The Fruitvale bylaws listed below are the most frequently requested bylaws that apply within the Village of Fruitvale and are provided for convenience and information only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these bylaws however these are not official versions. Only the printed version of a signed bylaw issued by the Chief Administrative Officer is the official version. Signed versions are available at the Village Office.
The Village of Fruitvale will in not be held liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online copies of bylaws. For more information on Village of Fruitvale bylaws, please contact the Village Office at 250-367-7551.
The Village of Fruitvale Bylaws and Policies promote community livability by maintaining the health, safety and general wellness of the community. Bylaws and Policies assist in maintaining community standards.
Click here for a list of all current Village of Fruitvale Bylaws. Contact the Village Office if you would like a copy of a current bylaw that is on the bylaw list, but not listed below. Staff will be happy to email a copy to you. Submit your request here.
Report a Problem:
To report a non-emergency problem, make an inquiry, make a complaint, or make a suggestion, please complete the online Action Request submission form.
The Village of Fruitvale creates and enacts bylaws that are designed to support a liveable and healthy community. Village Council would like Fruitvale’s residents and visitors to know their rights and responsibilities and work together with the Village to create a safe and health community that everyone can enjoy. The Village has limited resources with which to formally monitor adherence to our various bylaws. It is the Village’s policy to rely primarily on citizen complaints as a means of enforcing our bylaws. To learn more about the complaints process, visit our Bylaw Complaints page.
Once a Bylaw Notice has been issued, Fruitvale uses the Bylaw Adjudication process to provide a smooth and effective process that involves voluntary compliance in the event that there is a violation.
The Village of Fruitvale has adopted the bylaw adjudication system which allows local governments to manage bylaw violations (such as parking tickets, zoning issues, or property standard issues) at the local level rather than going through the provincial court system. Residents who receive a Bylaw Notice have the opportunity to either work with the Village’s Screening Officer to arrange a compliance agreement or dispute the violation out of court via an independent adjudicator provided by the Province of British Columbia. It’s important to note that residents are only permitted to dispute the claim within 14 days of receiving the Bylaw Notice. To view a visual representation of the process, click here.
The bylaw adjudication system benefits the community by:
Option 1 – Pay the Bylaw Notice:
Option 2 – Dispute the Bylaw Notice
All complaints regarding bylaw enforcement are handled in accordance with the Village’s Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw No. 854. When submitting a complaint related to the Village’s bylaws (noise, building, property standards, etc.), please use the Complaints Form. Please note that the Village does not accept anonymous complaints.
Residents are also welcome to make a complaint in person at the Village Office (1947 Beaver Street, Fruitvale) or over the phone at 250-367-7551. You will be required to complete a Complaints Form when submitting complaints in person at the Village Office or you will be required to provide information including your name, phone number, and address when submitting a complaint over the phone.
When completing the Complaints Form electronically, please complete the form and deliver, email, or fax it to:
1. The Bylaw Enforcement Officer will open an investigation in relation to the complaint made and prioritize. A documented history of repeat and persistent offenders will be taken into account when deciding response options as well as the offence type, location, offender, and complaint history.
2. The Bylaw Enforcement Officer may issue a warning notice with directions to remedy the problem within a specified time frame; or a Bylaw Notice.
3. If it is determined that no contravention of the bylaws has taken place, the complainant may be advised that no further action is being taken. If a contravention is found, the property owner/occupier will be encouraged to voluntarily rectify the situation and the complainant will also be notified.
4. Bylaw enforcement may contact you to appear as a witness if the matter proceeds to the adjudication stage.