City Bylaws

Alphabetical List

  City of Richmond Bylaws are now available in Adobe Acrobat pdf format for your convenience.

Bylaws are accessible through three lists:
Alphabetic by bylaw title; Numeric by bylaw number; and by Chapter in DRAFT Municipal Code order.

Amendments to the bylaws will be updated as soon as possible following a Council Meeting, but no later than 2 business days following adoption. The online bylaws are a "work in progress" and more bylaws will be added as they are updated and become available.

To obtain a hard-copy of a bylaw, please see the information below on how to Obtain Copies:

Disclaimer: The online versions of City of Richmond bylaws are provided for information or research purposes only. Although every effort is made to assure the accuracy and completeness of online bylaw documents, you should confirm all information before making any decisions based on them. The City of Richmond will, in no event, be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online bylaws.

These are NOT official versions of City of Richmond bylaws, nor are these documents admissible in a court of law. For such purposes, official certified copies can be obtained from the City Clerk.

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The following Bylaw Consolidations are current as of February 23, 2017

Additional Hotel Room Tax Imposition - Bylaw 8894 (2012)

Affordable Housing Operating Reserve Fund Establishment - Bylaw 8206 (2007)

Alexandra District Energy Utility - Bylaw 8641 (2010)

Animal Control Regulation - Bylaw 7932 (2005)

Annual Property Tax Rates - Bylaw 9535 (2016)

Arts, Culture and Heritage Capital Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw 9032 (2013)

Board of Variance - Bylaw 9259 (2015)

Boulevard & Roadway Protection and Regulation - Bylaw 6366 (1994)

Boulevard Maintenance - Bylaw 7174 (2001)

Building Regulation - Bylaw 7230 (2002) 

Business Licence - Bylaw 7360 (2002)

Business Regulation - Bylaw 7538 (2003)

Business Regulation - Vehicle for Hire - Bylaw 6900 (1998)

Capstan Station Capital Reserve Fund Establishment Bylaw 8854 (2012)

Child Care Operating Reserve Fund Establishment - Bylaw 8877 (2012)

Civic Election Administration & Procedure - Bylaw 7244 (2001)  

City Centre Area Transitional Tax Exemption - Bylaw 8776 (2011)

Commercial Vehicle Licencing - Bylaw 4716 (1987)


Community Legacy & Land Replacement Reserve Fund Establishment - Bylaw 8282 (2007)

Consolidated Fees - Bylaw 8636 (2011)

Corporate Records Management Program - Bylaw 7400 (2002)

Council Procedures - Bylaw 7560 (2003)

Credit Card Payment Service Fee - Bylaw 9536 (2016)

Demolition Waste and Recyclable Materials - Bylaw 9516 (2016)

Development Application Fees- Bylaw 8951 (2013)

Development Cost Charges Imposition - Bylaw 8024 (2006)

Development Permit, Development Variance Permit and Temporary Commercial and Industrial Use Permit Procedure - Bylaw 7273 (2002)

Dog Licencing - Bylaw 7138 (2000)  

Donation Bin Regulation - Bylaw 9502 (2016)

Drainage, Dyke and Sanitary Sewer System - Bylaw 7551 (2003) 

Election and Political Signs - Bylaw 8713 (2011)

Emergency Management Organization Establishment - Bylaw 7898 (2005)

Excess or Extended Services and Latecomer Payment Interest Rate Establishment - Bylaw 6936 (1998)

Filming Application and Fees - Bylaw 8172 (2007)

Fire Protection and Life Safety - Bylaw 8306 (2008) 

Firearm Discharge Regulation - Bylaw 4183 (1983)

Five Year Financial Plan (2017 - 2021) - Bylaw 9663

Flood Plain Designation and Protection - Bylaw 8204 (2008)

Green Roofs & Other Options Involving Industrial & Office Buildings Outside the City Centre - Bylaw 8385 (2008)

Hamilton Area Plan Community Amenity Capital Reserve Fund Establishment - Bylaw 9276 (2015)

Heritage Commission - Bylaw 7906 (2005)

Heritage Procedures - Bylaw 8400 (2009)

Hotel Room Tax (Additional 2%) - Bylaw 6817 (1997)

Inter-municipal Business Licence Agreement - Bylaw 9493 (2013)

Inter-municipal Business Licence - Bylaw 9040 (2013)

Late Night Event (Rave) Prohibition - Bylaw 7202 (2001)

Library Board Establishment - Bylaw 3181 (1976)

Municipal Ticket Information Authorization - Bylaw 7321 (2002) 

Newspaper Distribution Regulation - Bylaw 7954 (2010)

Noise Regulation - Bylaw 8856 (2012)

Notice of Bylaw Violation Dispute Adjudication - Bylaw 8122 (2007)

Nuisance Prohibition - Bylaw 6983 (1999)

Officer and General Manager - Bylaw 8215 (2007)

Officers and Employees Indemnification - Bylaw 4896 (1987)

Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000 (2012) - Schedule 1
Official Community Plan Bylaw 7100 (1999) - Schedule 2
The contents of these bylaws are available on this website in modified form for web viewing, see Official Community Plan

Oath Of Office - Bylaw 8779 (2011)

Oval Village District Energy Utility - Bylaw 9134 (2014)

Parking (Off-street) Regulation - Bylaw 7403 (2002)

Permissive Exemption - Bylaw 9575 (2017)

Pesticide Use Control - Bylaw 8514 (2009)

Pollution Prevention and Clean-Up - Bylaw 8475 (2009)

Property Maintenance & Repair - Bylaw 7897 (2005)

Public Health Protection - Bylaw 6989 (2000)

Public Parks and School Grounds Regulation - Bylaw 8771 (2001) 

Rental Premises Standards of Maintenance - Bylaw 8159 (2006) 

Reserve Fund Establishment - Bylaw 7812 (2004)

Residential Lot (Vehicular) Access Regulation - Bylaw 7222 (2001)

Richmond Zoning - Bylaw 8500 (2009)

Roadway Restoration Regulation - Bylaw 7869 (2005)

Sign Regulation - Bylaw 5560 (1990)

Soil Removal and Fill Deposit Regulation - Bylaw 8094 (2007)

Solid Waste and Recycling Regulation - Bylaw 6803 (1999)

Subdivision and Development - Bylaw 8751 (2011)

Traffic Control and Regulation - Bylaw 5870 (1992)

Tree Protection - Bylaw 8057 (2006)

Unsightly Premises Regulation - Bylaw 7162 (2001)

Visiting Delegation, Study Tour and City Hall Tour - Bylaw 9068 (2014)

Water Use Restrictions Bylaw 7784 (2004) 

Water Works Regulation and Rates - Bylaw 5637 (1991)

Watercourse Protection and Crossing - Bylaw 8441 (2011) 

Works and Services Cost Recovery Bylaw 8752 (2011)

Obtaining Copies of Bylaws
The most frequently requested bylaws are available on the City's website and can be printed by the public.  Copies of most City bylaws can also be obtained from Customer Service. All other bylaws can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office. Fees range from $1.00 and are calculated based on 35 cents per page.

  • Come in person to City Hall to make your purchase by cash, Interac or cheque;
  • Send a courier with the applicable funds to purchase the bylaw(s) on your behalf; or  
  • Send your request by mail, accompanied by the appropriate funds, to the attention of Customer Service, City of Richmond, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1.