Common Bylaws

For easy reference, we've compiled this list of our most commonly accessed Bylaws.

For an entire list of Kamloops' Bylaws, visit our CivicWeb Portal where you can search, sort, download, and print the Bylaws you need.

Animal Control Bylaw 34-11

This bylaw outlines the requirements for the licensing and control of animals within the city. This includes dogs, cats, farm animals, urban hens, beekeeping, registered guide dogs and personal assistance dogs, aggressive dogs, dogs in parks, kennels, pounds, and penalties.

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Building Bylaw 11-80

This bylaw regulates the construction, alteration, repair, moving, or demolition of buildings and structures. It also includes permit fees and climatic data for building design.

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Business License and Regulation Bylaw 9-60

This bylaw governs licencing regulations and fees for conducting any business within the city. This includes commercial operations, home-based businesses, not-for-profits, food trucks and other mobile vendors, and temporary operations like a carnival.

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Cemetery Bylaw 6-27

This bylaw is to regulate, maintain and operate cemeteries, including columbaria and mausoleums, subject to the Cremation, Interment, and Funeral Services Act.

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Clean Indoor Air Bylaw 24-26

This bylaw governs regulations regarding smoking in buildings and public places, including signage and penalties.

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Controlled Substances Property Remediation Bylaw 24-40

This bylaw outlines the city's authority to deal with real property and premises damaged through the production, trade, or use of controlled substances. 

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Development Cost Charges Bylaw 48-100

This bylaw outlines how and when development cost charges can be imposed for the purpose of providing funds to assist the City in providing, constructing, altering, or expanding sewage, water, drainage, and highway facilities to service future development. 

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Dog Responsibility Bylaw 34-42

This bylaw regulates dog owners' responsibilities, including licensing and fees, maximum number of dogs, seizure and impoundment, and provisions for dangerous, aggressive, or nuisance dogs.

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Earthwork Control Bylaw 4-19

This bylaw outlines requirements for removing, moving, or depositing material such as soil, sand, gravel, or rock, from, or, or to land within the city.

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Fire Prevention Bylaw 10-37

This bylaw is intended to secure public safety and is subject to the British Columbia Fire Services Act and Regulations, as well as the National Fire Code of Canada. It covers fire protection and safety, open air fires, backyard burning, fireworks, inspections, and penalties. 

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Good Neighbour Bylaw 49-1

To promote civic responsibility and encourage good relationships between neighbours. To protect and enhance the well-being of the city, this bylaw regulates nuisances, disturbances, that the property is not unsightly, offensive, unsanitary or noxious, and other objectionable situations, that is liable to disturb the quiet, rest, enjoyment, comfort, or convenience of individuals or the public.

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Graffiti Bylaw 25-5

This bylaw controls graffiti and murals with the purpose of promoting a well-maintained and attractive community. It outlines owner and occupant responsibility around graffiti removal, as well as the process for mural applications.

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In-line Skates, Skateboards and Scooters Control Bylaw 23-63

We recognize that scooters, skateboards, and in-line skates are an environmentally friendly method of travel. To keep these activities safe for skaters and scooters with respect to traffic and pedestrians, this bylaw prohibits or restricts using these devices in high traffic areas.

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Off-Highway Vehicles Bylaw 23-39

This bylaw regulates the use of recreational and off-highway vehicles within the City of Kamloops to protect land, prevent erosion, and protect citizens from dust and noise nuisance.

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Panhandling Bylaw 24-38

This bylaw regulates and controls panhandling in the City of Kamloops. 

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Parks Regulation Bylaw 35-66

This bylaw provides for the use, regulation, and protection of public lands, to include parks and boulevards within the City of Kamloops. The bylaw also governs the rules for temporary overnight shelters within city limits.

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Pesticide Use Control Bylaw 26-4

This bylaw regulates the use of pesticides within the City of Kamloops.

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Road Right-of-Way Bylaw 24-23

This bylaw outlines the terms and conditions imposted by Council regarding the closure of and construction on road rights-of-way within the City of Kamloops. It also outlines the requirements of real property owners regarding the maintenance of boulevards and the removal of snow, ice, and rubbish from sidewalks.

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Security Alarm System Bylaw 10-38

The intent of this bylaw is to reduce the number of unnecessary emergency police responses resulting from false security alarms. The bylaw regulates three security alarm categories: intrusion alarms, panic alarms, and hold-up alarms. Review our info sheet to learn more.

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Sign Regulations Bylaw 11-77

This bylaw outlines the size, location, and content of signage within the City to prevent interference with signs and lights erected for the direction of traffic, prevent confusion and undue conflict of signage, and permit the proper identification of businesses.

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Solid Waste Bylaw 40-59

This bylaw provides a system for the collection, removal, and disposal of solid waste and recyclables. 

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Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw 4-33

This bylaw outlines the works and services conditons that must be met for subdivision plan approval or building permit issuance. These conditions are required by applicants and owners of property located in the City. 

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Traffic Bylaw 23-30

This bylaw includes general traffic regulations (such as truck routes and speed limits), pedestrian regulations, and parking regulations and rates.

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Tree Protection Bylaw 50-1

This bylaw regulates the cutting and removal of trees, as well as the fees, terms, and conditions for any required permits. It also defines a "Hazardous Tree", and outlines a property owner's responsibility for removing a hazardous tree.

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Vehicle for Hire Bylaw 28-18

This bylaw outlines requirements for taxicabs, including inspection, licencing, and certification requirements, idle restrictions, and accessible vehicle requisites.

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Waterworks Bylaw 12-31

This bylaw outlines the rate structure for water utilities, as well as sprinkling regulations.

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Zoning Bylaw 5-1-2001

This bylaw governs land use and the form, siting, height, and density of all development within the City boundaries, including secondary suites.

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