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Local Government Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 323

Contents
Part 1 — Purposes, Principles and Interpretation
1Purposes of this Act
2Purposes of regional districts
3Principles for governmental relations
4Broad interpretation
5Definitions
5.1Application of Community Charter definitions
6Not enacted
6.1References to regional district officers
6.2Special rule for Mountain Time Zone
6.3Not enacted
6.4How notices must be published in a newspaper
6.5Giving notice to regional districts
6.51Notice by regional district: obligation satisfied

if reasonable effort made
6.6Power to make regulations
6.7Not in force
6.8Designation of resort regions
6.9Application of Escheat Act
Part 1.1
5Repealed
6Repealed
6.1–6.2Repealed
6.3Repealed
6.4–6.6Repealed
6.7Repealed
Part 2 — Incorporation of Municipalities
7Incorporation of a new municipality
8Vote required for the incorporation of a new municipality
9Procedure and costs for vote on incorporation
10Incorporation of municipality in conjunction with resource development
11Incorporation of a mountain resort municipality
11.1Incorporation of island municipality in Islands Trust area
12Incorporation of reserve residents as village
12.1What must be included in letters patent
12.2First election for municipality
12.3First council and neighbourhood constituencies
12.4First regular council meeting
12.5Transfer of assets and obligations and continuation of bylaws
13Letters patent incorporating a municipality — other matters
13.1Interim corporate officer
13.2Appointment of additional councillors if boundary extended
14Tax rate limits
14.1Municipal revenue sharing
14.2Establishment of local area service
14.3Advisory body
14.4Additional powers
15Publication of letters patent
16Repealed
17Classification of municipalities
18Change of municipal classification
19Repealed
20Extension of municipal area
21Redefinition of boundaries
22Collection of taxes
23Transfer of Provincial tax money if rural land included in municipality
24Bylaws extend to additional area
25Repealed
26Reduction of municipal area
26.1Municipal letters patent and treaty lands
27Redefinition of adjoining municipalities
28Repealed
29Dissolution of a municipality
30Repealed
31Rights and liabilities not affected by revocation and reissue of letters patent
32Existing licences preserved
Part 3 — Electors and Elections
 Division 1 — Interpretation
33Definitions
34Time not extended for voting days
35This Act prevails in relation to use of information
 Division 2 — Arrangements for Elections
36General local elections every 3 years
36.1Municipal elections at large unless on a neighbourhood constituency basis
37By-elections
38Minister's order for election to be conducted
39Election bylaws
40Costs of elections
41Appointment of election officials
42Chief election officer duties and powers
43Presiding election official duties and powers
 Division 3 — Election Proceedings Generally
44Public notices
45Solemn declarations
46Keeping order at election proceedings
47Adjournment of election proceedings
48Exceptional assistance in election proceedings
 Division 4 — Electors
49Who may vote at an election
50Resident electors
51Non-resident property electors
52Rules for determining residence
53When a person may register as an elector
54Voting day registration only
55Application for registration
56How to register in advance
57How to register as a resident elector at the time of voting
57.1How to register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting
58Repealed
59Automatic registration by inclusion on Provincial list of voters
60Effect of registration
61Register of electors
62List of registered electors
63Protection of privacy
64Objection to registration of an elector
65Resolving objections
 Division 5 — Qualifications for Office
66Who may hold elected office as a member of a local government
67Disqualification of local government employees
68Only one elected office at a time in the same local government
 Division 6 — Nominations and Declaration of Election
69Nomination period
70Notice of nomination
71Nomination of candidates
72Nomination documents
72.1Nomination deposits
73Nomination by delivery of nomination documents
74Declaration of candidates
75Challenge of nomination
76Declaration of election by voting or acclamation
77Notice of election by voting
78Appointment if an insufficient number of candidates are elected
 Division 7 — Candidates and Representatives
79Ballot showing candidate endorsement by elector organization
80Withdrawal, death or incapacity of candidate
81Appointment of candidate representatives
82Presence of candidate representatives at election proceedings
 Division 8 — Campaign Financing
83Definitions
84Election campaign
85Financial agent required for candidates, elector organizations and campaign organizers
85.01Information to be provided to chief election officer
85.1Campaign accounts
86Restrictions on accepting contributions and incurring expenses
87Restrictions on making campaign contributions
88Financial agent must record contributions and expenses
89Valuation of campaign contributions and election expenses
89.1Transfer of candidate's surplus campaign funds
90Duty to file disclosure statement
90.1Duty to file supplementary reports
90.2Late filing of disclosure statements
91Court order for relief from filing obligations
92Candidate disqualification for failure to file disclosure statement
92.1Disqualification of elector organization or campaign organizer for failure to file
92.2Public notice of failure to file
92.3Disqualification list
92.4Candidate disqualification for false or incomplete reports
92.5Disqualification of elector organization or campaign organizer for false or incomplete reports
93Disclosure statements and supplementary reports to be available for public inspection
 Division 9 — Voting Opportunities
94Voting opportunities for electors
95Required general voting opportunities
96Additional general voting opportunities
97Required advance voting opportunities
98Additional advance voting opportunities
99Special voting opportunities
100Mail ballot voting
 Division 10 — Arrangements for Voting
101Voting places
102Use of voting machines
103Municipal voting divisions
104Form of ballots
105What must and must not be included on a ballot
106Order of names on ballot
107Order of names on ballot determined by lot
108Ballot boxes
 Division 11 — Conduct of Voting Proceedings
109Persons who must be present at voting places
110Persons who may be present at voting places
111Sealing of ballot boxes containing ballots
112Time for voting extended
 Division 12 — Voting
113Voting to be by secret ballot
114Each elector may vote only once
115Requirements before elector may be given a ballot to vote
116Challenge of elector
117If another person has already voted under an elector's name
118Replacement of spoiled ballot
119How to vote by ballot
120One person to a voting compartment
121Persons needing assistance to mark their ballots
122Persons unable to enter a voting place
 Division 13 — Counting of the Vote
123When and where counting is to be done
124Who may be present at counting
125Who does the counting
126Opening of ballot boxes
127Combination of ballots for counting
128Procedures for counting
129Rules for accepting votes and rejecting ballots
130Objections to the acceptance of a vote or the rejection of a ballot
131Ballot account
132Packaging of ballots
133Delivery of election materials to chief election officer
134Preliminary election results
135Determination of official election results
136Declaration of official election results
137When elected candidates may take office
 Division 14 — Judicial Recount
138Application for judicial recount
139Judicial recount procedure
140Results of judicial recount and orders as to costs
141Determination of results by lot if tie vote after judicial recount
142Runoff election if tie vote after a judicial recount
 Division 15 — Declaration of Invalid Election
143Application to court
144Hearing of the application
145Power of the court on an application
146Costs of an application
147Status of an elected candidate
 Division 16 — Final Proceedings
148Report of election results
149Publication of election results
150Retention and destruction of election materials
 Division 17 — Election Offences
151Vote buying
152Intimidation
152.1Prohibition against certain election advertising on general voting day
153Other election offences
153.1Prosecution of organizations and their directors and agents
154Penalties
 Division 18 — General
155Powers of minister in relation to elections
156Regulations
Part 4 — Other Voting
 Division 1 — Interpretation
157Definitions
158Other voting to be conducted in same manner as an election
 Division 2 — Assent of the Electors
159How assent is obtained
160Repealed
 Division 3 — Other Voting Proceedings
161Who may vote at other voting
162General voting day for other voting
163Arrangements for other voting
164Notice of other voting
165Ballots for other voting
166When counting for other voting is to be done
167Special procedures if voting is conducted by more than one jurisdiction
168Other general matters
 Division 4 — Scrutineers
169Scrutineers for other voting
170Notice of applications to volunteer as a scrutineer
171Applications to volunteer to act as scrutineer for other voting
172Appointment of scrutineers for other voting
 Division 5
172.1–172.91Repealed
Part 5 — Regional District Corporate Powers and Their Use
 Division 1 — Regional District Corporate Status
173Regional district corporations
174Board is governing body
175Area of jurisdiction
 Division 2 — General Corporate Powers
176Corporate powers
 Division 3 — Agreements
177Disclosure of information relating to agreements
178–179Repealed
180Approval for out-of-Province and out-of-country agreements with public authorities
 Division 4 — Assistance
181Definition of "assistance"
182Prohibition against assistance to business
183Exception for assistance under partnering agreements
183.1Exception for heritage conservation purposes
184Limitation on assistance by means of tax exemption
185Publication of intention to provide certain kinds of assistance
 Division 5 — Disposing of Land and Improvements
186Disposition of land and improvements
187Notice of proposed disposition
188Use of money from sale of land or improvements
189Repealed
190Disposal of utilities and water and sewer systems
 Division 6 — Delegation of Board Authority
191Limitations on delegation authority
192How delegation must occur
193Delegation of hearings
194Reconsideration of delegate's decisions
 Division 7 — Incorporation of Corporations
195Incorporation of corporations
Part 5.1 — Regional District Officers and Employees
 Division 1 — Officer Positions
196Officer positions
197Chief administrative officer
198Corporate administration
199Financial administration
 Division 2 — Regional District Officers and Employees Generally
200Appointment of officers and employees
200.1Prohibition against interfering with regional

district officers and employees
201Oath of office for officers
202Termination of officer
203Employers' organization
 Division 3 — Certification of Senior Officials
204Board of examiners
205Powers of board
206Board may make regulations
206.1Application
Part 5.2 — Regional District Boards and Their Proceedings
 Division 1 — Board Members
207–209Repealed
210Oath of office for board members
211Repealed
212Resignation from office
213–214Repealed
215–217Repealed
 Division 2 — Chair
218Powers and duties of chair
219Chair may require board reconsideration of a matter
220–221Repealed
 Division 3 — Board Meetings
222Repealed
222.1Regular and special board meetings
223–224Repealed
225–226Repealed
227Proceedings at board meetings
228–231Repealed
 Division 4 — Board Proceedings
232–235Repealed
236Minutes of board meetings
237Minutes of board committee meetings
237.1Meetings and hearings outside regional district
238–241Repealed
242Repealed
 Division 4.1
242.1–242.8Repealed
 Division 5
243–251Repealed
252–253Repealed
254–256Repealed
Part 6 — Challenge and Enforcement of Bylaws
 Division 1
257–258Repealed
258.1Repealed
259Repealed
259.1–259.3Repealed
 Division 2 — Challenge of Bylaws
260Extended definition of "bylaw"
261Validity of council proceedings
262Application to court to set aside bylaw
263Assessment or rate stands unless bylaw set aside
264Declaratory orders
265Right of action on illegal bylaw
 Division 3 — Enforcement of Regional District Bylaws
266Fines and penalties
266.1Ticketing for bylaw offences
266.2Application of the Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act
267Bylaw contraventions — offences and penalties
267.1Additional sentencing powers in relation to Offence Act prosecutions
268Inspections to determine whether bylaws are being followed
269Regional district action at defaulter's expense
270Repealed
 Division 4 and 5
271–280Repealed
280.1–280.6Repealed
Part 7 — Legal Proceedings
 Division 1 — Proceedings by Regional Districts
281Enforcement by civil proceedings
282Repealed
283Recovery of utility rates by legal remedy of distress
284Scale of costs on distress
 Division 2 — Proceedings against Municipality
285Limitation period for actions against municipality
286Immunity unless notice given to municipality after damage
287Immunity for individual municipal public officers
287.1Defence for financial officer
287.2Indemnification against proceedings
288Immunity against certain nuisance actions
289Immunity in relation to failure to enforce building bylaws
290Limitation on municipal liability regarding building plan approval
291Proceedings against municipality in relation to actions of others
292Repealed
 Division 3 — Enforcement of Orders against Municipality
293Writ of execution against municipality
294Copy of writ to be left with municipal officer
295Tax to be imposed if amount not paid
296Payment of amount levied
297Officers of municipality as officers of court
298Certain municipal property exempt from seizure
 Division 4 — Miscellaneous
299Repealed
300Self insurance by local authorities
301Repealed
301.1Nisga'a Final Agreement
301.11Repealed
301.2How Part applies to treaty first nations
Part 8 — Special Powers Relating to Property
 Division 1 — Reservation and Dedication of Regional District Property
302Power to reserve and dedicate regional district land for public purpose
303Control of Crown land parks dedicated by subdivision
304Exchange of park land
305Repealed
305.1–305.2Repealed
 Division 2 — Municipal Forest Reserves
306Establishment of municipal forest reserve
307Sale or lease of municipal forest reserve
308Cutting and removal of timber
 Division 3 — Expropriation and Compensation
309Expropriation power
309.1Repealed
310Authority in relation to services
311Entry on land to mitigate damage
312Compensation for expropriation and other actions
313Repealed
 Division 4 — Other Regional District Powers
314Power to accept property on trust
314.1Authority to enter on or into property
315Repealed
 Division 4.1 — Special Municipal Powers
315.1Irrigation services
315.2District municipality drainage works
 Division 4.2 — Other Powers
315.3Further powers in relation to assets
316–326Repealed
Part 9
327Repealed
327.1Repealed
328–329Repealed
329.1Repealed
330–331Repealed
331.1–331.4Repealed
332–334Repealed
334.1–334.4Repealed
335Repealed
335.1–335.5Repealed
336–338Repealed
Part 10 — Municipal Taxation: Special Cases
339–343Repealed
343.1–343.2Repealed
344Repealed
344.1Repealed
345–351Repealed
352Forest land
353Taxation of certain utility company property
354Repealed
355–358Repealed
Part 10.1 — Regional District Fees, Charges and Interest
359Repealed
359.1–359.3Repealed
360Repealed
360.1Repealed
361Repealed
361.1–361.9Repealed
362Repealed
363Imposition of fees and charges
363.1Interest calculation
363.2Special fees and charges that are to be collected as taxes
364Special fees and charges that are liens against property
Part 11 — Annual Municipal Tax Sale
365–383Repealed
384–387Repealed
388Repealed
389–395Repealed
396–402Repealed
403Annual tax sale
404Exemption of Crown land from tax sale
405Notice of tax sale
406Municipality may bid at tax sale
407Upset price and conduct of tax sale
408Purchaser to give authority to register tax sale title
409Collector to provide certificate of sale
410Tax sale of Crown land subject to an agreement to purchase
411Provincial government may accept tax sale purchaser
412Resale of land purchased by municipality at tax sale
413Notice of tax sale must be filed in land title office
414Owners must be given notice of tax sale and redemption period
415Assessment and taxes during redemption period
416Application of surplus from tax sale
417Redemption by owner
418Redemption payments by instalments
419Notice of redemption must be filed in land title office
420Registration of purchaser
421Effect of tax sale on rights of owner
422Action by owner to have tax sale set aside
423Reinstatement of taxes if sale set aside
424Restrictions on legal actions in relation to tax sale
425Repossessed tax sale land
426Procedure on default of purchaser under agreement
427Redemption by municipality of land sold for Provincial taxes
428Repealed
429–447Repealed
Part 12
448–449Repealed
450Repealed
451Repealed
452Repealed
453–479Repealed
Part 13
480Repealed
481Repealed
482–483Repealed
484Repealed
485Repealed
486Repealed
487–502Repealed
503Repealed
504Repealed
505–506Repealed
Part 14
507–508Repealed
509Repealed
510–516Repealed
Part 15 — Specific Regional District Service Powers
 Division 1 and 2
517Repealed
517.1Repealed
518Repealed
518.1Repealed
519Repealed
520–521Repealed
 Division 3 — Fire Protection
522Special fire protection powers
 Division 4 — Health
523Health protection authority
 Division 5
524–539Repealed
 Division 6 — Sewers, Storm Drains and Drainage
540Special drainage and sewerage authority
541Watercourse may be included in drainage system
542Requirements respecting drainage works
543Appropriation of stream channel or bed
544Control of drainage
545Repealed
546Remedial authority in relation to drainage and dikes
547Highway construction and dikes
548Interjurisdictional watercourses
549Repealed
 Division 7 — Waste and Recycling
550Authority in relation to waste disposal and recycling services
 Division 8 — Miscellaneous
551Regulation of signs and advertising
552Use of rights of way
553Irrigation services
554Repealed
555Authority subject to Water Act
Part 16
556–575Repealed
576Repealed
577–584Repealed
Part 17
585–592Repealed
593Repealed
594–599Repealed
600Repealed
601–604Repealed
605Repealed
606Repealed
607-609Repealed
Part 18
610–614Repealed
615–619Repealed
Part 19
620–650Repealed
650.1Repealed
651Repealed
651.1–651.2Repealed
Part 20 — Regulation of Carriers and Commercial Vehicle Licensing
 Division 1 — Regulation of Carriers
652–656Repealed
657Regulation of carriers
 Division 2
658–663Repealed
 Division 3 — Licensing of Commercial Vehicles
664Definitions
665Application of Division
666Commercial vehicle licensing bylaw
667Exemptions from licensing requirements
668Licence plate must be displayed
669Issue and transfer of licence plates
670Term of licences
671Fees to be paid to UBCM
672Offences
673–679Repealed
680Repealed
681–682Repealed
683Repealed
684–691Repealed
Part 21 — Building Regulations
 Division 1 — Building Code and Other Building Regulations
692Provincial building code and regulations
693Building Code Appeal Board
 Division 2 — Regional District Building Regulations
693.1Restrictions on authority
694Regional district building regulations
694.1Requirement for security
695Application of Community Charter provisions
696Regulating doors and emergency exits
697Municipality may adopt national codes
 Division 3 — Hazardous Conditions
698Remedial authority in relation to hazardous conditions
699–701Repealed
Part 22 — Miscellaneous Powers
702Repealed
 Division 1 — Regulation of Animals
702.1Application in relation to regional district animal control service
703Animal control authority
704–706Repealed
707Animal pounds
707.1Dangerous dogs
 Division 2
708–715Repealed
 Division 3 — Sundry Powers
716Repealed
717Repealed
718Repealed
719Repealed
720–722Repealed
722.1Repealed
723Removal and deposit of sand, gravel and other soil
724Noise control
725Nuisances and disturbances
725.1Repealed
726Fire and security alarm systems
727–727.1Repealed
728Fireworks
728.1House numbering
Part 23 — Improvement Districts
 Division 1 — General
729Definitions
730Repealed
731Incorporation by letters patent
732Incorporation of mountain resort improvement districts
733Notation on title of land in a mountain improvement district
734Amendment of letters patent
735Dissolution of improvement districts
735.1Transition on dissolution of improvement district or if area or object of improvement district changed
735.2Additional powers
736Improvement district trustees
737Election of improvement district trustees
738Chair
738.1Officer positions
738.2Corporate administration
738.3Financial administration
738.4Officers and employees
738.5Giving notice to improvement districts
739Meeting procedure
739.1Regulations in relation to meetings
740First meeting of trustees in each year
740.1Appointment of select and standing committees
741Annual general meeting
741.1Annual financial statements
741.2Appointment of auditor
742Appointment of receiver
743Protection from legal proceedings
743.1Indemnification against proceedings
744Improvement district property exempt from taxation
 Division 2 — Powers and Operations
745General powers
746Powers that must be exercised by bylaw
747Requirements for bylaws
747.1Subdivision servicing requirements
747.2Excess or extended services and latecomer payments
748Power to exercise rights under certain water licences
749Power to expropriate water diversion licences and related works
750General power to expropriate land and works
751Renewal of works
752Appeal if improvement district refuses to provide services
 Division 3 — Taxes and Cost Recovery
753Assessment roll
754Notice of assessment
755Revision of assessments
756Tax collection on behalf of improvement district
756.1Municipal collection of improvement district taxes
756.2Payments to improvement districts
757Levying of taxes by improvement district
758Tax notices
759Lien for taxes and tolls
760Interest on taxes
 Division 4 — Tax Sales
761Definitions
762Tax sale for recovery of taxes
763Conduct of tax sale
764Disposal of surplus from tax sale
765Improvement district as purchaser of tax sale land
766Tax sale deed
767Sale of Crown land held under a mortgage or agreement for sale
768Disposal of tax sale land by trustees
 Division 5 — Borrowing and Securities
769Provision of sinking funds
770Provincial guarantee of improvement district securities
771Form of securities
772Registration of securities
Part 24 — Regional Districts
 Division 1 — Interpretation
773Repealed
774Application of other provisions
 Division 1.1 — Continuation of Regional Districts and Services
774.1Continuation of regional districts
774.2Continuation of regional district services
 Division 2 — Corporate Structure
775Repealed
776Incorporation of regional districts
777Letters patent of regional districts
777.1Extension of regional district boundaries
778–779.3Repealed
780Amalgamation and division of regional districts and alteration of boundaries
781Dissolution of community planning areas and improvement districts
782Creation or restructure of municipalities
782.1Additional powers
 Division 3 — Government and Procedure
783Composition and voting rights
784Appointment and term of office of municipal directors
785Election and term of office of electoral area directors
786Alternate municipal directors
787Alternate electoral area directors
787.1Application of Community Charter provisions to regional district directors
788–789Repealed
790Repealed
791Voting on resolutions and bylaws
792Chair and vice chair of board
793Calling and conduct of meetings
794Procedure, bylaws and enforcement
794.1Public access to regional district records
795Appointment of select and standing committees
 Division 3.1 — Treaty First Nations and Regional Districts
795.1Interpretation
795.11Treaty first nation membership in regional district
795.12Regional district letters patent and treaty lands
795.2Treaty first nation directors
795.21Term of office of treaty first nation director
795.22Alternate treaty first nation director
795.3Treaty first nation electors for regional district services
795.31Tax base, requisition and collection of funds for treaty lands
795.32Tax base, requisition and collection of funds for treaty lands of taxing treaty first nations
795.4Treaty first nations and regional district financing
795.41Services to treaty first nation members
795.42Services to treaty lands outside regional district
795.43Non-member treaty first nation participation
795.5Repealed
 Division 4 — Services and Powers
796General authority for services
796.1Consent required for services outside regional district
796.2Authorities in relation to services other than regulatory services
796.3Regulation authority in relation to previous bylaws
797Repealed
797.1Specific regulatory and other powers
797.2Repealed
797.3Referendums regarding services
797.31Board may seek regional district opinion
797.4Petition for electoral area services
797.5Approval of the electors
798Incidental powers
798.1Emergency powers
799Additional powers and exceptions
799.1Continuation of regional parks and trails
799.2Exemptions from approval requirements
 Division 4.1 — Establishing Bylaws
800Establishing bylaws required for most services
800.1Required content for establishing bylaws
800.2Special options for establishing bylaws
801Approval of establishing bylaws
801.1Responsibility for obtaining approval
801.2Approval by assent of the electors
801.3Approval by alternative approval process
801.4Consent on behalf of municipal participating area
801.5Consent on behalf of electoral participating area electors
801.6Other procedural rules
802Amendment or repeal of establishing bylaws
802.1Changes to participating and service areas
802.2Amending bylaws that are needed for authority to borrow
802.3Special provisions respecting service withdrawal
 Division 4.2 — Cost Recovery for Services
803Options for cost recovery
803.1Costs of services
804Apportionment of costs
804.1Cost sharing for Part 26 services
804.11Exclusion of property under creditor protection from apportionment
804.2Valuation information and apportionment adjustments
804.3Tax base for property value taxes
 Division 4.3 — Requisition and Tax Collection
805Requisition of funds from municipalities
805.1Collection in municipalities
806Requisition of funds for electoral areas
806.1Collection in electoral areas
807Amounts to be paid over to regional district
 Division 4.4 — Tax Rates and Exemptions
808Variable tax rate system
809Property tax exemptions
810Exemptions for heritage properties
810.1Repayment requirement in relation to heritage exemptions
811Exemptions for riparian property
811.1Repayment requirement in relation to riparian exemptions
812Tax exemptions under a partnering agreement
 Division 4.5 — Dispute Resolution in Relation to Services
813Definitions
813.01Minister may appoint facilitators
813.02Parties to a service review or service withdrawal
813.03Costs of service review or service withdrawal
813.04Initiating a service review
813.05Other issues and services may be dealt with in one service review
813.06Preliminary meeting
813.07Negotiations to resolve issues
813.08Initiating service withdrawal
813.09Minister's direction on process
813.10Addition of further initiating participants or further services
813.11Early termination of process
813.12Mediation
813.13Arbitration
813.14Initiating participant must respond to final resolution
813.15Direction to further arbitration in certain cases
813.16When final resolution becomes binding
813.17Implementation of final resolution by bylaw
813.18Failure to adopt required bylaws
813.19Regulations respecting arbitrations
 Division 5 — Financial Operations
814General accounting rules
814.1Annual reporting on regional district finances
815Financial plan
816Process requirements for financial plan
817Limit on expenditures
818Limit on borrowing and other liabilities
819Application of Community Charter borrowing and liability provisions
820Repealed
821Revenue anticipation borrowing
822Short term capital borrowing
823Regional district loan authorization bylaws
823.1Participating area approval required for some loan authorization bylaws
823.11Electoral participating area petition for borrowing
823.2Temporary borrowing under loan authorization bylaw
824Financing municipal undertakings
825Security issuing bylaws
826General liability provisions
827Repealed
828–836Repealed
 Division 6 — General
837Services to public authorities
838Local community commissions
839Repealed
840Restriction on authority in relation to firearms
841Repealed
842–845.3Repealed
846Inspection of regional districts
847Legal proceedings and enforcement
Part 25 — Regional Growth Strategies
848Definitions
 Division 1 — Application and Content of Regional Growth Strategy
849Purpose of regional growth strategy
850Content of regional growth strategy
851Area to which regional growth strategy applies
852Requirement to adopt regional growth strategy
 Division 2 — Preparation and Adoption Procedures
853Requirements for adoption
854Initiation of regional growth strategy process
855Consultation during development of regional growth strategy
856Facilitation of agreement during development of regional growth strategy
857Acceptance by affected local governments required
857.1Minor amendments to regional growth strategies
858Resolution of anticipated objections
859Resolution of refusal to accept
860Settlement of regional growth strategy
861Options for settlement process
862General provisions regarding settlement process
863Adoption of regional growth strategy
864Requirement to adopt finalized regional growth strategy
 Division 3 — Effect of Regional Growth Strategy
865Regional district must conform with regional growth strategy
866Requirement for regional context statements in municipal official community plans
 Division 4 — General
867Intergovernmental advisory committees
868Implementation agreements
869Regular reports and review of regional growth strategy
870Provincial policy guidelines
871Minister may require official community plans and land use bylaws
Part 26 — Planning and Land Use Management
 Division 1 — General
872Definitions
873Authority under Part
873.1Rural land use bylaws
874Ministerial orders
 Division 2 — Official Community Plans
875Purposes of official community plans
876Authority to adopt by bylaw
877Required content
878Policy statements in community plans
879Consultation during OCP development
879.1–880Repealed
881Planning of school facilities
882Adoption procedures
883Repealed
884Effect of official community plans
885Repealed
 Division 3
886–889Repealed
 Division 4 — Public Hearings on Bylaws
890Public hearings
891Delegating the holding of public hearings
892Notice of public hearing
893Notice if public hearing waived
894Procedure after a public hearing
 Division 5 — Public Information and Advisory Commission
895Development approval procedures
896Information that must be available to the public
897Repealed
898Advisory planning commission
 Division 6 — Board of Variance
899Establishment of board of variance
900Chair and procedures
901Variance or exemption to relieve hardship
902Extent of damage preventing reconstruction as non-conforming use
 Division 7 — Zoning and Other Development Regulation
903Zoning bylaws
904Zoning for amenities and affordable housing
905Housing agreements for affordable and special needs housing
905.1Phased development agreements
905.2Term and assignment of phased development agreement
905.3Process for phased development agreement bylaw
905.4Amendments to phased development agreement
905.5Information that must be available for public inspection
905.6Filing of notice of phased development agreement
906Off-street parking and loading space requirements
907Runoff control requirement
908Regulation of signs
909Screening and landscaping to mask or separate uses
910Construction requirements in relation to flood plain areas
911Non-conforming uses and siting
912Effect of expropriation in relation to non-conforming use and subdivision
913Approval of regional district bylaws by minister
914No compensation in relation to adoption of bylaw or issuance of permit
 Division 8 — Regulation of Farm Businesses in Farming Areas
915Intensive agriculture
916Provincial standards for farm bylaws
917Farm bylaws
918Application
919Three year review of bylaws affecting farming areas
 Division 9 — Permits and Fees
919.1Designation of development permit areas
920Development permits
920.01Designation of development approval information areas or circumstances
920.1Development approval information
920.2Designation of temporary use permit areas
921Temporary use permits
922Development variance permits
923Tree cutting permits
924Approval required for development near controlled access highway
925Requirement for security
926Lapse of permit
927Notice of permit on land title
928General matters
929Withholding of permits and licences that conflict with bylaws in preparation
930Amendment and discharge of land use contracts
931Fees related to applications and inspections
 Division 10 — Development Costs Recovery
932Definitions
933Development cost charges generally
933.1Development for which charges may be waived or reduced
934Amount of development cost charges
935Use of development cost charges
936Acquisition and development of park land
937Adoption procedures for development cost charge bylaw
937.001Bylaws adopted after application for building permit submitted
937.01Annual development cost charges report
937.1Development works agreements with private developers
 Division 10.1 — School Site Acquisition Charges
937.2Definitions
937.3School site acquisition charge payable
937.4Eligible school site requirements
937.5Setting school site acquisition charges
937.6Provision of land for school sites
937.7No subdivision or building permit unless charge paid
937.8Credit for previous contributions
937.9Transfer to board of education
937.91Regulations for this Division
 Division 11 — Subdivision and Development Requirements
938Subdivision servicing requirements
939Excess or extended services and latecomer payments
940Completion of works and services
941Provision of park land
941.1Disposition of regional parks and trails
942Repealed
943Bylaws adopted after application for subdivision submitted
944Parcel frontage on highway
945Highway provision and widening
946Subdivision to provide residence for a relative
 Division 12 — Contaminated Sites
946.1Assessment of site profiles
946.2 Environmental Management Act requirements must be met
946.3Repealed
Part 27 — Heritage Conservation
 Division 1 — General
947Definitions
948Limits on the use of this Part
949Limit on compensation
950Bylaw and permit procedures
951Repealed
952Ombudsperson review of local government decisions
 Division 2 — Heritage Review
953Community heritage commissions
954Community heritage register
955Heritage recognition
956Heritage inspection may be ordered
957Entry authority for a heritage inspection
958Impact assessment may be required
959Local government requests for Provincial protection
 Division 3 — Temporary Protection
960Withholding of approvals
961Withholding of demolition permits until other approvals issued
962Orders for temporary protection
963Temporary protection by introduction of a continuing protection bylaw
964Heritage control periods for temporary protection
965Temporary protection
 Division 4 — Continuing Protection
966Heritage revitalization agreements
967Heritage designation protection
968Heritage designation procedure
969Compensation for heritage designation
970Heritage site maintenance standards
970.1Designation of heritage conservation areas
971Heritage conservation areas
 Division 5 — Heritage Alteration Permits
972Heritage alteration permits
973Requirements and conditions in a heritage alteration permit
 Division 6 — Notices under this Part
974Giving notice to owners and occupiers
975Posting notice on protected heritage property
976Notice on land titles
977Notice to minister responsible for the Heritage Conservation Act
978Regulations regarding notices
 Division 7 — Remedies and Offences
979Civil remedies in relation to heritage property
980Notice of contravention may be filed in land title office
981Offences and penalties
Part 28 — Replotting Schemes
 Division 1 — Interpretation
982Definitions
983Application of Part
 Division 2 — Preparation and Initiation of Scheme
984Preliminary definition of district
985Information included in scheme
986General principles of replotting
987Reallotment of parcels
988Municipality may acquire charges
989Notice requirements for initiation of a scheme
990General consent of owners to scheme
991Consents binding on owners once given
992Alterations to scheme may require new consents
993Initiation of scheme by registration of resolution
994Effect of initiation
995Resolution to complete or discontinue scheme
 Division 3 — Implementation and Completion of Scheme
996Registration of common mass
997Effect of deposit of reference plan
998Registration for owners of new parcels
999Rights of ownership and charges transferred
 Division 4 — Complaints Regarding Compensation
1000Allotments binding, although owners may complain regarding compensation
1001Compensation for loss and damage
1002Appointment of commissioner
1003Replacement of commissioner
1004Notice to owners who do not consent
1005Time and place to hear complaints
1006Hearing by commissioner
1007Commissioner's powers and report
1008Appeal to Supreme Court
1009Payment of compensation
 Division 5 — General
1010Removal of buildings
1011Accounts and apportionment
1012Former highways to be maintained
1013Limitation of claims
1014Disposal of municipal parcels
1015Taxation during proceedings
1016List of owners must be provided to municipality
1017Land title fees
1018Questions may be referred to Supreme Court
Part 29 — Inspector of Municipalities
1019Inspector of municipalities
1020Official seal and documents
1021Inquiries into local government matters
1022Certificate of approval for money bylaws
1023Inquiry into application for certificate
1024Appeal from inspector's decisions in relation to borrowing
1025Certificate conclusive of validity
1025.1Appeal to minister if unable to reach agreement on construction of drains
Part 30 — Administrative Commissioner
1026Definitions
1027Appointment of administrative commissioner
1028Substitution of commissioner
1029Acting commissioner
1030Powers transferred to commissioner
1031Power of commissioner to make bylaws
1032Powers of commissioner to borrow
1033Taxes for sinking fund
1034Parcel tax rolls
1035Limits on complaints against assessment
1036Differences between commissioner and board of school trustees
1037Reports to minister
1038Election after commissioner appointed
1039Restriction on legal proceedings
1040Power to make regulations