Summary of the Grey
County By-Law to Regulate
Smoking in Public Places
Smoke-Free By-Law was passed in Grey County on May 7, 2002. The following information will assist
proprietors with the implementation of the by-law in indoor public places.
As of September 3, 2002
all indoor public places in Grey County will be smoke-free.
Public Place Definition
“means the whole or part of an indoor area, to which the
public has access as of right or by invitation, expressed or implied, whether or
not a fee is charged for entry and includes public transit vehicles."
Any indoor areas to which the public has access is a public
place including such places as restaurants, bars, bingo and billiard halls,
bowling alleys, taxicabs and common areas in residential buildings.
Responsibilities of the Proprietor
Ensure compliance with the by-law.
Give notice to each person in the public place that smoking is
prohibited in the public place.
Ensure the required signage is posted in conspicuous locations
at every entrance and washrooms in the public place.
Ensure that no ashtrays or like paraphernalia are placed or
permitted to remain in any public place.
Enforcement and Penalties
By-Law Enforcement Officers may enter any public place to
ensure compliance with the by-law.
Any person who
contravenes any of the provisions of this by-law is guilty of an offence and
upon conviction is liable for a fine of up to $5,000.
376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456