The Office of the City Clerk maintains our municipal bylaws. Common bylaws include vehicle parking and stopping regulations, animal control, building and construction, licensing, noise, zoning and business regulation and management of public recreation areas. Search City Bylaws »
The City categorizes bylaws as Zoning, Expenditure, or Regulatory, with some Regulatory Bylaws applying to Parks or Building.
Please be advised that although the City works to ensure this Bylaw information is kept as up-to-date as possible, amendments and very recent updates may not be displayed. Contact the Office of the City Clerk to confirm the information you see is correct.
This Bylaw regulates the development and use of land, and the location and use of buildings or other structures within the City of Burnaby. More information »
These Bylaws are adopted on a yearly basis for Capital Works, Development Cost Charges, Local Area Service Construction, Local Improvement Fund Expenditures and Tax Exemptions. Search Expenditure Bylaws »
You can contact the Engineering Department with questions, or the Finance Department with questions on Tax Exemption bylaws.
These Bylaws regulate projects and services in the City of Burnaby unrelated to Zoning or Expenditure. Search Bylaws »
A number of the regulatory Bylaws are applicable to our parks system. They are designed to ensure the safety and comfort of park users while guaranteeing that we enjoy green spaces without disrupting them.
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Common sense is the best guideline in enjoying our parks while respecting the rights of others. Please obey posted signs, rules and regulations. Where cycling is permitted, cyclists and rollerbladers are asked to be aware of pedestrians and surrender the right of way. Likewise, dog owners must keep their pets under control and on leash outside of designated off-leash areas.
A number of the regulatory bylaws are applicable to our parks system. They are designed to ensure the safety and comfort of parks users while also guaranteeing our freedom to enjoy these green spaces without disruption.
One key regulation is the Animal Control Bylaw, which dictates where precisely dog-owners can allow their pets to romp off-leash.
The Noise or Sound Abatement Bylaw curbs anyone making a racket that “disturbs, or tends to disturb, the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort, or convenience” of citizens. With this in mind, please keep the volume as low as possible on all portable sound systems.
The Firearm Regulation Bylaw states that no person shall discharge firearms within the municipality, and this includes air guns, air rifles, air pistols and spring guns.
A series of bylaws annually set standardized user fees and booking rates for anyone using public facilities, notably our network of recreation centres and parks. Specific bylaws also set green fees for adults, seniors and juniors at Burnaby Mountain and Riverway Golf Courses as well as fees for booking public spaces at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby Art Gallery and Burnaby Village Museum.
A number of the regulatory Bylaws are applicable to a building project. Many of the permits issued and inspections required by the Building Department are to ensure that certain Bylaws are followed and enforced. More information »