Property standards

The City of Guelph Property Standards By-law regulates the maintenance and occupancy of all properties located within the City of Guelph. Property standards complaints most often received by City staff include:

  • dead or decaying trees which pose a safety hazard
  • dilapidated buildings and structures
  • substandard plumbing, electrical, heating and ventilation systems in dwelling units

The Property Standards By-law is enforced on a complaint basis.

Property Standards By-law

External resources

Yard Maintenance

The City of Guelph’s Yard Maintenance By-law was established in 2008. The By-law regulates the general maintenance of all properties located within the City.

The purpose of the By-law is to enhance the quality of communities and/or neighbourhoods, to protect the health, safety and well-being of the public and to ensure the continued enjoyment of property for residents and property owners of the municipality.

Yard Maintenance complaints received by City staff include:

  • long grass and weeds
  • rubbish, garbage, litter and debris
  • animal excrement
  • wrecked, dismantled, inoperable or unlicensed vehicles

The Yard Maintenance By-law is enforced on a complaint basis in the majority of the City and on a pro-active basis in select areas of the City.

Yard Maintenance By-law

For more information

Property Standards
519-837-2529 extension 2526
Fax: 519-822-1751
[email protected]