Of the 700+ bylaw infraction tickets issued across the Upper Fraser Valley region in 2014

Most bylaw infraction tickets went unpaid across eastern Fraser Valley

Municipal governments issued a total of 727 tickets for various bylaw infractions. Of those, 204 were paid with no dispute.

The numbers are in for the eastern Fraser Valley bylaw enforcement for last year.

Of all the bylaw infraction tickets issued across the region in 2014, more than two-thirds remain unpaid.

A staff report to Chilliwack council detailed the statistics for the Upper Fraser Valley Bylaw Adjudication System, which serves five local government including: City of Chilliwack; District of Kent; Fraser Valley Regional District; District of Hope; and, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs.

The municipal governments issued a total of 727 tickets for various bylaw infractions. Of those, 204 were paid with no dispute.

Another 72 disputed tickets were forwarded to the Bylaw Adjudication System for parking, water and sewer infractions, animal control issues, noise complaints, unsightly premises, signage, nuisance infractions and building regulation offences.

Between the five local governments of the Upper Fraser Valley, 451 tickets remain outstanding, the majority of which have been forwarded to a collection agency, according to the report.

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