Bylaws + Policies

For more information about how to report a violation, bylaw enforcement, ticketing, fine payment and disputes, please see our Bylaw Enforcement and Bylaw Ticketing, Fine Payment and Disputes sections.

The City of Prince Rupert’s Bylaws are arranged according to the Records Classification System recommended by the Local Government Management Association.

The following contains the most frequently requested bylaws. If you would like to access bylaws that are not included below, please contact the Administration Department.

Disclaimer: Although we do our best to keep online information up to date, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information below. If there is a discrepancy between the following versions of bylaws and the ones from City Hall, the City Hall version will take precedence.

 

General Bylaws:

2011 Revenue Anticipation Borrowing Bylaw (2010)

BL 3302

2022 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw
2022 Property Tax Bylaw
2021 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw 
2021 Property Tax Bylaw 
2021 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw
2020 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw
2020 Property Tax Bylaw
2020 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw
2019 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw 
2019 Property Tax Bylaw
2019 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw
2018 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw 
2018 Property Tax Bylaw 
2017 5 Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 
2017 5 Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 
2017 5 Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw 
2017 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw 
2016 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw 
2016 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw (2016)
2016 Property Tax Bylaw (2016)
2015 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw (2015)
2015 Property Tax Bylaw (2015)
2015 Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw 
2014 5 Year Financial Plan Bylaw
2014 5 Year Financial Plan Amendment Bylaw
2014 Property Tax Bylaw
2013 - 2015 Permissive Tax Exemption Amendment Bylaw (2013)
2013 Property Tax Bylaw (2013)
2013 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw (2013)

BL 3494
BL 3495
BL 3470
BL 3471
BL 3477
BL 3455
BL 3456
BL 3447
BL 3441
BL 3442
BL 3447
BL 3426
BL 3427
BL 3421
BL 3418
BL 3416
BL 3413
BL 3399
BL 3389
BL 3390
BL 3368
BL 3369
BL 3381
BL 3345
BL 3355
BL 3347
BL 3335
BL 3332
BL 3331

Airport Authority Agreement Loan Authorization Bylaw (2013)

BL 3333

Blasting Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 2524

Building Amendment Bylaw (2016)
Building Bylaw (2012)
Business Regulation and Licensing (Rental Units) Bylaw 3476, 2021 

BL 3396
BL 3314
BL 3476

Cemetery Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw (2021)
Cemetery Bylaw - Consolidated 

BL 3843
BL 3237

Clean Indoor Air Bylaw (1987)

BL 2602

Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw (2018)
Council Procedure Amendment Bylaw (2013)
Council Procedure Bylaw - Consolidated 

BL 3431
BL 3337
BL 3092

Council Remuneration Amendment Bylaw (2019)

BL 3435

Cow Bay Marina Fees and Regulations Bylaw (2016)
Cow Bay Marina Fees and Regulations Amendment Bylaw (2018)

BL 3386
BL 3422

Delegation Bylaw (2011)
Delegation Amendment Bylaw (2022)

BL 3320
BL 3487

Development Procedures Bylaw

BL 3469

Dog Control Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 3250

Downtown Core Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw (2020) 

BL 3466

Elections Voting Procedure and Automated Vote Counting System Authorization Bylaw (2022)
Elections and Other Voting Procedures Bylaw (2018)
Elections and Other Voting Procedures Bylaw (2014)
Elections and Other Voting Procedures Bylaw (2011)
Local General Election Bylaw (2016)

BL 3946 
BL 3428
BL 3352
BL 3312
BL 3385

Emergency Management Program Bylaw (2016)
Emergency Services Bylaw (2004)

BL 3392
BL 3183

Fee-Setting Amendment Bylaw (2015)
Fee-Setting Amendment Bylaw (2014)
Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw (2007)
Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw (2006)
Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw (2004)
Fee Setting Bylaw - Consolidated 

BL 3361
BL 3359
BL 3249
BL 3220
BL 3172
BL 3165

Finance Admin Fees and Charges Bylaw (2019)

BL 3451

Fire Control and Protection Bylaw - Consolidated
Amendment Bylaw (2016)

BL 2944
BL 3387

Firearms Regulation Bylaw (1998)
Fireworks Regulation Bylaw (1996)

BL 3055
BL 2978

Livestock Prohibition Bylaw (1996)

BL 2987

Mayor & Council Indemnity Amendment Bylaw (2013)
Mayor & Council Indemnity Amendment Bylaw (1996)
Mayor & Council Indemnity Bylaw (1994)

BL 3336
BL 2979
BL 2892

Noise Control Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 2430

Non-Motorized Wheeled Conveyance Helmet Bylaw (2014)

BL 3343

Nuisance Prohibition Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 2709

Official Community Plan Bylaw
Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw (2022)
Official Community Plan Long Range Land Use Map 

BL 3460
BL 3489
Sch 1A

Public Notice Bylaw (2022)

Property Maintenance Bylaw (2010)

BL 3500

BL 3297

RCMP Admin Fees and Charges Bylaw (2019)

BL 3452

Recreation Commission Bylaw (2014)
Recreation Fees and Charges Bylaw (2021)

BL 3342
BL 3482

Reserve Fund Amendment Bylaw (2019)

BL 3440

Revision Authorization Bylaw (2019)

BL 3444

Road Closure Bylaw (Besner Block - 2016)
Road Closure Bylaw (2016)
Road Closure Bylaw (2015)
Annunciation Road Closure Bylaw (2015)
Cow Bay-Atlin Uplands Road Closure Bylaw (2015)
Kaien Road Closure Bylaw (2015)
Road Closure and Removal of Highway Dedication (2014)

BL 3391
BL 3388
BL 3380
BL 3360
BL 3364
BL 3363
BL 3357

Sanitary and Storm Sewer Utility Management Amendment Bylaw (2020)
Sanitary and Storm Sewer Utility Management Bylaw

BL 3464
BL 3402

Security Alarm System Regulation Amendment Bylaw (2006) 
Security Alarm System Regulation Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 3217
BL 2861 

Sewer Fund Asset Management Reserve Fund Bylaw (2016)
Sewer Regulations and Rates Amendment Bylaw (2014)
Sewer Regulations and Rates Amendment Bylaw (2011)
Sewer Regulations and Rates Bylaw - Consolidated 

BL 3404
BL 3340
BL 3307
BL 3067

Solid Waste Management Bylaw (2021)
Solid Waste Asset Management Reserve Fund Bylaw (2016)

BL 3480
BL 3406
 

Statutory Reserve Fund Amendment Bylaw (2015)
Statutory Reserve Fund Bylaw (2006)

BL 3370
BL 3216

Subdivision & Servicing Bylaw (2022)

BL 3486

Ticket Information Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 2783

Trade or Business Licence Bylaw - Consolidated (2018)
Trade or Business Licence Amendment Bylaw

BL 2426
BL 3432

Traffic Bylaw - Consolidated

BL 2470

Vehicles for Hire Regulation Bylaw - Consolidated
Vehicles for Hire Regulation Amendment Bylaw

BL 2642
BL 3429

Water Utility Management Bylaw (2020)
Water Utility Management Bylaw
Water Fund Asset Management Reserve Fund Bylaw

BL 3463
BL 3401
BL 3403

Zoning Bylaw (2021)
Zoning Amendment Bylaw (2022)
Zoning Map
Area Where Retail Sale of Recreational Cannabis is Permitted

BL 3462
BL 3490
Sch B
Sch C

 

 

Travel and Per Diem Rates Policy and Guide

Administrative Fairness Policy

Council Policy for Consideration of Cannabis Retail Applications

Fairview Cemetery Adornment Procedures

Civic Recognition Policy

Ethics of Elected Officials Policy

Purchasing Policy and Procedures

Sidewalk Patios Policy

Snow and Ice Control Policy

Antenna System Policy

Communications Policy and Procedures

 

Derelict Vehicle Program

Don't know what to do with that old station wagon that won't run any more? The City of Prince Rupert has a derelict vehicle removal program that assists residents with removing your unwanted vehicles.

The cost of removal is $70/per vehicle, which includes the cost of towing. Proof of ownership, as well as signing over ownership to the City is required to participate, as well as removal of any waste/items within the vehicle. 

Animal Control

The City of Prince Rupert supports pet ownership as a right of the people who live here. Our bylaws have been enacted to ensure that animals kept in our community are properly cared and accounted for, and do not impede the health and safety of others. (read more...)

Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping hurts the aesthetic quality of our community, is potentially harmful to the local environment, and is disrespectful to neighbors. (read more...)