Bylaws are created to protect the environment and public health, and to maintain community safety and standards.

Bylaw enforcement

You can submit a complaint about any bylaw infraction that you witness. Our Bylaw Enforcement division will investigate your complaint and help resolve the issue.

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Animal Control Bylaw

The Animal Control Bylaw (BL2677-C) is a bylaw to regulate the keeping of certain animals within the City of Port Moody. This includes dog licences, care and control of pets, and animal breeding.

Annual Property Tax Rates Bylaw

The Annual Property Tax Rates Bylaw (BL3193) establishes the annual tax rates for Port Moody. Each year, property tax rates change based on property assessments and market value.

Anti-Idling Bylaw

The Anti-Idling Bylaw (BL2859) regulates vehicle idling in the City of Port Moody.

Board of Variance Bylaw

The Board of Variance Bylaw (BL2934-C) provides for the establishment of a Board of Variance in the City of Port Moody.

Building Bylaw

The Building Bylaw (BL3200) is a bylaw for the administration of the Building Code.

Business Licensing Bylaw

The Business Licensing Bylaw (BL3000-C) provides for the licensing and regulating of businesses within the City of Port Moody.

Controlled Substance Property Bylaw

The Controlled Substance Property Bylaw (BL2523) prohibits the use of property for the trade, manufacture, ingestion, use, sharing, or barter of controlled substances.

Council Code of Conduct Bylaw

The Council Code of Conduct Bylaw (BL3164) is a bylaw to govern the conduct of Council members.

Council Procedure Bylaw

The Council Procedure Bylaw (BL3013-C) establishes rules of procedure for Council meetings.

Density Bonus Reserve Fund Bylaw

The Density Bonus Reserve Fund Bylaw (BL3142) establishes the Density Bonus Reserve Fund. Urban density is promoted in the City through development and planning.

Development Approval Procedure Bylaw

The Development Approval Procedure Bylaw (BL2918-C) is a bylaw to establish procedures for the processing of land development applications.

Development Cost Charges Bylaw

The Development Cost Charges Bylaw (BL2142) is a bylaw to impose development cost charges in the City of Port Moody. These costs are based on the type of development and services needed for the new development.

Development Permit Delegation Bylaw

The Development Permit Delegation Bylaw (BL3032-C) is a bylaw to give Council authority for the issuance of certain development permits to the General Manager of Planning and Development.

Emergency Program Bylaw

The Emergency Program Bylaw (BL2866) is a bylaw to develop and implement plans for emergencies and disasters in the City.

False Alarm Bylaw

The False Alarm Bylaw (BL2192-C) was established to reduce false alarms of security alarm systems, which may pose a threat to the safety of the police and the public by creating unnecessary hazards and delaying police response during true emergencies.

Fees Bylaw

The Fees Bylaw (BL3172) outlines the fees for a variety of City services, permits, rentals, programs, and facility use each year.

Financial Plan Bylaw

The Financial Plan Bylaw (BL3192) establishes the five-year financial plan for the City.

Fire Prevention and Emergency Response Bylaw

The Fire Prevention and Emergency Response Bylaw (BL2835-C) provides for the prevention of fires and regulates the conduct of individuals around fires. It also authorizes the issuance of fire permits in order to protect life and property.

Fireworks Bylaw

The Fireworks Bylaw (BL2070-C) provides regulations for the preservation of life, prevention of injuries, protection of property, and control of firecrackers and fireworks.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw (BL3052-C) is a bylaw to designate the Head of the City for the purposes of administering and to set fees for fulfilling requests for records pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

General Local Government Election Bylaw

The General Local Government Election Bylaw (BL2897-C) sets out various procedures for the conduct of local government elections, by-elections, and other voting.

Graffiti Bylaw

The Graffiti Bylaw (BL2524) prohibits the placement of graffiti and requires that property be kept free of graffiti in the City.

Heritage Maintenance Standards Bylaw

The Heritage Maintenance Standards Bylaw (BL2490) establishes the minimum standards of maintenance for property designated as a heritage property or located within a heritage conservation area.

Heritage Procedures Bylaw

The Heritage Procedures Bylaw (BL2489) authorizes the withholding of approvals for heritage properties by Council and establishes application procedures in respect of bylaw amendments and permits under Part 27 of the Local Government Act.

Heritage Reserve Fund Bylaw

The Heritage Reserve Fund Bylaw (BL2952) allows for the funding of heritage preservation projects, including the purchase of heritage buildings from the Heritage Reserve Fund.

Heritage Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw

The Heritage Revitalization Tax Exemption Bylaw (BL2913-C) provides for heritage revitalization tax exemption. This allows for the continued improvement of the physical appearance of homes within heritage conservation areas.

Intermunicipal Business Licence Bylaw

The Intermunicipal Business Licence Bylaw (BL3089) allows certain businesses to operate through the Tri-cities of Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam without getting multiple municipal business licences.

Littering and Dumping Prohibition Bylaw

The Littering and Dumping Prohibition Bylaw (BL2608) prevents littering and dumping in public spaces. It also prevents people from posting bills, notices, or advertisements on public property.

Mandatory Skateboard Helmet Bylaw

The Mandatory Skateboard Helmet Bylaw (BL2531) states individuals are required to wear a helmet when using the skateboard park.

Municipal Ticket Information Authorization Bylaw

The Municipal Ticket Information Authorization Bylaw (BL3044-C) establishes fines for bylaw infractions and designates Bylaw Enforcement Officers.

Newspaper Box Bylaw

The Newspaper Box Bylaw (BL2821) prohibits newspaper boxes from being placed on public property without a permit.

Official Community Plan Bylaw

The Official Community Plan Bylaw (BL2955) outlines the City of Port Moody's long-term vision for the City. Review the Official Community Plan and learn about the City's future plan.

Parks and Community Facilities Rules and Regulations Bylaw

The Parks and Community Facilities Rules and Regulations Bylaw (BL2894-C) outlines the use and maintenance of parks and community facilities in the City of Port Moody.

Pesticide Use Control Bylaw

The Pesticide Use Control Bylaw (BL2575-C) regulates the use of pesticides to maintain trees, shrubs, or plants on public or private property within the city.

Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw

The Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw (BL3168) outlines certain lands and properties that are exempt from property taxes.

Public Safety Radio Building Amplification System Bylaw

The Public Safety Radio Building Amplification System Bylaw (BL2850) provides guidelines for internal radio communications and support systems in certain buildings.

Rocky Point Park Boat Launch and Parking Regulation Bylaw

The Rocky Point Park Boat Launch and Parking Regulation Bylaw (BL2690) regulates boat launches and parking in Rocky Point Park.

Second Hand Dealers Bylaw

The Second Hand Dealers Bylaw (BL2527) protects the public by regulating the sale of second hand goods. All sellers must have information on hand about how much they paid for second hand items.

Sidewalk Boulevard and Maintenance Bylaw

The Sidewalk Boulevard and Maintenance Bylaw (BL2426-C) regulates the maintenance of boulevards and sidewalks. Property owners may be responsible for snow, ice, or garbage removal from sidewalks bordering their properties.

Sign Bylaw

The Sign Bylaw (BL2403-C) regulates the number, size, type, form, appearance, and location of any sign in Port Moody. You must get a sign permit before you can erect a sign.

Smoking Regulation Bylaw

The Smoking Regulation Bylaw (BL2773-C) prohibits and regulates where people can smoke in the City.

Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw

The Soil Deposit and Removal Bylaw (BL3012) regulates site alterations to include deposit and site clearing operations for new and existing developments in the City of Port Moody.

Solid Waste Bylaw

The Solid Waste Bylaw (BL3058) outlines the system for the collection and disposal of solid waste in the City.

Sound Level Bylaw

The Sound Level Bylaw (BL1399-C) regulates sound and noise levels in the City of Port Moody. This bylaw encourages respect for neighbours and fellow residents.

Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw

The Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw (BL2470) prohibits the fouling, obstructing, or impeding of the flow of a stream, creek, waterway, watercourse, ditch, drain, or sewer whether it is on private or public property.

Street, Traffic and Public Places Bylaw

The Street, Traffic and Public Places Bylaw (BL1528-C) regulates traffic and the use of highways and public places in the municipality.

Subdivision and Development Services Bylaw

The Subdivision and Development Services Bylaw (BL2831-C) regulates the provision of works and services in connection with the subdivision and the development of lands. This bylaw takes into consideration the different zones regulated by the City's Zoning Bylaw.

Tree Protection Bylaw

The Tree Protection Bylaw (BL2961-C) protects, regulates, and prohibits the cutting down, damaging, and removal of trees on private and public property.

Unsightly Premises Bylaw

The Unsightly Premises Bylaw (BL1488-C) regulates untidy and unsightly premises within the City.

Vector Control Bylaw

The Vector Control Bylaw (BL3043-C) requires property owners to keep their properties free of vector attractants on properties.

Waste Management Bylaw

The Waste Management Bylaw (BL2822-C) regulates and minimizes the amount of waste generated by new construction or demolition of structures that is sent to landfills for disposal.

Water Shortage Response Plan Bylaw

The Water Shortage Response Plan Bylaw (BL2657-C) provides an effective method of water conservation within the City and cooperates with the Greater Vancouver Water District to regulate the use of water supplied for outdoor use.

Water Supply and Distribution Bylaw

The Water Supply and Distribution Bylaw (BL3026) regulates the extensions, connections, and use of the of the City's water works system. It also imposes fees and charges for the use of the water system.

Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw (BL2937-C) outlines the building and zoning regulations for different areas within the City.

Online copies of bylaws are not legal versions of the bylaw and many not include all of the recent amendments. Contact the Legislative Services Division for an official copy of our bylaws.