St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on Tuesday, March 17! We encourage you to enjoy the holiday, but we know that sometimes our neighbours enjoy the holiday a little bit too much. If you experience any issues during St. Patrick’s Day (or on any day), you should know who to call.

For life-threatening emergencies always call 911

For non-emergencies, where reporting the incident will trigger follow-up, use the OPS online reporting system at https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.aspx for

  • Mischief/damage to property
  • Most thefts
  • Theft from a vehicle
  • Traffic complaints
  • Drug complaints
  • Fraud complaints

or

Call the OPS non-emergency line at 613-236-1222

If you are concerned about trespassers, you can also put up a “No Trespassing” sign on your property. This can help police remove any trespassers from your property. You can also provide OPS with Agent Status to remove people from your property by filling out and returning to the OPS the Agent Status Authorization Form available here:

https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/annual-report-2018/resources/0023-2018-04-27-Emergency-Access-Authorization-Form-EF-updated-June-21-2018.pdf

 

Noise is a By-law issue, and can be reported here:

https://so311.serviceottawa.ca/selfserve/

During the daytime, between 7 am and 11 pm, any noise must be kept below the decibel limits set in the Noise By-law (below 80 decibels – as loud as a ringing telephone at your location). Overnight, between 11 pm and 7 am, any noise that disturbs someone may be considered a violation.

  • Noise can come from:
  • Loud music
  • Musical instruments
  • Radios
  • Televisions
  • Stereos
  • Computers
  • Shouting