Pesticide Regulation Bylaw

Oak Bay Municipal Council has adopted a Pesticide Use Bylaw. This means residential pesticide use will generally no longer be permitted on lawns and gardens.

The Pesticide Use Bylaw is in place to protect the natural environment by regulating and reducing the use of pesticides, specifically on lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers, to beautify private and public land. It has been put in place to protect human health and the natural environment. “Privateland” means any property that is zoned residential use on all or part of the property.

The bylaw applies to all Oak Bay residents living in single family homes, townhouses, duplexes, apartment buildings, and condominiums, as well as landscape professionals and lawn care companies that do business within municipal boundaries.

A person may apply for a permit for the use of pesticides that are not on the permitted list – see links below:

Pesticide Disposal (safely dispose of pesticides and containers)

Oak Bay Public Works Yard,1771 Elgin Road

Monday to Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 8am - noon