City Bylaws

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  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 April 10, 2017

Bylaw 3181 - (1976) Library Board Establishment

Bylaw 4183 - (1983) Firearm Discharge Regulation 

Bylaw 4716 - (1987) Commercial Vehicle Licencing

Bylaw 4896 - (1987) Officers and Employees Indemnification

Bylaw 5560 - (1990) Sign Regulation

Bylaw 5637 - (1991) Water Works Regulation and Rates

Bylaw 5870 - (1992) Traffic Control and Regulation

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

Bylaw 6803 - (1999) Solid Waste and Recycling Regulation

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

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

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

Bylaw 6983 - (1999) Nuisance Prohibition

Bylaw 6989 - (2000) Public Health Protection

Bylaw 7100 - (1999) Official Community Plan - Schedule 2
The contents of this bylaw are available on this website in modified form for web viewing in see Official Community Plan

Bylaw 7138 - (2000) Dog Licencing 

Bylaw 7162 - (2001) Unsightly Premises Regulation

Bylaw 7174 - (2001) Boulevard Maintenance

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

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

Bylaw 7230 - (2002) Building Regulation

Bylaw 7244 - (2001) Civic Election Administration & Procedure

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

Bylaw 7321 - (2002) Municipal Ticket Information Authorization

Bylaw 7360 - (2002) Business Licence

Bylaw 7400 - (2002) Corporate Records Management Program

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

Bylaw 7538 - (2003) Business Regulation

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

Bylaw 7560 - (2003) Council Procedures

Bylaw 7784 - (2004) Water Use Restrictions

Bylaw 7812 - (2004) Reserve Fund Establishment

Bylaw 7869 - (2005) Roadway Restoration Regulation

Bylaw 7897 - (2005) Property Maintenance & Repair

Bylaw 7898 - (2005) Emergency Management Organization Establishment

Bylaw 7906 - (2005) Richmond Heritage Commission

Bylaw 7932 - (2005) Animal Control Regulation

Bylaw 7954 - (2010) Newspaper Distribution Regulation

Bylaw 8024 -(2006) Development Cost Charges Imposition

Bylaw 8057 - (2006) Tree Protection

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

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

Bylaw 8159 - (2006) Rental Premises Standards of Maintenance

Bylaw 8172 - (2007) Filming Application and Fees

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

Bylaw 8204 - (2008) Flood Plain Designation and Protection

Bylaw 8215 - (2007) Officer and General Manager

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

Bylaw 8306 - (2008) Fire Protection and Life Safety 

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

Bylaw 8400 - (2009) Heritage Procedures

Bylaw 8441 - (2011) Watercourse Protection and Crossing

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

Bylaw 8500 - (2009) Richmond Zoning

Bylaw 8514 - (2009) Pesticide Use Control

Bylaw 8636 - (2011) Consolidated Fees

Bylaw 8641 - (2010) Alexandra District Energy Utility

Bylaw 8713 - (2011) Election and Political Signs

Bylaw 8751 - (2011) Subdivision and Development

Bylaw 8752 - (2011) Works and Services Cost Recovery

Bylaw 8771 - (2015) Public Parks and School Grounds Regulation

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

Bylaw 8779 - (2011) Oath of Office

Bylaw 8854 - (2012) Capstan Station Capital Reserve Fund Establishment

Bylaw 8856 - (2012) Noise Regulation

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

Bylaw 8894 - (2012) Additional Hotel Room Tax Imposition

Bylaw 8951 - (2013) Development Application Fees

Bylaw 9000 - (2012) Official Community Plan - Schedule 1
See Official Community Plan for other Schedules and Maps.

Bylaw 9032 - Arts, Culture and Heritage Capital Reserve Fund Establishment

Bylaw 9040 - Inter-municipal Business Licence

Bylaw 9068 - Visiting Delegation, Study Tour and City Hall Tour

Bylaw 9134 - Oval Village District Energy Utility (2014)

Bylaw 9259 - Board of Variance (2015)

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

Bylaw 9493 - Inter-municipal Business Licence Agreement (2015)

Bylaw 9502 - Donation Bin Regulation (2016)

Bylaw 9516 - Demolition Waste and Recyclable Materials (2016)

Bylaw 9535 - Annual Property Tax Rates (2016)

Bylaw 9536 - Credit Card Payment Service Fee

Bylaw 9575 - (2017) Permissive Exemption

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

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.