By-laws and Enforcement

Service at a Glance

Frequently Requested By-laws

By-laws ensure a safe, quiet and pleasant environment for residents in the community.

Find an alphabetical list of the most frequently requested by-laws, with links to access the PDF version of a by-law and its amendments, if applicable.

The electronic versions of the by-laws are made available for convenience only. Official copies of most City by-laws can be requested from the Records Division of the Office of the City Clerk.

How can I register a by-law complaint?

For after hours, urgent complaints that are an immediate health and safety concern call 905-546-2489.

By-law archive

A listing by year and number of City of Hamilton by-laws.

  • 2004 to 2015 by-laws are available in an electronic format

For by-laws and documents that are not available in an electronic format, please contact the Records Division of the Office of the City Clerk