News release

Keeping Mississauga Beautiful Through Stronger Property Standards

City services | April 13, 2022

Today, General Committee was provided with a report and presentation outlining proposed updates for the City’s Property Standards By-law. The proposed changes are being recommended to help City staff address property standards and lot maintenance issues.

The proposed changes include:

  • Two new fees – $350 for properties that fail a re-inspection and remain non-compliant, and a $430 administrative fee or 15 per cent of the total cost when remediation by City staff is required.
  • Introduction of a Three-year Proactive Inspection Pilot Program: that will apply to unfinished, abandoned, vacant and derelict properties; properties with a history of non-compliance; areas where violations occur most frequently and other properties identified by Enforcement staff.
  • By-law Amendments and Enhanced Enforcement: to manage hoarding and construction fencing issues; vacant and derelict buildings; and for controlling water drainage from sump pumps and catch basins.

“Mississauga is a beautiful city and we want to keep it that way. Currently, we do not charge fees for repeated non-compliance and conduct proactive inspections when a health and safety risk is identified during a reactive inspection,” said Michael Foley, Acting Director, Enforcement. “We’re confident the new pilot program and proposed fees will provide stronger deterrents, enhance our responsiveness to by-law violations and help us achieve voluntary compliance.”

During the pilot program, staff will evaluate costs, benefits and the feasibility of implementing a permanent proactive service level in the future.

The proposed updates to the Property Standards By-law will go to Council for approval on April 20.

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