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Frequently Requested By-Laws

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The following list includes Clarington's most commonly applied regulatory by-laws that affect residents and business owners in the Municipality.

If you cannot locate a by-law, please contact us or search our full database of by-laws. We will assist in providing you with the by-law you require. If you need a paper copy of one of the by-laws you may have to pay a small fee to obtain the document because of the size.

Adult Entertainment

Purpose

To license regulate and govern adult entertainment businesses in the Municipality of Clarington

Apartment-In-House

Purpose

To provide for the registration of a primary dwelling unit having an apartment-in-house.

Auctioneers

Purpose

To license regulate and govern Auctioneers in the Municipality of Clarington

Boulevard By-law

Purpose

To regulate the use of boulevards

Discharge of Firearms

Purpose

To prohibit and regulate the discharge of guns or other firearms, air-guns, spring-guns, cross-bows, long-bows

Drainage

Purpose

To regulate drainage from private swimming pools, ponds, artificial ice rinks and sump pumps

Exotic Animals

Purpose

To regulate the keeping of certain animals

Fence (Height)

Purpose

To prescribe the height and description of lawful fences in The Municipality of Clarington

Fence (Costs)

Purpose

Apportionment Costs of Division Fences

Fireworks

Purpose

To regulate the discharge and sale of fireworks

Fortification

Purpose

A by-law to prohibit the excessive barricading or fortification of land within the Municipality of Clarington

Graffiti

Purpose

A by-law to prohibit graffiti

Idling

Purpose

To prohibit excessive idling

  • View the Idling by-law
    Note: By-law 2014-105 is an amendment to the Traffic By-law 2014-059. The idling portion is covered in section 18.2.
Kennel

Purpose

To license, regulate, and govern kennels

Lot Maintenance

Purpose

To regulate the draining, cleaning and clearing of lands including long grass and weeds

Noise

Purpose

To prohibit noises likely to disturb the inhabitants of the Municipality of Clarington

Nuisance

Purpose

To prohibit public nuisances

Open Air Burning

Purpose

To regulate the setting of fires in the open air

Parks

Purpose

To regulate, protect and control all public parks in the Municipality of Clarington

Peddlers

Purpose

To regulate, govern, and license Peddlers within the geographic limits of the Municipality of Clarington

Property Standards

Purpose

Standards for the maintenance and occupancy of all property within the Municipality of Clarington

Refreshment Vehicles

Purpose

To regulate and license Refreshment Vehicles within the Municipality of Clarington

Replica Firearms

Purpose

To regulate the sale and possession of replica firearms and imitation firearms

Responsible Pet Owners

Purpose

To regulate responsible pet ownership and licence all cats and dogs

Road Occupancy

Purpose

Road occupancy/access permits - Curb cuts and culverts; special events requiring the use of a municipal right of way. Contact Engineering Services for more details.

Sign

Purpose

To regulate signs within the Municipality of Clarington

Site Alteration

Purpose

To control the dumping of fill, removal of fill and alteration of grades

Skateboards

Purpose

To regulate the use of skateboards and bicycles

Snow and Ice Removal

Purpose

To regulate the clearing and removal of snow and ice from the roofs of buildings and sidewalks

Special Events on Municipal Highways

Purpose

To regulate special events on municipal highways

Special Events on Private Property

Purpose

To regulate special events on private property

Taxis

Purpose

To license, regulate and govern taxi and limousine businesses in the Municipality of Clarington

Traffic

Purpose

To regulate traffic and parking on highways, municipal streets, boulevards, sidewalks, and municipal property

Waste Materials

Purpose

To regulate the dumping, disposing and removing of refuse, debris, litter and other waste materials on lands within the municipality

Zoning - Clarington

Purpose

To regulate land use for Lands within the Municipality of Clarington

Zoning - Oak Ridges Moraine

Purpose

To regulate land use for Lands within the Oak Ridges Moraine

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