County of Prince Edward By-law Enforcement Services ensures compliance with our local by-laws and, in some cases, provincial regulations. By-law Enforcement Officers rely on public education to promote acceptable standards. We encourage (and offer assistance to) neighbours to work together to find solutions. We strive for compliance before enforcement.
By-law Services looks after:
The Property Standards By-law identifies and explains maintenance and occupancy standards for properties in Prince Edward County, and prohibits occupancy or use of property that does not comply with the standards listed in Property Standards By-law 4250-2018.
The Grass Cutting By-law identifies and explains standards for the maintenance of grass and weeds on private properties in Prince Edward County, as detailed in By-law 699-2001 – Grass Weeds.
Taxicab & Limousine By-law
Taxi licences are issued by the County’s By-law Department according to the Taxicab and Limousine By-law, which regulates and governs owners and operators of taxicabs and limousines. The By-law regulates fares while ensuring that taxis and limousines are operated and maintained in a safe, equitable and sanitary manner. For more information, see Taxi and Limousine By-law 63-2020, visit the By-law Department at 280 Picton Main Street, second floor, or call 613.476.2148.
For a full list of fees associated with getting a taxicab licence, please view our Taxicab Licence Fees and Fare Rate.
The zoning By-law regulates permitted uses on properties, as outlined in Comprehensive Zoning By-law No.1816-2006 (Updated October 25, 2019). For more information on the application of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, please visit our Planning Division page.
The backyard hen by-law regulates the keeping of domesticated female chickens on residential property in Prince Edward County. The by-law limits the number of hens per property (six within settlement zones, 10 in rural residential areas) and prohibits roosters in residential areas. The by-law also sets standards for the size, construction and maintenance of hen coops and runs, sets standards for animal care, prohibits on-site slaughter and the selling of eggs, and requires that all hens are registered with the Ontario Chicken Marketing Board Small Flock Policy.
View the full By-Law to Regulate the Keeping of Backyard Hens.
Skateboard & In-Line Skating
The Skateboard and In-Line Skating By-law regulates the use of inline skates and bicycles on public sidewalks and roadways for the safety and welfare of pedestrians. More information is available in By-law 1733-2006 – Skateboard In-Line Skate.
Mobile Canteens & Chip Wagons
The Mobile Canteens and Chip Wagon By-law licences and regulates mobile canteens (food trucks/carts), chip wagons and other refreshment vehicles.
To learn more about owning and operating a mobile canteen, please read the by-law. Download the Food Truck / Portable BBQ / Refreshment Vehicle Licence Application
If you have questions, please call us at 613.476.2148 extension 2046.
Camping and Use of Parks
The “Use of County parks and recreation areas” by-law regulates the use of County parks and other recreation areas such as beaches, marinas, boat launches, skate parks and more. (By-Law 78-2021) The by-law prohibits camping of any kind in County parks, beaches, and recreation areas, and the use of charcoal or wood BBQs and campfires in County parks (see By-Law 77-2021 Open Air Burning By-Law).
The by-law also prohibits persons from charging or inviting the public for camping on private property that is not zoned for such use.