Stage 3 Water Shortage Response Plan In Effect Until Rescinded

Posted July 20, 2015

All forms of lawn sprinkling using treated drinking water are further curtailed. See the At A Glance Guide to know what type of water use is restricted under Metro Vancouver's Water Shortage Response Plan Stage 3 and is enforced by the City of Burnaby. Learn more »

No Smoking in Parks, Trails & Green Spaces | No Charcoal Barbeques in Parks

Due to the dry weather and heat that could result in fire hazards, the City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is NO SMOKING permitted in the Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces.

Charcoal barbeques in City of Burnaby parks and beaches are prohibited. At this time, only propane gas barbeques are permitted. Please check the city’s website for updates on whether all types of barbequing will be banned if conditions worsen. Learn more »

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Bylaws, Violations & Enforcement

City Council establishes bylaws to manage activities and provide a safe and livable community. Authority to create bylaws comes from Provincial legislation in the Community Charter and Local Government Act. 

The Charter specifies which bylaws can be created. These bylaws regulate, prohibit or impose a variety of requirements, and enforcement is undertaken where necessary to obtain compliance with City regulations.

Burnaby Bylaws 


Learn about Park, Zoning, Regulatory and Expenditure Bylaws in Burnaby.
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Our City Hall 

Bylaw Enforcement

File a complaint, and learn about enforcement policies.

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Burnaby Council Chambers 

Adjudication Process

Click to learn more about our ticket process for Bylaw violations.
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parking meter 

Parking Tickets

What to do if you're issued a ticket, and learn how to avoid them.
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Animal Control

To report abused animals, barking and biting dogs, lost or found pets.
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graffiti solution 


What's the City doing to prevent tagging, and what do you do with graffiti on your property?
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