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 bylaws 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, 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.