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:

  1. Garbage and Fire Hazards
  2. Long Grass
  3. Loud Excessive Noise
  4. Multiple Tenants in Single Family Home
  5. Multiple Vehicles in Front & Rear Yards
  6. Open Fires and Fire Pits
  7. Vacant House


The #1 reason for lack of by-law enforcement is improper reporting of an infraction.  It is absolutely critical to:

    1. Learn how to PROPERLY report a potential by-law infraction;
    2. Take action and REPORT the potential by-law infraction!

All potential by-law infractions must be reported by calling 311 or e-mailing 311@winnipeg.caWe 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!

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