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Vancouver Charter

[SBC 1953] CHAPTER 55

 1.Short title
 2.1Application of specified local government enactments
 3.Requirements for public notice
 4.Deputies may be appointed
 5.Procedure if no deputy
 6.City of Vancouver — corporation and boundaries
Part I — Electors and Elections
 Division (1) — Interpretation
 8.Time not extended for voting days
 8.1This Act applies
 Division (2) — Arrangements for Elections
 9.General local election
 11.Minister's order for election to be conducted
 12.Election by-laws
 13.Costs of elections
 14.Appointment of election officials
 15.Chief election officer duties and powers
 16.Presiding election official duties and powers
 Division (3) — Election Proceedings Generally
 17.Public notices
 18.Solemn declarations
 19.Keeping order at election proceedings
 20.Adjournment of election proceedings
 21.Exceptional assistance in election proceedings
 Division (4) — Electors
 22.Who may vote at an election
 23.Resident electors
 24.Non-resident property electors
 25.Rules for determining residence
 26.When a person may register as an elector
 27.Voting day registration only
 28.Application for registration
 29.How to register in advance
 30.How to register as a resident elector at the time of voting
 30.1How to register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting
 32.Automatic registration by inclusion on Provincial list of voters
 33.Effect of registration
 34.Register of electors
 35.List of registered electors
 36.Objection to registration of an elector
 37.Resolving objections
 Division (5) — Qualifications for Office
 38.Who may hold office on Council or Park Board
 39.Disqualification of Council and regional district employees
 40.Only one elected office at a time on Council
 Division (6) — Nomination of Candidates
 41.Nomination period
 42.Notice of nomination
 43.Nomination of candidates
 44.Nomination documents
 44.1Nomination deposits
 45.Nomination by delivery of nomination documents
 45.1Other information to be provided by candidate
 45.2Challenge of nomination
 Division (6.1) — Candidate Endorsement by Elector Organization
 45.3Candidate endorsement by elector organization may be included on ballot
 45.4Endorsement documents
 45.5Other information to be provided by elector organization
 45.6Withdrawal of endorsement on ballot
 45.7Challenge of elector organization endorsement
 Division (6.2) — Declaration of Candidates
 46.Declaration of candidates
 48.Declaration of election by voting or acclamation
 49.Notice of election by voting
 50.Appointment if an insufficient number of candidates are elected
 Division (7) — Candidates and Representatives
 52.Withdrawal, death or incapacity of candidate
 53.Appointment of candidate representatives
 54.Presence of candidate representatives at election proceedings
 Division (8) — Repealed
 55. to 65.Repealed
 Division (9) — Voting Opportunities
 66.Voting opportunities for electors
 67.Required general voting opportunities
 68.Additional general voting opportunities
 69.Required advance voting opportunities
 70.Additional advance voting opportunities
 71.Special voting opportunities
 72.Mail ballot voting
 Division (10) — Arrangements for Voting
 73.Voting places
 74.Use of voting machines
 75.Voting divisions
 76.Form of ballots
 77.What must and must not be included on a ballot
 78.Order of names on ballot
 79.Order of names on ballot determined by lot
 80.Ballot boxes
 Division (11) — Conduct of Voting Proceedings
 81.Persons who must be present at voting places
 82.Persons who may be present at voting places
 83.Sealing of ballot boxes containing ballots
 84.Time for voting extended
 Division (12) — Voting
 85.Voting to be by secret ballot
 86.Each elector may vote only once
 87.Requirements before elector may be given a ballot to vote
 88.Challenge of elector
 89.If another person has already voted under an elector's name
 90.Replacement of spoiled ballot
 91.How to vote by ballot
 92.One person to a voting compartment
 93.Persons needing assistance to mark their ballots
 94.Persons unable to enter a voting place
 Division (13) — Counting of the Vote
 95.When and where counting is to be done
 96.Who may be present at counting
 97.Who does the counting
 98.Opening of ballot boxes
 99.Combination of ballots for counting
 100.Procedures for counting
 101.Rules for accepting votes and rejecting ballots
 102.Objections to the acceptance of a vote or the rejection of a ballot
 103.Ballot account
 104.Packaging of ballots
 105.Delivery of election materials to chief election officer
 106.Preliminary election results
 107.Determination of official election results
 108.Declaration of official election results
 109.When elected candidates may take office
 Division (14) — Judicial Recount
 110.Application for judicial recount
 111.Judicial recount procedure
 112.Results of judicial recount and orders as to costs
 113.Determination of results by lot if tie vote after judicial recount
 114.Runoff election if tie vote after a judicial recount
 Division (15) — Declaration of Invalid Election
 115.Application to court
 116.Hearing of the application
 117.Power of the court on an application
 118.Costs of an application
 119.Status of an elected candidate
 Division (16) — Final Proceedings
 120.Report of election results
 121.Publication of election results
 122.Retention and destruction of election materials
 Division (17) — Election Offences
 123.Vote buying
 125.Other election offences
 125.1Prosecution of organizations and their directors and agents
 125.2Time limit for starting prosecution
 Division (18) — General
 127.Powers of minister in relation to elections
Part II — Assent Voting
 Division (1) — Interpretation
 130.Assent voting to be conducted in same manner as an election
 Division (2) — Assent of the Electors
 131.How assent is obtained
 132.Each by-law to be voted on must be for a distinct purpose
 Division (3) — Proceedings for Assent Voting
 133.Who may vote at assent voting
 134.General voting day for assent voting
 135.Arrangements for assent voting
 136.Notice of assent voting
 136.1Ballots for assent voting
 136.2When counting for assent voting is to be done
 136.3Other general matters
 Division (4) — Scrutineers
 136.4Scrutineers for assent voting
 136.5Notice of applications to volunteer as a scrutineer
 136.6Applications to volunteer to act as scrutineer for assent voting
 136.7Appointment of scrutineers for assent voting
Part III — The Council and Its General Powers
 137.Size and quorum of Council
 138.Councillor elections: at large unless on a neighbourhood constituency basis
 139.Term of office for Mayor and Councillors
 140.Oath or affirmation of office
 142.Resignation from office
 142.1Application to court for declaration of disqualification
 142.2Status of person subject to an application
 142.3Costs of an application
 143.Time of Council meetings
 144.Validity of Council proceedings
 145.City's powers exercisable by Council generally
 145.1Voting at Council meetings
 145.2Disclosure of conflict
 145.3Restrictions on participation if in conflict
 145.4 Restrictions on inside influence
 145.5Restrictions on outside influence
 145.6Exceptions from conflict restrictions
 145.7Restrictions on accepting gifts
 145.8Disclosure of gifts
 145.9Disclosure of contracts with council members and former council members
 145.91Restrictions on use of insider information
 145.911Disqualification from office for contravening conflict rules
 145.92Court order for person to give up financial gain
 146.Quorum for conducting business
 147.Continuing bodies
 148.Unreasonableness no bar
 149.Time within which by-laws may be questioned
 150.Good faith test of sales
 151.Exercise of Council powers by by-law and resolution
 152.Power to accept property
 153.Exceptional grants only upon assent of electors
 153A.Franchise for telegraph, steam-heat, or hot-water service
 154.Power of Provincial Government to confer added powers in emergency
 155.Settlement of claims
 156.Witnesses may be required to attend
 157.Declaratory judgments may be sought
 158.Recovery of costs in certain cases
 159.Council may set up committees
 160.Discharge of committees
 161.Delegation of powers
 161A.Permits and delegation of authority to issue permits
 161B.Suspension, revocation, etc., of permits
 162.Departments and employees for city
 162A.To appoint a Board of Administration
 163.Termination on one month's notice
 164.Provision for bonding
 164.1Meeting procedures
 165.By-laws respecting Council proceedings and other administrative matters
 165.1General rule that meetings must be open to the public
 165.2Meetings that may or must be closed to the public
 165.21Other persons attending closed meetings
 165.3Requirements respecting closed meetings
 165.5Expulsion from meetings
 165.7Application to other city bodies
 165.8Regulations respecting open meetings
 166.Special vote
 167.How by-law to be completed
 168.Inspection by public of records
 169.Execution of contracts
 170.Signing of cheques
 171.By-law provable by production
 172.Taxes, etc., are a debt due the city
 173.Council may declare emergency
 175.Labour organizations — union labels, collective agreements
 175A.City may join employers' organization
 176.Inquiry by barrister
 177.Barrister's powers
 177.1Contempt proceeding for uncooperative person
 178.Barrister's fees
 179.Acquisition of parks, etc.
 180.Indemnification of employees
 181.Metric regulations
 184.Questions may be submitted for the opinion of the electors
 185.Council to provide for upkeep of city property
 186.Power to watch legislation
 187.City may be represented before Boards, etc.
 188.Intermunicipal bridges
 189.Good rule and government
 190.Council acquisition and disposal of property
 190.1Financing in relation to Southeast False Creek development
 191.Power to buy and sell commodities
 192.City may enter into agreements pursuant to Statutes
 192.1Joint exercise of powers with other municipalities
 193.Power to undertake housing development
 193A.Power to acquire property for commercial or industrial development
 193B.Power to acquire property for improvement or rehabilitation
 193C.Power to achieve heritage purposes
 193D.Single room accommodation permits
 194.Daylight saving
 195.Insurance may be contracted for
 195A.Employee and officer expenses
 196.Council members' remuneration and expenses
 196A.Reporting of remuneration and expenses
 197.By-laws may be revised
 198.Provision for civic holiday
 199.Added powers of Council
 200.Expenditures to be kept within estimates
 201.Investment of city funds
 201A.Property acquisition fund
 202.Expenditures prior to adoption of estimates
 202A.Social planning
 203.Powers of Council re businesses, trades, etc.
 204.Authorized expenditures
 204A.Operation of public auditorium or museum
 205.Freedom of the city may be bestowed
 206.Council may make grants and provide assistance
 206A.Sunday sport
 206B.Further relief from provisions of Lord's Day Act (Canada)
 206C.Pensions for Council members
 206D.Time as M.P. included
Part IV — Duties of Mayor, Director of Finance, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and Auditors
 207.Status of Mayor
 208.Responsibilities of Mayor
 Director of Finance
 210.Director of Finance
 211.Duty to advise Council
 212.Director of Finance responsibilities
 213.How money disbursed
 214.Examination of accounts before warrant issued
 215.Council to authorize disbursements
 216.Provision for advance authorization
 217.Deduction where payee indebted to city
 218.Fund to be adequate
 219.Director of Finance to report on revenue and expenditure
 City Clerk
 220.City Clerk
 221.Making and custody of records
 222.And of by-laws
 223.To attend meetings
 224.Proof of documents in Court
 225.Seal in custody of City Clerk
 City Treasurer
 226.City Treasurer
 227.Receives and disburses all moneys
 228.To keep complete accounts
 229.To hold sinking fund securities
 230.Appointment of auditors
 231.Duties and powers of auditors
 232.Duty to report in certain cases
 233.Added duties
 234.Duty of Council and officers to assist auditors
 235.Powers of auditors, call for books and documents
 235A.Restriction on removal of records, books, and other documents from city office
 235B.Rights of electors
Part V — By-laws for Contracting Debts
 236.Limit of borrowing power
 237.When by-law takes effect
 238.When debt repayable
 239.Issue of securities to cover debt
 239A.Borrowing from Greater Vancouver Regional District
 240.Recitals in money by-laws
 241.Debt may be callable
 242.What borrowing to be submitted to electors
 243.Valid after expiration of month
 244.Provision for amendment or diversion
 245.Borrowing over a period of years
 245A.Expenditure for providing information to electors
 246.Conditions of borrowing
 247.Issue of debentures to repurchase or redeem earlier debentures
 247A.Debt repayment fund
 248.How executed
 248A.Issue and servicing of debentures
 250.How payable
 251.Payable in full
 252.Provision for registration
 253.How authorized
 254.Effect of endorsement
 255.Provision for cancellation
 256.City not concerned with trusts
 257.Lost debenture may be replaced
 258.Sale of debenture
 259.Expenditure may be delayed
 260.Application of securities held as investments from sinking funds
 261.Sinking fund accounts
 262.Provision for transfer of surplus to sinking fund
 263.Borrowing pending collection of real-property taxes
 264.Borrowing pending sale of debentures
Part VI — Licences
 269.Chief Licence Inspector
 270.Powers of inspection
 271.Duty to give access and information
 272.By-laws respecting business regulation and licensing
 273.Terms and conditions of a licence
 274.Payable in advance
 275.Powers discretionary
 276.Licence for each place of business
 277.Power to suspend licences
 277.1Delegation of Council hearings and appeals
 278.Procedure where suspension or revocation recommended
 279.Certain provisions of Liquor Control and Licensing Act not to apply
 279A.Shops regulation
 279A.1Hours of business: licensed establishments and prescribed business premises
 279B.Regulation of "burglar alarms"
 279C.Regulation of fire alarm systems
Part VII — Business Tax
 279AA.Government activities
 280.By-laws respecting business tax
 281.Access and information to be given
 282.Interest on unpaid taxes
 283.Status of owner-occupier
 284.Tax a debt
 285.Services included
 286.Basis of assessment
 287.Certain companies liable for tax
Part VIII — Public Works
 288.City Engineer's status
 289.Streets and parks vested in city
 289A.Use of streets and adjacent property
 290.Protection of streets
 291.Council powers in relation to streets and other matters
 291A.Access to property and right to purchase
 291B.Appeal against decision of Registrar
 292.Subdivision control
 293.Appeal and procedure
 294.Limitation of actions
 295.Remedy over
 296.Third-party procedure
 297.If claim paid by city
 298.When validity of judgment applies
 299.Condition of recovery
 300.Council powers in relation to water
 Energy Utility System
 300.1Establishment and operation of energy utility system
 301.Provision of wharves
 Sewers and Drains
 302.Council powers in relation to sewers, drains and watercourses
 Solid Waste
 303.Council powers in relation to solid waste
Part IX — Buildings
 305.City Building Inspector
 306.By-laws respecting building regulation
 306B.Building Board of Appeal
 307.Eviction of tenants may be effected
 308.Taxes may be remitted
 308A.Regulated by by-law
Part X — Fire Prevention and Control
 309.Fire Department established
 310.Council powers in relation to Fire Department
 311.By-laws respecting fire prevention and control
Part XI — Electrical and Gas Works
 312.City Electrician
 313.His powers of entry for inspection
 314.Powers of Council
 315.Water powers
 316.Saving clause
Part XII — Street Traffic
 317.By-laws respecting streets, traffic, carriers, parking and other matters
 318.Council powers in relation to traffic control
 319.By-laws respecting other use of streets
 319.1Relaxation of advertising by-laws
 319.2Temporary traffic restriction and traffic control
 320.Street names and signs
 321.Filings to be made
Part XIII — Airport
 322.Airport operations
Part XIV — Nuisances
 323.By-laws respecting nuisances, noise and other matters
 324.By-laws respecting impoundment and keeping of animals
 324.1Dangerous dogs
 324A.Enforcement of provisions of by-law re nuisance
Part XV — Health
 325.Health Department
 329.Access to be permitted
 330.By-laws respecting health protection
Part XVI — Cemeteries or Related Property
 331.Council powers in relation to cemeteries and related property
Part XVII — Penalties
 333.Fines and penalties
 333B.Enforcement of bylaws
 333C.Additional sentencing powers in relation to Offence Act prosecutions
 334.Civil proceedings by city
 335.Powers of Justice of the Peace
 336.Expense may be recovered from defaulter
 336A.Delegation of power to board or tribunal
 336B.Violation of by-law
 336C.Responsibility for by-law violation in building
 336D.Note on title about building that is unsafe or contravenes by-law
Part XVIII — Department of Industrial Development
 337.Department of Industrial Development may be established
Part XIX — Professional Contests and Exhibitions
 338.Power to prohibit professional contests and exhibitions
Part XX — Real-Property Taxation
 349.Contiguous parcels
 351.Apportionment of taxes on subdivision
 Estimates and Rating By-law
 372.Annual estimates
 373.Annual rating by-law
 374.Levy on net taxable value
 374.2Variable property tax rate system
 374.3Limits on variable tax rate system
 374.4Assessment averaging and phasing in by-laws
 375.Pending appeals, how dealt with
 376.Rebates or penalties
 376.1Preparation and revision of residential flat rate tax roll
 Appeals from Real-Property Court of Revision
 395A.Assessment for golf courses
 Taxation of Real Property
 396.Property tax exemptions
 396A.Exemptions for heritage property
 396B.Repayment requirement in relation to heritage exemptions
 396C.Exemptions for riparian property
 396D.Repayment requirement in relation to riparian exemptions
 396E.Revitalization tax exemptions
 396F.Exemptions for not for profit property
 397.Extent of property tax exemptions
 398.Taxation of utility property
 399.Exemption from business tax
 Collection of Real-Property Taxes
 400.Tax roll
 401.Content of tax roll
 401A.Supplementary roll
 402.Collector to have custody
 403.Mailing and content of tax statements
 404.Date of mailing to be recorded
 405.Request for copies of tax statement
 406.Warning of tax sale
 407.Further warning of tax sale
 409.Special charges that are to be collected as real-property taxes
 409.1Appeal against special charge
 410.Taxes deemed due at beginning of year
 411.When delinquent
 412.Payment of taxes in advance
 413.Persons liable for taxes
 413A.Taxes to be first charge against lands
 414.Constitute special lien
 416.Payment by instalments
 417.Application of term payments
 418.Memo, showing taxes to be had
 419.Taxes deemed legal after one year
 420.Tax roll prima facie proof of debt
 421.Apportionment where boundaries changed
 Collection of School Taxes
 421A.Agent of board of education
 421B.Council to pay school taxes
 421C.Taxes in arrear
 Sale of Real Property for Delinquent Taxes Thereon
 422.Tax sale each year
 423.Status of Crown lands
 424.Notice of sale
 425.Collector to be auctioneer
 426.Withdrawal of parcel from sale
 427.Price to be paid
 428.Reoffer of parcel
 429.Amount to be paid at sale
 430.Balance within a year
 431.Certificate of purchase
 432.Its contents
 433.Copy of sections included
 434.Mode of transfer
 435.Notice by Collector to interested parties
 436.Status of parcel so sold
 437.Mode of redemption
 438.Right to complain
 439.Demand to be sent
 440.Purchaser to be registered
 441.Forfeiture if he defaults
 442.Status of parcel upon such default
 443.Status of former owner after sale
 444.Status of sale set aside
 445.Cancellation of sale for manifest error
 446.Protection against actions
 447.Notice vitiates claim
 448.City may acquire possession of parcel sold
 449.Person redeeming may pay by instalments
 450.Sale by city of parcels acquired at sale
 451.Mode of recovering parcel from defaulting owner
 452.Surplus in hands of Collector
 453.Action may be taken
 454.Period of limitation
Part XXI — Business Improvement Areas
 455.Business improvement areas
 456.Grants of money
 457.Application and recovery of money
 458.Alteration of boundaries
 459.Levies for business improvement areas
 461.Part XX to apply
 462.Expiry of by-law
Part XXII — Police Magistrates
 481.Enforcement of laws
 482.Ticket offences under procedure of previous Offence Act provisions
 482.1Ticket offences
 482.2Penalties in relation to ticket offences
 482.3Laying information and serving ticket
 482.4Choice of paying fine or disputing ticket
 482.5Effect of paying fine
 482.6Hearing of dispute
 482.7Failure to appear at hearing
 482.8Failure to respond to ticket
 482.9Time extensions if person not at fault in failing to respond or appear
 482.91Regulations in relation to ticket offences
 483.Disposal of property by police
Part XXIII — Parks
 485.Park Board established
 486.Elections for Park Board
 486A.Application of conflict of interest and other disqualification provisions
 488.Parks in care of Board
 489.Park Board powers in relation to parks
 489A.Power of Board to perform works
 489B.Payments to members of the Board
 490.Board's power of leasing, etc.
 491.Park Board by-laws in relation to parks
 491.1Relaxation of advertising and sign by-laws
 491A.Meetings of the Board
 492.Board's estimates to be submitted each year
 493.Adopted estimates not to be exceeded
 494.Enforcement of by-laws
 495.Special meetings of the Board
 496.Certain employees to have special powers
 497.Power to make agreements with other municipalities
 497A.Board's jurisdiction outside city
Part XXIV — Local Improvements
 499.Mailing of notices
 500.Local improvement projects
 501.Property-owner's share of the cost
 502.City's share of the cost
 503.Crown, how dealt with
 504.Property otherwise exempt may be taxed
 505.Borrowing for project
 506.Process for initiating local improvements
 506A.Collective parking project
 506B.Maintenance of local improvements
 507.Local improvements on Council initiative
 508.By-law making regulations
 509.How joint owners dealt with
 510.Preparation of special assessment roll before local improvement by-law passed
 511.Its powers and duties
 512.Provision for additions to roll
 513.Further appeal
 513.1Complaints about averaging and phasing in by-laws
 514.Roll not be questioned
 515.Costs to be apportioned
 516.Local improvement by-law
 517.Amounts to go in tax roll
 518.Council responsibilities and powers if special assessment by-law inoperative
 519.Project may be reduced in scope
 520.Part V to apply
 521.Effect on city's debt
 522.Shortage, how dealt with
 523.Excess, how dealt with
 523A.Resolution cancelling local improvement or work
 523B.Special rates levy
 523C.Council may defer levies
 523C.1Council may assume levies
Part XXIV-A — Development Cost Levies
 523D.Development cost levies
Part XXV — Quashing By-laws and Resolutions
 524.Illegal by-law or resolution may be quashed
 525.Notice and security
 526.Service on city within one month
 527.Particulars to be given
 529.Applies to corrupt practices, etc.
 530.Procedure on application alleging corrupt practices, etc.
Part XXVI — Compensation for Real Property Expropriated or Injured
 532.Power to expropriate
 538.Additional area may be acquired
 540.1Power to expropriate personal property
 Injurious Affection
 541.Compensation for injurious affection
 542.Power to enter other property
 543.Claim to be filed
 544.How damage ascertained
 551.Change of street grade
 552.Traffic powers
Part XXVII — Planning and Development
 560.Appointment of Director of Planning
 560A.Power of entry to inspect
 561.Development plans
 562.Council powers respecting official development plan
 562.01Greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets
 562.1Planning of school facilities
 563.Undertakings, official development plan
 564.Acquisition and expropriation powers in relation to official development plan
 565.Zoning by-law
 565.1Zoning for amenities and affordable housing
 565.2Housing agreements for affordable and special needs housing
 565B.Occupancy of suite defined
 565C.Conditional approval use of suite
 565D.Occupancy of phase out suite
 565E.Expiry of development permit which is limited in time
 565F.Landscaping requirements
 566.Amendment or repeal of zoning by-law
 567.By-laws governing restrictions as to height of buildings, size of courts and yards
 568.Non-conforming use
 569.Property injuriously affected
 570.Withholding of permit pending adoption of zoning by-law
 571A.Sign by-laws
 571AA.Relaxation of sign by-laws
 571B.Environmental Management Act requirements must be met
 571C.Agreements for regulating contaminated sites
 571D.Approval of bylaw
 Board of Variance
 572.Establishment and membership of Board of Variance
 573.Appeals to Board of Variance
 Advisory Planning Commission
 574.Personnel and powers of Commission
Part XXVIII — Heritage Conservation
 Division (1) — General
 576.Limits on the use of this Part
 577.Limit on compensation
 578.By-law and permit procedures
 579.Delegation of Council authority
 580.Ombudsperson review of Council decisions
 Division (2) — Heritage Review
 581.Heritage commissions
 582.Heritage register
 583.Heritage inspection may be ordered
 584.Entry authority for a heritage inspection
 585.Impact assessment may be required
 586.Requests for Provincial protection
 Division (3) — Temporary Protection
 587.Withholding of approvals
 588.Withholding of demolition permits pending other approvals
 589.Orders for temporary protection
 589A.Temporary protection by introduction of a continuing protection by-law
 590.Heritage control periods for temporary protection
 591.Temporary protection
 Division (4) — Continuing Protection
 592.Heritage revitalization agreements
 593.Heritage designation protection
 594.Heritage designation procedure
 595.Compensation for heritage designation
 595A.Transfer of increased density provided as compensation for heritage designation
 596.Heritage site maintenance standards
 596A.Designation of heritage conservation areas
 596B.Heritage conservation areas
 Division (5) — Heritage Alteration Permits
 597.Heritage alteration permits
 598.Requirements and conditions in a heritage alteration permit
 Division (6) — Notices under this Part
 599.Giving notice to owners and occupiers
 600.Posting notice on protected heritage property
 601.Notice on land titles
 602.Notice to minister responsible for the Heritage Conservation Act
 603.Regulations regarding notices
 Division (7) — Remedies and Offences
 604.Civil remedies in relation to heritage property
 605.Notice of contravention may be filed in land title office
 606.Offences and penalties
Part XXIX — Protection of Trees
 607.General protection of trees
 608.Regulation of tree cutting and removal
 609.Significant trees
 610.Hazardous trees and shrubs
 611.Removal or replacement of trees at owner's expense
 612.Assessment and inspection of trees
 613.Limits on powers under this division
 614.Reconsideration of delegate's decision