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Frequently Requested By-laws


The By-laws people ask us about the most often are listed on this page along with a basic description of what is covered by each one. The information on this page is posted to help introduce you to each common By-law. These are not the official versions.

You can see a complete list, search for By-laws and read the full text of every bylaw in PDF format on our CivicWeb application.

If you require an alternative format of a By-law or would like full details described to you, please contact the Clerk's Department.

By-law Information
By-law/ linkInformation included in the By-law

14-13 - Calling, Place and Proceedings of Meetings of Council and Council-Appointed Boards, Committees and Commissions

Processes for Council and its boards/ committees/ commissions, public meetings, special meetings and open and closed meetings, information about preparing agendas and minutes, delegations, conduct of meeting attendees and rules about motions, debates, adjournment and more.

61-08 - Noise Control By-law

Description of prohibitions to noise and what types of devices and noises are included, prohibitions by time on evenings, weekends and holidays, exemptions to noise control including celebrations and emergency works and information about applying for exemptions.

50-06 - To Regulate the Keeping of Animals

Number of animals you can keep in your house, guidelines to how to determine whether an animal is a public nuisance, rules for registering and identifying dogs and cats, description of how animals are impounded, muzzling and leashing dogs, information about kennels and stables and more.

16-06 - Yard Maintenance By-law

Rules about depositing snow, ice, waste and trees, maximum height for grass, hedges and weeds in a yard, information about storing vehicles, ponding storm water and holes, pits and trenches as well as information about property and structure inspections and penalties.

20-98 - Property Standards By-law

Duties for owning a property including maintenance, yards, structural standards, etc., occupancy and health standards, non-residential property standards, vacant lands rules and information about enforcing these standards.

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