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Local Government Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 323

Contents
Part 1 — Purposes, Principles and Interpretation
 1 Purposes of this Act
 2 Purposes of regional districts
 3 Principles for governmental relations
 4 Broad interpretation
 5 Definitions
 5.1 Application of Community Charter definitions
 6 Not enacted
 6.1 References to regional district officers
 6.2 Special rule for Mountain Time Zone
 6.3 Not enacted
 6.4 How notices must be published in a newspaper
 6.5 Giving notice to regional districts
 6.51 Notice by regional district: obligation satisfied if reasonable effort made
 6.6 Power to make regulations
 6.7 Not in force
 6.8 Designation of resort regions
 6.9 Application of Escheat Act
Part 1.1
 5 Repealed
 6 Repealed
 6.1–6.2 Repealed
 6.3 Repealed
 6.4–6.6 Repealed
 6.7 Repealed
Part 2 — Incorporation of Municipalities
 7 Incorporation of a new municipality
 8 Vote required for the incorporation of a new municipality
 9 Procedure and costs for vote on incorporation
 10 Incorporation of municipality in conjunction with resource development
 11 Incorporation of a mountain resort municipality
 11.1 Incorporation of island municipality in Islands Trust area
 12 Incorporation of reserve residents as village
 12.1 What must be included in letters patent
 12.2 First election for municipality
 12.3 First council and neighbourhood constituencies
 12.4 First regular council meeting
 12.5 Transfer of assets and obligations and continuation of bylaws
 13 Letters patent incorporating a municipality — other matters
 13.1 Interim corporate officer
 13.2 Appointment of additional councillors if boundary extended
 14 Tax rate limits
 14.1 Municipal revenue sharing
 14.2 Establishment of local area service
 14.3 Advisory body
 14.4 Additional powers
 15 Publication of letters patent
 16 Repealed
 17 Classification of municipalities
 18 Change of municipal classification
 19 Repealed
 20 Extension of municipal area
 21 Redefinition of boundaries
 22 Collection of taxes
 23 Transfer of Provincial tax money if rural land included in municipality
 24 Bylaws extend to additional area
 25 Repealed
 26 Reduction of municipal area
 26.1 Municipal letters patent and treaty lands
 27 Redefinition of adjoining municipalities
 28 Repealed
 29 Dissolution of a municipality
 30 Repealed
 31 Rights and liabilities not affected by revocation and reissue of letters patent
 32 Existing licences preserved
Part 3 — Electors and Elections
 Division 1 — Interpretation
 33 Definitions
 34 Time not extended for voting days
 35 This Act prevails in relation to use of information
 Division 2 — Arrangements for Elections
 36 General local elections every 4 years
 36.1 Municipal elections at large unless on a neighbourhood constituency basis
 37 By-elections
 38 Minister's order for election to be conducted
 39 Election bylaws
 40 Costs of elections
 41 Appointment of election officials
 42 Chief election officer duties and powers
 43 Presiding election official duties and powers
 Division 3 — Election Proceedings Generally
 44 Public notices
 45 Solemn declarations
 46 Keeping order at election proceedings
 47 Adjournment of election proceedings
 48 Exceptional assistance in election proceedings
 Division 4 — Electors
 49 Who may vote at an election
 50 Resident electors
 51 Non-resident property electors
 52 Rules for determining residence
 53 When a person may register as an elector
 54 Voting day registration only
 55 Application for registration
 56 How to register in advance
 57 How to register as a resident elector at the time of voting
 57.1 How to register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting
 58 Repealed
 59 Automatic registration by inclusion on Provincial list of voters
 60 Effect of registration
 61 Register of electors
 62 List of registered electors
 63 Protection of privacy
 64 Objection to registration of an elector
 65 Resolving objections
 Division 5 — Qualifications for Office
 66 Who may hold office on a local government
 67 Disqualification of local government employees
 68 Only one elected office at a time in the same local government
 Division 6 — Nomination of Candidates
 69 Nomination period
 70 Notice of nomination
 71 Nomination of candidates
 72 Nomination documents
 72.1 Nomination deposits
 73 Nomination by delivery of nomination documents
 73.1 Other information to be provided by candidate
 73.2 Challenge of nomination
 Division 6.1 — Candidate Endorsement by Elector Organization
 73.3 Candidate endorsement by elector organization may be included on ballot
 73.4 Endorsement documents
 73.5 Other information to be provided by elector organization
 73.6 Withdrawal of endorsement on ballot
 73.7 Challenge of elector organization endorsement
 Division 6.2 — Declaration of Candidates
 74 Declaration of candidates
 75 Repealed
 76 Declaration of election by voting or acclamation
 77 Notice of election by voting
 78 Appointment if an insufficient number of candidates are elected
 Division 7 — Candidates and Representatives
 79 Repealed
 80 Withdrawal, death or incapacity of candidate
 81 Appointment of candidate representatives
 82 Presence of candidate representatives at election proceedings
 Division 8 — [Repealed 2014-19-53.]
 83 to 93 Repealed
 Division 9 — Voting Opportunities
 94 Voting opportunities for electors
 95 Required general voting opportunities
 96 Additional general voting opportunities
 97 Required advance voting opportunities
 98 Additional advance voting opportunities
 99 Special voting opportunities
 100 Mail ballot voting
 Division 10 — Arrangements for Voting
 101 Voting places
 102 Use of voting machines
 103 Municipal voting divisions
 104 Form of ballots
 105 What must and must not be included on a ballot
 106 Order of names on ballot
 107 Order of names on ballot determined by lot
 108 Ballot boxes
 Division 11 — Conduct of Voting Proceedings
 109 Persons who must be present at voting places
 110 Persons who may be present at voting places
 111 Sealing of ballot boxes containing ballots
 112 Time for voting extended
 Division 12 — Voting
 113 Voting to be by secret ballot
 114 Each elector may vote only once
 115 Requirements before elector may be given a ballot to vote
 116 Challenge of elector
 117 If another person has already voted under an elector's name
 118 Replacement of spoiled ballot
 119 How to vote by ballot
 120 One person to a voting compartment
 121 Persons needing assistance to mark their ballots
 122 Persons unable to enter a voting place
 Division 13 — Counting of the Vote
 123 When and where counting is to be done
 124 Who may be present at counting
 125 Who does the counting
 126 Opening of ballot boxes
 127 Combination of ballots for counting
 128 Procedures for counting
 129 Rules for accepting votes and rejecting ballots
 130 Objections to the acceptance of a vote or the rejection of a ballot
 131 Ballot account
 132 Packaging of ballots
 133 Delivery of election materials to chief election officer
 134 Preliminary election results
 135 Determination of official election results
 136 Declaration of official election results
 137 When elected candidates may take office
 Division 14 — Judicial Recount
 138 Application for judicial recount
 139 Judicial recount procedure
 140 Results of judicial recount and orders as to costs
 141 Determination of results by lot if tie vote after judicial recount
 142 Runoff election if tie vote after a judicial recount
 Division 15 — Declaration of Invalid Election
 143 Application to court respecting validity of election
 144 Hearing of the application
 145 Power of the court on an application
 146 Costs of an application
 147 Status of an elected candidate
 Division 16 — Final Proceedings
 148 Report of election results
 149 Publication of election results
 150 Retention and destruction of election materials
 Division 17 — Election Offences
 151 Vote buying
 152 Intimidation
 152.1 Repealed
 153 Other election offences
 153.1 Prosecution of organizations and their directors and agents
 153.2 Time limit for starting prosecution
 154 Penalties
 Division 18 — General
 155 Ministerial orders in special circumstances
 156 Regulations
Part 4 — Assent Voting
 Division 1 — Interpretation
 157 Definitions
 158 Assent voting to be conducted in same manner as an election
 Division 2 — Assent of the Electors
 159 How assent is obtained
 160 Repealed
 Division 3 — Proceedings for Assent Voting
 161 Who may vote at assent voting
 162 General voting day for assent voting
 163 Arrangements for assent voting
 164 Notice of assent voting
 165 Ballots for assent voting
 166 When counting for assent voting is to be done
 167 Special procedures if voting is conducted by more than one local government
 168 Other general matters
 Division 4 — Scrutineers
 169 Scrutineers for assent voting
 170 Notice of applications to volunteer as a scrutineer
 171 Applications to volunteer to act as scrutineer for assent voting
 172 Appointment of scrutineers for assent voting
 Division 5
 172.1–172.91 Repealed
Part 5 — Regional District Corporate Powers and Their Use
 Division 1 — Regional District Corporate Status
 173 Regional district corporations
 174 Board is governing body
 175 Area of jurisdiction
 Division 2 — General Corporate Powers
 176 Corporate powers
 Division 3 — Agreements
 177 Disclosure of information relating to agreements
 178–179 Repealed
 180 Approval for out-of-Province and out-of-country agreements with public authorities
 Division 4 — Assistance
 181 Definition of "assistance"
 182 Prohibition against assistance to business
 183 Exception for assistance under partnering agreements
 183.1 Exception for heritage conservation purposes
 184 Limitation on assistance by means of tax exemption
 185 Publication of intention to provide certain kinds of assistance
 Division 5 — Disposing of Land and Improvements
 186 Disposition of land and improvements
 187 Notice of proposed disposition
 188 Use of money from sale of land or improvements
 189 Repealed
 190 Disposal of utilities and water and sewer systems
 Division 6 — Delegation of Board Authority
 191 Limitations on delegation authority
 192 How delegation must occur
 193 Delegation of hearings
 194 Reconsideration of delegate's decisions
 Division 7 — Incorporation of Corporations
 195 Incorporation of corporations
Part 5.1 — Regional District Officers and Employees
 Division 1 — Officer Positions
 196 Officer positions
 197 Chief administrative officer
 198 Corporate administration
 199 Financial administration
 Division 2 — Regional District Officers and Employees Generally
 200 Appointment of officers and employees
 200.1 Prohibition against interfering with regional district officers and employees
 201 Oath of office for officers
 202 Termination of officer
 203 Employers' organization
 Division 3 — Certification of Senior Officials
 204 Board of examiners
 205 Powers of board
 206 Board may make regulations
 206.1 Application
Part 5.2 — Regional District Boards and Their Proceedings
 Division 1 — Board Members
 207–209 Repealed
 210 Oath of office for board members
 211 Repealed
 212 Resignation from office
 213–214 Repealed
 215–217 Repealed
 Division 2 — Chair
 218 Powers and duties of chair
 219 Chair may require board reconsideration of a matter
 220–221 Repealed
 Division 3 — Board Meetings
 222 Repealed
 222.1 Regular and special board meetings
 223–224 Repealed
 225–226 Repealed
 227 Proceedings at board meetings
 228–231 Repealed
 Division 4 — Board Proceedings
 232–235 Repealed
 236 Minutes of board meetings
 237 Minutes of board committee meetings
 237.1 Meetings and hearings outside regional district
 238–241 Repealed
 242 Repealed
 Division 4.1
 242.1–242.8 Repealed
 Division 5
 243–251 Repealed
 252–253 Repealed
 254–256 Repealed
Part 6 — Challenge and Enforcement of Bylaws
 Division 1
 257–258 Repealed
 258.1 Repealed
 259 Repealed
 259.1–259.3 Repealed
 Division 2 — Challenge of Bylaws
 260 Extended definition of "bylaw"
 261 Validity of council proceedings
 262 Application to court to set aside bylaw
 263 Assessment or rate stands unless bylaw set aside
 264 Declaratory orders
 265 Right of action on illegal bylaw
 Division 3 — Enforcement of Regional District Bylaws
 266 Fines and penalties
 266.1 Ticketing for bylaw offences
 266.2 Application of the Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act
 267 Bylaw contraventions — offences and penalties
 267.1 Additional sentencing powers in relation to Offence Act prosecutions
 268 Inspections to determine whether bylaws are being followed
 269 Regional district action at defaulter's expense
 270 Repealed
 Division 4 and 5
 271–280 Repealed
 280.1–280.6 Repealed
Part 7 — Legal Proceedings
 Division 1 — Proceedings by Regional Districts
 281 Enforcement by civil proceedings
 282 Repealed
 283 Recovery of utility rates by legal remedy of distress
 284 Scale of costs on distress
 Division 2 — Proceedings against Municipality
 285 Limitation period for actions against municipality
 286 Immunity unless notice given to municipality after damage
 287 Immunity for individual municipal public officers
 287.1 Defence for financial officer
 287.2 Indemnification against proceedings
 288 Immunity against certain nuisance actions
 289 Immunity in relation to failure to enforce building bylaws
 290 Limitation on municipal liability regarding building plan approval
 291 Proceedings against municipality in relation to actions of others
 292 Repealed
 Division 3 — Enforcement of Orders against Municipality
 293 Writ of execution against municipality
 294 Copy of writ to be left with municipal officer
 295 Tax to be imposed if amount not paid
 296 Payment of amount levied
 297 Officers of municipality as officers of court
 298 Certain municipal property exempt from seizure
 Division 4 — Miscellaneous
 299 Repealed
 300 Self insurance by local authorities
 301 Repealed
 301.1 Nisga'a Final Agreement
 301.11 Repealed
 301.2 How Part applies to treaty first nations
Part 8 — Special Powers Relating to Property
 Division 1 — Reservation and Dedication of Regional District Property
 302 Power to reserve and dedicate regional district land for public purpose
 303 Control of Crown land parks dedicated by subdivision
 304 Exchange of park land
 305 Repealed
 305.1–305.2 Repealed
 Division 2 — Municipal Forest Reserves
 306 Establishment of municipal forest reserve
 307 Sale or lease of municipal forest reserve
 308 Cutting and removal of timber
 Division 3 — Expropriation and Compensation
 309 Expropriation power
 309.1 Repealed
 310 Authority in relation to services
 311 Entry on land to mitigate damage
 312 Compensation for expropriation and other actions
 313 Repealed
 Division 4 — Other Regional District Powers
 314 Power to accept property on trust
 314.1 Authority to enter on or into property
 315 Repealed
 Division 4.1 — Special Municipal Powers
 315.1 Irrigation services
 315.2 District municipality drainage works
 Division 4.2 — Other Powers
 315.3 Further powers in relation to assets
 316–326 Repealed
Part 9
 327 Repealed
 327.1 Repealed
 328–329 Repealed
 329.1 Repealed
 330–331 Repealed
 331.1–331.4 Repealed
 332–334 Repealed
 334.1–334.4 Repealed
 335 Repealed
 335.1–335.5 Repealed
 336–338 Repealed
Part 10 — Municipal Taxation: Special Cases
 339–343 Repealed
 343.1–343.2 Repealed
 344 Repealed
 344.1 Repealed
 345–351 Repealed
 352 Forest land
 353 Taxation of certain utility company property
 354 Repealed
 355–358 Repealed
Part 10.1 — Regional District Fees, Charges and Interest
 359 Repealed
 359.1–359.3 Repealed
 360 Repealed
 360.1 Repealed
 361 Repealed
 361.1–361.9 Repealed
 362 Repealed
 363 Imposition of fees and charges
 363.1 Interest calculation
 363.2 Special fees and charges that are to be collected as taxes
 364 Special fees and charges that are liens against property
Part 11 — Annual Municipal Tax Sale
 365–383 Repealed
 384–387 Repealed
 388 Repealed
 389–395 Repealed
 396–402 Repealed
 403 Annual tax sale
 404 Exemption of Crown land from tax sale
 405 Notice of tax sale
 406 Municipality may bid at tax sale
 407 Upset price and conduct of tax sale
 408 Purchaser to give authority to register tax sale title
 409 Collector to provide certificate of sale
 410 Tax sale of Crown land subject to an agreement to purchase
 411 Provincial government may accept tax sale purchaser
 412 Resale of land purchased by municipality at tax sale
 413 Notice of tax sale must be filed in land title office
 414 Owners must be given notice of tax sale and redemption period
 415 Assessment and taxes during redemption period
 416 Application of surplus from tax sale
 417 Redemption by owner
 418 Redemption payments by instalments
 419 Notice of redemption must be filed in land title office
 420 Registration of purchaser
 421 Effect of tax sale on rights of owner
 422 Action by owner to have tax sale set aside
 423 Reinstatement of taxes if sale set aside
 424 Restrictions on legal actions in relation to tax sale
 425 Repossessed tax sale land
 426 Procedure on default of purchaser under agreement
 427 Redemption by municipality of land sold for Provincial taxes
 428 Repealed
 429–447 Repealed
Part 12
 448–449 Repealed
 450 Repealed
 451 Repealed
 452 Repealed
 453–479 Repealed
Part 13
 480 Repealed
 481 Repealed
 482–483 Repealed
 484 Repealed
 485 Repealed
 486 Repealed
 487–502 Repealed
 503 Repealed
 504 Repealed
 505–506 Repealed
Part 14
 507–508 Repealed
 509 Repealed
 510–516 Repealed
Part 15 — Specific Regional District Service Powers
 Division 1 and 2
 517 Repealed
 517.1 Repealed
 518 Repealed
 518.1 Repealed
 519 Repealed
 520–521 Repealed
 Division 3 — Fire Protection
 522 Special fire protection powers
 Division 4 — Health
 523 Health protection authority
 Division 5
 524–539 Repealed
 Division 6 — Sewers, Storm Drains and Drainage
 540 Special drainage and sewerage authority
 541 Watercourse may be included in drainage system
 542 Requirements respecting drainage works
 543 Appropriation of stream channel or bed
 544 Control of drainage
 545 Repealed
 546 Remedial authority in relation to drainage and dikes
 547 Highway construction and dikes
 548 Interjurisdictional watercourses
 549 Repealed
 Division 7 — Waste and Recycling
 550 Authority in relation to waste disposal and recycling services
 Division 8 — Miscellaneous
 551 Regulation of signs and advertising
 552 Use of rights of way
 553 Irrigation services
 554 Repealed
 555 Authority subject to Water Act
Part 16
 556–575 Repealed
 576 Repealed
 577–584 Repealed
Part 17
 585–592 Repealed
 593 Repealed
 594–599 Repealed
 600 Repealed
 601–604 Repealed
 605 Repealed
 606 Repealed
 607-609 Repealed
Part 18
 610–614 Repealed
 615–619 Repealed
Part 19
 620–650 Repealed
 650.1 Repealed
 651 Repealed
 651.1–651.2 Repealed
Part 20 — Regulation of Carriers and Commercial Vehicle Licensing
 Division 1 — Regulation of Carriers
 652–656 Repealed
 657 Regulation of carriers
 Division 2
 658–663 Repealed
 Division 3 — Licensing of Commercial Vehicles
 664 Definitions
 665 Application of Division
 666 Commercial vehicle licensing bylaw
 667 Exemptions from licensing requirements
 668 Licence plate must be displayed
 669 Issue and transfer of licence plates
 670 Term of licences
 671 Fees to be paid to UBCM
 672 Offences
 673–679 Repealed
 680 Repealed
 681–682 Repealed
 683 Repealed
 684–691 Repealed
Part 21 — Building Regulations
 Division 1 — Building Code and Other Building Regulations
 692 Provincial building code and regulations
 693 Building Code Appeal Board
 Division 2 — Regional District Building Regulations
 693.1 Restrictions on authority
 694 Regional district building regulations
 694.1 Requirement for security
 695 Application of Community Charter provisions
 696 Regulating doors and emergency exits
 697 Municipality may adopt national codes
 Division 3 — Hazardous Conditions
 698 Remedial authority in relation to hazardous conditions
 699–701 Repealed
Part 22 — Miscellaneous Powers
 702 Repealed
 Division 1 — Regulation of Animals
 702.1 Application in relation to regional district animal control service
 703 Animal control authority
 704–706 Repealed
 707 Animal pounds
 707.1 Dangerous dogs
 Division 2
 708–715 Repealed
 Division 3 — Sundry Powers
 716 Repealed
 717 Repealed
 718 Repealed
 719 Repealed
 720–722 Repealed
 722.1 Repealed
 723 Removal and deposit of sand, gravel and other soil
 724 Noise control
 725 Nuisances and disturbances
 725.1 Repealed
 726 Fire and security alarm systems
 727–727.1 Repealed
 728 Fireworks
 728.1 House numbering
Part 23 — Improvement Districts
 Division 1 — General
 729 Definitions
 730 Repealed
 731 Incorporation by letters patent
 732 Incorporation of mountain resort improvement districts
 733 Notation on title of land in a mountain improvement district
 734 Amendment of letters patent
 735 Dissolution of improvement districts
 735.1 Transition on dissolution of improvement district or if area or object of improvement district changed
 735.2 Additional powers
 736 Improvement district trustees
 737 Election of improvement district trustees
 738 Chair
 738.1 Officer positions
 738.2 Corporate administration
 738.3 Financial administration
 738.4 Officers and employees
 738.5 Giving notice to improvement districts
 739 Meeting procedure
 739.1 Regulations in relation to meetings
 740 First meeting of trustees in each year
 740.1 Appointment of select and standing committees
 741 Annual general meeting
 741.1 Annual financial statements
 741.2 Appointment of auditor
 742 Appointment of receiver
 743 Protection from legal proceedings
 743.1 Indemnification against proceedings
 744 Improvement district property exempt from taxation
 Division 2 — Powers and Operations
 745 General powers
 746 Powers that must be exercised by bylaw
 747 Requirements for bylaws
 747.1 Subdivision servicing requirements
 747.2 Excess or extended services and latecomer payments
 748 Power to exercise rights under certain water licences
 749 Power to expropriate water diversion licences and related works
 750 General power to expropriate land and works
 751 Renewal of works
 752 Appeal if improvement district refuses to provide services
 Division 3 — Taxes and Cost Recovery
 753 Assessment roll
 754 Notice of assessment
 755 Revision of assessments
 756 Tax collection on behalf of improvement district
 756.1 Municipal collection of improvement district taxes
 756.2 Payments to improvement districts
 757 Levying of taxes by improvement district
 758 Tax notices
 759 Lien for taxes and tolls
 760 Interest on taxes
 Division 4 — Tax Sales
 761 Definitions
 762 Tax sale for recovery of taxes
 763 Conduct of tax sale
 764 Disposal of surplus from tax sale
 765 Improvement district as purchaser of tax sale land
 766 Tax sale deed
 767 Sale of Crown land held under a mortgage or agreement for sale
 768 Disposal of tax sale land by trustees
 Division 5 — Borrowing and Securities
 769 Provision of sinking funds
 770 Provincial guarantee of improvement district securities
 771 Form of securities
 772 Registration of securities
Part 24 — Regional Districts
 Division 1 — Interpretation
 773 Repealed
 774 Application of other provisions
 Division 1.1 — Continuation of Regional Districts and Services
 774.1 Continuation of regional districts
 774.2 Continuation of regional district services
 Division 2 — Corporate Structure
 775 Repealed
 776 Incorporation of regional districts
 777 Letters patent of regional districts
 777.1 Extension of regional district boundaries
 778–779.3 Repealed
 780 Amalgamation and division of regional districts and alteration of boundaries
 781 Dissolution of community planning areas and improvement districts
 782 Creation or restructure of municipalities
 782.1 Additional powers
 Division 3 — Government and Procedure
 783 Composition and voting rights
 784 Appointment and term of office of municipal directors
 785 Election and term of office of electoral area directors
 786 Alternate municipal directors
 787 Alternate electoral area directors
 787.1 Application of Community Charter provisions to regional district directors
 788–789 Repealed
 790 Repealed
 791 Voting on resolutions and bylaws
 792 Chair and vice chair of board
 793 Calling and conduct of meetings
 794 Procedure, bylaws and enforcement
 794.1 Public access to regional district records
 795 Appointment of select and standing committees
 Division 3.1 — Treaty First Nations and Regional Districts
 795.1 Interpretation
 795.11 Treaty first nation membership in regional district
 795.12 Regional district letters patent and treaty lands
 795.2 Treaty first nation directors
 795.21 Term of office of treaty first nation director
 795.22 Alternate treaty first nation director
 795.3 Treaty first nation electors for regional district services
 795.31 Tax base, requisition and collection of funds for treaty lands
 795.32 Tax base, requisition and collection of funds for treaty lands of taxing treaty first nations
 795.4 Treaty first nations and regional district financing
 795.41 Services to treaty first nation members
 795.42 Services to treaty lands outside regional district
 795.43 Non-member treaty first nation participation
 795.5 Repealed
 Division 4 — Services and Powers
 796 General authority for services
 796.1 Consent required for services outside regional district
 796.2 Authorities in relation to services other than regulatory services
 796.3 Regulation authority in relation to previous bylaws
 797 Repealed
 797.1 Specific regulatory and other powers
 797.2 Repealed
 797.3 Referendums regarding services
 797.31 Board may seek regional district opinion
 797.4 Petition for electoral area services
 797.5 Approval of the electors
 798 Incidental powers
 798.1 Emergency powers
 799 Additional powers and exceptions
 799.1 Continuation of regional parks and trails
 799.2 Exemptions from approval requirements
 Division 4.1 — Establishing Bylaws
 800 Establishing bylaws required for most services
 800.1 Required content for establishing bylaws
 800.2 Special options for establishing bylaws
 801 Approval of establishing bylaws
 801.1 Responsibility for obtaining approval
 801.2 Approval by assent of the electors
 801.3 Approval by alternative approval process
 801.4 Consent on behalf of municipal participating area
 801.5 Consent on behalf of electoral participating area electors
 801.6 Other procedural rules
 802 Amendment or repeal of establishing bylaws
 802.1 Changes to participating and service areas
 802.2 Amending bylaws that are needed for authority to borrow
 802.3 Special provisions respecting service withdrawal
 Division 4.2 — Cost Recovery for Services
 803 Options for cost recovery
 803.1 Costs of services
 804 Apportionment of costs
 804.1 Cost sharing for Part 26 services
 804.11 Exclusion of property under creditor protection from apportionment
 804.2 Valuation information and apportionment adjustments
 804.3 Tax base for property value taxes
 Division 4.3 — Requisition and Tax Collection
 805 Requisition of funds from municipalities
 805.1 Collection in municipalities
 806 Requisition of funds for electoral areas
 806.1 Collection in electoral areas
 807 Amounts to be paid over to regional district
 Division 4.4 — Tax Rates and Exemptions
 808 Variable tax rate system
 809 Property tax exemptions
 810 Exemptions for heritage properties
 810.1 Repayment requirement in relation to heritage exemptions
 811 Exemptions for riparian property
 811.1 Repayment requirement in relation to riparian exemptions
 812 Tax exemptions under a partnering agreement
 Division 4.5 — Dispute Resolution in Relation to Services
 813 Definitions
 813.01 Minister may appoint facilitators
 813.02 Parties to a service review or service withdrawal
 813.03 Costs of service review or service withdrawal
 813.04 Initiating a service review
 813.05 Other issues and services may be dealt with in one service review
 813.06 Preliminary meeting
 813.07 Negotiations to resolve issues
 813.08 Initiating service withdrawal
 813.09 Minister's direction on process
 813.10 Addition of further initiating participants or further services
 813.11 Early termination of process
 813.12 Mediation
 813.13 Arbitration
 813.14 Initiating participant must respond to final resolution
 813.15 Direction to further arbitration in certain cases
 813.16 When final resolution becomes binding
 813.17 Implementation of final resolution by bylaw
 813.18 Failure to adopt required bylaws
 813.19 Regulations respecting arbitrations
 Division 5 — Financial Operations
 814 General accounting rules
 814.1 Annual reporting on regional district finances
 815 Financial plan
 816 Process requirements for financial plan
 817 Limit on expenditures
 818 Limit on borrowing and other liabilities
 819 Application of Community Charter borrowing and liability provisions
 820 Repealed
 821 Revenue anticipation borrowing
 822 Short term capital borrowing
 823 Regional district loan authorization bylaws
 823.1 Participating area approval required for some loan authorization bylaws
 823.11 Electoral participating area petition for borrowing
 823.2 Temporary borrowing under loan authorization bylaw
 824 Financing municipal undertakings
 825 Security issuing bylaws
 826 General liability provisions
 827 Repealed
 828–836 Repealed
 Division 6 — General
 837 Services to public authorities
 838 Local community commissions
 839 Repealed
 840 Restriction on authority in relation to firearms
 841 Repealed
 842–845.3 Repealed
 846 Inspection of regional districts
 847 Legal proceedings and enforcement
Part 25 — Regional Growth Strategies
 848 Definitions
 Division 1 — Application and Content of Regional Growth Strategy
 849 Purpose of regional growth strategy
 850 Content of regional growth strategy
 851 Area to which regional growth strategy applies
 852 Requirement to adopt regional growth strategy
 Division 2 — Preparation and Adoption Procedures
 853 Requirements for adoption
 854 Initiation of regional growth strategy process
 855 Consultation during development of regional growth strategy
 856 Facilitation of agreement during development of regional growth strategy
 857 Acceptance by affected local governments required
 857.1 Minor amendments to regional growth strategies
 858 Resolution of anticipated objections
 859 Resolution of refusal to accept
 860 Settlement of regional growth strategy
 861 Options for settlement process
 862 General provisions regarding settlement process
 863 Adoption of regional growth strategy
 864 Requirement to adopt finalized regional growth strategy
 Division 3 — Effect of Regional Growth Strategy
 865 Regional district must conform with regional growth strategy
 866 Requirement for regional context statements in municipal official community plans
 Division 4 — General
 867 Intergovernmental advisory committees
 868 Implementation agreements
 869 Regular reports and review of regional growth strategy
 870 Provincial policy guidelines
 871 Minister may require official community plans and land use bylaws
Part 26 — Planning and Land Use Management
 Division 1 — General
 872 Definitions
 873 Authority under Part
 873.1 Rural land use bylaws
 873.2 Provincial policy guidelines
 874 Ministerial orders
 874.1 Ministerial regulations
 Division 2 — Official Community Plans
 875 Purposes of official community plans
 876 Authority to adopt by bylaw
 877 Required content
 878 Policy statements in community plans
 879 Consultation during OCP development
 879.1–880 Repealed
 881 Planning of school facilities
 882 Adoption procedures
 883 Repealed
 884 Effect of official community plans
 885 Repealed
 Division 3
 886–889 Repealed
 Division 4 — Public Hearings on Bylaws
 890 Public hearings
 891 Delegating the holding of public hearings
 892 Notice of public hearing
 893 Notice if public hearing waived
 894 Procedure after a public hearing
 Division 5 — Public Information and Advisory Commission
 895 Development approval procedures
 896 Information that must be available to the public
 897 Repealed
 898 Advisory planning commission
 Division 6 — Board of Variance
 899 Establishment of board of variance
 900 Chair and procedures
 901 Variance or exemption to relieve hardship
 901.1 Exemption to relieve hardship from early termination of land use contract
 902 Extent of damage preventing reconstruction as non-conforming use
 Division 7 — Zoning and Other Development Regulation
 903 Zoning bylaws
 904 Zoning for amenities and affordable housing
 905 Housing agreements for affordable and special needs housing
 905.1 Phased development agreements
 905.2 Term and assignment of phased development agreement
 905.3 Process for phased development agreement bylaw
 905.4 Amendments to phased development agreement
 905.5 Information that must be available for public inspection
 905.6 Filing of notice of phased development agreement
 906 Off-street parking and loading space requirements
 907 Runoff control requirement
 908 Regulation of signs
 909 Screening and landscaping to mask or separate uses
 910 Construction requirements in relation to flood plain areas
 911 Non-conforming uses and siting
 912 Effect of expropriation in relation to non-conforming use and subdivision
 913 Repealed
 914 No compensation in relation to adoption of bylaw, issuance of permit or termination of land use contract
 Division 7.1 — Termination of Land Use Contracts
 914.1 Termination of land use contracts
 914.2 Early termination of land use contracts
 914.3 Notice of termination
 914.4 Discharge of land use contracts
 Division 8 — Regulation of Farm Businesses in Farming Areas
 915 Intensive agriculture
 916 Provincial standards for farm bylaws
 917 Farm bylaws
 918 Application
 919 Three year review of bylaws affecting farming areas
 Division 9 — Permits and Fees
 919.1 Designation of development permit areas
 920 Development permits
 920.01 Designation of development approval information areas or circumstances
 920.1 Development approval information
 920.2 Designation of temporary use permit areas
 921 Temporary use permits
 922 Development variance permits
 923 Tree cutting permits
 924 Approval required for development near controlled access highway
 925 Requirement for security
 926 Lapse of permit
 927 Notice of permit on land title
 928 General matters
 929 Withholding of permits and licences that conflict with bylaws in preparation
 930 Amendment and discharge of land use contracts
 931 Fees related to applications and inspections
 Division 10 — Development Costs Recovery
 932 Definitions
 933 Development cost charges generally
 933.1 Development for which charges may be waived or reduced
 934 Amount of development cost charges
 935 Use of development cost charges
 936 Acquisition and development of park land
 937 Adoption procedures for development cost charge bylaw
 937.001 Bylaws adopted after application for rezoning, development permit or building permit submitted
 937.01 Annual development cost charges report
 937.1 Development works agreements with private developers
 Division 10.1 — School Site Acquisition Charges
 937.2 Definitions
 937.3 School site acquisition charge payable
 937.4 Eligible school site requirements
 937.5 Setting school site acquisition charges
 937.6 Provision of land for school sites
 937.7 No subdivision or building permit unless charge paid
 937.8 Credit for previous contributions
 937.9 Transfer to board of education
 937.91 Regulations for this Division
 Division 11 — Subdivision and Development Requirements
 938 Subdivision servicing requirements
 939 Excess or extended services and latecomer payments
 940 Completion of works and services
 941 Provision of park land
 941.1 Disposition of regional parks and trails
 942 Repealed
 943 Bylaws adopted after application for subdivision submitted
 944 Parcel frontage on highway
 945 Highway provision and widening
 946 Subdivision to provide residence for a relative
 Division 12 — Contaminated Sites
 946.1 Assessment of site profiles
 946.2 Environmental Management Act requirements must be met
 946.3 Repealed
Part 27 — Heritage Conservation
 Division 1 — General
 947 Definitions
 948 Limits on the use of this Part
 949 Limit on compensation
 950 Bylaw and permit procedures
 951 Repealed
 952 Ombudsperson review of local government decisions
 Division 2 — Heritage Review
 953 Community heritage commissions
 954 Community heritage register
 955 Heritage recognition
 956 Heritage inspection may be ordered
 957 Entry authority for a heritage inspection
 958 Impact assessment may be required
 959 Local government requests for Provincial protection
 Division 3 — Temporary Protection
 960 Withholding of approvals
 961 Withholding of demolition permits until other approvals issued
 962 Orders for temporary protection
 963 Temporary protection by introduction of a continuing protection bylaw
 964 Heritage control periods for temporary protection
 965 Temporary protection
 Division 4 — Continuing Protection
 966 Heritage revitalization agreements
 967 Heritage designation protection
 968 Heritage designation procedure
 969 Compensation for heritage designation
 970 Heritage site maintenance standards
 970.1 Designation of heritage conservation areas
 971 Heritage conservation areas
 Division 5 — Heritage Alteration Permits
 972 Heritage alteration permits
 973 Requirements and conditions in a heritage alteration permit
 Division 6 — Notices under this Part
 974 Giving notice to owners and occupiers
 975 Posting notice on protected heritage property
 976 Notice on land titles
 977 Notice to minister responsible for the Heritage Conservation Act
 978 Regulations regarding notices
 Division 7 — Remedies and Offences
 979 Civil remedies in relation to heritage property
 980 Notice of contravention may be filed in land title office
 981 Offences and penalties
Part 28 — Replotting Schemes
 Division 1 — Interpretation
 982 Definitions
 983 Application of Part
 Division 2 — Preparation and Initiation of Scheme
 984 Preliminary definition of district
 985 Information included in scheme
 986 General principles of replotting
 987 Reallotment of parcels
 988 Municipality may acquire charges
 989 Notice requirements for initiation of a scheme
 990 General consent of owners to scheme
 991 Consents binding on owners once given
 992 Alterations to scheme may require new consents
 993 Initiation of scheme by registration of resolution
 994 Effect of initiation
 995 Resolution to complete or discontinue scheme
 Division 3 — Implementation and Completion of Scheme
 996 Registration of common mass
 997 Effect of deposit of reference plan
 998 Registration for owners of new parcels
 999 Rights of ownership and charges transferred
 Division 4 — Complaints Regarding Compensation
 1000 Allotments binding, although owners may complain regarding compensation
 1001 Compensation for loss and damage
 1002 Appointment of commissioner
 1003 Replacement of commissioner
 1004 Notice to owners who do not consent
 1005 Time and place to hear complaints
 1006 Hearing by commissioner
 1007 Commissioner's powers and report
 1008 Appeal to Supreme Court
 1009 Payment of compensation
 Division 5 — General
 1010 Removal of buildings
 1011 Accounts and apportionment
 1012 Former highways to be maintained
 1013 Limitation of claims
 1014 Disposal of municipal parcels
 1015 Taxation during proceedings
 1016 List of owners must be provided to municipality
 1017 Land title fees
 1018 Questions may be referred to Supreme Court
Part 29 — Inspector of Municipalities
 1019 Inspector of municipalities
 1020 Official seal and documents
 1021 Inquiries into local government matters
 1022 Certificate of approval for money bylaws
 1023 Inquiry into application for certificate
 1024 Appeal from inspector's decisions in relation to borrowing
 1025 Certificate conclusive of validity
 1025.1 Appeal to minister if unable to reach agreement on construction of drains
Part 30 — Administrative Commissioner
 1026 Definitions
 1027 Appointment of administrative commissioner
 1028 Substitution of commissioner
 1029 Acting commissioner
 1030 Powers transferred to commissioner
 1031 Power of commissioner to make bylaws
 1032 Powers of commissioner to borrow
 1033 Taxes for sinking fund
 1034 Parcel tax rolls
 1035 Limits on complaints against assessment
 1036 Differences between commissioner and board of school trustees
 1037 Reports to minister
 1038 Election after commissioner appointed
 1039 Restriction on legal proceedings
 1040 Power to make regulations