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City Bylaws

Chapter List

  City of Richmond Bylaws are now available in Adobe Acrobat pdf format for your convenience.

Bylaws are accessible through three lists: Alphabetic by bylaw title; Numeric by bylaw number; and by Chapter in DRAFT Municipal Code order.

Amendments to the bylaws will be updated as soon as possible following a Council Meeting, but no later than 2 business days following adoption. The online bylaws are a "work in progress" and more bylaws will be added as they are updated and become available.

To obtain a hard-copy of a bylaw, please see the information below on how to Obtain Copies:

Disclaimer: The online versions of City of Richmond bylaws are provided for information or research purposes only. Although every effort is made to assure the accuracy and completeness of online bylaw documents, you should confirm all information before making any decisions based on them. The City of Richmond will, in no event, be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of online bylaws.

These are NOT official versions of City of Richmond bylaws, nor are these documents admissible in a court of law. For such purposes, official certified copies can be obtained from the City Clerk.

Browse bylaws by:

Alphabetical List || Chapter List || Numerical List

The following Bylaw Consolidations are current as of June 14, 2017

Chapter 1 - Government and Administration

Chapter 2 - Licencing

Chapter 3 - Municipal Ticketing Authority Chapter 4 - Regulations

Chapter 5 - Finance and Budgets

Chapter 6 - Land Use Bylaws

Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000 (2012) - Schedule 1

Official Community Plan Bylaw 7100 (1999) - Schedule 2

The contents of these bylaws are available on this website in modified form for web viewing, see Official Community Plan

Obtaining Copies of Bylaws 

The most frequently requested bylaws are available on the City's website and can be printed by the public.  Copies of most City bylaws can also be obtained from Customer Service. All other bylaws can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office. Fees range from $1.00 and are calculated based on 35 cents per page.

If you wish to purchase bylaws, you can:
  • Come in person to City Hall to make your purchase by cash, Interac or cheque;
  • Send a courier with the applicable funds to purchase the bylaw(s) on your behalf; or  
  • Send your request by mail, accompanied by the appropriate funds, to the attention of Customer Service, City of Richmond, 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1.