Bylaws and policies

Frequently requested bylaws

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.

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 (2016)-20122
(and amendments)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Guelph Humane Society
519-824-3091
Backflow Prevention Bylaw (2016)-20028 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Barbecues on balconies (2019)-20443 Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Fire Prevention Office
519-763-8111
Brooklyn and College Hill Heritage Conservation District Bylaw (2014)-19812 Planning Services
519-837-5616
Planning Services
519-837-5616
Budget Bylaw (2019)-20461 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Building Bylaw (2015)-19985 (consolidation) Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Business Licence Bylaw (2009)-18855
(Consolidation)
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Chief Administrative Officer Appointment Bylaw (2019)-20425 City Clerk’s Office
519-837-5603
City Lands Encroachment Bylaw (2009)-18799 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Delegation Of Authority Bylaw (2013)-19529
(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 Application Fee Bylaw (2017)-20216 Development Planning
519-837-5616
Development Planning
519-837-5616
Development Charges Bylaw (2019)-20372 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Election Sign Bylaw (2018)-20273 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Fire Route Bylaw (2003)-17082 Traffic Investigations (Engineering)
519-822-1260 ext. 2275
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
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 (2017) –20128 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 (2014)-19714 (Consolidation) Water Services
519-837-5627
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Parking Bylaw (2019)-20449 Parking Services
519-822-1260 extension 2888
Parking Services
519-822-1260 extension 2888
Parkland Dedication Bylaw (2019)-20366 Open Space Planning
519-822-1260 extension 2527
Open Space Planning
519-822-1260 extension 2527
Parking In Parks Bylaw (2003)-17224 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
Private Property Parking Bylaw (1997)-15402 Bylaw Enforcement
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Procedural Bylaw(2020)-20515 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 (2018)-20259 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 (2016)-20097 Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Smoking Bylaw (2019)-20379 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Standing Water Bylaw (2003)-17192 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Stormwater Fees or Charges Bylaw (2019)-20447 Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Engineering Services
519-837-5604
Storm Water Disposal Bylaw (1993)-14515 Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Wastewater Services
519-837-5629
Swimming Pool Bylaw (2019)-20408 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Taxicab/Vehicle for Hire Bylaw (2018)-20272 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
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
Two Unit Bylaw (2017)-20199 Building Services
519-837-5615
Building Services
519-837-5615
Unattended Motor Vehicles Bylaw (1977)-9650 Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
Bylaw Compliance
519-837-2529
User Fees Bylaw (2019)-20460 Finance Department
519-837-5610
Finance Department
519-837-5610
Waste Management Bylaw (2019)-20392 Solid Waste Resources
519-767-0598
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 (2019)-20448 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