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:

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

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Affordable Housing Development Reserve Fund Bylaw 1309, 2020http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/MVRD_Bylaw_1309.pdfAffordable Housing Development Reserve Fund Bylaw 1309, 2020Affordable Housing Development Reserve Fund Bylaw1309 (MVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw establishing a reserve fund to set aside funds to provide for costs related to new MVHC affordable housing development projects on lands owned by MVRD or MVRD member jurisdictions.
Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1098, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1098.pdfAgricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1098, 2008Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1098 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw regulates air emissions from boilers fuelled with  biomass, natural gas, or propane with a facility capacity of 50MW or less and used solely in agricultural operations located wholly in  the agricultural land reserve.  The Bylaw specifies requirements for registration, fees, emission limits, stack design, testing, record keeping and reporting.
Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1098, 2008 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1098 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdfAgricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1098, 2008 - Unofficial ConsolidationAgricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1098 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Unofficial 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.
Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1109, 2009 - Amends Bylaw 1098, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1098 - Amendment_1109.pdfAgricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw 1109, 2009 - Amends Bylaw 1098, 2008Agricultural Boilers Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1098 (GVRD)AmendingGVRD Bylaw 1109 amends GVRD Bylaw 1098 by replacing Section 8, 9, 11, 32 & 36 and by replacing phrases in Appendix 1 and 2.
Air Quality Management Bylaw 1082, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1082.pdfAir Quality Management Bylaw 1082, 2008Air Quality Management Bylaw1082 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw prohibits the discharge of air contaminants from an industry, trade or business unless authorized by permit or regulation.  The Bylaws provides exemptions for certain activities, prohibits pollution in any case, describes the management of permits and approvals, bylaw enactment, issuance of orders, powers of inspection, fees and costs, offences and penalties.
Air Quality Management Bylaw 1082, 2008 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/MVRD_Bylaw_1082_Consolidation.pdfAir Quality Management Bylaw 1082, 2008 - Unofficial ConsolidationAir Quality Management Bylaw1082 (GVRD)Amending
Air Quality Management Bylaw 1308, 2020 - Amends Bylaw 1082, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/MVRD_Bylaw_1082_Amendment_1308.pdfAir Quality Management Bylaw 1308, 2020 - Amends Bylaw 1082, 2008Air Quality Management Bylaw1082 (GVRD)Amending
Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1083, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083.pdfAir Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1083, 2008Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw defines requirements for air discharge permit and approval annual emission fees, sets unit fees for specific air contaminants and application fees for air discharge permits, approvals and amendments.
Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1083, 2008 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083-Unofficial_Consolidation.pdfAir Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1083, 2008 - Unofficial ConsolidationAir Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Unofficial 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, 2011 and Amending Bylaw 1230, 2016.
Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1135, 2011 - Amends Bylaw 1083, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083 - Amendment_1135.pdfAir Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1135, 2011 - Amends Bylaw 1083, 2008Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083 (GVRD)AmendingGVRD Bylaw 1135 amends GVRD Bylaw 1083 by replacing the definition of "Hazardous Air pollutants", by adding definitions and by deleting the definition of "Volatile Organic Compounds" in Section 3, by replacing Table 1 in Section 6 and by replacing Section 15.
Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1230, 2016 - Amends Bylaw 1083, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1083-Amendment_1230.pdfAir Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw 1230, 2016 - Amends Bylaw 1083, 2008Air Quality Management Fees Regulation Bylaw‎1083 (GVRD)AmendingGVRD Bylaw 1230 amends GVRD Bylaw 1083 by replacing Section 8, Permit and Approval Fees. 
Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw 1086, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1086.pdfAutomotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw 1086, 2008Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw‎1086 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw regulates emissions from automotive refinishing operations.    The Bylaw specifies requirements for registration, fees, maximum VOC material concentrations, equipment and operating parameters, technician training, monitoring, record keeping and reporting.
Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw 1086, 2008 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/MVRD_Bylaw_1086_Consolidation.pdfAutomotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw 1086, 2008 - Unofficial ConsolidationAutomotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw‎1086 (GVRD)BaseUnofficial Consolidation
Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw 1296, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 1086, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/MVRD_Bylaw_1086_Amendment_1296.pdfAutomotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw 1296, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 1086, 2008Automotive Refinishing Emission Regulation Bylaw‎1086 (GVRD)Amending
Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1087, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1087.pdf Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1087, 2008Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1087 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw regulates air emissions from boilers fuelled with biomass, natural gas, or propane with a facility capacity of 50MW or less, other than those used in the agricultural sector (see Bylaw 1098) .  The Bylaw specifies requirements for registration, fees, biomass fuel management plans, emission limits, stack design, dispersion modelling, stack testing, continuous monitoring, record keeping, reporting, and maintenance tune-ups.
Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1087, 2008 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1087 - Unofficial Consolidation.pdf Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1087, 2008 - Unofficial ConsolidationBoilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1087 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Unofficial 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.
Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1190, 2013 - Amends Bylaw 1087, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1087 - Amendment_1190.pdfBoilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw 1190, 2013 - Amends Bylaw 1087, 2008Boilers and Process Heaters Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1087 (GVRD)AmendingGVRD Bylaw 1190 amends GVRD Bylaw 1087 by changing and adding several definitions, by replacing Sections 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 32, 37 and adding Sections 38, 39, 40 and by replacing Appendix 2, Section 2 and adding Appendix 3 and 4.
Concrete and Concrete Products Industries Emission Regulation Bylaw 1084, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1084.pdfConcrete and Concrete Products Industries Emission Regulation Bylaw 1084, 2008Concrete and Concrete Products Industries Emission Regulation Bylaw ‎1084 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw regulates air emissions from facilities that manufacture concrete pipe, concrete structural products, or other concrete products.  The Bylaw specifies requirements for registration, fees, fugitive dust control equipment and procedures, monitoring, record keeping, and reporting. 
Cost Apportionment Bylaw 283, 2014http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_283.pdfCost Apportionment Bylaw 283, 2014Cost Apportionment Bylaw283 (GVS&DD)BaseGVS&DD Bylaw sets out the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District’s method of apportioning annual sewerage and drainage expenditures among the member municipalities.
Cost Apportionment Bylaw 283, 2014 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_283-Unofficial_Consolidation.pdfCost Apportionment Bylaw 283, 2014 - Unofficial ConsolidationCost Apportionment Bylaw283 (GVS&DD)BaseUnofficial consolidation of GVS&DD Bylaws 283, 2014; 301, 2016; 328, 2019; 331, 2019; and 332, 2019..  GVS&DD Bylaw sets out the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District’s method of apportioning annual (2014) sewerage and drainage expenditures among the member municipalities.
Cost Apportionment Bylaw 301, 2016 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_283-Amendment_301.pdfCost Apportionment Bylaw 301, 2016 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014Cost Apportionment Bylaw283 (GVS&DD)AmendingGVS&DD Bylaw 301, 2016 amends GVS&DD Cost Apportionment Bylaw 20186, 2014 by deleting sections 2. and 3.
Cost Apportionment Bylaw 328, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_283-Amendment_328.pdfCost Apportionment Bylaw 328, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014Cost Apportionment Bylaw283 (GVS&DD)Amending
Cost Apportionment Bylaw 331, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_283_Amendment_331.pdfCost Apportionment Bylaw 331, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014Cost Apportionment Bylaw283 (GVS&DD)Amending
Cost Apportionment Bylaw 332, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014 (Anmore)http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/SDD_Bylaw_283_Amendment_332.pdfCost Apportionment Bylaw 332, 2019 - Amends Bylaw 283, 2014 (Anmore)Cost Apportionment Bylaw283 (GVS&DD)Amending
Dedication of Land as Regional Park Bylaw 1061, 2007http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1061.pdfDedication of Land as Regional Park Bylaw 1061, 2007Dedication of Lands BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBaseBylaws authorizing the dedication of lands.
Dedication of Land as Regional Park Bylaw 1300, 2020http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/MVRD_Bylaw_1300.pdfDedication of Land as Regional Park Bylaw 1300, 2020Dedication of Lands BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase
Delegation of Hearings Bylaw 904, 1998http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_904.pdfDelegation of Hearings Bylaw 904, 1998Delegation of Hearings Bylaw904 (GVRD)BaseGVRD Bylaw delegates the responsibility for hearing recommendations for filing building regulations contraventions in the land titles office to the Electoral Area Committee as appointed from time to time by the GVRD.
Development Cost Charge Bylaw 254, 2010http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw 254, 2010Development Cost Charge Bylaw254 (GVS&DD)BaseGVS&DD Bylaw sets Development Cost Charges (DCC) by establishing standards for: Terms & Definitions, Application of DCC, Exemptions from DCC, Waiver of DCC, Calculation of DCC, Combination Development, Payment, Collection and Remittance of DCC, Payment of DCC by Instalments, Collection & Remittance of DCC, Municipal Agreements and Failure to Remit DCC.
Development Cost Charge Bylaw 254, 2010 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254-Unofficial_Consolidation.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw 254, 2010 - Unofficial ConsolidationDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw254 (GVS&DD)BaseGVS&DD Unofficial Consolidation of GVS&DD Development Cost Charge Bylaw 254. In order to provide a single point of reference, this consolidation includes all amendments established by GVS&DD Amending Bylaw 286; Amending Bylaw 292, 2015; and Amending Bylaw 305, 2017.
Development Cost Charge Bylaw 286, 2014 - Amends Bylaw 254, 2010http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254 - Amendment_286.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw 286, 2014 - Amends Bylaw 254, 2010Development Cost Charge Bylaw254 (GVS&DD)AmendingGVS&DD Bylaw 286 amends GVS&DD Bylaw 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).
Development Cost Charge Bylaw 286, 2014 - Board Resolutionhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254-BoardResolution_286.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw 286, 2014 - Board ResolutionDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw254 (GVS&DD)AmendingGVS&DD Board Resolution regarding GVS&DD Development Cost Charge Amending Bylaw No. 286, 2014.
Development Cost Charge Bylaw 292, 2015 - Amends Bylaw 254, 2010http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254-Amendment_292.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw 292, 2015 - Amends Bylaw 254, 2010Development Cost Charge Bylaw254 (GVS&DD)AmendingGVS&DD Bylaw 292 amends GVS&DD Bylaw 254 by adding definitions to Section 3.1, and adding Section 4.1.2.
Development Cost Charge Bylaw 305, 2017 - Amends Bylaw 254, 2010http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_254-Amendment_305.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Bylaw 305, 2017 - Amends Bylaw 254, 2010Development Cost Charge Bylaw254 (GVS&DD)AmendingGVS&DD Bylaw 305 aemnds GVS&DD Bylaw 254 by deleting certain definitions; deleting section 4.3; and replacing schedules A, B, C and D.
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 282, 2014http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_282.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 282, 2014Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)BaseGVS&DD Bylaws to authorize payment from the Development Cost Charge Reserve Expenditure Fund for the capital costs of providing, constructing, altering or expanding sewerage facilities that relate to development within the area of the Corporation Sums of monies held in the Regional, Fraser, Lulu Island West Area, North Shore Area, and Vancouver accounts are paid out.
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 290, 2015http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_290.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 290, 2015Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)Base
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 300, 2016http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_300.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 300, 2016Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)Base
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 303, 2017http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_303.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 303, 2017Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)Base
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 313, 2018http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_313.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 313, 2018Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)Base
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 325, 2019http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_325.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 325, 2019Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)Base
Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 339, 2020http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_339.pdfDevelopment Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaw 339, 2020Development Cost Charge Reserve Fund Expenditure Bylaws(GVS&DD)Base
DCC Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw 314, 2018http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_314.pdfDCC Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw 314, 2018Development Cost Charge Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw314 (GVS&DD)BaseA Bylaw to Establish a Waiver or Reduction of Development Cost Charges for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing.
DCC Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw 314, 2018 - Unofficial Consolidationhttp://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_314-Unofficial_Consolidation.pdfDCC Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw 314, 2018 - Unofficial ConsolidationDevelopment Cost Charge Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw314 (GVS&DD)Base
DCC Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw 322, 2018 - Amends Bylaw 314, 2018http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVSDD_Bylaw_314-Amendment_322.pdfDCC Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw 322, 2018 - Amends Bylaw 314, 2018Development Cost Charge Waiver or Reduction for Not-for-Profit Rental Housing Bylaw314 (GVS&DD)Amending
Disposition of Part of Crippen Regional Park Bylaw 1031, 2005http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1031.pdfDisposition of Part of Crippen Regional Park Bylaw 1031, 2005Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBaseBylaws authorizing the disposition or exchange of parkland.
Disposition of Part of Tynehead Regional Park Bylaw 1075, 2008http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1075.pdfDisposition of Part of Tynehead Regional Park Bylaw 1075, 2008Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase
Disposition of Part of Kariaka Creek Regional Park Bylaw 1108, 2009http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1108.pdfDisposition of Part of Kariaka Creek Regional Park Bylaw 1108, 2009Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase
Capilano River Regional Park Road Dedication for the Capilano Road Improvement Project Bylaw 1113, 2009http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1113.pdfCapilano River Regional Park Road Dedication for the Capilano Road Improvement Project Bylaw 1113, 2009Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase
Road Dedication of Part of Tynehead Regional Park for the Port Mann-Highway 1 Project Bylaw 1123, 2010http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1123.pdfRoad Dedication of Part of Tynehead Regional Park for the Port Mann-Highway 1 Project Bylaw 1123, 2010Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase
Road Dedication of Part of Tynehead Regional Park for the 96th Avenue Widening Project Bylaw 1124, 2010http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1124.pdfRoad Dedication of Part of Tynehead Regional Park for the 96th Avenue Widening Project Bylaw 1124, 2010Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase
Sale of Part of Surrey Bend Regional Park for Road Dedication Purposes Bylaw 1186, 2013http://www.metrovancouver.org/boards/Bylaws1/GVRD_Bylaw_1186.pdfSale of Part of Surrey Bend Regional Park for Road Dedication Purposes Bylaw 1186, 2013Disposition of Land BylawsREGIONAL DISTRICTBase

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