Ontario Video Surveillance Camera Laws Complete Listing

Before buying and installing a surveillance camera, it’s important to know the Ontario video surveillance camera laws of your area. Search through our Ontario video surveillance camera laws listing, find your region, city, or township and click the bylaw link below. Some areas do not have specified laws regarding video surveillance at this time. If you want to ensure your security camera follows all the rules, get safe advice from the security professionals at Jay360 to help you make government-compliant security choices.

Ontario Video Surveillance Camera Laws: Regional Municipality of Waterloo

• Region of Waterloo (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• City of Waterloo  (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Cambridge  (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Kitchener  (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Township of Wellesley (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

Township of Wilmot (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Township of North Dumfries (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Township of Woolwich (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

No video surveillance laws have been specified for these areas within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. You can check out The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) for more information on security. PIPEDA is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It establishes rules for how businesses must handle personal information.

Tip: If you plan on installing a security camera at your residence, contact your local city before setting up a camera and know all the potential rules and regulations. This can help avoid potential conflicts with neighbours who may be worried about their own privacy.

Video Surveillance Camera Laws: Wellington County

• County of Wellington (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• City of Guelph (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Township of Guelph / Eramosa (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Centre Wellington (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Town of Erin (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Town of Minto (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Puslinch Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Wellington North Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

No video surveillance laws have been specified for these areas within Wellington County. You can check out The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) for more information on security. PIPEDA is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It establishes rules for how businesses must handle personal information.

Tip: If you plan on installing a security camera at your residence, contact your local city before setting up a camera and know all the potential rules and regulations. This can help avoid potential conflicts with neighbours who may be worried about their own privacy.

Video Surveillance Camera Laws: Brant County

County of Brant (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

No video surveillance laws have been specified for Brant County. Check out The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) for more information on security. PIPEDA is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It establishes rules for how businesses must handle personal information.

Tip: If you plan on installing a security camera at your residence, contact your local city before setting up a camera and know all the potential rules and regulations. This can help avoid potential conflicts with neighbours, who may be worried about their own privacy.

Video Surveillance Camera Laws: City of Hamilton

City of Hamilton – Surveillance Camera Bylaws

Video surveillance laws have been specified for the City of Hamilton. The bylaw states:

“c. The application of visual surveillance equipment, including video cameras, ‘night vision’ systems, or electronic listening devices capable of permitting either stationary or scanned viewing or listening, designed or operated so as to listen or view persons or land beyond the perimeter of the land actually owned, leased or rented by the occupant, or the use of visual surveillance equipment where the exterior lenses are obstructed from view or which are employed so as to prevent observation of the direction in which they are aimed.” – Bylaw to Prohibit and Regulate Fortification and Protective Elements of Land 

This means that personal video surveillance cameras are only permitted to view people and land on your own property, and nothing beyond your property lines.

Video Surveillance Camera Laws: Oxford County

Oxford County

Though there are no regulations or bylaws regarding the use of personal surveillance cameras, Oxford County has released extensive information about the use of surveillance cameras in county-owned or operated facilities. Click here to view.

• Blandford-Blenheim Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• East Zorra-Tavistock Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Town of Ingersoll (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Norwich County (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• City of Woodstock (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Zorra Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

No video surveillance laws for personal use have been specified for Oxford County. Check out The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) for more information on security. PIPEDA is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It establishes rules for how businesses must handle personal information.

Tip: If you plan on installing a security camera at your residence, contact your local city before setting up a camera and know all the potential rules and regulations. This can help avoid potential conflicts with neighbours who may be worried about their own privacy.

Video Surveillance Camera Laws: Perth County

• Perth County (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Town of North Perth (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Perth East Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• Perth South Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

• West Perth Township (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

No video surveillance laws have been specified for Perth County. Check out The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA) for more information on security. PIPEDA is the federal privacy law for private-sector organizations. It establishes rules for how businesses must handle personal information.

Tip: If you plan on installing a security camera at your residence, contact your local city before setting up a camera and know all the potential rules and regulations. This can help avoid potential conflicts with neighbours who may be worried about their own privacy.

Video Surveillance Camera Laws: Regional Municipality of Halton

• Regional Municipality of Halton (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

City of Burlington

Bylaw Number 108-2002 – A Bylaw that regulates the excessive “fortification of land.” It defines “excessive protective elements” as: “(8) (iii) The application of surveillance equipment, including video cameras, ‘night vision’ systems, or electronic listening devices capable of permitting either stationary or scanned viewing or listening, by an operator or viewer or listener of that equipment, beyond the perimeter of the land actually owned, leased or rented by the occupant.”

Town of Halton Hills

Bylaw 2003-0079 – A Bylaw that regulates the excessive “fortification of land.” It defines “excessive protective elements” as: “(6) (iii) The installation of visual surveillance equipment, including video cameras, `night vision’ systems, or electronic listening devices capable of permitting either stationary or scanned viewing or listening, by an operator or viewer or listener of that equipment, beyond the perimeter of the Land actually owned, leased or rented by the occupant.”

Town of Milton

Bylaw Number 30-2003 – A Bylaw that regulates the excessive “fortification of land.” It defines “excessive protective elements” as: “(7) (iii) The installation of visual surveillance equipment, including video cameras, `night vision’ systems, or electronic listening devices capable of permitting either stationary or scanned viewing or listening, by an operator or viewer or listener of that equipment, beyond the perimeter of the Land actually owned, leased or rented by the occupant.”

Town of Oakville (No surveillance laws as of May 20, 2017)

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