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The online listing is updated as City Council passes new by-laws.
Disclaimer: By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for the purpose of convenience only and are not certified true copies. Where available, office consolidated versions, combining the original By-law and any amendments, are provided for ease of use. For accurate reference, consult copies of the official By-laws and documents in the Records Division of the Office of the City Clerk.
For by-laws and documents that are not available in an electronic format, email [email protected].
The by-laws include those enacted, amended and repealed by City Council, as well as those enacted, amended and repealed by the Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Land Tribunal or Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. The City of Hamilton provides online access to reference copies of current by-laws dating from 2004 to the present.
There may be one or more subject categories assigned to each by-law depending on context. Selecting a specific category can narrow your search.
By-laws are the official rules that define how the City is governed
To consolidate the contents of certain Regional By-laws respecting water management, distribution, and maintenance of water systems in the Regional area, and respecting the establishment of water rates and charges.
As amended, and Implement the 2009 Water Fees and Charges.
As amended, and Implement the Consecutive Estimated Accounts Policy.
As amended, and Implement the 2010 Water Fees and Charges.
Subsection 14(3) of By-law No. R84-026, as amended, is repealed and substituted.
As amended, and Implement the 2011 Water Fees and Charges.
Section 1 of By-law No. R84-026 is deleted and replaced.
As amended, and Implement the 2012 Water Fees and Charges.
Amendments include any necessary grammatical, numbering and lettering changes.
As Amended and Implement the 2005 Water Fees and Charges.
As Amended and Impose Fees and Charges for Private Unmetered Fire Lines.
As Amended and Implement the 2013 Water Fees and Charges.
As amended, and Implement the 2014 Water Fees and Charges.
As amended, and Implement the 2021 Fees and Charges.
As Amended and Implement the 2020 Fees and Charges.
As Amended and Implement the 2019 Fees and Charges.
As Amended and Implement the 2018 Fees and Charges.
As amended, and further amendments to the Water Wastewater/Storm Fees and Charges By-law No. 13-325.
As amended, and Implement the 2015 Water Fees and Charges.
As amended and Implement the 2016 Fees and Charges.