There may be a time during or at the end of a tenancy when police involvement may be considered.
When to call the RCMP:
- a landlord legitimately suspects a tenant has passed away;
- a landlord
- enters a rental unit after serving proper written notice; or
- needs to enter because of an emergency; and
- is concerned that a tenant may physically resist this legal entry;
- there is
- excessive noise;
- imminent serious damage to property or person; or
- physically threatening confrontations between tenants or between landlords and tenants.
- the landlord reasonably believes that the rental property is regularly being used for illegal activities
- they can also call Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods ( SCAN) 867-456-7226.
Contact the RCMP at 867-667-5555.
Contact the Sheriff’s Office:
- when an order of possession from the Residential Tenancies Office (RTO) needs to be executed;
- properties need to be seized;
- when a monetary order needs to be enforced; or
- when documents need to be served; there is a fee for this.
Contact the Sheriff's Office at 867-667-5451 or toll free 1-800-661-0408 ext 5451.
When not to contact the RCMP or Sheriff’s Office:
- to ask to act as a witness;
- to ask to make a decision regarding landlord and tenant rights;
- to seize properties to compel payment of monetary order (unless there is a court registered RTO order); or
- to let a landlord into a residential unit to seize personal property or change the locks (unless there is a court registered RTO order).