By-laws and Policies

By-laws contained in this section, have been prepared for the purpose of convenience only and are not certified true copies. When available, consolidated versions including the original by-law and any subsequent amendments are combined. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official By-laws and documents in the Office of the City Clerk.

Frequently Requested By-laws
By-law Information Contact Enforcement Contact
Animal Control By-law (1991)-14008
(and amendments)
Operations Department
519-837-5628
Guelph Humane Society
519-824-3091
Business Licence By-law (2009)-18855
(Consolidation)
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
BackFlow Prevention By-law (2008)-18660 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Building By-law (2012)-19356
(Consolidation)
Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
CAO Appointment By-law (2011)-19310
City Lands Encroachment Bylaw (2009)-18799 Building Services
519-837-5615
Legal Department
519-837-5637
Delegation Of Authority Bylaw (2013)-19596
(Office Consolidation)
City Clerk’s Office
519-837-5603
Demolition Control Bylaw (1988)-12922 (Consolidation) Building Services
519-837-5615
Legal Department
519-837-5637
Development Charges Bylaw (2009)-18729 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Accessible Parking Bylaw (1984)-11440 Operations Department
519-837-5628
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Exotic and Non-Domestic Animals Bylaw (1978)-9876, (1985)-11952, (1988)-12960, (1997)-15548 and (2013)-19577 Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Guelph Humane Society 519-824-3091
Fire Prevention By-law (1988)-12716 Consolidation Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Route By-law (2003)-17082 Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Fire Safety Plan Lock Boxes By-law (2008)-18673 Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Firearms Bylaw (1994)-14738
(Consolidation)
Police Department
519-824-1212
Police Department
519-824-1212
Fireworks Bylaw (1993)-14362
(Consolidation)
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111 or
By-law Enforcement
519-836-7275
Fouling of Highways By-law (2006)-18034 Police Department
519-824-1212
Police Department
519-824-1212
Heavy Trucks By-law
Excerpt of by-law (2002)-17017
Police Department
519-824-1212
Police Department
519-824-1212
Idling By-law(1998)-15945 Police Department
519-824-1212
Police Department
519-824-1212
Inline Skating, Skateboarding, Non-motorized Scooters By-law
Excerpt of by-law (2002)-17017 (Consolidation)
Police Department
519-824-1212
Police Department
519-824-1212
Interim Tax By-law (2007) –18216 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Meeting Investigation By-law (2008)-18492
Motorized Snow Vehicles By-law (1971)-7622 Police Department
519-824-1212
Police Department
519-824-1212
Noise Control Bylaw (2000)-16366
(Office Consolidation)
Operations Department
519-837-5628
Police Department
519-824-1212
Nuisance Parties By-law (2013)-19557 Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Outside Water Use By-law (2003)-17106 (Consolidation) Waterworks
519-837-5627
Waterworks
519-837-5627
Parkland Dedication By-law (1989)-13410 Planning Services
519-837-5616
Planning Services
519-837-5616
Parking In Parks By-law (2003)-17224 Operations Department
519-837-5628
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Poultry By-law (1985)-11952 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Power of Entry By-law (2009)-18776 By-law Enforcement
519-836-7275
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Procedural By-law (2014)-19784 City Clerk’s Office
519-837-5603
City Clerk’s Office
519-837-5603
Property Standards By-law (2000)-16454 (Consolidation)  Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Procurement By-law (2014)-19771 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Sewer Use By-law (1991)-13791 and (1996)-15202 Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Shopping Carts By-law (2005)-17785 Operations Department
519-837-5628
Operations Department
519-837-5628
Sign By-law (1996)-15245 (Consolidation) Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Site Alteration By-law (2007)-18420 Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Smoking By-law (1995)-14892
(Consolidation)
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit
519-846-2715
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit
519-846-2715
Standing Water By-law (2003)-17192 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Stoop and Scoop By-law (2004)-17568
(Consolidation)
Operations Department
519-837-5628
Guelph Humane Society
519-824-3091
Storm Water Disposal By-law (1993)-14515 Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Swimming Pool By-law (1994)-14660 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Traffic By-law (General Wording)
*** This is the general wording of the Traffic bylaw, and does not include list of schedules. For a copy of schedules, contact Traffic Services at 837-5628. (2002)-17017 (Consolidation)
Operations Department519-837-5628 Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Trapping (Harper’s) By-law (2009)-18709 Operations Department
519-837-5628
Operations Department
519-837-5628
Tree By-law(2010)-19058 Planning Division
519-837-5616
Planning Division
519-837-5616
Unattended Motor Vehicles By-law (1977)-9650 Operations Department
519-837-5628
By-law Compliance
519-836-7275 or
Police Department
519-824-1212
User Fees By-law (2013)-19668 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Waste Management By-law (2011)-19199  Solid Waste Resources
519-767-0598
Solid Waste Resources
519-767-0598
Water By-law (1991)-13791 Waterworks
519-837-5627
By-law Enforcement
519-836-7275
Water and Wastewater Rates and Charges (2012)-19482 Waterworks
519-837-5626
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Waterworks
519-837-5627
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Yard Maintenance By-law (2008)-18552 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Zoning By-law (1995)-14864 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Frequently Requested Policies, Procedures and Protocols
Policy Contact Telephone
Accessible Customer Service Policy Accessibility Services 519-822-1260 x 2670
Accountability and Transparency Policy City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Acting Mayor Protocol Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Advisory Committees Policy City Clerk’s Office 19-837-5603
Attendance Management Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Alternative Work Arrangement Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Barrier-free Policy Accessibility Services 519-822-1260 x 2670
Building Services Code of Conduct Building Services 519-837-5615 x 2375
CAO Employment Agreement Template Human Resources 519-837-5601
CAO Employment Policy City Council
CAO Performance Appraisal Committee Terms of Reference Human Resources
Clerk’s Office
519-837-5601
519-837-5603
CAO Procedure for Hiring and Position Profile Human Resources 519-837-5601
Code of Conduct City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Conflict of Interest Guidelines with
Respect to the Transfer of Provincial Offences
Court Administration & Prosecution 

Court Services 519-826-0762
Corporate Accessibility Policy Accessibility Services 519-822-1260 x 2670
Council Directive on the Use of Corporate
Resources During Municipal Election Campaigns 

City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Council Guide to the Committee of Adjustment City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Council/Staff Protocol City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Councillor Attendance at Municipal Government Events City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Delegation of CAO Duties City Council
GMHI Shareholder Declaration
Hiring and Employment of Relatives Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Information Flow Protocol City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Military Leave Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
New Project/Initiative Protocol CAO’s Office 519-837-5602
Non-Union Municipal Employee Termination Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Occupational Health and Safety Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Pregnancy / Parental Leave Policy (Non-Union Municipal Employees) Human Resources 519-837-5601
Procedure for Chief Administrative Officer Performance Appraisal Human Resources 519-837-5601
Property Demarcation Policy
Public Art Policy Community & Social Services 519-837-5618
Public Notice Provisions Policy City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Responsible Computing Policy Information Technology 519-822-1260 x 2499
Telecommunication Towers/Antennas Policy Building Services 519-837-5615
Video Surveillance Policy
Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy Human Resources

519-837-5601
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601

Last Updated: August 14, 2014. Broken links or incorrect information? Let us know!