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Stage 3 Water Shortage Response Plan In Effect Until Rescinded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

What is a Bylaw?

Municipal bylaws are public regulatory laws which apply in a given area of the City.  Within its jurisdiction and specific to those areas mandated by the higher body, a municipal bylaw is no different than any other law. It can be enforced with penalties, challenged in court and it must comply with all other laws of BC and Canada.

How are Bylaws Enforced?

Municipal bylaws are often enforceable through the public justice system.

Council gets the power to pass bylaws through the Community Charter, which specifies what the city may regulate through bylaws. 

Burnaby Bylaws

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.

Access our City Bylaws Online.

  • Bylaws

    Burnaby BylawsMoreLook through this directory of all City Bylaws online.
  • Bylaw Adjudication

    Bylaw AdjudicationMoreFind out more on the new dispute process.
  • Permits and Licences

    Business licenceMoreFind permits and licences required by City Bylaws.