Property by-laws

The purpose of a property by-law is to ensure a safe, clean and peaceful community that improves the quality of life for all. Some of the most popular property by-laws are on this page – for a complete list, visit the by-law library.

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Each complaint or violation requires a significant amount of investigation before a by-law enforcement officer issues a fine of penalty for non-compliance. Charges are laid as a last resort; the goal is to work with property owners and provide education and outreach to follow the by-laws.


These are highlights of the most popular by-laws. For more information, please contact By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services at 905-832-2281.

Contact Information

By-law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services

Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1

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