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This Act is current to January 1, 2016

Local Government Act


Part 1 — Purposes and Interpretation
 1 Purposes of this Act
 2 Definitions and other interpretation rules
Part 2 — Incorporation of Municipalities and Regional Districts
 Division 1 — Municipal Incorporation Process
 3 Incorporation of new municipality
 4 Vote required for incorporation of new municipality
 5 Procedure and costs for vote on incorporation
 6 Incorporation of island municipality in Islands Trust area
 7 Incorporation of municipality in conjunction with resource development
 8 Incorporation of mountain resort municipality
 9 Incorporation of reserve residents as village
 Division 2 — Classification of Municipalities
 10 Classification of municipalities
 11 Change of municipal classification
 Division 3 — Municipal Boundary Changes
 12 Extension of municipal area
 13 Reduction of municipal area
 14 Reduction of municipal area in relation to final agreement respecting treaty lands
 15 Redefinition of adjoining municipalities
 16 Other redefinition of boundaries
 Division 4 — Specific Powers in Relation to Municipal Letters Patent
 17 What must be included in letters patent incorporating a municipality
 18 First election for municipality
 19 First council and neighbourhood constituencies
 20 First regular council meeting
 21 Letters patent incorporating a municipality: other general powers
 22 Additional powers where former municipality dissolved when new municipality incorporated
 23 Letters patent for island municipality: additional powers
 24 Letters patent for resource development municipality: additional powers
 25 Letters patent for mountain resort municipality: additional powers
 26 Letters patent for reserve village: additional powers
 27 Authority for variation of proposed boundaries
 28 Appointment of additional councillors if boundary extended
 29 Establishment of property tax rate limits
 30 Municipal revenue sharing
 31 Establishment of local area service
 32 Advisory body for municipality
 33 Letters patent for municipality: additional powers
 Division 5 — Municipal Incorporation or Boundary Changes: Related Matters
 34 Bylaws that apply to new municipality or extend to additional area
 35 Interim corporate officer
 36 Collection of taxes in relation to municipal boundary changes
 37 Transfer of Provincial property tax money if rural land included in municipality
 38 Dissolution of municipality
 39 Rights and liabilities not affected by reissue of letters patent
 40 Existing licences preserved
 Division 6 — Regional District Incorporation and Related Matters
 41 Incorporation of new regional district
 42 Extension of regional district boundaries
 43 Regional district amalgamation, division and reorganization
 44 Creation or restructure of municipality in regional district
 45 Dissolution of community planning area or improvement district in regional district
 46 Regional district letters patent and orders: additional powers
Part 3 — Electors and Elections
 Division 1 — General
 47 Definitions in relation to this Part
 48 Time not extended for voting days
 49 This Act prevails in relation to use of information
 50 Public notice by newspaper publication
 51 Solemn declarations
 Division 2 — Arrangements for Elections
 52 General local elections every 4 years
 53 Municipal elections at large unless neighbourhood constituency established
 54 By-elections
 55 Minister may arrange for election to be conducted
 56 Election bylaws
 57 Costs of elections
 Division 3 — Election Officials Appointment and Authority
 58 Appointment of election officials
 59 Chief election officer duties and powers
 60 Presiding election official duties and powers
 61 Keeping order at election proceedings
 62 Adjournment of election proceedings
 63 Exceptional assistance in election proceedings
 Division 4 — Electors and Registration of Electors
 64 Who may vote at an election
 65 Resident electors
 66 Non-resident property electors
 67 Rules for determining residence
 68 When a person may register as an elector
 69 Voting day registration only
 70 Application for registration
 71 How to register in advance
 72 How to register as a resident elector at the time of voting
 73 How to register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting
 74 Effect of registration
 75 Register of electors
 76 Provincial list of voters as register of resident electors
 77 List of registered electors
 78 Protection of privacy
 79 Objection to elector registration
 80 Resolving objections to registration
 Division 5 — Qualifications for Office
 81 Who may hold office on a local government
 82 Disqualification of local government employees
 83 Only one elected office at a time in the same local government
 Division 6 — Nomination of Candidates
 84 Nomination period
 85 Notice of nomination
 86 Nomination of candidates
 87 Nomination documents
 88 Nomination deposits
 89 Nomination by delivery of nomination documents
 90 Other information to be provided by candidate
 91 Challenge of nomination
 Division 7 — Candidate Endorsement by Elector Organization
 92 Candidate endorsement by elector organization may be included on ballot
 93 Endorsement documents
 94 Other information to be provided by elector organization
 95 Withdrawal of endorsement on ballot
 96 Challenge of elector organization endorsement
 Division 8 — Declaration of Candidates
 97 Declaration of candidates
 98 Declaration of election by voting or acclamation
 99 Notice of election by voting
 100 Appointment if insufficient number of candidates are elected
 Division 9 — Candidates and Representatives
 101 Withdrawal, death or incapacity of candidate
 102 Appointment of candidate representatives
 103 Presence of candidate representatives at election proceedings
 Division 10 — Voting Opportunities
 104 Voting opportunities for electors
 105 Required general voting opportunities
 106 Additional general voting opportunities
 107 Required advance voting opportunities
 108 Additional advance voting opportunities
 109 Special voting opportunities
 110 Mail ballot voting
 Division 11 — Arrangements for Voting
 111 Voting places
 112 Use of voting machines
 113 Municipal voting divisions
 114 Form of ballots
 115 What must and must not be included on a ballot
 116 Order of names on ballot
 117 Order of names on ballot determined by lot
 118 Ballot boxes
 Division 12 — Conduct of Voting Proceedings
 119 Persons who must be present at voting places
 120 Persons who may be present at voting places
 121 Sealing of ballot boxes containing ballots
 122 Time for voting extended
 Division 13 — Voting
 123 Voting to be by secret ballot
 124 Each elector may vote only once
 125 Requirements before elector may be given a ballot
 126 Challenge of elector
 127 If another person has already voted under an elector's name
 128 Replacement of spoiled ballot
 129 How to vote by ballot
 130 One person to a voting compartment
 131 Persons needing assistance to mark their ballots
 132 Persons unable to enter a voting place
 Division 14 — Counting of the Votes
 133 When and where counting is to be done
 134 Who may be present at counting
 135 Who does the counting
 136 Opening of ballot boxes
 137 Combination of ballots for counting
 138 Procedures for counting
 139 Rules for accepting votes and rejecting ballots
 140 Objections to the acceptance of a vote or the rejection of a ballot
 141 Ballot account
 142 Packaging of ballots
 143 Delivery of election materials to chief election officer
 144 Preliminary election results
 145 Determination of official election results
 146 Declaration of official election results
 147 When elected candidates may take office
 Division 15 — Judicial Recount
 148 Application for judicial recount
 149 Judicial recount procedure
 150 Results of judicial recount and orders as to costs
 151 Determination of results by lot if tie vote after judicial recount
 152 Runoff election if tie vote after judicial recount
 Division 16 — Declaration of Invalid Election
 153 Application to court respecting validity of election
 154 Hearing of application
 155 Power of court on application
 156 Legal costs of application
 157 Status of elected candidate
 Division 17 — Final Proceedings
 158 Report of election results
 159 Publication of election results
 160 Retention and destruction of election materials
 Division 18 — Election Offences
 161 Vote buying
 162 Intimidation
 163 Other election offences
 164 Prosecution of organizations and their directors and agents
 165 Time limit for starting prosecution
 166 Penalties
 Division 19 — Orders and Regulations
 167 Ministerial orders in special circumstances
 168 Election regulations
Part 4 — Assent Voting
 Division 1 — General
 169 Definitions in relation to this Part
 170 Assent voting to be conducted in same manner as election
 171 How assent of the electors is obtained
 Division 2 — Proceedings for Assent Voting
 172 Who may vote at assent voting
 173 Person may vote only once
 174 General voting day for assent voting
 175 Arrangements for assent voting
 176 Notice of assent voting
 177 Ballots for assent voting
 178 When counting for assent voting is to be done
 179 Special procedures if voting is conducted by more than one local government
 180 Other general matters
 Division 3 — Scrutineers for Assent Voting
 181 Scrutineers for the question and scrutineers against the question
 182 Notice of applications to volunteer as scrutineer
 183 Applications to volunteer to act as scrutineer for assent voting
 184 Appointment of scrutineers for assent voting
Part 5 — Regional Districts: Purposes, Principles and Interpretation
 185 Purposes of regional districts
 186 Principles for regional district-provincial relations
 187 Broad interpretation
 188 Application of municipal provisions to regional districts
 189 References to regional district officers
 190 Continuation of regional districts
 191 Continuation of regional parks and trails
 192 Continuation of regulatory authority restrictions in relation to previous bylaws
Part 6 — Regional Districts: Governance and Procedures
 Division 1 — Regional Districts and Their Boards
 193 Regional district corporations
 194 Board as governing body
 195 Area of jurisdiction
 Division 2 — Board Members
 196 Composition and voting rights
 197 Municipal directors: number of directors and assignment of votes
 198 Appointment and term of office for municipal directors
 199 Election and term of office for electoral area directors
 200 Alternate directors: municipalities
 201 Alternate directors: electoral areas
 202 Oath or affirmation of office for board members
 203 Resignation from office
 204 Director disqualification for failure to attend meetings
 205 Regional district directors: application of Community Charter
 Division 3 — Voting and Voting Rights
 206 Voting to be in accordance with this Division unless other rules apply
 207 General rules: voting on resolutions and bylaws
 208 General rule: each director has one vote
 209 Special rule: weighted voting on the administration and operation of services
 210 Special rule: weighted voting on financial matters
 211 Special rule: weighted voting for Metro Vancouver
 212 Special rules in relation to Part 13 [Regional Growth Strategies]
 213 Special rules in relation to Part 14 [Planning and Land Use Management]
 214 Other special voting rules
 Division 4 — Board Chair and Committees
 215 Chair and vice chair of board
 216 Responsibilities of chair
 217 Chair may require board reconsideration of a matter
 218 Appointment of select and standing committees
 Division 5 — Board Proceedings
 219 Regular and special board meetings
 220 Calling of special board meetings
 221 Electronic meetings and participation by members
 222 Regulations establishing special rules for dealing with urgent issues
 223 Minutes of board meetings and committee meetings
 224 Meetings and hearings outside regional district
 225 Procedure bylaws
 226 Board proceedings: application of Community Charter
 Division 6 — Bylaw Procedures
 227 Bylaw procedures: application of Community Charter
 228 Bylaw adoption at same meeting as third reading
 Division 7 — Delegation of Board Authority
 229 Delegation of board authority
 230 Bylaw required for delegation
 231 Delegation of hearings
 232 Reconsideration of delegate's decisions
 Division 8 — Officers and Employees
 233 Officers and employees for regional district
 234 Officer positions
 235 Chief administrative officer
 236 Corporate administration
 237 Financial administration
 238 Oath of office for officers
 239 Chair to direct and inspect officers and employees
 240 Suspension of officers and employees
 241 Termination of officer
 242 Prohibition against interfering with regional district officials
 Division 9 — Local Community Commissions
 243 Establishment of local community commissions
 244 Requirement for assent of electors and inspector approval
 245 Commission membership
 Division 10 — Other Matters
 246 Giving notice to regional districts
 247 Notice by regional district: obligation satisfied if reasonable effort made
 248 Regional district records: application of Community Charter
 249 Regulations to provide exemptions from Provincial approval requirements
Part 7 — Regional Districts: Treaty First Nation Membership and Services
 250 Treaty first nation membership in regional district
 251 Interpretation rules for applying this Act and the Community Charter in relation to treaty first nation membership
 252 Regional district letters patent and treaty lands
 253 Treaty first nation directors
 254 Term of office of treaty first nation director
 255 Alternate treaty first nation director
 256 Treaty first nation electors for regional district services
 257 Tax base, requisition and collection of funds for treaty lands
 258 Tax base, requisition and collection of funds for treaty lands of taxing treaty first nations
 259 Treaty first nations and regional district financing
 260 Services to treaty first nation members
 261 Services to treaty lands outside regional district
 262 Non-member treaty first nation participation in regional district elections
Part 8 — Regional Districts: General Powers and Responsibilities
 Division 1 — General Powers
 263 Corporate powers
 264 Minister approval required for certain out-of-Province or out-of-country agreements
 265 Inspector approval required for incorporation or acquisition of corporations
 Division 2 — Public Access to Records
 266 Public access to regional district records
 267 Disclosure of information relating to agreements that require elector approval or assent
 268 Other public access requirements: application of Community Charter
 Division 3 — Approval of the Electors
 269 Processes for obtaining approval of the electors
 270 Approval of the electors: application of Community Charter
 Division 4 — Providing Assistance
 271 Definition of "assistance"
 272 Publication of intention to provide certain kinds of assistance
 273 General prohibition against assistance to business
 274 Exception for assistance under partnering agreements
 275 Exception for assistance in relation to utilities or mountain resorts
 276 Exception for heritage conservation purposes
 277 Limitation on assistance by means of tax exemption
 Division 5 — General Property Powers
 278 Reservation and dedication of land for public purpose: application of Community Charter
 279 Control of Crown land parks dedicated by subdivision
 280 Disposition of regional parks and trails
 281 Exchange of park land: application of Community Charter
 282 Power to accept property on trust
 283 Plans respecting use of local government right of way
 284 Authority to enter on or into property: application of Community Charter
 Division 6 — Disposing of Land and Improvements
 285 Disposition of land and improvements
 286 Notice of proposed disposition
 287 Use of money from sale of land or improvements
 288 Disposal of water systems, sewer systems and utilities
 Division 7 — Expropriation and Compensation
 289 Expropriation power
 290 Authority in relation to services
 291 Entry on land to mitigate damage
 292 Compensation for expropriation and other actions
 Division 8 — Other Powers
 293 Board may seek regional district opinion
 294 Incidental powers
 295 Emergency powers
 296 Additional powers and exceptions provided by regulation
Part 9 — Regional Districts: Specific Service Powers
 Division 1 — Building Regulation
 297 Authority requires regional district service
 298 Building regulation bylaws
 299 Regional district may adopt national codes
 300 Requirement for security
 301 Regulating doors and emergency exits in public buildings
 302 Building regulation: application of Community Charter
 Division 2 — Fire, Health and Hazard Protection
 303 Special fire protection powers
 304 Health protection authority
 305 Remedial authority in relation to hazardous conditions
 Division 3 — Drainage, Sewerage and Related Matters
 306 Special drainage and sewerage authority
 307 Watercourse may be included in drainage system
 308 Works for controlling drainage
 309 Remedial authority in relation to drainage and dikes
 310 Highway construction and dikes
 311 Watercourse agreements between neighbouring jurisdictions
 312 Requirements respecting drainage works
 313 Appropriation of stream channel or bed
 314 Authority subject to Water Act
 Division 4 — Waste Management
 315 Management of solid waste and recyclable material
 316 Authority in relation to waste disposal and recycling
 Division 5 — Regulation of Animals
 317 Authority requires animal control service
 318 General animal control powers
 319 Dog licensing requirements
 320 Animal pounds
 321 Dangerous dogs
 322 Peace officer authority in relation to dangerous dogs
 Division 6 — Noise, Nuisances and Disturbances
 323 Authority requires regional district service
 324 Noise control
 325 Nuisances and disturbances
 326 Fireworks restrictions
 Division 7 — Other Specific Service Powers
 327 Removal and deposit of sand, gravel and other soil
 328 Fire and security alarm systems
 329 House numbering
 330 Regulation of signs and advertising
 331 Regional district irrigation services
Part 10 — Regional Districts: Service Structure and Establishing Bylaws
 Division 1 — General Service Powers
 332 General authority for services
 333 Consent required for services outside regional district
 334 Services to public authorities
 335 Authorities in relation to services other than regulatory services
 Division 2 — Referendums and Petitions for Services
 336 Referendums regarding services
 337 Petitions for electoral area services
 Division 3 — Establishing Bylaws for Services
 338 Establishing bylaws required for most services
 339 Required content for establishing bylaws
 340 Special options for establishing bylaws
 341 Special rules in relation to continuation of older services
 Division 4 — Approval of Establishing Bylaws
 342 Approval of establishing bylaws
 343 Responsibility for obtaining approval
 344 Approval by assent of the electors
 345 Approval by alternative approval process
 346 Consent on behalf of municipal participating area
 347 Consent on behalf of electoral participating area
 348 Other procedural rules
 Division 5 — Changes to Establishing Bylaws
 349 Amendment or repeal of establishing bylaws
 350 Changes to participating and service areas
 351 Amending bylaws that are needed for authority to borrow
 352 Special provisions respecting service withdrawal
 Division 6 — Dispute Resolution in Relation to Services
 353 Definitions in relation to this Division
 354 Minister may appoint facilitators
 355 Parties to a service review or service withdrawal
 356 Costs of service review or service withdrawal
 357 Initiating a service review
 358 Other issues and services may be dealt with in one service review
 359 Preliminary meeting
 360 Negotiations to resolve issues
 361 Initiating service withdrawal
 362 Minister's direction on process
 363 Addition of further initiating participants or further services
 364 Early termination of process
 365 Mediation in relation to service withdrawal
 366 Arbitration in relation to service withdrawal
 367 Initiating participant must respond to final resolution
 368 Direction to further arbitration in certain cases
 369 When final resolution becomes binding
 370 Implementation of final resolution by bylaw
 371 Failure to adopt required bylaws
 372 Regulations respecting arbitrations
Part 11 — Regional Districts: Financial Management
 Division 1 — Financial Planning and Accountability
 373 Fiscal year and accounting for services
 374 Annual financial plan
 375 Public process for development of financial plan
 376 Annual reporting on regional district finances
 377 Financial management: application of Community Charter
 Division 2 — Cost Recovery for Services
 378 Options for cost recovery
 379 Costs of services
 380 Apportionment of costs
 381 Cost sharing for services under Part 14 [Planning and Land Use Management]
 382 Property under creditor protection may be excluded from apportionment
 383 Valuation information and apportionment adjustments
 384 Tax base for property value taxes
 Division 3 — Requisition and Tax Collection
 385 Requisition of funds from municipalities
 386 Collection in municipalities
 387 Requisition of funds for electoral areas
 388 Collection in electoral areas
 389 Grants in place of taxes to be paid over to regional district
 Division 4 — Tax Rates and Exemptions
 390 Variable tax rate system
 391 Property tax exemptions
 392 Exemptions for heritage properties
 393 Repayment requirement in relation to heritage exemptions
 394 Exemptions for riparian property
 395 Repayment requirement in relation to riparian exemptions
 396 Tax exemptions under partnering agreement
 Division 5 — Fees, Charges and Interest
 397 Imposition of fees and charges
 398 Interest calculation
 399 Special fees and charges that are to be collected as taxes
 400 Special fees and charges that are liens against property
 Division 6 — Expenditures and Liabilities
 401 Limit on expenditures
 402 Limit on borrowing and other liabilities
 403 Borrowing and liability: application of Community Charter
 404 Revenue anticipation borrowing
 405 Short-term capital borrowing in relation to general administration
 406 Regional district loan authorization bylaws
 407 Participating area approval required for some loan authorization bylaws
 408 Electoral participating area petition for borrowing
 409 Temporary borrowing under loan authorization bylaw
 410 Financing municipal undertakings
 411 Security issuing bylaws
 412 General liability provisions
Part 12 — Regional Districts: Bylaw Enforcement and Challenge of Bylaws
 Division 1 — Bylaw Enforcement and Related Matters
 413 Bylaw enforcement: fines and other penalties
 414 Ticketing for bylaw offences: application of Community Charter
 415 Bylaw notices: application of Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act
 416 Bylaw contraventions — offences and prosecutions
 417 Additional sentencing powers in relation to Offence Act prosecutions
 418 Authority to fulfill requirements at defaulter's expense
 419 Inspections to determine whether bylaws are being followed
 420 Enforcement by civil proceedings: application of Community Charter
 421 Recovery of utility rates by legal remedy of distress
 422 Scale of costs in relation to legal remedy of distress
 423 Enforcement of bylaws in relation to discharge of firearms
 424 Entry warrants: application of Community Charter
 Division 2 — Challenge of Bylaws and Other Regional District Instruments
 425 Challenge of bylaws and other regional district instruments
Part 13 — Regional Growth Strategies
 Division 1 — Interpretation
 426 Definitions in relation to this Part
 427 Part also applies to amendment and repeal of regional growth strategy
 Division 2 — Application and Content of Regional Growth Strategy
 428 Purpose of regional growth strategy
 429 Content of regional growth strategy
 430 Area to which regional growth strategy applies
 431 Regulation requiring regional growth strategy
 Division 3 — Preparation and Adoption Procedures
 432 Requirements for adoption
 433 Initiation of regional growth strategy process
 434 Consultation during development of regional growth strategy
 435 Facilitation of agreement during development of regional growth strategy
 436 Acceptance by affected local governments
 437 Minor amendments to regional growth strategies
 438 Resolution of anticipated objections
 439 Resolution of refusal to accept
 440 Settlement of regional growth strategy if acceptance not otherwise reached
 441 Options for settlement process
 442 General provisions regarding settlement process
 443 Adoption of regional growth strategy
 444 Requirement to adopt finalized regional growth strategy
 Division 4 — Effect of Regional Growth Strategy
 445 Regional district must conform with regional growth strategy
 Division 5 — Regional Context Statements
 446 Requirement for regional context statements in municipal official community plans
 447 Content of regional context statement
 448 Board acceptance of proposed regional context statement
 449 Settlement of proposed regional context statement
 Division 6 — General
 450 Intergovernmental advisory committees
 451 Implementation agreements
 452 Regular reports and review of regional growth strategy
 453 Provincial policy guidelines
 454 Minister may require official community plans and land use bylaws
Part 14 — Planning and Land Use Management
 Division 1 — General
 455 Definitions in relation to this Part
 456 Area of authority for municipalities and regional districts
 457 Rural land use bylaws
 458 Limit on compensation
 Division 2 — Responsibilities, Procedures and Authorities
 459 Information that must be available to the public
 460 Development approval procedures
 461 Advisory planning commission
 462 Fees related to applications and inspections
 463 Withholding building permits and business licences that conflict with bylaws in preparation
 Division 3 — Public Hearings on Planning and Land Use Bylaws
 464 Requirement for public hearing before adopting bylaw
 465 Public hearing procedures
 466 Notice of public hearing
 467 Notice if public hearing waived
 468 Posted notices respecting proposed bylaws
 469 Delegation of public hearings
 470 Procedure after public hearing
 Division 4 — Official Community Plans
 471 Purposes of official community plan
 472 Bylaw to adopt official community plan
 473 Content and process requirements
 474 Policy statements that may be included
 475 Consultation during development of official community plan
 476 Consultation on planning for school facilities
 477 Adoption procedures for official community plan
 478 Effect of official community plan
 Division 5 — Zoning Bylaws
 479 Zoning bylaws
 480 Adoption of municipal zoning bylaw
 481 Restrictions on zoning authority in relation to farming
 482 Density benefits for amenities, affordable housing and special needs housing
 483 Housing agreements for affordable housing and special needs housing
 Division 6 — Development Approval Information Requirements
 484 Development approval information
 485 Development approval information areas or circumstances
 486 Bylaw authority in relation to development approval information
 487 Requirement to provide development approval information
 Division 7 — Development Permits
 488 Designation of development permit areas
 489 Activities that require a development permit
 490 Development permits: general authority
 491 Development permits: specific authorities
 Division 8 — Temporary Use Permits
 492 Designation of temporary use permit areas
 493 Temporary use permits for designated areas and other areas
 494 Public notice and hearing requirements
 495 Permit conditions: undertakings respecting land
 496 Permit conditions: additional security requirements
 497 Term of permit and renewal of permit
 Division 9 — Development Variance Permits
 498 Development variance permits
 499 Notice to affected property owners and tenants
 Division 10 — Other Permits and Permit Matters
 500 Tree cutting permits in relation to areas affected by flooding or other hazards
 501 General land use permit matters
 502 Requirement for security as condition of land use permit
 503 Notice of permit on land title
 504 Permit lapses if relevant construction not substantially started
 505 Transportation Act: permits in relation to development near controlled access highway
 Division 11 — Subdivision and Development: Requirements and Related Matters
 506 Subdivision servicing requirements
 507 Requirements for excess or extended services
 508 Latecomer charges and cost recovery for excess or extended services
 509 Completion of required works and services
 510 Requirement for provision of park land or payment for parks purposes
 511 Bylaws adopted after application for subdivision submitted
 512 Minimum parcel frontage on highway
 513 Requirement to provide land for new highway or widening existing highway
 514 Subdivision to provide residence for a relative
 Division 12 — Phased Development Agreements
 515 Definitions in relation to this Division
 516 Phased development agreements
 517 Term and assignment of phased development agreement
 518 Process for phased development agreement bylaw
 519 Amendments to phased development agreement
 520 Subdivision approval for land subject to phased development agreement
 521 Notice of phased development agreement on land title
 522 Phased development agreement and other information that must be available for public inspection
 Division 13 — Other Land Use Regulation Powers
 523 Runoff control requirements
 524 Requirements in relation to flood plain areas
 525 Off-street parking and loading space requirements
 526 Regulation of signs
 527 Screening and landscaping to mask or separate uses
 Division 14 — Non-conforming Use and Other Continuations
 528 Non-conforming uses: authority to continue use
 529 Non-conforming structures: restrictions on maintenance, extension and alteration
 530 Restrictions on increasing non-conforming use of land
 531 Restrictions on alteration or addition to building or other structure
 532 Restrictions on repair or reconstruction of non-conforming structures
 533 Non-conforming uses in relation to terminated land use contracts
 534 Change in ownership, tenants or occupants in relation to use
 535 Non-conforming use and subdivision in relation to expropriation of land
 Division 15 — Board of Variance
 536 Requirement for board of variance
 537 Board of variance for municipality or regional district
 538 Joint board of variance
 539 Chair and procedures for board of variance
 540 Application for variance or exemption to relieve hardship
 541 Notice of application for variance
 542 Board powers on application
 543 Exemption to relieve hardship from early termination of land use contract
 544 Extent of damage to non-conforming use property
 Division 16 — Discharge and Termination of Land Use Contracts
 545 Application to land use contracts under previous legislation
 546 Amendment and discharge of land use contract
 547 Termination of all land use contracts in 2024
 548 Process for early termination of land use contract
 549 Notice of termination
 550 Discharge of terminated land use contract
 Division 17 — Regulation of Farm Businesses in Farming Areas
 551 Agriculture minister may set standards for farm bylaws
 552 Farming area bylaws
 553 Authority and restrictions apply as declared by regulation
 554 Three year review of zoning bylaws affecting farming areas
 555 Intensive agriculture
 Division 18 — Contaminated Sites
 556 Local government assessment of site profiles
 557 Environmental Management Act requirements
 Division 19 — Development Costs Recovery
 558 Definitions in relation to this Division
 559 Development cost charges: imposition and collection
 560 Inspector approval required for development cost charge bylaw
 561 Circumstances in which development cost charges are not payable
 562 General prohibition against waiving or reducing charges
 563 Development for which charges may be waived or reduced
 564 Amount of development cost charges to be specified in bylaw
 565 Deductions from development cost charges
 566 Use of development cost charges
 567 Provision of park land in place of all or part of charge
 568 Effect of bylaws adopted after application for rezoning, development permit or building permit submitted
 569 Annual development cost charges report
 570 Municipal development works agreements with private developers
 Division 20 — School Site Acquisition Charges
 571 Definitions in relation to this Division
 572 School site acquisition charge payable
 573 Circumstances in which charge is not payable or is waived or reduced
 574 Determination of eligible school site requirements
 575 Setting school site acquisition charges
 576 Application of charge or increase to in-process development
 577 Provision of land in place of all or part of charge
 578 No subdivision approval or building permit unless charge paid
 579 Credit for previous contributions
 580 Transfer of money and land to board of education
 581 Regulations for this Division
 Division 21 — Provincial Authority
 582 Provincial policy guidelines
 583 Designation of resort regions
 584 Ministerial override orders in the public interest
 585 Ministerial regulations requiring bylaw approval
Part 15 — Heritage Conservation
 Division 1 — General
 586 Definitions in relation to this Part
 587 Regional district authority requires service
 588 Limits on use of this Part
 589 Limit on compensation
 590 Bylaw and permit procedures
 591 Ombudsperson review of local government decisions
 Division 2 — Notices under this Part
 592 Giving notice to owners and occupiers
 593 Posting notice on protected heritage property
 594 Notice on land titles
 595 Notice to heritage minister
 596 Regulations regarding notices
 Division 3 — Heritage Review
 597 Community heritage commissions
 598 Community heritage register
 599 Heritage recognition
 600 Heritage inspection may be ordered
 601 Entry authority for a heritage inspection
 602 Impact assessment may be required
 603 Local government requests for Provincial protection
 Division 4 — Temporary Protection
 604 Withholding of approvals
 605 Withholding of demolition permits until other approvals issued
 606 Orders for temporary protection
 607 Temporary protection by introduction of a continuing protection bylaw
 608 Heritage control periods for temporary protection
 609 Temporary protection
 Division 5 — Continuing Protection
 610 Heritage revitalization agreements
 611 Heritage designation protection
 612 Heritage designation procedure
 613 Compensation for heritage designation
 614 Designation of heritage conservation areas
 615 Permit requirements in relation to heritage conservation areas
 616 Heritage site maintenance standards
 Division 6 — Heritage Alteration Permits
 617 Heritage alteration permits
 618 Terms, requirements and conditions in a heritage alteration permit
 Division 7 — Remedies and Offences
 619 Civil remedies in relation to heritage property
 620 Notice of contravention may be filed in land title office
 621 Offences and penalties
Part 16 — Municipal Provisions
 Division 1 — Challenge of Municipal Bylaws and Other Municipal Instruments
 622 Definition of "municipal instrument"
 623 Court application to set aside bylaw or other instrument
 624 Limitation period on application for declaratory order
 625 Time restriction in relation to right of action on illegal instrument
 626 Assessment or rate stands unless instrument set aside
 627 Validity of council proceedings
 Division 2 — Licensing of Commercial Vehicles
 628 Definitions in relation to this Division
 629 Application of Division
 630 Commercial vehicle licensing bylaw
 631 Exemptions from licensing requirements
 632 Licence plate must be displayed
 633 Issue and transfer of licence plates
 634 Term of licences
 635 Fees to be paid to UBCM
 636 Offences in relation to commercial vehicle licensing
 Division 3 — Regulation of Carriers
 637 Regulation of carriers
 Division 4 — Municipal Irrigation Services and Drainage Works
 638 Municipal irrigation services
 639 District municipality drainage works
 Division 5 — Municipal Forest Reserves
 640 Establishment of municipal forest reserve
 641 Sale or lease of municipal forest reserve
 642 Cutting and removal of timber from municipal forest reserve
 Division 6 — Municipal Taxation: Special Cases
 643 Taxation of forest land
 644 Taxation of utility company property
 Division 7 — Annual Municipal Tax Sale
 645 Annual tax sale
 646 Council may exempt Crown land from annual tax sale
 647 Notice of annual tax sale
 648 Municipality may bid at annual tax sale
 649 Upset price for tax sale
 650 Purchaser at annual tax sale
 651 Purchaser to give authority to register tax sale title
 652 Collector to provide certificate of sale
 653 Tax sale of Crown land subject to an agreement to purchase
 654 Provincial government may accept tax sale purchaser
 655 Resale of land purchased by municipality at annual tax sale
 656 Notice of tax sale must be filed in land title office
 657 Owners must be given notice of tax sale and redemption period
 658 Assessment and taxes during redemption period
 659 Application of surplus from tax sale
 660 Redemption by owner
 661 Redemption payments by instalments
 662 Notice of redemption to be filed in land title office
 663 Registration of tax sale purchaser as owner
 664 Refusal of registration
 665 Effect of tax sale on rights of owners
 666 Action by owner to have tax sale set aside
 667 Court may reinstate taxes if sale set aside
 668 Council authority to cancel sale in case of error
 669 Restrictions on legal actions in relation to tax sale
 670 Repossessed tax sale land
 671 Procedure if purchaser under agreement for sale defaults
 672 Redemption by municipality of land sold for Provincial taxes
Part 17 — Improvement Districts
 Division 1 — General
 673 Definitions in relation to this Part
 674 Giving notice to improvement districts
 Division 2 — Incorporation of Improvement Districts
 675 Incorporation of improvement district: general rules
 676 Incorporation of mountain resort improvement district
 677 Notation on title of land in a mountain resort improvement district
 678 Dissolution of water user's community or development district
 679 Amendment of letters patent and reissue of letters patent
 680 Dissolution of improvement district
 681 Transition rules: dissolution, change in area, change in object
 682 Additional letters patent and order powers
 Division 3 — Governance and Organization
 683 Improvement district board of trustees
 684 Election of improvement district trustees
 685 Chair of improvement district board
 686 Meeting procedure
 687 Regulations in relation to improvement district meetings
 688 First meeting of board in each year
 689 Appointment of select and standing committees
 690 Annual general meeting
 691 Annual financial statements
 692 Appointment of auditor
 693 Officers and employees
 694 Officer positions
 695 Corporate administration
 696 Financial administration
 Division 4 — Powers and Operations
 697 General powers
 698 Powers that must be exercised by bylaw
 699 Process and registration requirements for bylaws
 700 Subdivision servicing requirements
 701 Requirements for excess or extended services
 702 Latecomer charges and cost recovery for excess or extended services
 703 Power to exercise rights under certain water licences
 704 Power to expropriate water diversion licences and related works
 705 General power to expropriate land and works
 706 Renewal of works and related reserve funds
 707 Appeal if improvement district refuses to provide services
 Division 5 — Taxes and Cost Recovery
 708 Preparation of assessment roll
 709 Notice of assessment
 710 Court of revision for assessments
 711 Tax collection on behalf of improvement district
 712 Municipal collection of improvement district taxes
 713 Payments to improvement district
 714 Tax levy by improvement district
 715 Tax notices
 716 Lien for taxes and tolls
 717 Interest on taxes
 Division 6 — Tax Sales
 718 Tax sale for recovery of taxes
 719 Board powers in relation to tax sale
 720 Tax sale notice to affected owners and charge holders
 721 Conduct of tax sale
 722 Authority to register tax sale title
 723 Registration of tax sale purchaser as owner
 724 Application of surplus from tax sale
 725 Tax sale of Crown land held under a mortgage or agreement for sale
 726 Disposal of tax sale land by improvement district board
 Division 7 — Borrowing and Securities
 727 Provision of sinking funds
 728 Provincial guarantee of improvement district securities
 729 Form of securities
 730 Registration of securities
 Division 8 — Other Improvement District Matters
 731 Improvement district property exempt from taxation
 732 Protection from legal proceedings
 733 Indemnification against proceedings
 734 Appointment of receiver
Part 18 — Legal Proceedings in Relation to Local Governments and Other Authorities
 Division 1 — Legal Proceedings Against Municipality or Regional District
 735 Limitation period for certain actions
 736 Notice requirement respecting damages
 737 Proceedings against municipality or regional district in relation to damages caused by others
 Division 2 — Immunities and Indemnities
 738 Immunity for individual local public officers
 739 Warning as defence for local government financial officer
 740 Indemnification against proceedings for local government officials
 741 Indemnification against proceedings for other local public officers
 742 Immunity in relation to building bylaw enforcement
 743 Immunity in relation to approval of certified building plans
 744 Immunity in relation to certain nuisance actions
 Division 3 — Enforcement of Court Orders Against Municipality or Regional District
 745 Writ of execution against municipality or regional district
 746 Copy of writ of execution to be left with corporate officer
 747 Local government officers as officers of the court for purposes of execution
 748 Certain local government property exempt from seizure
 749 Tax to be imposed if amount not paid by municipality
 750 Payment of municipal amount levied
 Division 4 — Other Matters
 751 Self-insurance by local authorities
 752 Application of this Part in relation to the Nisga'a Final Agreement
 753 Application of this Part to treaty first nations
Part 19 — General Matters and Provincial Authorities
 Division 1 — Certification of Senior Officials
 754 Board of examiners
 755 Powers of board
 756 Board may make regulations
 757 Application to City of Vancouver
 Division 2 — Inspector of Municipalities
 758 Inspector of municipalities
 759 Official seal and records
 760 Certificate of approval for money bylaws
 761 Inquiry into application for certificate
 762 Appeal from inspector's decisions in relation to borrowing
 763 Certificate conclusive of validity
 764 Inquiries into local government matters
 765 Additional inquiry authority in relation to regional districts
 Division 3 — Administrative Commissioner
 766 Definitions
 767 Appointment of administrative commissioner
 768 Substitution of commissioner
 769 Acting commissioner
 770 Powers transferred to commissioner
 771 Power of commissioner to make bylaws
 772 Powers of commissioner to borrow
 773 Taxes for sinking fund purposes
 774 Parcel tax rolls
 775 Differences between commissioner and board of education
 776 Commissioner reports to minister
 777 Election after commissioner appointed
 778 Restriction on legal proceedings
 779 Regulations for purposes of this Division
 Division 4 — Other Provincial Authorities
 780 Publication of letters patent
 781 Further powers in relation to assets
 782 Appeal to minister respecting construction of drains
 783 Power to make regulations
Schedule – Definitions and Other Interpretation Matters
Revision Schedule