City of Cornwall residents, businesses, and organizations are governed by municipal by-laws.

Relevant by-laws can be searched and viewed by clicking here. For the most up to date versions of by-laws, email the Clerk's Division or call 613-930-2787 ext. 2219.


Enforcement

By-Law enforcement is the responsibility of several City departments: Clerk's Division, Cornwall Community Police Services, Cornwall Fire Services, Municipal Works, Planning, and Building and By-law.

Please click here to submit a by-law complaint.

To obtain clarification on a By-Law, or file a complaint about a By-Law contravention, please contact the following departments:

Department/Organization Responsible Phone Number Address
Building & By-Law 613-930-2787 ext. 2310 Cornwall Civic Complex, 2nd Floor, Cornwall ON
Clerk's Division 613-930-2787 ext. 2219 City Hall, 360 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON
Cornwall Community Police Services 613-933-5000 ext. 2401 340 Pitt Street, Cornwall ON
Cornwall Fire Services 613-930-2787 ext. 2311 10 Fourth Street West, Cornwall ON
Municipal Works 613-930-2787 ext. 2242 1225 Ontario Street, Cornwall ON

Frequently Requested By-laws

 Noise

By-Law #079-1996 prohibits specific types of noise by time and place. Any person can make an application to Council to be granted an exemption from any of the provisions of this By-law. For more information please contact the Building and By-Law Division at 613-930-2787 ext. 2310.

 Litter

By-Law #051-1996 prohibits persons to throw, place or deposit refuse or debris on any private or public property.  For more information please contact the Building and By-Law Division at 613-930-2787 ext. 2310.

 Smoking
By-Law #2020-040 prohibits persons smoking within nine (9) meters of the entrance or exit of any municipal building or facility. For all other smoking inquiries/complaints, please contact the EOHU or refer to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
 Swimming & Fishing
No person or domestic animal shall swim or bate and no person shall fish within 75 meters of:
  1. Marina 200
  2. Grays Creek Outer Area Docks (located south of Boundary Rd/Montreal Rd intersection)
  3. Lamoureux Park and Guindon Park Boat Launches
  4. Rotary Eco Garden, located in Lamoureux Park south of Cumberland Street.

For more information please contact the Building and By-Law Division at 613-930-2787 ext. 2310.

Wildlife

It is prohibited to feed water-fowl in all of Lamoureux Park.

Dangers of feeding wildlife:

  1. You will attract unwanted animals to your home and neighbourhood;
  2. Animals can become more aggressive; and
  3. Human food is unhealthy for animals and may cause disease, injury or death.

For all wildlife concerns on private property, please contact a local trapper or the Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940

For wildlife concerns on City property please contact the Building and By-Law Division at 613-930-2787 ext. 2310.

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Debbie Caskenette
Deputy Clerk
360 Pitt Street, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2219
F.: 613-933-1860
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