Enforcement and COVID-19

South Simcoe Police Service continues to work with the Town of Innisfil, along with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the Ministries of Health and Solicitor General to ensure the safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a full list of all emergency orders issued by the province, visit their Emergency Information page

Frequently Asked Questions

Playgrounds, beaches, the splash pad, outdoor sports facilities and multi-use fields, off-leash dog areas, and outdoor picnic sites, benches and shelters in parks and recreational areas are reopened. In all cases, physical distancing of at least two metres is required. Several resident-only parking restrictions are in place. If you see a parking infraction, report it to our By-law Department at 705-436-3710 or inquiry@innisfil.ca. 

The garage sale ban has been lifted. Residents are welcome to host and attend garage sales. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has information on how to safely handle and exchange second-hand goods. 

Failure to maintain physical distancing of at least two metres between people who do not live in the same household is extremely unsafe, but it is not illegal at this time and therefore cannot be enforced. Everyone should practise physical distancing to protect their self and others from the spread of COVID-19, even if it is not required by law.

Contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit at 1-877-721-7520.

Under recent changes to the Emergency Orders, short-term rentals may once again begin to take and fulfill new bookings. There are criteria that must be followed by owners of short-term rentals that fall under the jurisdiction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. By-law also responds to reports under our municipal by-laws such as Noise, Zoning, Parking, and Clean Communities

If you wish to file a complaint about a short-term rental, please contact our By-Law Enforcement at 705-436-3710 or inquiry@innisfil.ca during operating hours. For after-hours concerns, contact South Simcoe Police at 705-436-2141.

Contact Town of Innisfil By-law Enforcement at 705-436-3710 or inquiry@innisfil.ca during regular business hours. To report violations between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., listen to the options, then dial 5 to leave a message for the Officer on duty. 

During non-business hours of the town’s by-law enforcement office, contact the South Simcoe Police Service using the non-emergency number at 705-436-2141.  If there is an emergency that requires immediate police presence, dial 911.

If you want to report incidents of non-compliance for physical distancing, 14-day self-isolating for international travellers and non-essential business openings contact the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit 1-877-721-7520.

Reports regarding price gouging must be reported directly to the Province of Ontario. Call 1-800-889-9768 or file a report online.

For questions regarding whether a business is considered essential, call the provincial ‘Stop the Spread’ Business Information Line 1-888-444-3659 for clarification.

Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers have been given the authority to demand proof of identification, and address and issue tickets.

It is an offence to fail to comply with any provision made under the province’s emergency orders, or to obstruct any person acting pursuant to such an order. South Simcoe Police, Town of Innisfil Enforcement and Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit are all working together to enforce the various orders. Offences are punishable by fines set by the Ontario Court of Justice.