The City of Port Moody is introducing Good Neighbour Guidelines to provide residents with a summary of common sense practices to encourage thoughtful planning and considerate behaviour in the community.  The guidelines have been prepared to advise residents, business owners and service providers of their rights and responsibilities, and include a summary of applicable municipal regulations and bylaws in the following areas: 

Property development and building permits

Encourages owners to talk to neighbours about how their project might impact the neighbourhood (ie. view corridors). It outlines information and bylaws related to designing a new home or addition, constructing an accessory building, demolishing an existing structure, building decks, fences and retaining walls, and the new neighbourhood feedback process. 

On and around your property

Highlights regulations on unsightly properties, parking regulations, noise levels, stream and tree protection, sidewalk maintenance, managing wildlife, and suggestions about helping out neighbours during times of need. 

Responsible pet ownership

Provides a summary of regulations on licensing, lost pets, pets in public places, cleaning up after your pet, and nuisances such as excessive barking. 

“We hope these guidelines will help to address common neighbourhood concerns by encouraging residents to talk to their neighbours and consider how their actions might impact the people around them,’ says Mayor Mike Clay.   

The Good Neighbour Guidelines can be found at where links to relevant bylaws and information resources are provided and regularly updated. Limited print copies will also be available at City facilities.