Fines will be issued if camping rules are ignored in Vernon parks.

Bylaw compliance officers have started enforcing a bylaw that requires temporary shelters in parks to be dismantled between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

“There was a week of information being passed out and on Monday, it was the first day of soft enforcement. We were handing out warnings,” said Al Harrison, acting senior bylaw officer.

“There was virtually no resistance and people understood what they have to do (dismantle shelters). In some cases, time got away on them.”