All By-law enforcement complaints are by written complaint only and must be signed and dated by the person(s) making the By-law enforcement complaint. By-law enforcement complaints can be made by completing a By-law Enforcement Complaint Form (pdf – 127KB).
Please ensure that you provide specific and detailed information about the By-law enforcement complaint including the geographic location (911 address would be of assistance). You must include your contact information (name, address and telephone number) in case there is a need to collect additional information.
By-law enforcement complaints should be directed to:
Brian Fawcett, CBO/By-law Enforcement Officer
Phone: (705) 652-8392 x 208
E-mail Brian Fawcett
Noise complaints are handled by the Ontario Provincial Police: 1 (888) 310-1122
Dog owners in the Township of Douro-Dummer are required to obtain a dog licence for each dog (up to a maximum of three dogs allowed per household). Dog Licences expire on December 31st of each year and owners must obtain new licences by March 31st of the following year.
The Township of Douro-Dummer has been using Permanent Dog Tag system. The annual fee for a Dog Tag will be $15.00 per tag prior to April 30th and $20.00 per tag after April 30th.
After the initial purchase of a permanent dog tag, registered licenced dog owners will be invoiced annually to re-new their license to ensure that the licence number and tag (which will remain on the dog year after year) will be valid and kept on file for the following year. All dog licences expire on December 31st of each year.
Dog licences can be purchased at the Municipal Office at a cost of
- $15/dog on or before April 30th
- $20/dog after April 30th
When you purchase a dog license you’ll be given a dog tag that must be attached to your dog’s collar.
Livestock owners that experience damages (injury or death) to their livestock from wildlife may be eligible for some compensation for the value of the livestock.
When a livestock owner experiences damages to their livestock and want to claim compensation for the damages, they must contact the local municipality (705-652-8392 Ext 200) within 48 hours of discovering the injury or death. The municipality will send out a livestock valuer to do a full investigation. The township, based on this report from the valuer, will file a claim with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for compensation for the damages.
The livestock owner will only be compensated once the claim is approved by the Ministry.
For a livestock owner to be eligible they must have a valid Farm Business Registration Number (FBR) and have a Premises Identification Number.
There are limits to the amount of compensation that can be claimed and the types of livestock and types of wildlife that cause the damages.
For more information, visit this website: Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program Guidelines
Damages caused by dogs are not part of this program- but may be eligible under the process under the Protection of Livestock and Poultry from Dogs Act- information is available here: