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City of London By-laws*

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The City Clerk’s Office maintains all by-laws for the City of London. The documents provided are the consolidated versions of by-laws that contain all amendments passed by City Council.  All documents are in (pdf) format.

Consolidated By-laws In Force and Effect (A-Z)

 

Abandoned Refrigerator, Freezer & Container By-law – PW-2

A by-law to provide for the regulation and control of the storage and abandonment of unattended and unsafe boxes and containers.

 

Access to Adjoining Property By-law - A-6

A by-law to provide for the entry upon adjoining lands.

 

Adult Books & Magazine Outlets - A-11

A by-law to provide for the regulation of adult book and magazine outlets.

 

Adult Video Cassette & Disc Outlets - A-10

A by-law to provide for the regulation of adult video cassette and disc outlets.

 

Animal Control By-law - PH-3

A by-law to provide for the Regulation, Restriction and Prohibition of the keeping of Animals in the City of London.

 

Basement Flooding Grant Program - A.-7562-160

A By-law to provide for a City of London Sump Pump, Sewage Ejector, and Storm Private Drain Connection Grant Program to owners of semi-detached, detached and duplex residential properties, condominium corporations, and to non-profit housing co-operatives for units used for residential purposes.

 

Boulevard Tree Protection By-law - P.-69

A by-law relating to Planting and Preserving of trees on Boulevards in the City of London.

 

Building By-law - B-6

A By-law to provide for Construction, Demoltion, Change of Use, Occupancy Permits, Transfer of Permits and Inspections.

 

Business Licensing By-law - L-6

A by-law to provide for the licencing and regulation of various businesses.

 

Civic Administration By-law – A-44

A by-law respecting the Civic Administration.

 

Committee of Adjustment and London Consent Authority By-law - CP-7

A by-law to provide for the Committee of Adjustment for the City of London and the London Consent Authority.

 

Complete Application Delegation & Acceptance By-law - C.P.-1470-218

A by-law to delegate the authority to require an applicant to provide information and material in support of the various Planning Act applications.

 

Conveyance of Land and Cash in Lieu Thereof for Park and Other Purposes - CP-9

A by-law to provide for the Conveyance of Land and Cash in Lieu Thereof for Park and Other Purposes.

 

Council Procedure By-law A-50

A by-law to provide for the Rules of Order and Procedure for the Council of The Corporation of the City of London.

 

Council Policy By-law - A.-6151-17

A By-law to establish policies for the sale and other disposition of land, hiring of employees, procurement of goods and services, public notice, accountability and transparency, and delegation of powers and duties, as required under section 270(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

Schedules A to G

A. Sale & Disposition of Land Policy

B. Hiring of Employees Policy

C. Procurement of Goods & Services Policy

E. Public Notice Policy

F. Accountability & Transparency to Public Policy

G. Delegation of Powers & Duties Policy

 

Development Charges By-law - C.P.-1496-244

A by-law respecting development charges.

 

Discharge of Firearms & Bows By-law - PW-7

A by-law to prohibit and regulate the discharge of firearms and bows in the City of London.

 

Dog Licensing and Control By-law - PH-4

A by-law to provide for the Regulation, Restriction and Prohibition of the Keeping and the Running at Large of Dogs in the City of London.

 

Downtown Business Association Improvement Area By-law - CP-2

A by-law to provide for the Improvement Area to be known as the London Downtown Business Association Improvement Area and to establish a Board of Management therefore.

 

Drainage By-law - WM-4

A by-law to regulate connections to the Public Sewage Works.

 

Election Sign By-law - E.-185-537

A by-law to enact a new "Election Sign By-law".

 

Election Compliance Audit Committee By-law - A.-6512-117

A By-law to establish a Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committee in accordance with Sections 81 and 81.1 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended.

 

Execution of Certain Documents By-law - A-1

A by-law to provide for the Execution of Certain Documents.

 

Fees and Charges By-law - A-51

A by-law to provide for Various Fees and Charges

 

Fence By-law - PS-6

A by-law to provide for regulating and governing fences in the City of London.

 

Fire Department Service Fees By-law - F-4

A by-law to provide for the establishment of Fire Department Service Fees.

 

Fire Safety Boxes By-law - F.-167-159

A by-law with respect to the installation and maintenance of a fire safety box.

 

Fireworks By-law - PW-11

A by-law to provide for the sale of fireworks and the setting off of fireworks and pyrotechnics within the City of London, and for requiring a permit and imposing conditions.

 

Food Premises Inspection & Mandatory Food Handler Certification By-law - PH-16

A by-law to regulate the display of information to the public regarding the health inspection status of food premises and to provide for mandatory certification of food handlers in the City of London.

 

Fortification of Land By-law - PW-8

A by-law to regulate the fortification of and protective elements applied to land.

 

Graffiti Implements By-law - PW-10

A by-law to prevent the sale of Graffiti Implements to Minors.

 

Hearings Officer By-law - A.-6653-121

A by-law to establish the positions of Hearings Officer.

 

Heavy Loads on Roads By-law - S-2

A by-law to provide for the regulation of the movement of Heavy Loads and Objects over London Streets.

 

Idling Control By-law - PH-15

A by-law to provide for the control of the idling of motor vehicles in the City of London.

 

Informal Residential Care Facility Licensing By-law - CP-21

A by-law to provide for the licensing and regulation of informal residential care facilities and services in the City of London
 

Regulations

 

Industrial Oversizing Reserve Fund By-law - A.-5840-172

A by-law to establish the Industrial Oversizing Reserve Fund – General, the Industrial Oversizing Reserve Fund – Sewer and the Industrial Oversizing Reserve Fund – Water.

 

Inspections By-law - A-30

Being a by-law to provide for powers of entry on land for the purpose of carrying out inspections.

 

Lane Maintenance Policy By-law - A.-6168-43

A By-law to adopt the City of London’s Lane Maintenance Policy.

 

Lead Service Extension Replacement Fund By-law - A.-6123-196

A By-law to provide for a Lead Service Extension Replacement Loan Program Pilot Project for owner-occupied dwellings of three or less dwelling units.

 

Lottery Licensing By-law - L-1

A by-law to provide for the appointment of a lottery licensing officer and to provide for the licensing of bingos, raffles and other lottery schemes.

 

Methadone Pharmacy & Methadone Clinics Licensing By-law - L-8

A By-law to provide for the licensing and regulation of Methadone Clinics and Methadone Pharmacies in the City of London.

 

Mobile Sign Business Licensing By-law - L.-128-117

A by-law for licensing, regulating and governing persons who carry on the business of leasing mobile signs.

 

Municipal Housing Facilities By-law - A.-7642-529

A by-law to provide for municipal housing facilities.

 

Municipal Waste & Resource Materials Collection By-law - WM-12

A by-law to provide for the collection of municipal waste and resource materials in the City of London.
 

 

Naming of Highways & Numbering of Buildings & Lots By-law – B-1

A by-law to provide for the naming of Highways and the Numbering of Buildings and Lots

 

Official Plan - C.P.-1284-227 (Consolidated)

The Official Plan for the City of London, prepared and enacted in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13.  It replaces the Official Plan for the City of London Planning Area, adopted in 1971, and all amendments to that Plan.  For the lands annexed to the City of London by the London-Middlesex Act, 1992, it also replaces the Town of Westminster Official Plan, the Township of London Official Plan, the Township of West Nissouri Official Plan and the Township of North Dorchester Official Plan.

 

Off Leash Dog Park By-law - PH-7

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

London.

 

Off Street Residential Parking By-law - PS-112

A By-law to Regulate Off-street Parking, Standing and Stopping of Motor Vehicles in Residential Areas within the City of London.

 

Open Air Burning By-law - F-7

A by-law to provide for the Regulation of open air burning in the City of London.

 

Parks and Recreation Area By-law - PR-2

A By-law relating to the use, protection and regulation of Public parks and Recreation Areas in the City of London.

 

Pawnbrokers By-law - L-7

A by-law to provide for licensing the business of a pawnbroker.

 

Pesticides By-law - PH-14

A by-law to regulate the use of pesticides within the City of London.

 

Pit Bull Dog Licensing By-law - PH-12

A By-law to provide for the licensing and regulation of Pit Bull Dogs in the City of London.

 

Planning Pre-Consultation By-law - C.P.-1469-217

A by-law to require an applicant to consult with the municipality prior to making an application under the Planning Act. 

 

Property Standards By-law - CP-16

A by-law prescribing Standard for the Maintenance and occupancy of property.

 

Property Tax Collection By-law - A-8

A by-law to provide for the Collection of Property Taxes.

 

Public Nuisance By-law - PH-18

A By-law to prohibit and regulate public nuisances within the City of London.

 

Public Pound By-law - PH-5

A by-law to provide for the Appointment of a Poundkeeper and to regulate the Public Pound.

 

Records Retention By-law - A.-7323-298

A by-law to provide for the classification, retention and destruction of the records of The Corporation of the City of London and to repeal By-law No. A.-4640-291 being "a by-law to provide for the retention of documents and for the destruction of certain documents".

 

Residential Rental Units Licensing By-law - CP-19

A By-law to provide for the licensing and regulation of Residential Rental Units in the City of London.

 

RZone Behaviour Policy - A.-6953-154

A By-law to approve a policy to prohibit inappropriate behaviour and violence at City of London recreation facilities, known as the Rzone Policy.

 

Sign By-law 2017 - S.-5868-183 (applies to signs erected after May 30, 2017 or to pre-existing signs not lawfully erected or substantially altered)

A by-law prohibiting and regulating signs and regulating the placing of signs upon highways and buildings.

 

Sign & Canopy By-law - S.-3775-94  (applies to signs and other advertising devices lawfully erected or not substantially altered on or before May 30, 2017)

A by-law prohibiting and regulating signs and other advertising devices, and regulating the placing of signs and canopies upon highways.

 

Site Alteration By-law - C.P.-1363-381

A by-law to prohibit and regulate the placing or dumping of fill and the alteration of the grade of land in defined areas of the City of London.

 

Site Plan Control Area By-law - C.P.-1455-541

A by-law to designate a site plan control area and to delegate Council’s power under Section 41 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P. 13.

 

Smoke Free Public Places By-law - PH-10

A By-law to Regulate Smoking in Public Places in the City of London.

 

Smoking Near Recreation Amenities & Entrances By-law - A.-6924-85

A By-law to Prohibit Smoking within 9 metres of Recreation Amenities in Municipal Parks, and Entrances to Municipally-owned Buildings.

 

Smoke Free Workplace By-law - PH-11

A By-law to regulate smoking in workplaces in the City of London.

 

Snow Vehicles on Municipal Highways - PS-3

A By-law to provide for the prohibition of the driving of snow vehicles on the municipal highways.

 

Sound By-law - PW-12

A by-law to provide for the Regulation and Prohibition of Noise and Sound.

 

Special Events Policies and Procedures Manual 2017 - CPOL.-11-106

A by-law to approve the City of London’s 2017 Special Events Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

Streets By-law - S-1

A by-law to provide for the regulation of streets.

 

Subdivision & Condominium Delegation & Approval By-law - CP-17

A by-law to delegate certain portions of Council’s assigned authority with respect to approvals for plans of subdivision and condominium pursuant to the Planning Act.

 

Swimming Pool Fences By-law - PS-5

A by-law to provide for the owners of privately-owned outdoor swimming pools to erect and maintain fences.

 

Vehicle For Hire By-law - L.-130-71

A By-law to provide for the licensing, regulating and governing of vehicles for hire, including cabs, accessible cabs, limousines, private vehicles for hire and accessible vehicles for hire, owners and brokers.

Regulations

 

Traffic and Parking By-law - PS-113 (Includes Consolidated By-law and Schedules)

A by-law to regulate traffic and the parking of motor vehicles in the City of London.
 

Tree Protection By-law - C.P.-1515-228 (Includes Schedules)

A by-law to regulate the injuring and destruction of trees and to encourage preservation and planting of trees throughout the City of London.

 

Unauthorized Area Parking By-law - S-3

A By-law to prohibit Front Yard, Side Yard and Boulevard Parking within the City of London.

 

Vacant Building By-law - A-35

A by-law to regulate vacant buildings.

 

Vital Services By-law - PH-6

A by-law concerning the Provision of Vital Services and the Maintenance of Suitable Heat at Leased or Rental Dwellings.

 

Waste Discharge By-law - WM-16

A by-law to provide for the regulation of the discharge of wastes into the public sewage works and of hauled liquid waste.

 

Wastewater & Stormwater By-law - WM-28

A by-law for regulation of wastewater and stormwater drainage systems in the City of London.

 

Water By-law - W-8

A by-law to provide for the Regulation of Water Supply in the City of London.

 

Yard & Lot Maintenance By-law - PW-9

A By-law to provide for the filling up, draining, cleaning and clearing of land, and clearing of refuse from land.

 

Zoning By-law - Z.-1

A By-law to establish Zoning Regulations in the City of London pursuant to the Planning Act.

 

        

Proposed By-laws (A-Z)

By-laws listed below are by-laws that aren't currently In Force and Effect but are of interest to the Public.  Please Contact the City Clerk's Office (519-661-4530) for any inquires.

London Plan - C.P.-1512-177 (89.5 MB) Notice of Adoption of the London Plan

A by-law to adopt the “The London Plan” - the Official Plan for the City of London and to repeal By-law C.P.-1284-227 entitled “by-law to adopt the new Official Plan for the City of London Planning Area and to rescind the 1971 Official Plan” and all amendments.

 

Municipal By-law Enforcement Appointments

 

 

The Corporation of the City of London maintains lists (click on link below) of individuals appointed to enforce municipal by-laws:
 

Building Inspectors

Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers

Parking Enforcement

Property Standards Inspectors

Weed Inspectors

 

 

 

 

Ontario Municipal Board Hearings - City of London Related

This link will take you to the Ontario Municipal Board website that contains the Current E-Status Case List for London files before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).  This is a record of cases currently "Open" and recently "Closed" cases before the OMB. 

 

 

 

 

 

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