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The City of Sault Ste. Marie


By-law Enforcement

The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of a number of by-laws. Enforcement is undertaken by by-law enforcement officers.

Notification of a by-law violation matters must be made to the by-law enforcement officer by contacting the Building Division at 705-759-5410.

Associated By-laws

By-law 2005-150 - Zoning
New Comprehensive Zoning By-law to regulate the use of land and the erection, use, height and location of buildings in the City of Sault Ste. Marie and is commonly known as the 'Sault Ste. Marie Zoning By-law'.

By-law 2005-151 - Special Exceptions to Zoning By-law
A by-law to amend by providing special exceptions from the provisions of By-law 2005-150.

By-law 2008-148 - Building
A by-law to regulate all construction of building including plans examination and inspection.

By-law 2012-9 - Property Standards
A standard of maintenance by-law respecting residential and non-residential properties in the City of Sault Ste. Marie. This by-law provides for a minimum level of standards, which the City expects property owners to maintain. It is designed to protect the health and safety of the occupants and to a lesser degree the general appearance of the property.

By-Law 2012-10 - Yard Maintenance
Designed to have regard for the filling up, draining, cleaning and clearing of grounds, yards and vacant lots and debris on private property.

By-Law 2009-50 - Sewer Use
Commonly cited as the "Sewer By-law” is a by-law respecting private sewage disposal systems, sewers and drains.

By-Law 2008-131 - Streets and Related Matters
The streets by-law regulates the temporary closing of, activities on, excavations in, access cross, occupation of, and the projection over the municipal street right of way. All these activities must be approved by the Commissioner of Engineering, the Chief Building Official, or the Commissioner of Public Works as the case may by as contained in the by-law.

By-Law 2005-166 - Signs
A by-law to regulate the use and location of all signs within the city including setbacks, height, and types of signs. This would apply to all types of signs including pole signs, wall signs, roof signs, and portable signs. Applications to locate signs and permits can be obtained in the Building Division office.

By-Law 2014-12 - Swimming Pool Regulations
A by-law to regulate the installation of private swimming pools. See attached pool regulations to assist in your pool design.

By-law 2014-13 - Numbering of Properties
A by-law to regulate the numbering of lots and suites within the City of Sault Ste. Marie

By-law 2014-14 - Naming of Private Roadways
A by-law to regulate the naming of Private Roadways and the numbering of lots and building suites thereon within the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

By-law 2005-37 - Pigeons
A by-law to prohibit the feeding and attracting of stray pigeons by creating a nuisance to properties.

By-law 84-170 - Moving
A by-law to regulate the moving of structures on the streets of the City of Sault Ste. Marie by a system of permits.
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