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Saanich Bylaws and Policies

The following is a list of some of the most commonly used bylaws and policies that apply within the boundaries of the District of Saanich. The policies provide direction on administrative procedures and help guide future decisions of Council.

The bylaws on this web site are in most cases office consolidations. They are provided for convenience only and should not be used in place of the actual bylaws of which can be obtained from the Legislative Division. To have a bylaw mailed or faxed to you, phone us at 250-475-1775 or e-mail us at clerksec@saanich.ca

We make every effort to ensure that the bylaws on this web site are accurate and contain the latest amendments; however, The Corporation of the District of Saanich cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided.

Bylaws

Number Bylaws Contact Information
8556 Animals Bylaw PDF
Animals Bylaw Schedules A-G PDF
To provide for the regulation of animals.
Pound: 250-475-4321
8135 Amusement Machine and Games Room Regulation Bylaw PDF
To regulate the operation of games rooms and amusement machines.
Licence: 250-475-5401
6821 Blasting Bylaw PDF
To regulate blasting. If you have a problem with blasting call our Contractor's Works Inspector.
Permit Information or Blasting Problems: 250-475-5457
8599 Board of Variance Bylaw PDF
To constitute a Board of Variance.
Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3505
4806 Boulevards Management Bylaw PDF
To regulate the provision, management and protection of boulevards.
Engineering: 250-475-5492
8627 Building and Plumbing Bylaw PDF
To provide for the administration and enforcement of the building code.
Inspection Services: 250-475-5457
8213 Business Licence Bylaw PDF
A bylaw respecting licenses for carrying on business within the Municipality and for fixing the fees for such.
Licence: 250-475-5401
5105 Commercial Vehicle Licensing Bylaw PDF
To provide for the licensing of commercial vehicles.
Licence: 250-475-5401
8624 Controlled Substance Property Bylaw PDF
To impose requirements on owners of buildings containing clandestine laboratories.
Fire: 250-475-5500
Police: 250-475-4321
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
Planning: 250-475-5471
8840 Council Procedure Bylaw PDF
To regulate the proceedings of the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the District of Saanich.
Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3506
9204 Deposit of Fill Bylaw PDF
Deposit of Fill Bylaw Schedule A PDF
To regulate or prohibit the deposit of fill on lands.
Engineering: 250-475-5410
6722 Disabled Persons Parking Bylaw PDF
To provide for parking for disabled persons.
Engineering: 250-475-5464
8919 Document Copying Fee Bylaw PDF
To impose fees for certain services.
Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3506
6478 Drain Connection Bylaw PDF
To fix the rates, terms and conditions under which storm drain connections may be laid.
Engineering: 250-475-5410
9136 Driveway Access Bylaw PDF
To regulate the means of access to and from a highway.
Engineering: 250-475-5410
9138 Elections Procedures Bylaw PDF
To establish procedures for the conduct of local government elections and other voting.
Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3500
8212 Emergency Program Bylaw PDF
To provide a management program to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.
Emergency Program: 250-475-7140
5996

Excess Services Bylaw PDF
To provide for refunds for the provision of excess or extended services.

Engineering: 250-475-5410
8742 False Alarm Bylaw PDF
To reduce false alarms.
Fire: 250-475-5500
Police: 250-475-4321
9062

Fees Bylaw PDF
To impose fees for certain services (Restrictive Covenants/Statutory Rights-Of-Way/Agreements/Road Closures).

Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3506
8807 Fire Prevention Bylaw PDF
To provide for fire protection and control in the Municipality of Saanich.
Fire: 250-475-5500
8092 Firearms and Bow Discharge Regulation Bylaw PDF
To regulate the discharge of firearms and bows.
Police: 250-475-4321
8865 Fireworks Regulation Bylaw PDF
To regulate the possession of fireworks and limit the discharge of fireworks.
Police: 250-475-4321
Fire: 250-475-5500
7372

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw PDF
To provide for the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3431
9233 Garbage Collection and Disposal Bylaw PDF
To provide for the regulation, collection and removal of solid waste.
Public Works: 250-475-5595
8357 Highway Use Utility Bylaw PDF
To regulate the use of Highways.
Engineering: 250-475-5464
8798 Land Use and Development Application Fee Bylaw PDF
To impose fees with respect to land use and development applications.
Planning: 250-475-5471
Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3506
8857 Land Use and Development Procedures Bylaw PDF
To establish application procedures for amendments to the Official Community Plan, the Zoning Bylaw, a land use contract or an issuance of a permit under Part 26 of the Local Government Act and to provide for notification of these applications.
Planning: 250-475-5471
Legislative Division: 250-475-5494 local 3506
4050 Minimum Property Maintenance Standards Bylaw PDF
To establish and enforce minimum standards relating to the repair and maintenance of residential and non-residential property in the Municipality.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
7059 Noise Suppression Bylaw PDF
To provide for the abatement and control of noise in the Municipality of Saanich.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
8080 Noxious Weeds Bylaw PDF
To provide for removal of noxious weeds and other growths from real property.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
7622 Nuisance Bylaw PDF
To prevent, abate and prohibit nuisances.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
8940 Official Community Plan
To adopt an Official Community Plan
Appendix "A" - General Plan (OCP) PDF
Appendix "B" - Blenkinsop Local Area Plan
Appendix "C" - Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan
Appendix "D" - Carey Local Area Plan
Appendix "E" - Cordova Bay Local Area Plan
Appendix "F" - Gordon Head Local Area Plan
Appendix "G" - North Quadra Local Area Plan
Appendix "H" - Quadra Local Area Plan
Appendix "I" - Royal Oak Local Area Plan
Appendix "J" - Rural Saanich Local Area Plan
Appendix "K" - Saanich Core Local Area Plan
Appendix "L" - Shelbourne Local Area Plan
Appendix "M" - Tillicum Local Area Plan
Appendix "N" - Development Permit Areas Justification and Guidelines
Planning: 250-475-5471
9265 Oil Burning Equipment, Flammable Liquid & Combustible Liquid Fuel Tank Bylaw PDF
To regulate the installation of oil burning equipment and fuel tanks.
Fire: 250-475-5500
7753 Parks Management and Control Bylaw PDF
Parks Management and Control Bylaw Schedules A and B PDF
To provide for the management, control and use of parks, beaches and other public places within the District of Saanich.
Parks: 250-475-5522
5070 Pawnbrokers and Second Hand Dealers Bylaw PDF
To regulate the businesses of pawnbrokers and second hand dealers.
Police: 250-475-4321
9054

Pesticide Bylaw PDF
To regulate the use of pesticides on residential and municipal properties within the District of Saanich.

Planning: 250-475-5494 local 3556

Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456

8792 Sanitary Sewer Bylaw PDF
To provide for the management and regulation of the sanitary sewer system and to impose sewer user charges.
Engineering: 250-475-5494 local 3456
8789 Sign Bylaw PDF
To regulate signs.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
7126 Smoke Alarm Bylaw PDF
To require the installation and maintenance of smoke alarms in existing buildings.
Fire: 250-475-5500
5576 Soil Removal Bylaw PDF
To regulate or prohibit the removal of soil, sand, gravel rock or other substance of which land is composed from lands within the Corporation of the District of Saanich.
Engineering: 250- 475-5410
7453 Street Address Bylaw PDF
To regulate the designation, affixing and displaying of street addresses. There is an application process and a non-refundable $100 fee.
New subdivisions: 250-475-5494 local 3414/3415
Existing Numbers: 250-475-5494  local 3472
8382 Streets and Traffic Regulation Bylaw PDF
To regulate the streets and traffic within the Municipality of Saanich. For actions or enforcement call Bylaw Enforcement or the Saanich Police.
Information: 250-475-5575
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
Police: 250-475-4321
7452 Subdivision Bylaw PDF
To regulate standards for highways, sidewalks, boulevards, and the installation of street lighting and underground wiring. This bylaw is available from the Planning Department.
Schedule H Engineering Specifications)
Planning: 250-475-5471
Engineering: 250-475-5492
6016 Swimming Pool and Liquid Storage Tank Fence Bylaw PDF
To require the fencing of swimming pools and liquid storage tanks in the Municipality.
Inspection Services: 250-475-5457
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
9270 Tax Bylaw PDF
For the levying of rates and taxes.
Tax: 250-475-5454
8709 Tax Certificate Bylaw PDF
To impose a fee with respect to providing property tax information.
Tax: 250-475-5454
9029 Ticket Bylaw PDF
To provide for the issuance of tickets.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
Licence: 250-475-5401
Police/Pound: 250-475-4321
Trees: 250-475-5522
Fire: 250-475-5500
7745 Tow Away Bylaw PDF
To regulate the towing and storage of illegally or improperly parked motor vehicles.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
Police: 250-475-4321
9272 Tree Protection Bylaw PDF
To regulate and prohibit the cutting, removal and damage of trees, the setting of fees and issuance of permits, and the requirement for replacement trees and security for their provision and maintenance.

Tree Protection Bylaw Schedule A (Steep Slope Areas) PDF
Tree Protection Bylaw Schedule B (Significant Trees) PDF
Tree Protection Bylaw Schedule C (Tree Protection Fencing) PDF
Parks: 250-475-5522
6346 Truck Route Bylaw PDF
To establish and regulate truck routes. For actions or enforcement call Saanich Police.
Information: 250-475-5464
Police: 250-475-4321
8417 Unsightly Premises Bylaw PDF
A bylaw respecting unsightly premises.
Bylaw Enforcement: 250-475-5456
7501 Watercourse and Drainage Regulation Bylaw PDF
To provide for the regulation and protection of natural watercourses, ditches and drains.
Planning: 250-475-5471
Engineering: 250-475-5574
8124 Water Utility Bylaw PDF
To fix the rates, terms and conditions under which water may be supplied to and used by the residents of Saanich.
Utility: 250-475-5445
8200 Zoning Bylaw PDF
A bylaw involving the rezoning of land, development permits, and development variance permits. This bylaw is available from the Planning Department.
Planning: 250-475-5471

Policies

Last modified: October 15, 2014