House & Home
Property requirements and your responsibilities as a homeowner
Learn about the requirements under the cities by-laws and your responsibilities as a homeowner when making changes to your property.
An encroachment is an improvement made to City property that is located entirely or partly in, on, under or above the City’s property.
Lot Grading & Drainage
When doing any landscaping or construction, you should not disrupt the lot grading as this can lead to drainage pattern changes on your property.
Learn what to do If you've sustained damage to your property as a result of sewer backup, watermain break or construction in your neighbourhood.
If you plan to build a fence or make other improvements to your property, you need a Surveyor’s Real Property Report.
Survey Markings on Your Property
Coloured markings on or in front of your property notify of underground facilities are most likely there because of upcoming works in your area.
Property Use By-laws
Hamilton has several by-laws that ensure properties are kept to a minimum standard. Learn about these by-laws so you understand your responsibilities.
July 06, 2022