Regulatory By-laws

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The Council for the Town of Georgina has passed the following regulatory by-laws. This list is a summary only as some by-laws may require residents to obtain a permit or licence. Contact the Office of the Clerk or Municipal Law Enforcement for more information regarding any Town of Georgina by-law.

By-law No. Alternative Name Purpose
2003-0073 (REG-1) Animal To regulate and prohibit large animals and the impounding of such animals.

PDF icon Bylaw 2021-0019 Building By-law (300.71 KB)

Building To govern permits, construction, septic maintenance and fees as set out in the Building Code Act.
 90-35 (PWE_1) Discharge of Firearms To prohibit and regulate the discharge of guns or other firearms, air-guns, spring guns, cross-bows, long-bows, or any other class or type thereof in the municipality or in any defined area.
2008-0138 (REG-1) Dogs - Control To provide for control of aggressive/dangerous dogs and certain other animals.
PDF icon 2004-0130 (LI-3) (392.68 KB) Dogs - Licensing To provide for the licensing and registration of dogs and for prohibiting the running at large of dogs. Licence required.
2003-0072 Exotic Pets To prohibit the keeping exotic pets.
PDF icon 2014-0002 (LI-3) (7.47 MB) Fireworks To regulate the sale, storage, safe handling and discharge of fireworks within the Town
PDF icon 2011-0024 (PWO-1) (170.71 KB) Garbage Collection

To regulate and provide for handling and collection of garbage rubbish, and ashes.

Half Load Restriction To designate the dates on which a reduced load period shall start and end.
 PDF icon 2015-0034 (REG-1 (3.23 MB) Kennel Licensing To licence Kennels, Doggie Day Cares, Pet Stores, Groomers, Rescues, Brokers and Catteries

PDF icon 2002-0169_Licensing By-law (710.08 KB)

PDF icon 2019-0061Short-term Rental Accommodation By-law (710.08 KB)

PDF icon 2019-0068 Refreshment Vehicle By-law (710.08 KB)

PDF icon 2010-0075 (LI-3) (69.25 KB)PDF icon 2014-0005 (LI-3) (2.26 MB)

Licensing To licence certain businesses, trades, and occupations within the Town of Georgina including Bed and Breakfasts, Adult Entertainment Parlours, Yard Sales, Refreshment Vehicles, Carts and Bicycles, Taxis, Hawkers and Peddlers, Kennels, Salvage Yards, Places or Amusement and Transient Traders. Licence or permit required.
PDF icon 95-56 (REG-1) (90.96 KB) Loitering and Public Nuisance To regulate the circulation of pedestrians on streets within the Town of Georgina.
PDF icon 2003-0075 (PWE-1) (284.12 KB) Noise To prohibit and regulate noise within the Town of Georgina.
 2000-0071 (REG-1) PDF icon 2016-0019 (531.1 KB) Open Air Fires To regulate the time and precautions for open air burning of materials. Permit required.
2002-0046 (TR-1)PDF icon 2011-0131 (TR-1) (299.2 KB) Parking To regulate street parking within the Town of Georgina. Permits may be required. Also, to prohibit putting debris on any roadway.
PDF icon 2018-0054 (434.78 KB) Parking To regulate Accessible Parking requirements within the Town of Georgina. 
Pesticides Pesticides To establish rules and guidelines for the use of pesticides enforced by the Ministry of the Environment.
PDF icon 2016-0014 (COU-2) (2.61 MB) Procedural By-law To govern the calling, place, and proceedings of meetings for the Town of Georgina.
For additional information regarding closed meetings, visit the Amberley Gavel website.
PDF icon 98-106 (BU-1) (508.14 KB)PDF icon 2000-040 (BU-1) (185.61 KB) Property Standard To establish standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property within the Town of Georgina.
PDF icon 2006-0062 (1.4 MB)


To regulate the use and erection of signs within the Town of Georgina. Permit required
PDF icon 2018-0021_election_signs_by-law.pdf (980.45 KB) Election Signs By-law Being a by-law to manage and regulate election signs in the Town of Georgina.
 2012-0061 (REG-1) Smoking at Town Outdoor Facilities To prohibit smoking of tobacco products at all Civic Centre soccer pitches to the north of the Civic Centre administrative building.
2003-0077 (REG-1) Snow and Ice Removal To provide for the clearing away and removal of snow and ice from roads, sidewalks, and buildings.
PDF icon 2008-0079 (BU-1) (46.47 KB) Swimming Pool Enclosures To require the erection and maintenance of fences and gates around private outdoor swimming pools to make such pools not readily accessible to small children. Permit required.
PDF icon 2011-0044 (REG-1) (1.01 MB)PDF icon 2014-0048 (REG-1) (446.79 KB) Site Alteration To prohibit or regulate the removal of topsoil, the placing or dumping of fill material and the alteration of the grade of land in all areas within the Town of Georgina.
Zoning Bylaw 500 Zoning By-law Zoning By-Law Number 500 Consolidated Edition and Amendments.
PDF icon rban_Hens_By-law2020-0004 (892.17 KB) Urban Hens Pilot Project By-law To licence, regulate and govern backyard hens - 2 year Pilot Project

Further Amendments are made available at Georgina's Electronic Management System (GEMS).