The Town of Aurora's Property Standards By-law and Clean Communities By-law sets out the minimum standards for building and property maintenance within the Town.

The standards prescribed in these by-laws are intended to outline the reasonable maintenance and upkeep of yards, buildings and properties.

Property Standards and Clean Yards Highlights

  • All property owners are to cut and maintain the grass on their lawns and boulevards. Grass and weeds cannot exceed 8 inches or 20 centimeters.
  • All properties are to be kept clear of waste including any debris such as deserted or inoperable motor vehicles, construction or demolition materials, furniture, appliances, etc.
  • All swimming pools, hot tubs, wading pools, and artificial ponds must be maintained and in good working condition.
  • All yards are to be kept clean and free from insect infestation, vermin and other pests, and free from any condition which may harbour such pests.
  • All exterior surfaces, including surfaces which have been painted, stained, varnished, etc. are to be maintained in a state of good repair.
  • All roofs, doors, windows, eaves troughs, gutters, downspouts, chimneys, stacks and vents are to be maintained in a state of good repair.

For more information on Property Standards and Clean Communities By-laws, please contact 905-727-3123 ext. 4240 or email the By-law department.