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Inspection and Enforcement Statistics

Niagara Region continues to work with local municipal by-law offices to enforce provincial COVID-19 emergency regulations. These efforts are keeping our residents and local economy safer from COVID-19.

Since March 2020, Niagara Region has redeployed staff to help enforce the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, Reopening Ontario Act, and Niagara Region's face covering by-law.

For enforcement of emergency orders, residents can contact their local municipality's by-law office, or call Niagara Region's dispatch line after hours at 905-984-3690 or 1-877-552-5579.

This data only represents enforcement carried out by Niagara Region. Local municipalities, police, and the Province of Ontario are also authorized to enforce provincial regulations.

  • Total aggregate since September 18, 2020

    Inspections conducted: 1071 (759 proactive, 312 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 344
    Retail business 487
    Other 240
    Total 1071

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 39
    Grimsby 35
    Lincoln 35
    Niagara Falls 268
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 54
    Pelham 24
    Port Colborne 40
    St. Catharines 417
    Thorold 28
    Wainfleet 7
    Welland 115
    West Lincoln 9
    Total 1071

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 119
    Part three provincial offence summons 23
    Formal warning / caution 172
    Re-inspection / follow-up 2
    Educational outreach / compliant 829
    Total 1145
  • December 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 117 (86 proactive, 31 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 36
    Retail business 57
    Other 24
    Total 117

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 3
    Grimsby 4
    Lincoln 1
    Niagara Falls 47
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 8
    Pelham 1
    Port Colborne 6
    St. Catharines 31
    Thorold 2
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 13
    West Lincoln 1
    Total 117

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 36
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 18
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 92
    Total 146
  • January 10, 2021 to January 16, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 62 (33 proactive, 29 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 14
    Retail business 23
    Other 25
    Total 62

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 3
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 1
    Niagara Falls 11
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 8
    Pelham 0
    Port Colborne 0
    St. Catharines 29
    Thorold 4
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 6
    West Lincoln 0
    Total 62

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 3
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 7
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 52
    Total 62
  • January 17, 2021 to January 23, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 81 (60 proactive, 21 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 7
    Retail business 30
    Other 44
    Total 81

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 3
    Grimsby 8
    Lincoln 4
    Niagara Falls 15
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 3
    Port Colborne 6
    St. Catharines 32
    Thorold 0
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 7
    West Lincoln 3
    Total 81

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 0
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 9
    Re-inspection / follow-up 1
    Educational outreach / compliant 71
    Total 81
  • January 31, 2021 to February 6, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 45 (34 proactive, 11 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 1
    Retail business 42
    Other 2
    Total 45

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 0
    Grimsby 5
    Lincoln 4
    Niagara Falls 10
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 0
    Port Colborne 4
    St. Catharines 17
    Thorold 0
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 5
    West Lincoln 0
    Total 45

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 0
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 6
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 39
    Total 45
  • January 24, 2021 to January 30, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 66 (42 proactive, 24 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 4
    Retail business 58
    Other 4
    Total 66

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 2
    Grimsby 4
    Lincoln 2
    Niagara Falls 11
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 2
    Port Colborne 0
    St. Catharines 33
    Thorold 1
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 9
    West Lincoln 2
    Total 66

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 3
    Part three provincial offence summons 2
    Formal warning / caution 4
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 59
    Total 68
  • February 7, 2021 to February 13, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 55 (45 proactive, 10 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 5
    Retail business 28
    Other 22
    Total 55

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 3
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 10
    Niagara Falls 7
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 2
    Port Colborne 6
    St. Catharines 22
    Thorold 1
    Wainfleet 1
    Welland 3
    West Lincoln 0
    Total 55

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 0
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 8
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 47
    Total 55
  • February 21, 2021 to February 27, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 53 (46 proactive, 7 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 7
    Retail business 37
    Other 9
    Total 53

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 0
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 1
    Niagara Falls 11
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 2
    Port Colborne 3
    St. Catharines 19
    Thorold 4
    Wainfleet 1
    Welland 12
    West Lincoln 0
    Total 53

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 1
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 14
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 38
    Total 53
  • February 14, 2021 to February 20, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 55 (39 proactive, 16 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 10
    Retail business 35
    Other 10
    Total 55

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 4
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 2
    Niagara Falls 7
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 4
    Pelham 5
    Port Colborne 0
    St. Catharines 22
    Thorold 1
    Wainfleet 5
    Welland 5
    West Lincoln 0
    Total 55

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 1
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 12
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 42
    Total 55
  • February 28, 2021 to March 6, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 31 (28 proactive, 3 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 12
    Retail business 18
    Other 1
    Total 31

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 6
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 0
    Niagara Falls 0
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 0
    Port Colborne 4
    St. Catharines 11
    Thorold 0
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 8
    West Lincoln 2
    Total 31

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 0
    Part three provincial offence summons 1
    Formal warning / caution 8
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 22
    Total 31
  • March 7, 2021 to March 13, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 26 (19 proactive, 7 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 6
    Retail business 16
    Other 4
    Total 26

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 1
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 0
    Niagara Falls 6
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 4
    Pelham 0
    Port Colborne 2
    St. Catharines 6
    Thorold 0
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 7
    West Lincoln 0
    Total 26

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 0
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 4
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 22
    Total 26
  • March 14, 2021 to March 20, 2021

    Inspections conducted: 7 (7 proactive, 0 reactive)

    Inspections by establishment category

    Establishment category Number inspected
    Bar / restaurant / food establishment 0
    Retail business 7
    Other 0
    Total 7

    Inspections by Local Area Municipality

    Local Area Municipality Number inspected
    Fort Erie 0
    Grimsby 0
    Lincoln 0
    Niagara Falls 3
    Niagara-on-the-Lake 0
    Pelham 2
    Port Colborne 0
    St. Catharines 0
    Thorold 0
    Wainfleet 0
    Welland 1
    West Lincoln 1
    Total 7

    Inspection outcome by category

    Outcome category Number inspected
    Part one provincial offence ticket 0
    Part three provincial offence summons 0
    Formal warning / caution 2
    Re-inspection / follow-up 0
    Educational outreach / compliant 5
    Total 7
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