The Council of the Municipality of South Dundas enacts by-laws that govern the Municipality. These by-laws regulate lands, the use of lands, health and safety and environmental protection.
The Municipality encourages its residents and businesses to comply with its by-laws. Offenders are given a first-time warning or an order (depending on the type and seriousness of the infraction). Should the offender not comply with the warning or order, the Municipality has further recourse either through the legal system or to do such work to resolve the infraction.