Bylaws Policies and Procedures

The Town of Penetanguishene governs by establishing policies, procedures and enacting By-laws.

By-laws Penetanguishene Town Council passes By-laws , or municipal laws or ordinances, under authority from the Province of Ontario. The Province authorizes what things can be regulated by the municipality.

To pass bylaws, Council must give them three readings (three separate approvals) at Council meetings. The public is encouraged to provide input. 

View the Commonly requested Town Penetanguishene By-laws

Policies provide overarching standards for decision making and operations within local government. They are not typically enforceable by law, but they can help an organization operate consistently. Policies are approved by Council.

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Procedures Procedures are series of interrelated steps that are taken by Town staff to implement a policy. Procedures are approved by the Chief Administrative Officer/Town Clerk. 

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