Bylaws – City of Belleville

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| Published , updated May 21, 2024

Municipal by-laws are public regulatory laws that apply to a specific area such as vehicle parking and stopping regulations, animal control, building and construction, licensing, noise, zoning and business regulation, and management of public recreation areas. National or regional governments specify what things the municipality may regulate through by-laws.

For the most up-to-date copies of the By-laws, see the folder on the CivicWeb portal. For general inquiries about the by-laws listed contact our general administration at 613-967-3204 or at Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Complaints can be submitted through the Cityview by-law enforcement portal. Complaint forms are also available on the second floor of City Hall.

The following City of Belleville by-laws are for informational purposes only. If you need an actual copy of the By-law please contact Corporate Services – City Clerk at


Second units

Second Dwelling Units and Coach Houses

Property tax


March 11, 2024 – the updated Zoning By-law 2024-100 consolidates three existing Bylaws:

  • Removal of size restrictions of RVs, boats, and trailers;
  • Numerous mapping updates;
  • More housing options (e.g., stacked and back-to-back townhouses);
  • Improved accessible parking provisions;
  • Increased flexibility for property owners, particularly in the Thurlow Ward;
  • Removal of the Mature Areas Overlay until further review is completed;
  • Addition of a special Loyalist College Zone and Downtown Overlay Zone; and
  • Provisions to protect and carry forward past minor variance approvals.



Streets and driveway controls

Site plan control area

Operation of ATVs on municipal highways

Fire department and emergency services

Discharge of sewage into the sweage system

Fees for false fire alarms

Water and wastewater rates

Collection and disposal of waste fees

Permits for overweight loads

Fences and gates for private outdoor swimming pools

Prohibit the installation of subsoil drains

Market square public market


Garage sales

Development charges

Licensing, regulation and governing of certain businesses

Permits and inspections of construction, demolition and change of use

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