Help be a good neighbour to those who live and visit around you.

Be a friendly neighbour

  • Introduce yourself and/or wave when you see a neighbour
  • Be courteous and considerate of your neighbours concerns or issues
  • Respect private property by not trespassing
  • Give your neighbour a heads up if you anticipate something out of the ordinary for example noise or additional cars for a celebration

Respectfully handle issues

  • Calmly talk to your neighbour in person or on the phone about your concern
  • Stay calm, polite and respectful during your conversation
  • Respectfully listen and work together to resolve any concerns or issues
  • If you have tried all of the above, report it online or call our By-law Department

Be considerate

Common concerns for neighbours

When it comes to being a good neighbor, it’s important to be familiar with the following:

 Relevant by-laws
 Relevant by-laws include:
 Report a concern
If you need assistance related to animal control, community standards, property standards and zoning by-laws please submit a by-law complaint form. You can also phone our By-law department at 705-687-3412 ext. 266 or ext. 2241
 Septic systems
In rural areas, many homeowners are not connected to municipal services and will often use septic systems. To help keep our lakes and ground water pollution-free, make sure you perform regular septic system maintenance. Learn more about septic systems.
Summer septic re-inspections are available through the Gravenhurst Building Department.
 Garbage and recycling 
 Information on how to manage your garbage and recycling in a responsible manner can be found below:

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