City & Council
By-laws & Enforcement
By-laws are local regulatory laws that keep our city safe and moving
The City licenses businesses and activities, and investigates complaints on private and public property to ensure compliance with by-laws.
City Council establishes by-laws according to the city’s needs to regulate, prohibit or impose requirements. City of Hamilton by-laws are maintained by the City Clerk’s office.
This search tool contains an index of City of Hamilton by-laws from 2004 to the present time.
Frequently Requested By-laws
Listing of common by-laws, with links to access the PDF version of a by-law and its amendments.
By-law Violations & Appeals
You can appeal a by-law enforcement decision by completing a Notice of Appeal.
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Featured Programs & Services
Register a Municipal by-law complaint
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We monitor online complaints during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
July 20, 2022