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By-Laws

LEGAL NOTICE

The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury does not guarantee that the bylaws are up to date at all times and assumes no responsibility with respect to differences that may exist between the official text and the text that appears on this site.

Complaints

To file a complaint on By-laws enforced by the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers, you may do so by contacting them at 613 632-0106, just press '5'. Anonymous complaints are not accepted, nor the ones made on our Facebook page, complainant must provide his full contact information. Complainant identification is kept confidential, unless legal actions need to be undertaken, and therefore the complainant’s testimony is required.


Parking Tickets

Parking tickets issued by the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers may be paid in person at the Finance Department (Door 3) at the Town Hall or by mail. Sorry, we do not offer online payment at the moment.

You may contest a parking ticket by filling the back of the ticket within 15 days and deposit it or mail it to the Municipal Law Enforcement Department, otherwise a guilty plea will be rendered by the Judge if fine unpaid. Appeals are made at the Ontario Provincial Offences Court in L’Orignal.


Winter parking

Parking within the Town is prohibited between midnight and 7:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 15. Check signs before parking as certain streets may have additional restrictions.


Fundraising

Charities may hold fundraising activities; however they must obtain an authorization from the Municipal Law Enforcement Department to ensure eligibility of the organization. Garage sales are free of charge for eligible organizations. However, the renting of tables is not authorized.


To check the applicable measures, please consult the official text at the Clerk’s Office of the Town of Hawkesbury.

If you do not find the by-law you are looking for, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 613-632-0106 extension 2226.

You will find in alphabetical order, by-laws that concern the day-to-day living of our residents, taxpayers and visitors.

Most frequently requested by-laws

To check the applicable measures, please consult the official text at the Clerk’s Office of the Town of Hawkesbury or if you do not find the by-law you are looking for, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 613 632-0106, extension 2226.

You will find the main regulations that affect the daily activities of our residents, taxpayers and visitors. They are grouped by topic to make your search easier.

If you have difficulty navigating the site, if you need help filling out a form or if you wish to obtain an accessible version of a specific by-law, please contact the Clerk's office at 613 632-0106, ext. 2226.

Construction and renovation

Backflow, prevention into the public water supply #59-2012

A By-law on Backflow prevention.

Fences (including swimming pool fences) #35-2013

A By-law respecting the erection and maintenance of Fences including Swimming Pool Fences.

Domestic animals

Animal control #36-2020

No person shall keep, either on a temporary or permanent basis, more than four (4) domestic animals with a maximum of two (2) dogs in any residential dwelling unit within the Town. Click on the link bellow to obtain a dog licence:

https://www.hawkesbury.ca/en/town-hall/certificates-and-licenses/dog-licences

Exotic animals #13-2007

A by-law prohibiting and regulating the keeping of certain animals.

Feeding wild animals #6-2012

A by-law to prohibit the feeding of wild animals and certain birds within the limits of the town.

Environment

Water meter #61-2008

By-law to authorize the use of sidewalksfor terraces on Main Street.

Use water (including car wash) #32-2006

A by-law to regulate the use of water for lawn and garden watering and for car wash events in the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Garbage and recycling #86-96

Being a by-law to establish a system for the collection, removal and disposal of non-hazardous solid waste and recyclable material in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Discharge of waste in municipal sewage works #18-81

A by-law to control the discharge of sewage and/or industrial wastes into the sweage works system of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Fees

Administration fees #59-2019

A by-law to impose fees for services rendered by the Town.

Construction, demolition, change of use and inspections permit fees #2-2018

By-law respecting Construction, Demolition, Change of Use Permits and Inspections and permit fees.

Municipal Council

Code of Conduct for members of Council and of Local boards #33-2019

A by-law to amend By-law N° 13-2019 establishing a Code of Conduct for members of Council and of Local boards of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Council meetings procedures #20-2005 (Consolidated)

Being a by-law for governing the calling, place and proceedings of meetings.

Permits and licences

Business licences #30-2004 (including fees)

By-law for licensing, regulating and governing any businesses and the persons carrying on or engaged in them.

Bicycle licences #125-96

A by-law to establish fees for bicycle licences.

Garage sales #40-2013

A by-law to regulate garage sales. Click on the link below to obtain a garage sale permit:

https://www.hawkesbury.ca/en/town-hall/certificates-and-licenses/garage-sales

 

Planning

Terraces on sidewalk on Main Street #34-2008

Being a By-law to authorize the use of sidewalks for terraces on Main Street.

Planning fees #4-2017

A By-law to prescribe a tariff of fees for the processing of applications made in respect of planning matters.

Property disposal, rules #22-2012

A by-law to establish a property disposal policy for the sale and disposition of land by the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Property standards #50-2001

Being a by-law to provide standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Site Plan Agreements #22-2013

Being a “Site Plan By-Law”.

Public protection

False alarms (police) #45-2008

A by-law to impose fees and charges for false alarms in the Town of Hawkesbury.

False alarm (fire) #11-2019

By-law to impose fees and charges for false alarms in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Fire, open sky #16-2001

A by-law for prescribing the time for setting fires in the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury and the precautions to be observed.

Fire routes #26-96

A by-law of the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury respecting the fire routes. 

Fireworks #31-96

Being a by-law respecting fireworks and firecrackers.

Other by-laws

Posters, pictures or handbills, distribution #76-91

A by-law prohibiting the posting up or distributing of posters, pictures or handbills.

Noise #59-2012

A by-law to prohibit and control noises.

Traffic #28-2005 (schedules not included)

A by-law regulating traffic on highways in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Signs #75-2001

A by-law for regulating, controlling, inspecting and licensing the erection of the signs or other advertising devices within the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Signs, municipal elections #22-2010

A by-law to regulate election signs.

Prohibiting the littering and dumping on private, public and municipal properties #25-2020

Being a By-law to prohibit the littering and dumping on private, public and municipal properties in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Store opening, Good Friday #1-98

A by-law to permit retail business establishments to be open on Good Friday in the Town of Hawkesbury.

Parks and loitering #23-2009

Being a by-law to regulate parks and municipal properties within the limit of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Keep yards clean #14-2007

Being a by-law requiring properties to be maintained and kept clear of waste.

Use and care of streets #47-89

A by-law regulating the use and care of streets and sidewalks within the Town of Hawkesbury.

Parking #27-2005 (schedules not included)

A by-law to regulate the parking of vehicles on the streets and parking lots in the of the Town of Hawkesbury.

Taxis #37-2004

Being a by-law for licensing, regulating and governing the owners and drivers of taxicabs and limousines.