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

About this job

Bylaw enforcement and other regulatory officers:

  • enforce bylaws and regulations of provincial and municipal governments
  • work for provincial and municipal governments and agencies
Common job titles
  • animal control inspector / supervisor
  • inspector - commercial transport
  • inspector - highway weigh scale
  • inspector - Humane Society inspector
  • inspector / supervisor - signs / traffic
  • inspector, licence - liquor board licence


Animal control officers:

  • respond to citizen complaints concerning stray domestic animals, livestock and wildlife
  • issue warnings and citations to owners
  • impound lost, homeless and dangerous animals

Bylaw enforcement officers:

  • enforce municipal and provincial regulations
  • investigate complaints
  • issue warnings and citations to commercial and residential property owners and occupants

Commercial transport inspectors:

  • inspect commercial vehicles to make sure that regulations governing load restrictions, the transportation of hazardous materials and public safety are being followed

Garbage collection inspectors:

  • investigate complaints about violation of garbage collection bylaws

Liquor licence inspectors:

  • inspect licensed establishments
  • give licensees information about laws and regulations
  • report broken laws and regulations to provincial liquor control boards and agencies

Parking control officers:

  • enforce parking bylaws 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
  • give evidence to city councils, taxi commissions and in court

Zoning inspectors:

  • investigate properties in violation of zoning and related bylaws, after receiving building permit applications and requests for licence clearances pertaining to zoning and related bylaws

Special duties

Bylaw enforcement officers may specialize in the enforcement of one specific bylaw.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  •     Work takes place in an indoor office environment.
  •     Work also takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.
  •     Workers may be exposed to bacteria or viruses that could cause illness.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

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