By-laws

Below are links to the Region's most frequently requested by-laws. If you are interested in by-laws not currently posted on the website, please contact the Regional Clerk's Office at 519-575-4400.


Most Frequently Requested By-laws

Fees and Charges By-law 14-002, A By-law to Establish Fees and Charges for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and Repeal By-law 13-001, as amended.

Amended Outdoor Water Use By-law 07-069; Amended by By-law 10-020, A By-law Respecting the Outdoor Use of Water and Amending By-law 03-025.

Carrying out Inspection By-law 07-035, A By-law to Allow the Regional Municipality of Waterloo to Enter on Land for the Purpose of Carrying Out Inspections.
Code of Use By-law 13-050, A By-law Respecting the Conduct of Persons Entering Upon Buildings, Grounds, and Public Transportation Vehicles Owned or Occupied by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Conservation of Trees in Woodlands By-law 08-026, A By-law to Restrict and Regulate the Destruction of Trees by Cutting, Burning or Other Means
Controlled Access Regional Roads By-law 58-87, A By-law to Designate and Regulate Controlled Access Roads.

  • For the most current amending by-law, contact the Regional Clerk's Office at 519-575-4400.
  • For information about the most current Schedule, contact Bruce Erb at 519-575-4435.
Establishments in the CI Core Zoning in St. Jacobs By-law 36-92, A By-law to Permit Retail Business Establishments in the CI Core Zoning in St. Jacobs to Remain Open on Holidays as Defined in the Retail Business Act, for the Times and Subject to the Condition Set Out.
Filming Events By-law 05-075, By-law to Regulate Filming Events on Regional Premises and on Regional Roads.
License Fees and Charges By-law 13-056, A By-law to Establish License Fees and Charges for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and to Repeal By-law 04-072
License, Regulate and Govern Salvage Shops and Salvage Yards By-law 05-063, A By-law to License, Regulate and Govern Salvage Shops and Salvage Yards, Including Automobile Wrecking Yards or Premises within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, as amended.

Amendments to By-law 05-063:
License, Regulate and Govern Second-Hand Good Shops By-law 05-062, A By-law to License, Regulate and Govern Second-Hand Good Shops and Dealers in Second-Hand Goods within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.

Amendments to By-law 05-062:
Limousines Taxi-Cab By-law 04-070, A By-law to License, Regulate and Govern Owners and Drivers of Limousine Taxi-cabs within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and to repeal by-law 01-009.

Amendments to Limousines By-law 04-070:

Northumberland Street Water and Sewage Works Charge By-law 10-023, A By-law to Impose a Charge Upon Owners of Land Who Derive or Will Derive A Benefit from Water and Sewage Works Constructed Along Certain Parts of Northumberland Street, Township of North Dumfries.
Noxious Weeds By-law 08-024, A By-law to Control and Eradicate Local Noxious Weeds in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
Pesticide By-law 06-021. Repealed by By-law 09-019 This by-law has been repealed and replaced by the "Pesticides Act", a provincial statute. For information on the "Pesticides Act"or its regulations or to make a complaint of non-compliance, contact the Ministry of the Environment at:
  • 1-800-565-4923 (Pesticide Information line)
  • 1-800-515-2758 (TTY)
  • 1-800-668-4557 (Complaint - MOE - Hamilton)
Procedural By-law 00-031, Govern Proceedings of Council and It's Committees
Purchasing By-law 04-093, Amended by By-law 10-028, A By-law to Provide for its Procurement of Goods and Services and the Disposal of its Surplus Goods and to Repeal By-law 61-91 of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, as amended.
Receiving, Dumping and Disposing of Waste By-law 98-87, Amended by By-law 4-89, Amended by By-law 86-92, A Bylaw to Regulate the Receiving, Dumping and Disposing of Waste.
Sewer Use By-law (1990) By-law 1-90, A By-law to Prohibit, Regulate and Control the Discharge of Waters and Wastes into Bodies of Water within the Regional Area or into the Regional Sanitary Trunk Sewers, Trunk Sewer System or Sewage Treatment Works and all Tributary Sewer System, and to Regulate and Control Extensions, Alterations or Enlargement to the Sewer System of Any Area Municipality.

Amendments made to Sewer Use By-law 1-90:
Sign By-law 10-030 (Consolidated Version) , A By-law Respecting Signs on Regional Roads and to Repeal By-law 99-067.
Smoking By-law (1996) 96-055 - Consolidated Version, A By-law to Regulate Smoking in Public Places in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.
Southworks Outlet - Antiques and Tiger Brand Knitting Factory Outlet By-law 99-051 , A By-law to Permit the Retail Businesses of Southworks Outlet - Antiques and Tiger Brand Knitting Factory Outlet, in the City of Cambridge to Remain Open on Holidays as Defined in the "Retail Business Act", for the Times and Subject to the Condition Set Out.
Southworks Outlet By-law 04-024, A By-law to Permit the Retail Business of Southworks Outlet-Antiques in the City of Cambridge to Remain Open On Holidays as Defined in the Retail Business Holidays Act, for the Times and Subject to the Conditions Set Out.
Special Events By-law 05-076, A By-law to Regulate Special Events on Regional Roads and to Repeal By-law 05-019.
Special Transportation Taxi-Cabs By-law 04-071, A By-law to Licence, Regulate and Govern Owners and Drivers of Special Transportation Taxi-Cabs within The Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Amendments to Special Transportation Taxi-Cabs By-law 04-071:
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and Flea Market and St. Jacobs Factory Outlet By-law 94-028 , A By-law to Permit the Businesses St. Jacobs Farmers' Market and Flea Market and St. Jacobs Factory Outlet in the Township of Woolwich to Remain Open on Holidays.
Supply and Distribution of Water Within the Townships of North Dumfries and Wellesley, By-law 14-013
Licence, Regulate and Govern Taxi-cab Meters By-law 04-069, A By-law to Licence, Regulate and Govern Brokers, Owners and Drivers of Taxi-Cabs Equipped with Taxi-cab Meters within The Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Amendments to Taxi-cab Meters By-law 04-069:
Traffic and Parking By-law 06-072 - Consolidation, A By-law to Regulate Traffic and Parking on Highways under the Jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and to Repeal By-law 00-032.

For the most current amending by-law, contact the Regional Clerk's Office at 519-575-4420.

For information about the most current Schedule, contact Donna Gill at 519-575-4587.

Waste Collection By-law (2002) 02-011, A By-law to Prohibit and Regulate the Collection of Waste.
Work Permit By-law 07-029, A By-law to to Regulate Work on Regional Roads.

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Region of Waterloo Clerk
150 Frederick Street 2nd Floor,
Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3

Phone: 519-575-4400
TTY: 519-575-4608
Fax: 519-575-4481

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