What is a Bylaw Enforcement Officer?


General Job Description

Bylaw enforcement officers are responsible for enforcing the bylaws of a municipality. They may also be appointed as special constables to enforce certain regional statutes in their municipality.



Typical Job Duties

• Prepare cases for court proceedings

• Provide testimony in court related to the violation of by-laws

• Investigate by-law violations

• Respond to complaints by citizens and businesses

• Issue orders to correct problems such as unsightly property

• Issue subpoenas, tickets, traffic tags and other legal documents related to by-law enforcement

• Use specialized equipment to investigate and enforce certain by-laws, such as noise level instruments




The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


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Relevant University Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Bylaw Enforcement Officer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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