Enforcement of provincial orders

Our by-law enforcement officers will collaborate with Halton Police to educate and enforce issues of non-compliance with the province's emergency orders.

Violations include:

  • Individuals using outdoor recreational amenities
  • Non-essential businesses remaining open
  • Events and gatherings of more than five people
  • Establishments remaining open that are prohibited from being in operation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act 

Individuals and businesses can now be fined $750 or more for non-compliance. 

If you are approached by a by-law or police officer, be polite and follow their instructions. They are here to protect you and our community.

Do not enter spaces that are barricaded or have signage indicating the area is closed. This is for your safety and the safety of our community.

To report violation, please call the hotline at 905-825-4722 and a by-law enforcement officer or police officer will be dispatched to follow up. Please do NOT call 911 for these violations.

For more information visit the Halton Regional Police website.

Parking Enforcement 

As of March 19, parking enforcement is currently limited to safety-related issues such as fire routes and obstructing fire hydrants, accessible parking, no parking/stopping areas, blocked driveways and interfering with snow clearing (should this occur).

Time limit restrictions have been relaxed to help those working from home or self-isolating, effective until further notice. Residents who would like to dispute a ticket, can do so online or via email at parking@milton.ca. Requests for parking enforcement can be submitted through the web page. Residents and guests do not need to obtain on street parking exceptions until further notice.

FAQs

Can the Town of Milton enforce physical distancing in grocery stores?  

At this time the Town’s Municipal Law Enforcement Officers cannot enforce physical distancing. There is currently no legal authority to enforce physical distancing.

Can the Town of Milton fine people who are not practicing physical distancing in parks and school playgrounds?  
Yes, this is an enforceable order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Call 905-845-4722 to report your concern. A by-law enforcement officer and/or a Halton Regional Police officer will investigate the complaint.
 There is a business open that I believe should be closed. Can the Town investigate?
Yes, this is an enforceable order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Call 905-845-4722 to report your concern. A by-law enforcement officer and/or a Halton Regional Police officer will investigate the complaint.
 Why is the Town not enforcing parking regulations and when will they start again?
Until further notice, parking enforcement is currently limited to safety-related issues such as fire routes and obstructing fire hydrants, accessible parking, no parking/stopping areas, blocked driveways and if necessary, interfering with snow clearing. Time limit restrictions have been relaxed to help those working from home or self-isolating.
Is it still safe to go outdoors?
Yes, it is still safe to go outdoors, however, you must still practice physical distancing and keep at least six feet away from others. At this time, dog parks, skate parks, sport courts and playgrounds are closed. These park amenities are not sanitized and are not safe for your children because the virus lives on surfaces for 48 hours or so. The Town has closed these playgrounds to protect the community and we need residents to do their part to stay safe.
I see people having work done at their homes, is this an essential service?
It depends on the nature of the work being performed. The Province of Ontario’s initial list of essential workplaces provides information in this regard. An Officer will have to follow up on the concern. Call 905-845-4722 to report your concern. A by-law enforcement officer and/or a Halton Regional Police officer will investigate the complaint.
I see people in the park. Aren't parks closed? 
No, parks are not closed. People can still walk through Milton’s parks and access trails, however, we ask that they practice physical distancing.  Ontario has issued a new emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to close all outdoor recreational amenities, This includes closing of all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities, including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, and other outdoor recreational. These actions are based on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. 
 I have a concern with people congregating in a municipal park after 11 pm. Who can I call?
Please call 905-845-4722 to report your concern. A by-law enforcement officer and/or a Halton Regional Police officer will investigate the complaint.
My neighbours just returned from another country and have been shopping at the local grocery store. Shouldn’t they be self-isolating?
Yes, please contact 905-825-4722 Halton Region Police have the authority to enforce the Quarantine Act.