Bylaws

Bylaws are the rules and regulations by which local governments operate. Bylaws are created to develop and maintain a safe and livable environment for all residents within the regional district. 

The bylaws listed below are published for your convenience only and are not to be considered legal versions. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all regional district bylaws, and the bylaws provided may not contain the latest amendment(s).

If a bylaw has been updated with an amendment, a consolidated version (incorporating the update) has been published for your convenience. While every effort is made to ensure the bylaws on the website are accurate, the CVRD cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided. The regional district accepts no responsibility or liability for damages of any kind arising out of the use of the information found on the website. Certified copies of bylaws can be obtained from the Legislative Services Division. 

For copies of a bylaw not listed below please contact the Legislative Services Division.

  1. Legislative Services


    Phone: 250.746.2503

  2. Building Inspection and Bylaw Enforcement


    Phone: 250.746.2620

BUDGET
Five Year Financial Plan (2018 – 2022) Bylaw No. 4172
A bylaw to adopt a five year financial plan. 
BUILDING 
Building Regulation Bylaw No. 3422 (consolidated)
A bylaw that regulates the construction, alteration, repair, and demolition of buildings and structures.
BURNING 
Landclearing Management Regulation Bylaw No. 2020 (consolidated)
A bylaw to regulate the burning of landscaping debris.
 A bylaw to regulate open air burning by controlling nuisance smoke pollution.
COMMISSIONS
Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 3544
A bylaw to establish electoral area advisory planning commissions.
Community Safety Advisory Commission Bylaw No. 3622 (consolidated)
A bylaw to establish a commission to provide advice on safety issues of regional, subregional, and interagency importance.
Cowichan Lake Recreation Commission Bylaw No. 2483
A bylaw to establish a commission to oversee the development, operation and maintenance of recreation facilities in the Cowichan Lake area.
Island Savings Centre Commission Bylaw No. 431 (consolidated)
A bylaw to establish a commission to oversee the operation and maintenance of the Island Savings Centre (Formerly known as the Cowichan Community Centre).  
Kerry Park Recreation Centre Commission Bylaw No. 3264
A bylaw to establish a commission to oversee the development and administration of recreation services at the Kerry Park Recreation Centre.
Shawnigan Lake Community Centre Commission Bylaw No. 2058 (consolidated)
A bylaw to establish a commission to oversee the administration and maintenance of the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre.
DOGS
Dog Regulation and Impounding Bylaw No. 3032 (consolidated)
A bylaw regulating the keeping of dogs.
ELECTIONS
Election and Assent Voting Procedures Bylaw No. 4126
A bylaw to establish various procedures for conducting local government elections and assent (referendum) voting.
FIREWORKS
Fireworks Sale and Discharge Bylaw No. 39 (consolidated)
A bylaw regulating the sale and use of fireworks.
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION 
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 1658 (consolidated)
A Bylaw for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and its effects on the administration of CVRD records.
NOISE
Noise Control Bylaw No. 3723
A bylaw to regulate or prohibit the making of certain noises.
PARKS 
Parks Bylaw No. 738
A bylaw establishing regulations regarding park usage.
PROCEDURE
Board Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 2889 (consolidated)
A bylaw to establish procedures for the proceedings and conduct of Board meetings.
Committee and Commissions Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 2922 (consolidated)
A bylaw to establish procedures for the proceedings and conduct of Committee and Commission meetings.
SMOKING
Clean Indoor Air and Control of Smoking Bylaw No. 1672
A Bylaw for the purpose of prohibiting and/or regulating smoking.
TICKETING 
Ticket Information Authorization Bylaw No. 3209 (consolidated)
A Bylaw authorizing Bylaw Enforcement Officers to Issue tickets for bylaw offences. 
TRANSIT 
Transit Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1450 (consolidated)
A Bylaw to establish a transit service.
UNSIGHTLY PREMISES
Unsightly Premises, House Numbering and Graffiti Bylaw No. 1341
A bylaw to control House Numbering, Unsightly Premises and Graffiti.