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The following Bylaw Consolidations are current as of
January 1, 2023

Chapter 1 - Government and Administration

Chapter 2 - Licencing

Chapter 3 - Municipal Ticketing Authority

Chapter 5 - Finance and Budgets

  • Consolidated 5 Year Financial Plan (2024 to 2028) - Bylaw 10515 (2024)
  • Hotel Room Tax (Additional 2%) (Bylaw 6817 - 1997)
  • Municipal and Regional District Tax Imposition - Bylaw 9631 (2016)
  • Municipal and Regional District Tax Imposition - Bylaw 10269 (2021) [Effective July 1, 2022]
  • Excess or Extended Services and Latecomer Payment Interest Rate Establishment - Bylaw 6936 (1998)
  • Revenue Anticipation Borrowing (2024) Bylaw 10532
  • Alternative Municipal Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw 10178 (2020)
  • Property Tax:
  • Reserve Fund Bylaws:
  • Community Legacy & Land Replacement Reserve Fund - Bylaw 8282 (2007)
  • Consolidated Fees - Bylaw 8636 (2011)
  • Credit Card Payment Service Fee - Bylaw 9536 (2016)
  • Garden City Lands Soils Deposit Fees - Bylaw 9900 (2018)


    Chapter 6 - Land Use Bylaws

    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

    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.

    If you wish to purchase bylaws, you can:

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    • 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.