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.

Frequently Requested By-laws
By-law By-law No.Last Updated
Animal Services to regulate various matters relating to the keeping, licensing, and controlling of animals 6197-19 July 26, 2019
Business Licensing (Consolidated) to regulate licensing of business establishments 5630-14 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 4753-05.P June 12, 2018
Fence Cost Sharing to apportion the cost of fences 4742-05.P December 13, 2005
Firearms to regulate and/or prohibit the use of certain weapons 4740-05.P December 13, 2005
Fires and Open Air Burning to regulate setting and burning of outdoor fires 5111-09.P July 21, 2009
Fireworks (Consolidated) to prohibit and regulate the sale and use of fireworks 5373-11 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 vehicles 4744-05.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
Procurement to define procurement policies and procedures 6076-18 May 8, 2018
Sewer Use to regulate the discharges and connections to the municipal sewer system 5518-13 June 11, 2013
Signs (Consolidated)  5840-16 March 26, 2019
Tree Removal on Private Property to prohibit and/or regulate the injury or destruction of trees on private property 5850-16 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

3305-91 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.