Properly Reporting By-Law Infractions
It is VERY IMPORTANT to review all the information on this page to understand the ‘big picture’ in reporting by-law infractions. The most common by-law infractions in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward are listed below, along with details on HOW to PROPERLY report them and the EXPECTED City of Winnipeg action once reported:
- Garbage and Fire Hazards
- Long Grass
- Loud Excessive Noise
- Multiple Tenants in Single Family Home
- Multiple Vehicles in Front & Rear Yards
- Open Fires and Fire Pits
- Vacant House
REPORTING POTENTIAL INFRACTIONS
The #1 reason for lack of by-law enforcement is improper reporting of an infraction. It is absolutely critical to:
- Learn how to PROPERLY report a potential by-law infraction;
- Take action and REPORT the potential by-law infraction!
All potential by-law infractions must be reported by calling 311 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We HIGHLY recommend using e-mail as it is a more efficient use of time. Winnipeg’s 311 Service Centre receives over 1.5 million enquiries each year, and callers often experience long wait times. E-mail takes only a couple minutes, and helps by documenting your concern for future reference.
Simply put, enforcement cannot occur if the infraction is not PROPERLY reported. The City of Winnipeg operates on a ‘complaint based system’, meaning there is no one patrolling the entire City looking for by-law infractions. It is up to each one of us to report potential infractions!