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Overview

A municipal inspection is an investigation ordered by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The Minister may order an inspection in response to:

  • a request by the municipality’s council
  • a petition
  • serious issues brought to the Minister’s attention

The inspection may look at any issues or concerns within the municipality to ensure council and administration are acting appropriately and in accordance with provincial legislation.

An inspection can take between 6 and 18 months. The inspector will review the municipality’s finances and documents and may interview anyone they feel is necessary.

Once the inspection is finished, Municipal Affairs presents a report to residents in an open meeting to help the public understand the inspection results. The Minister has the authority to order the council and administration to do whatever is necessary to fix problems found during the inspection.

Completed municipal inspection reports can be found by following links below.

Municipal inspection reports

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