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An encroachment results from the use of Town property by someone for their own purpose.

It can be items of personal property, vehicles, buildings, structures, vegetation or landscaping that is wholly upon, or extends from a person's premises onto, public lands such as parks, beaches, boulevards, sidewalks, road allowances, pumping stations or parking lots.  

These encroachments can have many unintended consequences.  They may cause a public safety concern, environmental damage, result in restoration costs if the Town needs to remove and/or restore public property and they restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of public property by all residents.

Encroachments on public lands are not permitted as outlined in the Encroachment By-law 2021-7201, unless specifically authorized by the Town of Parry Sound.  For further information about encroachments please contact By-law Enforcement.