Bylaws and Policies

Bylaws 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 bylaw and any subsequent amendments are combined. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official bylaws and documents in the Office of the City Clerk.

Frequently requested bylaws
Bylaw Information Contact Enforcement Contact
Accessible Parking Bylaw (2014)-19736 Traffic Investigations (Engineering)
519-822-1260 extension 2275
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Animal Control Bylaw (1991)-14008
(and amendments)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Guelph Humane Society
519-824-3091
Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District Bylaw (2014)-19812 Planning Services
519-837-5616
Planning Services
519-837-5616
Business Licence Bylaw (2009)-18855
(Consolidation)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
BackFlow Prevention Bylaw (2016)-20028 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Bylaw (2015)-19985
(Consolidation)
Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
CAO Appointment Bylaw (2011)-19310
City Lands Encroachment Bylaw (2009)-18799 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
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 (2014)-19692 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Exotic and Non-Domestic Animals Bylaw (1978)-9876, (1985)-11952, (1988)-12960, (1997)-15548 and (2013)-19577 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Guelph Humane Society 519-824-3091
Fire Prevention Bylaw (1988)-12716 Consolidation Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Route Bylaw (2003)-17082 Traffic Investigations (Engineering)
519-822-1260 ext. 2275
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Fire Safety Plan Lock Boxes Bylaw (2008)-18673 Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Firearms Bylaw (1994)-14738
(Consolidation)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Police Department
519-824-1212
Fireworks Bylaw (1993)-14362
(Consolidation)
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111 or
Bylaw Enforcement
519-836-7275
Fouling of Highways Bylaw (2006)-18034 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Police Department
519-824-1212
Heavy Trucks Bylaw
Excerpt of bylaw (2002)-17017
Traffic Investigations (Engineering)
519-822-1260 extension 2275
Police Department
519-824-1212
Idling Bylaw(1998)-15945 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-836-7275
Inline Skating, Skateboarding, Non-motorized Scooters Bylaw
Excerpt of bylaw (2002)-17017 (Consolidation)
Traffic Investigations (Engineering)
519-822-1260 extension 2275
Police Department
519-824-1212
Interim Tax Bylaw (2007) –18216 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Meeting Investigation Bylaw (2008)-18492
Motorized Snow Vehicles Bylaw (1971)-7622 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Police Department
519-824-1212
Noise Control Bylaw (2000)-16366
(Office Consolidation)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Police Department
519-824-1212
Nuisance Parties Bylaw (2013)-19557 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Police Department
519-824-1212
Outside Water Use Bylaw (2003)-17106 (Consolidation) Water Services
519-837-5627
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Parkland Dedication Bylaw (1989)-13410 Planning Services
519-837-5616
Planning Services
519-837-5616
Parking In Parks Bylaw (2003)-17224 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Poultry Bylaw (1985)-11952 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Power of Entry Bylaw (2009)-18776 Bylaw Enforcement
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Procedural Bylaw (2015)-19938 City Clerk’s Office
519-837-5603
City Clerk’s Office
519-837-5603
Property Standards Bylaw (2000)-16454 (Consolidation) Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Procurement Bylaw (2014)-19771 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Sewer Use Bylaw (1991)-13791 and (1996)-15202 Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Shopping Carts Bylaw (2005)-17785 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Sign Bylaw (1996)-15245 (Consolidation) Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Site Alteration Bylaw (2007)-18420 Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Smoking Bylaw (1995)-14892
(Consolidation)
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit
519-846-2715
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit
519-846-2715
Standing Water Bylaw (2003)-17192 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Stoop and Scoop Bylaw (2004)-17568
(Consolidation)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Guelph Humane Society
519-824-3091
Storm Water Disposal Bylaw (1993)-14515 Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Swimming Pool Bylaw (1994)-14660 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Traffic Bylaw (2002)-17017 (Consolidation) Traffic Investigations (Engineering)
519-822-1260 extension 2275
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Trapping (Harper’s) Bylaw (2009)-18709 Bylaw Enforcement
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Tree Bylaw (2010)-19058 Planning Division
519-837-5616
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Unattended Motor Vehicles Bylaw (1977)-9650 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
User Fees Bylaw (2015)-19994 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Waste Management Bylaw (2011)-19199 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Water and Wastewater Customer Accounts Bylaw (2016)-20074 Water Services
519-837-5627
Water Services
519-837-5627
Water Bylaw (1991)-13791 Water Services
519-837-5627
Bylaw Enforcement
519-837-2529
Water and Wastewater Rates and Charges (2015)-19977 Water Services
519-837-5626
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Water Services
519-837-5627
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Yard Maintenance Bylaw (2008)-18552 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Zoning Bylaw (1995)-14864 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Frequently Requested Policies, Procedures and Protocols
Policy Contact Telephone
Accountability and Transparency Policy City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Acting Mayor Protocol Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Advisory Committee Meeting Procedures City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Attendance Management Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Anti-Spam Policy City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Alternative Work Arrangement Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Barrier-free Policy Accessibility Services 519-822-1260 x 2670
Budget Monitoring Policy Finance 519-822-1260 x 2289
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
Debt Management Policy Finance 519-822-1260 x 2289
Delegation of CAO Duties City Council
General Operating and Capital Budget Policy Finance 519-822-1260 x 2289
General Reserve and Reserve Fund Policy Finance 519-822-1260 x 2289
GMHI Shareholder Declaration
Hiring and Employment of Relatives Policy Human Resources 519-837-5601
Information Flow Protocol City Clerk’s Office 519-837-5603
Investment Policy Finance 519-822-1260 x 2289
Media Relations Policy Corporate Communications 519-822-1260 x 2610
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
Purchasing Policy Finance 519-822-1260 x 2289
Responsible Computing Policy Information Technology 519-822-1260 x 2499
Telecommunication Towers/Antennas Policy Building Services 519-837-5615
Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Policy Human Resources

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