • inspector – by-law enforcement
  • inspector – municipal law enforcement
  • licence inspector
  • liquor board licence inspector
  • liquor licence inspector
  • lottery supervisor – government services
  • municipal law enforcement officer
  • municipal law enforcement officers supervisor
  • officer, by-law enforcement
  • officer, municipal law enforcement
  • parking control officer
  • pound officer
  • property standards inspector
  • property use inspector
  • right of way inspector
  • road transport inspector
  • service station inspector
  • sign inspector
  • subdivision control officer
  • supervisor, animal control
  • supervisor, by-law enforcement officers
  • supervisor, municipal law enforcement officers
  • taxi inspector
  • traffic supervisor – by-law enforcement
  • transport compliance officer
  • transportation enforcement officer
  • weigh station operator – by-law enforcement
  • zoning enforcement officer
  • zoning inspector


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