By-Laws
Which Municipal roads are restricted during Spring Road Restrictions?
The roads that are restricted to 65% of normal loading, within the RM of Hanover, are those roads that are posted with signage and mapped on the web-site during Spring Road Restriction period. Spring Road Restrictions generally run from March 15 to June 15 depending on road conditions.
 
Do I have to fence my pool?
Yes, both Provincial legislation and the Municipal Zoning By-law requires a fence around pools that are capable of containing a water depth greater than 24 inches. According to by-law, you must have a minimum of a five foot fence with a self closing gate and lockable latch around all outdoor pools and hot tubs. The fence must be constructed in a manner as to prevent a child from crawling underneath or over top the fence.
 
Why do I need an Aggregate Transport Licence to haul aggregate within the RM of Hanover?
An Aggregate Transport Licence allows the Municipality to recognize who is operating within the Municipality and more specifically out of which pits they are hauling. Because we have a by-law that allows us to charge the aggregate hauling levies, we want to know who is hauling and how much material they are hauling on specific haul routes to get to the local PR and PTH's. These aggregate haulers are allowed ro haul weights that most other commercial carriers would be prohibited to haul on our B1 Roads, in return these haulers pay a premium of $100 per company per year (regardless of the number of vehicles) and are required to make regular reporting of how much material they have hauled on specific haul routes and to submit and transportation levies that may be owed.
 
How many vehicles can I store on my property?
Generally, you can store two unregistered vehicles on your property, these should be stored behind the residence and away from the public view. You may store additional unregistered vehicles within a garage or other storage buildings. Vehicles registered within the proceeding 30 days may be parked without restriction for the 30 day period. Vehicles advertised for sale should have been registered in the past 30 days as well.
 
How many animals can I have on my yard?
Depending on the zoning of your property, you are allowed a maximum of one Animal Unit per four acres of property without a conditional use or variance. If you own less than four acres of land or have an urban, commercial or manufacturing zoning on your property then you may not have any domestic animals on the property other than household pets as defined by the Animal Control By-law.
 
Does the Animal Care and Control By-law restrict the number of dogs and cats that I can have on my property?
Yes, the Animal Care and Control By-law makes it illegal to have more than three dogs and more than three cats of more than four months old on a property.
 
What if a person would like more than three dogs or operate a dog kennel?
 
Persons would be required to make application for a Conditional Use Order (fee $250.00), this application requires an approval from the Council of the Rural Municipality of Hanover. 
 
Do you sell dogs that don't get claimed at the pound?
We have at times adopted dogs that have not been claimed, but we prefer not to. If a dog is adopted through the pound, we insist that it is spay/neutered, has its rabies shots and is tattooed before it goes to the new owner.
 
What do you do with the dogs that are impounded?
About 23% of the dogs captured or turned in to the municipal pound keeper are returned to their owners. We place adoptable dogs with shelters or rescues where they are fully vetted before being adopted to new homes. If a dog has extreme health issues, shows signs of aggression or is unable to be placed in a shelter, it is humanely destroyed in a manner approved by provincial standards.
 
Do you have to license your dog in Hanover?
 
Yes, the Rural Municipality of Hanover requires each dog owner to license their dog(s) in all areas of the Municipality. Dog owners are required to provide a current rabies vaccination for the dog(s) and to complete an application to receive a free dog tag.  LICENSING IS FREE UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015.  All licenses are good for the life of the dog, and no yearly fees. 
 
Who do I contact if I have concerns about Off Road Vehicles?
Off Road Vehicles fall under Provincial legislation and as such you would be required to call your local RCMP detachment.