Bylaws and Policies


The following infobase is not the official version of the Consolidated Bylaws of the District of Oak Bay. The Municipality does not warrant the accuracy, or completeness of this electronic version of the Bylaws and in no event will the Municipality be liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of their use.

4008 Administrative Charges Bylaw
4771 Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw (Land Use), 2020
4772 Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw (Design Panel), 2020
4795 Alternative Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw, 2021
4013 Animal Control Bylaw
3210 Anti-Noise Bylaw
4183 Board of Variance Bylaw



Boulevard Frontage Tax Bylaw 1982 (Consolidated)

Boulevard Frontage Tax Bylaw (2020)

4247 Building and Plumbing Bylaw
3832 Burglar Alarm Bylaw
3603 Business Licence Bylaw
4740 Council Procedure Bylaw
3550 Driveway Access Bylaw, 1987
4284 Elections and Voting Bylaw, 2005


Financial Plan Bylaw, 2021

4720 Fire Regulation Bylaw
4375 Fireworks Regulation Bylaw
3829 Hazardous Tree and Shrub Bylaw
4222 Heritage Register Procedure Bylaw
4770 Heritage Commission Establishment Bylaw No. 4770, 2020
4653 Land Use Procedures and Fees Bylaw

Low Speed Electric-Powered Vehicle Authorization Bylaw

4736 Oak Bay Business Improvement Area Bylaw, 2020

Oak Bay Marina Operating Lease Bylaw, 1993

Schedule A


Rent Summary

Legal Description Schedule

Special Proviso Schedule

Fee Schedule

Sketch Plan

Servicing Agreement

Landscape Maintenance Plan

Floating Boat Brokerage

Section 215 Covenant

Schedule B


Oak Bay Official Community Plan Bylaw 

Oak Bay Official Community Plan

Oak Bay Official Community Plan - Schedules

Appendix A: The Prospect Heritage Conservation Area Guidelines

3137 Oak Bay Parks and Recreation Commission Bylaw
4144 Oil Burning Equipment and Fuel Tank Regulation
4672 Parks and Beaches Bylaw
4777 Parks, Recreation, and Culture Fees and Charges Bylaw
3540 Parking Facilities Bylaw
4518 Pesticide Regulation Bylaw, 2011
4737 Property Tax Exemption Bylaw, 2019
3891 Public Sewer Bylaw (Consolidated)
3827 Records Administration Bylaw, 1994 (Consolidated)


Refuse Collection and Disposal Bylaw, 2007 (Consolidated)

3152 Regulation of Power Saws Bylaw
4747 Reserve Fund Bylaw (Consolidated)
3938 Rubbish and Weed Control Bylaw
3536 Screens and Fences Bylaw



Sign Bylaw

Sign Bylaw Amendment - Election Signage 2017

3805 Smoke Alarm Installation Bylaw
4100 Streets and Traffic Bylaw (Consolidated April 2021)
3578 Subdivision and Development Bylaw
4744 Sewer User Charge Bylaw 2021 Rates
3952 Ticket Information Utilization Bylaw
4793 Tax Rates Bylaw, 2021
4742 Tree Protection Bylaw
3545 Uplands Regulations Bylaw


Water Rates Bylaw

3531 Zoning Bylaw
3531 Zoning Map


Corporate Policies:

Committee and Commission Policy
Community Amenity Comtributions
Department Budget Transfer Policy 
Grant Policy
Investment Policy
Respectful Workplace Policy
Sustainable Procurement Policy (Amended May 2021)
Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy
Privacy Management Policy
Whistleblower Policy


Other Applicable Legislation:

Oak Bay Special Powers Act, 1935