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 & Information Services Department.

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Unofficial Consolidation - 1098http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1098 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdfUnofficial Consolidation - 1098Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1098BaseUnofficial Consolidation of Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1098. In order to provide a single point of reference, this consolidation includes all amendments established by GVRD Amending Bylaw 1109.
Base Bylaw 1098http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1098.pdfBase Bylaw 1098Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1098BaseRegulates Agricultural Boilers Emissions by setting standards for: Definitions, Application of Emission Regulation, Registration, Fees, General Requirements and Standard Conditions, Emission Limits, Emission Stack, Emission Testing Requirements For Boilers Fuelled By Natural Gas Or Propane and Boilers Fuelled By Biomass, Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements and Future Emission Regulation Requirements
Amending Bylaw 1109http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1098 - Amendment_1109.pdfAmending Bylaw 1109Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1098AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 1098 by deleting and replacing Section 8, Section 9, Section 11, Section 32, Section 36 and by deleting and replacing phrases in Appendix 1 and 2
Base Bylaw 1082http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1082.pdfBase Bylaw 1082Air Quality Management Bylaw1082BaseEstablishes installation and operation of discharge or emissions into the air from domestic, commercial or institutional heating installations and incinerators. Repeals Bylaw No. 603, 937 and 967
Unofficial Consolidation - 1083http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdfUnofficial Consolidation - 1083Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083BaseUnofficial Consolidation of Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1083. In order to provide a single point of reference, this consolidation includes all amendments established by GVRD Amending Bylaw 1135.
Base Bylaw 1083http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083.pdfBase Bylaw 1083Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083BaseEstablishes Regulations for the Payment of Fees, Calculation of Air Contaminant Emission Fees, Permit and Approval Fees and the Measured Discharge Program
Amending Bylaw 1135http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083 - Amendment_1135.pdfAmending Bylaw 1135Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 1083 by deleting and replacing the definition of "Hazardous Air pollutants" in Section 3, subsection (b), by adding definitions to Section 3, by deleting the definition of "Volatile Organic Compounds" in Section 3, by deleting and replacing Table 1 in Section 6 and by deleting and replacing Section 15
Base Bylaw 1086http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1086.pdfBase Bylaw 1086Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw‎1086BaseRegulates Automotive Refinishing Emission by setting standards for: Application of Emission, Registration, Fees, General Requirements and Standard Conditions, Material, Equipment and Operating Requirements, Process Monitoring, Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements
Unofficial Consolidation - 1087http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1087 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdfUnofficial Consolidation - 1087Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1087BaseUnofficial Consolidation of Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1087. In order to provide a single point of reference, this consolidation includes all amendments established by GVRD Amending Bylaw 1190.
Base Bylaw 1087http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1087.pdfBase Bylaw 1087Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1087BaseRegulates Boilders & Process Heaters Emission by setting standards for: Application of Emission, Registration, Fees, General Requirements and Standard Conditions, Emission Limits, Emission Stack, Emission Testing Requirements for Boilers or Process Heaters Fuelled by Natural Gas or Propane, Emission Testing Requirements for Boilers or Process Heaters Fuelled by Biomass and Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements
Amending Bylaw 1190http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1087 - Amendment_1190.pdfAmending Bylaw 1190Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1087AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 1190 by changing and adding definitions, by deleting and replacing Sections 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 32, 37 and adding Sections 38, 39, 40 and by deleting and replacing Appendix 2, Section 2 and adding Appendix 3 and 4
Base Bylaw 1084http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1084.pdfBase Bylaw 1084Concrete and Concrete Products Industries Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1084BaseEstablishes Regulations for Application of Emission, Registration, Fees, General Requirements and Standard Conditions, Material, Equipment and Operating Requirements, Process Monitoring, Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements
Base Bylaw 283http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_283.pdfBase Bylaw 283Cost Apportionment Bylaw283BaseA bylaw governing apportionment Annual Expenditures.
Base Bylaw 274http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_274.pdfBase Bylaw 274Cost Apportionment Bylaw274BaseA bylaw governing apportionment of 2013 Annual Expenditures.
Base Bylaw 1061http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1061.pdfBase Bylaw 1061Delegation of Hearings‎1061BaseAuthorizes the Dedication of Land as Regional Parks
Unofficial Consolidation - 254http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdfUnofficial Consolidation - 254Development Cost Charge Bylaw254BaseUnofficial Consolidation of Development Cost Charge Bylaw 254. In order to provide a single point of reference, this consolidation includes all amendments established by GVSDD Amending Bylaw 286.
Base Bylaw 254http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254.pdfBase Bylaw 254Development Cost Charge Bylaw254Base Identifies Development Cost Charges purpose, payable circumstances, collection, agreements,application, exemptions, calculation, future land use patters and development and phasing of works and services. Repeals Bylaw No. 187.
Amending Bylaw 286http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254 - Amendment_286.pdfAmending Bylaw 286Development Cost Charge Bylaw254AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 254 by deleting definitions and inserting definitions in their correct alphabetical order, by replacing definitions, by replacing terms, by adding Section 4.1.1 and deleting Subsection 4.2(e).
Base Bylaw 282http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_282.pdfBase Bylaw 282Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw282BaseThe sum of monies held in the Regional ($2,101,861), Fraser ($4,134,652), Lulu Island West Area ($20,172), North Shore Area ($272,103), Vancouver ($0) Accounts are paid out.
Base Bylaw 904http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_904.pdfBase Bylaw 904Disposition of Part of Tynehead Regional Park Bylaw‎904BaseElectoral Areas Committee as appointed by the GVRD is delegated the responsibility for hearing recommendations for filing building regulations contraventions under Section 700 of the Municipal Act in the land titles office
Base Bylaw 1075http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1075.pdfBase Bylaw 1075Electoral Area A Advisory Planning Commission Establishment Bylaw‎1075BaseAuthorizes the Sale of Portions of Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey. The lands may be sold or exchanged for other lands to be used for park purposes and the sale of the lands will be free of any dedication to the public for park purposes
Base Bylaw 1181http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1181.pdfBase Bylaw 1181Electoral Area A Board of Variance Bylaw ‎1181BaseTo authorize entry into the E-Comm Emergency Communications for Southwest British Columbia Incorporated Members' Agreement
Base Bylaw 1146http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1146.pdfBase Bylaw 1146Electoral Area A Building Administration Bylaw‎1146BaseRepeals Bylaw Numbers 841, 939 and 981. Establishes procedures for the conduct of local elections including: Application, Voting Day Registration, Additional General Voting Opportunities, Required Advance Voting Opportunities, Mail Ballot Voting, Determination of Results and Interpretation
Unofficial Consolidation - 835http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_835 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdfUnofficial Consolidation - 835Electoral Area A Unsightly Premises and Nuisance Bylaw ‎835BaseUnofficial Consolidation of Electoral Area A Advisory Planning Commission Establishment Bylaw 835. In order to provide a single point of reference, this consolidation includes all amendments established by GVRD Amending Bylaws 952 & 1099.
Base Bylaw 835http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_835.pdfBase Bylaw 835Electoral Area A Unsightly Premises and Nuisance Bylaw ‎835BaseEstablishes an Advisory Planning Commission for Electoral Area C. Establishes processes and procedures of the Commission. Repeals Bylaw No. 694
Amending Bylaw 952http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_835 - Amendment_952.pdfAmending Bylaw 952Electoral Area A Unsightly Premises and Nuisance Bylaw ‎835AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 835 by changing all references to Electoral Area C to Electoral Area A and by deleting and replacing words in Section 2, 3, 4, 16 and 17
Amending Bylaw 1099http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_835 - Amendment_1099.pdfAmending Bylaw 1099Electoral Area A Unsightly Premises and Nuisance Bylaw ‎835AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 835 by deleting and replacing "Finisterre Island, Passage Island and Bowyer Island" with "and Finisterre Island;" in the fourth clause; by deleting and replacing the phrase "6 members" with "8 members" in Section 3 and by deleting and replacing phrases in Section 4. Schedule 835-A is deleted and replaced.
Base Bylaw 1144http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1144.pdfBase Bylaw 1144Electoral Area A Zoning Bylaw‎1144BaseRepeals Bylaw No. 1028. Regulates Zoning and development of real property within parts of Electoral Area A. Establishes General Regulations, Zone Schedules, Subdivision of Land, Off-Street Parking and Loading, Amendment Procedures, Severability and Enforcement effective as of October 2011
Base Bylaw 1102http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1102.pdfBase Bylaw 1102Electoral Area A Zoning Bylaw‎1102BaseRepeals Bylaw No. 857 and 953. Establishes the continuation of the Board of Variance and sets out procedures to be followed by the Board of Variance. Establishes Definitions, Continuation of Board, Secretary, Application Procedures, Notices, Conduct of Hearing and Decisions
Base Bylaw 1198http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1198.pdfBase Bylaw 1198Financial Plan Bylaw‎1198BaseProhibits owners or occupiers of real property within Electoral Areas B and C of the GVRD from allowing property to become or remain untidy or unsightly and to require owners or occupiers of such real property to remove from it any accumulation of filth, discharged materials or rubbish of any kind
Base Bylaw 1196http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1196.pdfBase Bylaw 1196Financial Plan Bylaw‎1196BaseRepeals Bylaw 1175 and adopts financial plan for the years 2014-2018
Base Bylaw 1213http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1213.pdfBase Bylaw 1213Financial Plan‎1213BaseRepeals Bylaw 1196 and adopts Bylaw a financial plan for the years 2015-2019
Base Bylaw 1043http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1043.pdfBase Bylaw 1043Financial Plan‎1043BaseEstablishes Administration of the Building Code within Electoral Area A. Repeals Bylaw No. 219, 271, 435, 518, 586, 708, 709, 728, 761, 778, 779, 807, 866 and 955
Base Bylaw 268http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_268.pdfBase Bylaw 268Food Sector Grease Interceptor Bylaw268BaseRegulates the discharge of wastewater from food sector establishments that contains or may be contaminiated with fats, oils and grease. Establishes applications, restrictions, grease interceptor requirements, grease interceptor standards and sizing, sampling, labelling requirments, maintenance, record keeping, orders, fees and offences.
Base Bylaw 792http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_792.pdfBase Bylaw 792Freedom of Information792BaseEstablishes the Administration of the Freedom Of Information and Protection and Privacy Act including: Definitions and Interpretation, Administration, Responding to Requests, Extension Of Time, Transfer Of Request, Information to be Released within 60 Days, Notification, Powers, Duties and Functions of the Head, Fees and General
Base Bylaw 213http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVWD_Bylaw_213.pdfBase Bylaw 213Freedom of Information213BaseSets out principles for administering the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Base Bylaw 177http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_177.pdfBase Bylaw 177Freedom of Information177BaseSets out Definition and Interpretation, Administration, Powers of Coordinator, Powers, Duties and Functions of the Head for the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Amending Bylaw 969http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_792 - Amendment_969.pdfAmending Bylaw 969Freedom of Information792AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 792 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2 to read "The Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of the GVRD are designated as the Coordinators for the purposes of the Act."
Amending Bylaw 878http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_792 - Amendment_878.pdfAmending Bylaw 878Freedom of Information792AmendingRepeals Bylaw No. 810 and Amends Bylaw No. 792 by deleting and replacing Section 2.1 and Section 2.2
Amending Bylaw 810http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_792 - Amendment_810.pdfAmending Bylaw 810Freedom of Information792AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 792 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2
Amending Bylaw 230http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVWD_Bylaw_213 - Amendment_230.pdfAmending Bylaw 230Freedom of Information213AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 229 by deleting and replacing Section 2 (Citation).
Amending Bylaw 229http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVWD_Bylaw_213 - Amendment_229.pdfAmending Bylaw 229Freedom of Information213AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 213 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2, relative to designation of Coordinators.
Amending Bylaw 222http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVWD_Bylaw_213 - Amendment_222.pdfAmending Bylaw 222Freedom of Information213AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 213 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2, relative to designation of Coordinators.
Amending Bylaw 217http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_177 - Amendment_217.pdfAmending Bylaw 217Freedom of Information177AmendingAmends Byalw No. 177 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2 (Administration).
Amending Bylaw 214http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVWD_Bylaw_213 - Amendment_214.pdfAmending Bylaw 214Freedom of Information213AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 213 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2, relative to designation of Coordinators.
Amending Bylaw 177http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_177 - Amendment_193.pdfAmending Bylaw 177Freedom of Information177AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 177 by deleting and replacing Section 2.2 (Administration). Repeals Bylaw No. 178.
Base Bylaw 1085http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1085.pdfBase Bylaw 1085Gasoline Distribution Emission Regulation Bylaw1085BaseRegulates Gasoline Distriubtion Emission by setting out standards for: Application of Emission, Registration, Fees, General Requirements and Standard Conditions, Requirements for Gasoline Distribution Terminals, Equipment and Operating Requirements, Monitoring, Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements, Requirements for Bulk Plants, Requirements for Fuel Transfer Vehicles and Requirements for Service Stations
Amending Bylaw 1129http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1085 - Amendment_1129.pdfAmending Bylaw 1129Gasoline Distribution Emission Regulation Bylaw1085AmendingAmends Bylaw No. 1085 by deleting and replacing Section 27, Section 36 and Section 45
Base Bylaw 1214http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1214.pdfBase Bylaw 1214Geospatial Reference System Fees and Charges Bylaw1214BaseA Bylaw to Impose Fees and Other Charges for Use of the Regional Geospatial Reference System
Base Bylaw 1197http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1197.pdfBase Bylaw 1197Geospatial Reference System Fees and Charges Bylaw1197BaseImposes Fees and other charges for use of the Regional Geospatial Reference System. Identifies User Fee in Schedule A effective as of January 1, 2014

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