Dangerous Dog Warning

Were you served with a Dangerous Dog Warning and wish to appeal?

The following is a brief overview regarding appealing a Potentially Dangerous Dog Order and/or Dangerous Dog Order and is intended for information purposes.

You will need to submit in writing a Dangerous Dog - Notice of Appeal Form. 

Submitting an Appeal:

An appeal to the Committee must be made within three (3) days of the issuance of the order, and must be submitted in writing, directed to:

The Dangerous Dog Appeal Committee Secretary
Office of the City Clerk
Corporation of the City of Timmins
220 Algonquin Blvd East
Timmins, ON P4N 1B3

The documentation will be received and forwarded to the Appeal Committee Secretary by Service Timmins. Owners must submit the written request (Appeal Form) and the applicable appeal fee of $350.00. The appeal form must clearly included the following:

  • The name, telephone number, and address of the owner;
  • a statement of the reason(s) for the appeal and the nature of the relief sought; and,
  • if applicable, the name, address and telephone number of the agent, representative or lawyer representing the dog owner

Once the appeal is completed and submitted, the order will not be enforced until a final decision is received from the Dangerous Dog Appeal Committee.

Dangerous Dog Appeal Committee Meeting:

All meetings are held in Council Chambers, located at City Hall and are open to the public. The Chairperson of the Committee will read an opening statement at the outset of the hearing.

Providing Evidence:

The City of Timmins, its contractors, and the appellant will have an opportunity to present their case and evidence. The City and the Appellant may call and examine witnesses, and may cross-examine all witnesses.

All documents/evidence must be disclosed to the other party and the Committee no later than four (4) business days prior to the hearing. If a party fails to disclose a document or discloses it late, the Committee may disallow the document from being entered into evidence.

Hearings before the Committee are public and documents provided to the Committee will be made available on our online portal.

The Committee members are provided an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the evidence provided. The City and Appellant will have an opportunity to make a closing statement. A decision will be made by the Committee members.
Please Note: If a party has been given a notice of a hearing, and does not attend, the Tribunal may proceed in the absence of that party.

Notice of Decision:

Within 15 days of the hearing, the dog owner, the City and the Contractor will receive a written copy of the decision. The City will provide a copy of this written decision to the victim or victim dog owner.

The owner, occupant or persons affected by a decision of the Committee have two options at this point:

  1. Comply with the notice; or,
  2. Appeal to the Superior Court of Justice by notifying the City Clerk in writing and by applying to the court within 14 days after a copy of the decision is sent.