​​​​The Town of Aurora establishes by-laws to manage activities and provide a safe and livable community. These by-laws regulate, prohibit or impose a variety of requirements, and enforcement is undertaken where necessary to obtain compliance with Town regulations.

Some of the core operational functions of this division include animal licensing and control, parking control, property standards, business licensing and mobile vendor licensing.

The most frequently viewed regulatory by-laws are listed below. If you require additional information, please contact the By-law Services division at 905-727-3123 ext. 4240 or by email at bylawdept@aurora.ca 

By-law  ​​By-law No.Last Updated
Animal Services to regulate various matters relating to the keeping, licensing, and controlling of animals
​July 26, 2019
Backflow Prevention to regulate cross connections and backflow prevention in private plumbing systems as required to protect the drinking water system from contamination
​October 22, 2019
Business Licensing (Consolidated) to regulate licensing of business establishments5630-14
​June 25, 2019
Clean Yards requiring properties to be maintained in a safe condition and kept clear of waste 4754-05.P ​December 13, 2005
Debris to require the cleaning and clearing of any ground or yards and to prohibit the dumping of refuse
4738-05.P ​December 13, 2005
Development Charges
Link to By-law
​March 26, 2019
​Fees and Charges to establish fees and charges for municipal services, activities and use of property
​Link to By-law
January 22, 2019
Fence By-law (Consolidated) for prescribing the height and description of fences, including pool enclosure requirements
​June 12, 2018
Fence Cost Sharing to apportion the cost of fences4742-05.P
​December 13, 2005
Firearms to regulate and/or prohibit the use of certain weapons
​December 13, 2005
Fires and Open Air Burning to regulate setting and burning of outdoor fires
​July 21, 2009
Fireworks (Consolidated) to prohibit and regulate the sale and use of fireworks5373-11 
​November 22, 2011
Garbage Disposal for the collection of solid waste and recyclable materials 5590-14​ ​​July 29, 2014
Noise to regulate and prohibit noise 4787-06.P​May 9, 2006
Obstruction of Roadways and Highways to regulate the obstruction of highways and the crossing of boulevards by delivery vehicles4744-05.P​December 13, 205
Outdoor Water Use to regulate the supply and use of water    4420-03.E​March 25, 2003
Parking to regulate parking and traffic 4574-04.T​September 28, 2004
Parks and Public Places the use, regulation and government of Parks and Public Places 4752-05.P​December 13, 2005
Property Standards for prescribing standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property 4044-99.P​June 23, 1999
​Procedure By-law (Consolidated) to govern the proceedings of Council and Committee meetings
​December 10, 2019
Procurement to define procurement policies and procedures6076-18
May 8, 2018
Sewer Use to regulate the discharges and connections to the municipal sewer system
5​518-13​June 11, 2013
Signs (Consolidated) 5840-16
​March 26, 2019
Smoking to prohibit the smoking of tobacco, cannabis, and non-tobacco substances in prescribed locations
​November 12, 2019
Tree Removal on Private Property to prohibit and/or regulate the injury or destruction of trees on private property5850-16​May 24, 2016
Tree Planting on Town Boulevards to regulate the planting of shade or ornamental trees upon the highways under the jurisdiction 4734-05.P
​December 13, 2005
Water Service to provide for the
maintenance and operation of a
Municipal Waterworks Distribution System
​August 28, 1991
Zoning to prohibit and regulate the use of land, buildings and structures
Link to By-law
​June 27, 2017

Consolidated By-laws

Consolidated By-laws include all amendments made to a by-law since its enactment. Consolidated  by-laws are provided for reference only. If there are any discrepancies between the consolidation and the By-law(s), the By-law(s) shall prevail.

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