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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.
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The by-laws include those enacted, amended and repealed by City Council, as well as those enacted, amended and repealed by the Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Land Tribunal or Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.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.
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By-laws are the official rules that define how the City is governed
To Consolidate Streets By-law No.9329
That every occupant or owner shall, within 24 hours of the cessation of a Winter Storm Event, or within 24 hours of the cessation of a series of Consecutive winter storm events, remove and clear all snow and ice from the property.
By-law 88-152-S (Flamborough), By-law 86-77 (Hamilton) Section 7, By-law 4114-93 (Dundas), By-law 434-90 (Glanbrook), By-law 4477-96 (Stoney Creek), and By-law R77-109 (Regional Roads By-law) Section 7 is repealed.
To Regulate the Installation of Equipment on Roads and to Delete portions of The Corporation of the City of Hamilton By-law No. 86-77 and The Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth By-law No. R77-109.
Respecting Signs and Other Advertising Devices Within the City of Hamilton. Repeals Section 16a. of By-law No. 86-77
Repealed by By-law No. 10-197 August 12, 2010
- Subsection 11(13a) of Schedule A of By-law No. R77-109, the Hamilton Regional Roads By-law
- Subsection 11b of By-law No. 86-77, the Hamilton Streets By-law
Respecting Trees and Shrubs
Respecting Service Club Signs on Highways
Respecting Snow and Ice on Highways
Respecting Temporary Highway Closures for Events
To regulate usage of hedges, shrubs and plant material on road allowances
To permit Street Hockey