- Use the Search By-laws tool and enter a keyword (e.g. Fence) or a by-law number (e.g. 22-001).
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The online listing is updated as City Council passes new by-laws.
Disclaimer: By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for the purpose of convenience only and are not certified true copies. Where available, office consolidated versions, combining the original By-law and any amendments, are provided for ease of use. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official By-laws and documents in the Records Division of the Office of the City Clerk.
For by-laws and documents that are not available in an electronic format, email [email protected].
The by-laws include those enacted, amended and repealed by City Council, as well as those enacted, amended and repealed by the Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Land Tribunal or Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. The City of Hamilton provides online access to reference copies of current by-laws dating from 2004 to the present.
There may be one or more subject categories assigned to each by-law depending on context. Selecting a specific category can narrow your search.
By-laws are the official rules that define how the City is governed
To regulate exterior property maintenance including vegetation, waste and graffiti and to repeal By-law No. 03-118.
Office Consolidation as of July 2019.
- By-law No. 10-142, a By-law to Regulate Fences
- By-law No. 07-170, a By-law to License and Regulate Various Businesses
- By-law No. 10-118, a By-law to regulate Exterior Property Maintenance
- By-law No. 10-197, a By-law to Regulate Signs
- By-law No. 10-260, a By-law to Regulate Vacant Buildings
To provide for the draining of swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, water features or similar water containers.
To require property owners and occupants to keep boulevards abutting their properties free and clear of waste.
The amendments in this By-law include any necessary grammatical, numbering and lettering changes.
- City of Hamilton By-law No. 10-221, as amended, being a By-law to Prescribe Standards for the Maintenance and Occupancy of Property; and
- City of Hamilton By-law No. 10-118, as amended, being a By-law to regulate Exterior Property Maintenance including Vegetation, Waste and Graffiti.
To Regulate Exterior Property Maintenance including Vegetation, Waste and Graffiti.
- Table 13 – By-law No. 10-118 Yard Maintenance
- Schedule A (Table 13 - By-law No. 10-118 To Regulate Exterior Property Maintenance Including Vegetation, Waste and Graffiti)