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Bylaws 

This page provides access to Metro Vancouver’s most commonly requested, active bylaws   Each bylaw is associated with one of Metro Vancouver’s three legal entities:

  • Greater Vancouver Regional District
  • Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District
  • Greater Vancouver Water District

It is important to note that the online versions of the Metro Vancouver bylaws are courtesy copies only and are not official versions.  Official certified copies can be obtained from the Board Secretariat and Corporate Information Department.

Disclaimer: Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of online bylaw documents, Metro will in no event be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online bylaws.

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Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
PDF iconBase Bylaw

Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1109
1098This Emission Regulation is an emission regulation for the purposes of section 26 of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw No. 1082, 2008 (“the Bylaw”), and is deemed to be an integral part of the Bylaw.

Air Quality Management Bylaw

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1082A bylaw to control and prevent the nature and quantity of air emissions from large emitters of air contaminants. Air Quality Management Bylaw No. 1082, 2008 replaces Air Quality Management Bylaw No. 937, 1999, Air Quality Management Amending Bylaw No. 967, 2001 and Air Pollution Control Bylaw No. 603.

Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1135
1083Air Quality Management Fees Regulation.

Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw

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1086Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation.

Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1190
1087This Emission Regulation is an emission regulation for the purposes of section 26 of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw No. 1082, 2008 (“the Bylaw”), and is deemed to be an integral part of the Bylaw. Amended by Bylaw 1190, 2013.

Concrete and Concrete Products Industries Emission Regulation Bylaw

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1084Concrete and Concrete Products Industries Emission Regulation.

Cost Apportionment Bylaw

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274A bylaw to apportion 2013 GVSDD annual expenditures.

Cost Apportionment Bylaw

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283A bylaw to apportion annual expenses. (GVS&DD 2014)

Dedication of Land as Regional Park Bylaw

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1061A bylaw to authorize the dedication of land as Regional Park.

Development Cost Charge Bylaw

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254A bylaw to impose development cost charges. This bylaw repeals GVS&DD Bylaw 187

Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw

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282A bylaw authorizing the funding of capital costs of providing, constructing, altering or expanding sewerage facilities that relate to development within the area of the Corporation or principal and interest on a debt incurred by the Corporation as a result of an expenditure for the capital costs of providing, constructing, altering or expanding sewerage facilities that relate to development within the area of the Corporation.

Disposition of Part of Tynehead Regional Park Bylaw

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1075A Bylaw to Authorize the Sale of Portions of Tynehead Regional Park

E-Comm Members’ Agreement Authorization Bylaw

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1181A Bylaw to Authorize Entry into the E-Comm Emergency Communications for Southwest British Columbia Incorporated Members’ Agreement.

Election Proceedings Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon939
PDF icon981
841A bylaw to provide for the determination of various procedures and requirements to be applied in the conduct of local government elections and other voting.

Electoral Area A Advisory Planning Commission Establishment Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon952
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835A bylaw to establish an Advisory Planning Commission for Electoral Area A.

Electoral Area A Board of Variance Bylaw

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1102A bylaw to continue the Board of Variance and set out procedures to be followed by the Board of Variance.

Electoral Area A Building Administration Bylaw

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1043A bylaw for the administration of the building code within Electoral Area A of the Regional District.

Electoral Area A Unsightly Premises and Nuisance Bylaw

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1198A Bylaw to prescribe standards towards preserving and maintaining the rural character and natural beauty of properties, encouraging the maintenance of buildings and structures and abating those conditions that contribute to the aesthetic deterioration of communities within Electoral Area A.

Electoral Area A Zoning Bylaw

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1144A bylaw to regulate the zoning and development of real property within parts of Electoral Area A of the Regional District. This Bylaw repeals Bylaw 1028.

Financial Plan Bylaw

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1196A bylaw to adopt the financial plan for the years 2014-2018.

Food Sector Grease Interceptor Bylaw

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268A bylaw to regulate the discharge of wastewater from food sector establishments that contains or may be contaminated with fats, oils and grease.

Freedom of Information

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon214
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213A bylaw for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for GVWD.

Freedom of Information Bylaw

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon193
PDF icon217
177A bylaw for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for GVS&DD

Freedom of Information Bylaw

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon810
PDF icon878
PDF icon969
792A bylaw for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for GVRD.

Gasoline Distribution Emission Regulation Bylaw

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1129
1085Gasoline Distribution Emission Regulation.

Geospatial Reference System Fees and Charges Bylaw

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1174A bylaw outlining annual and monthly fees for the geospatial reference system service for 2013.

Geospatial Reference System Fees and Charges Bylaw

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1197A bylaw outlining annual and monthly fees for the geospatial reference system service for 2014.

Geospatial Reference System Service Establishment Bylaw

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1030A bylaw to establish a regional geospatial reference system service, using Global Positioning System (GPS) infrastructure, GPS data and high precision network monuments and outlining cost recovery methods.

GVRD Security Issuing Bylaw 1199

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1199A bylaw to authorize the entering into of an Agreement respecting financing between the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia for the City of Richmond (Integrated Older Adults Centre, Aquatic Centre and Minoru Pavilion)

GVRD Security Issuing Bylaw 1200

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1200A bylaw to authorize the entering into of an Agreement respecting financing between the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia for the District of North Vancouver (Grant Connell Tennis Centre)

Labour Relations Service Bylaw

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1182A bylaw to establish the Labour Relations Service of the GVRD

Livable Region Strategic Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1077, 2008

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1077The Corporation of Delta has by resolution requested an amendment to the Livable Region Strategic Plan.

Livable Region Strategic Plan Amendment Bylaw NO. 1088, 2008

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1088The District of Maple Ridge has by resolution requested an amendment to the Livable Region Strategic Plan.

Livable Region Strategic Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1089, 2008

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1089The District of Maple Ridge has by resolution requested an amendment to the Livable Region Strategic Plan.

Livable Region Strategic Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1090, 2008

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1090The District of Maple Ridge has by resolution requested an amendment to the Livable Region Strategic Plan.

Livable Region Strategic Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1091, 2008

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1091The District of Maple Ridge has by resolution requested an amendment to the Livable Region Strategic Plan.

Livable Region Strategic Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1092, 2008

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1092The District of Maple Ridge has by resolution requested an amendment to the Livable Region Strategic Plan.

Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

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181A bylaw to regulate the management of all privately operated municipal solid waste and recyclable material operations. Under the bylaw, license are required for all privately operated landfills, transfer stations, material recovery facilities, storage facilities and certain brokers of municipal solid waste and recyclable material. The goal of the bylaw is to ensure proper management of privately operated facilities by specifying operating requirements so as to protect the environment and public health, to protect the region’s land base in accordance with the host municipality’s zoning and land use policies, to ensure that regional and municipal facilities and private facilities operate to equivalent standards and to achieve the objectives of the Solid Waste Management Plan.

Non-Road Diesel Engine Emission Regulation Bylaw

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1161The Environmental Management Act authorizes the Greater Vancouver Regional District to provide the service of air pollution control and air quality management and, for that purpose, the Board of the Greater Vancouver Regional District may, by bylaw, prohibit, regulate and otherwise control and prevent the discharge of air contaminants.

Notice of Bylaw Violation Enforcement and Dispute Adjudication Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1159
PDF icon1193
1117GVRD Notice of Bylaw Violation Enforcement and Dispute Adjudication Bylaw No. 1117, 2010. Amended by Bylaw 1159, 2012.

Officers and Delegation Bylaw - GVRD

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1052
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977A bylaw to establish officer positions of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and to assign powers, duties and functions to those officers, and to provide for the delegation of certain powers, duties and functions to officers, employees and committees.

Officers and Delegation Bylaw - GVSDD

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Amending Bylaws:

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220A bylaw for officers and officials of the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District and to provide for the delegation of certain powers.

Officers and Delegation Bylaw - GVWD

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Amending Bylaws:

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232A bylaw for officers and officials of the Greater Vancouver Water District and to provide for the delegation of certain powers

Parks Fees and Charges Bylaw - Repealed

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1173 A bylaw to govern the use of, and to fix and charge fees for adminssion to and for the use of, certain facilities in Regional Parks of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Repealed by Bylaw 1177, 2012.

Parks Fees and Charges Bylaw - Repealed

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1048A Bylaw to establish rules and regulations for managing, maintaining, operating, enforcing, controlling, and using any property in Regional Parks that the Greater Vancouver Regional District administers. Repealed by Bylaw 1177, 2012.

Parks Fees and Charges Bylaw - Repealed

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1149A Bylaw to govern the use of, and to fix and charge fees for admission to and for the use of, certain facilities in Regeional Parks of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Repealed by Bylaw 1173, 2012.

Procedure Bylaw

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1205A Bylaw to regulate the proceedings of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Board and Committees.

Regional Emergency Management Service Establishment Bylaw

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1079Greater Vancouver Regional District Regional Emergency Planning Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1079, 2008

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw (Metro Vancouver 2040)

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1150
PDF icon1160
PDF icon1168
PDF icon1201
PDF icon1203
1136A Bylaw to adopt a Regional Growth Strategy for the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro Vancouver)

Regional Growth Strategy Procedures Bylaw

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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1206
1148To establish procedures, supplementary to those set out in the Regional Growth Strategy and the Local Government Act, for the administration and implementation of the Regional Growth Strategy (Metro Vancouver 2040)

Regional Parks Regulation

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1192
1177Establishes rules and regulations for the management, maintenance, operation, enforcement, control, and use of regional parks and property in regional parks. Repeals Bylaws 1048, 2006 and 1173, 2012.

Regional Parks Service Conversion and Amendment Bylaw No. 1024, 2005

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1024A Bylaw to Convert and Amend the Regional Parks Service to Add Part of the City of Abbotsford as a Participant.

Remuneration Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1072
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PDF icon1105
PDF icon1143
PDF icon1167
PDF icon1183
1057A bylaw to establish payment of remuneration and expenses for board and committee members.

Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department Administration and Regulation Bylaw

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1204A Bylaw to Provide for the Administration and Operation of the Sasamat Volunteer Fire Department

Sewer Use Bylaw

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon244
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299A bylaw respecting the direct or indirect discharge of waste into any sewers and drains connected to a Sewage Facility operated by the District.

Signing Officers Bylaw

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245A Bylaw to Appoint Persons to Sign Cheques and Promissory Notes.

Signing Officers Bylaw - GVRD

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1180A bylaw to authorize signing officers for GVRD.

Signing Officers Bylaw - GVSDD

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232A Bylaw to Appoint Persons to Sign Cheques and Promissory Notes

Ticket Information Utilization

PDF iconConsolidated Bylaw
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Amending Bylaws:

PDF icon1053
PDF icon1110
PDF icon1118
PDF icon1158
PDF icon1169
PDF icon1194
1050A bylaw to designate persons as bylaw enforcement officers, to designate certain bylaw offences and to set fine amounts. The following bylaws may be enforced by municipal ticket: Bylaws 745 (Parks Regulatory Bylaw) and bylaw No. 937 (Air Quality Management Bylaw)

Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw - 2013 - Repealed

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275Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw - 2013. This Bylaw repeals Bylaw 267. This bylaw is repealed by Bylaw 281, 2013.

Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw - 2014

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281A bylaw to establish the 2014 tipping fee and solid waste disposal regulation effective January 1, 2014.
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