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By-LawsBelow are frequently requested by-laws regulating the Public and City Staff which are consolidated for convenience and information. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracies of these by-laws, they are not official versions or legal documents. Only the signed and sealed version of a by-law issued by the Clerk is the official version.

If you require a by-law not listed on this page, a by-law in a different format for accessibility or more information about City by-laws, please contact the City By-law Coordinator, Jeff Smith, at 519 376 1440 extension 1241 or jsmith@owensound.ca.

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ANIMAL BY-LAWS
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1997-089

A by-law to prohibit the keeping of certain kinds of animals in the City of Owen Sound.

2005-123

A by-law to licence, regulate and govern dog kennels within the City of Owen Sound.

2008-169

A by-law to prohibit the feeding of wild animals within the boundaries of the City of Owen Sound.

2011-155

A by-law to register, regulate and control cats within the City of Owen Sound.

2011-156

A by-law to licence, regulate and control dogs within the City of Owen Sound.
BUSINESS BY-LAWS
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2014-150

A by-law to provide for the licence and regulation of businesses in the City of Owen Sound
ENVIRONMENTAL BY-LAWS
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1994-020

A by-law to regulate and control the management of all existing trees belonging to the Corporation of the City of Owen Sound.

2007-236

A by-law to regulate the idling of vehicles and boats in the City of Owen Sound.
FEES & CHARGES BY-LAWS
By-law #

1980-042

A By-law to authorize the payment of a reward for the information leading to the apprehension and conviction of any person or persons causing damage to City owned property.

2014-040

A by-law to establish required fees and charges for services, activities and the use of property provided by the Corporation of the City of Owen Sound.

2015-080

A By-law to Establish Development Charges for the City of Owen Sound
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LOTTERY & GAMING BY-LAWS
By-law #

1994-079

A By-law to Appoint a Lottery Licensing Officer and to Provide for the Licensing of Lottery Schemes.
NOISE & NUISANCE BY-LAWS
By-law #

1959-2322

A by-law to prohibit certain noises.

1977-064

A By-law to License, Regulate and Govern the Owners and Operators of Mobile Sound Equipment

1999-178

A by-law to prohibit and abate public nuisances.

2001-034

A By-law to prohibit and regulate unusual noises or noises likely to disturb the inhabitants of the City of Owen Sound.
PARKS & RECREATION BY-LAWS
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1992-014

A By-law to regulate and control the management of all existing parks belonging to the corporation of the City of Owen Sound.

2005-124

A by-law to licence and regulate the use of self contained vehicles for human occupancy during fishing derbies (Extended Parking).

2010-097

A by-law to establish and regulate a park in which dogs can run at large in the City of Owen Sound.

2014-012

A By-law to provide for the control, regulation and management of Greenwood Cemetery
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PLANNING & ZONING BY-LAWS
By-law #

2010-078

Zoning By-law
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2011-034

A by-law to establish a site plan control area within the limits of the Corporation of the City of Owen Sound.
POLICY & PROCEDURES BY-LAWS
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2004-140

A By-law to Provide for Periods of Retention for Records and to Provide for the Destruction of Receipts, Vouchers, Instruments, Rolls or Other Documents, Records and Papers of the Corporation and to Identify a Records Classification Scheme

2007-242

A by-law to regulate the proceedings of the meetings of the Council of the Corporation of the City of Owen Sound and its committees.

2010-061

A by-law to authorize the solemnization of civil marriages in the City of Owen Sound by the Clerk or delegates of the Clerk.

2012-195

A by-law to establish a policy governing the sale or other disposition of land owned by the City of Owen Sound.

2014-095

A By-law to Adopt a Policy Respecting the Procurement of Goods and Services for the City of Owen Sound

2014-109

A By-law to Adopt a Policy Respecting the Delegation of Powers and Duties of the City of Owen Sound

2016-069

A By-law to Adopt a Policy respecting Taxes for The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound
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PROPERTY & BUILDING BY-LAWS
By-law #

1953-1825

A By-law to Prohibit the Keeping of Ice Boxes, Refrigerators or Similar Appliances Under Conditions Hazardous to Children

1971-3568

A by-law to regulate and license mobile home parks within the City of Owen Sound.

1993-019

A by-law to prermit an owner or occupant of any building, fence or other structure to enter upon ajoining lands for the purpose of making repairs, alterations or improvements.

1999-030

A by-law for perscribing standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property within the City of Owen Sound.

2005-018

A by-law to regulate the fortification of land and to prohibit excessive fortification of land and to prohibit the application of excessive protective elements to land within the City of Owen Sound.

2005-208

A by-law to prohibit entry on certain premises occupied by the municipality and to authorize the posting of notice prohibiting such entry and to repeal by-law 1985-089 and any amendments thereto.

2007-102

A by-law respecting construction, demolition and change of use permits, inspections and related matters pursuant to the Building Code Act.

2007-121

A by-law to require adequate and suitable heat for rented or leased residential accommodation.

2008-046

A by-law to regulate the removal of snow and ice from streets and buildings in the City of Owen Sound and repeal By-laws 1974-1, 1977-14 and 1989-191.

2009-148

A by-law to establish a Heritage Property Tax Relief Program to provide tax refunds in respect of eligible heritage property under the Municipal Act, 2001.

2010-090

A by-law to regulate privately owned swimming pool fences within the City of Owen Sound.

2011-117

A by-law to require buildings and yards to be put in a safe condition to guard against fire or other dangerous risks within the City of Owen Sound.

2014-001

A by-law to regulate signs in the City of Owen Sound.
PUBLIC SAFETY BY-LAWS
By-law #

1995-119

A by-law to prohibit and regulate the discharge of guns or other firearms, air-guns, spring-guns, cross-bows, long-bows or any class or type thereof in the City of Owen Sound.

1995-126

A by-law to prohibit swimming, diving, bathing and wading at the Mill Dam, Jubilee Bridge and 8th, 9th and 10th Street Bridges.

2003-126

A by-law to regulate the use of helmets for persons using skateboards, scooters and rollerblades in City parks.

2007-235

A by-law establishing fire permits, times during which fires may be set in the open air and the precautions to be observed by persons setting fires, and to repeal By-law 2006-098.

2013-089

A by-law to regulate the sale and use of fireworks and explosives in the City of Owen Sound.

2016-164

A by-law to establish and provide for the services of the Owen Sound Fire and Emergency Services Department
STREETS & TRAFFIC BY-LAWS
By-law #

1976-027

A by-law to control the operation of motorized snow vehicles within the City of Owen Sound.

1977-049

A by-law to fix days when persons and organizations may solicit contributions of money from persons on the highways of the City of Owen Sound.

1978-049

A by-law to regulate the moving of buildings and to authorize the issuance of permits therefor.

1983-022

A by-law to authorize the issue of permits for the moving of large objects other than buildings within the City of Owen Sound.

1989-138

A by-law to regulate the use of the streets and for the suppression of nuisances thereon.

1990-122

A by-law to prohibit motor vehicles on the 7th Street East Hill Road Allowance between the base and the top of the hill, East of 5th Avenue East.

1990-123

A by-law to prohibit motor vehicles and bicycles on the 17th Street East Hill Walkway between the base and the top of the hill, East of 4th Avenue East.

2004-028

A by-law to regulate and control the tracking and depositing of mud, snow and other debris on City streets and highways.

2009-040

A by-law to Regulate the Temporary Closing of City Streets for Events

2009-075

A by-law to provide for the Regulation of Traffic in the City of Owen Sound.

2009-086

A by-law to provide for the designation of private roadways as fire routes and to prohibit the parking or leaving of vehicles in fire routes.

2010-169

A by-law to regulate and control the temporary closure and occupation of streets for the purpose of performing work in or on any highway in the City of Owen Sound.

2014-094

A By-law to Regulate Unauthorized Parking, Parking in Fire Routes and Accessible Parking Spaces

2016-087

A By-law to regulate the use Off-Road Vehicles on Municipal Roadways within the City of Owen Sound
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WASTE AND RECYCLING BY-LAWS
By-law #

2005-151

A by-law to regulate the collection and disposal of garbage and recyclable materials.

2006-001

A by-law to regulate the collection, handling and recycling of waste and recyclable materials in certain premises in the City of Owen Sound.
WATER & WASTEWATER BY-LAWS
By-law #

1978-083

A by-law to require the owners of buildings to connect the said buildings to the sewage works.

1988-106

A by-law to regulate supply and to prohibit wrongful use of water.

2003-118

A by-law to regulate standing water in The City of Owen Sound.

2006-034

A By-law to regulate the Discharge of Sewage and Land Drainage.
APPOINTMENTS BY-LAWS
By-law #

2015-054

A By-law to Appoint Officers of the City of Owen Sound

2016-005

A By-law to Continue Boards, Establish Standing Committees, Continue Advisory and Certain Ad Hoc Committees and Dissolve Committees, and to Establish, Amend, Appoint or Declare Terms of Office Vacant for Members appointed to Boards and Committees
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