Bylaws and Policies

Kitimat Municipal Code

The Kitimat Municipal Code contains all the regulatory bylaws of the District of Kitimat.  This is unique in British Columbia.

The code is available below  as a complete document as well as in sections. These versions are not official. You can get official versions by contacting us.

Kitimat Municipal Code 

Kitimat Municipal Code Consolidated (January 08, 2024)

 

Table of Contents

 


 
 Part 1 - General Provisions

Part 1 - General Provisions - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – The Code

Division 2 – Penalties

Division 3 – Municipal Ticket Information System

Division 4 – Assessment and Taxation

Division 5 – Elections

Division 6 – Advisory Planning Commission

Division 7 – Leisure Services Advisory Commission

Division 9 – Board of Variance

Division 10 – Community Resource Board

Division 11 – Advisory Commission for Persons with Disabilities

 Part 2 - Municipal Government

Part 2 - Municipal Government - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – Council Procedure

Division 2 – Council Meetings

Division 3 – Designation of Member to Act in Place of Mayor

Division 4 – Council Proceedings

Division 5 – Bylaws

Division 6 – Resolutions

Division 7 –Committee of the Whole

Division 8 – Committees, Commissions and Other Bodies

Division 9 – Regional District Directors

Division 10 – Chief Administrative Officer

Division 11 – Mayor and Councillors

Division 12 – Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Division 13 – Officer Positions

Division 14 – Council Members, Officers and Employees Indemnification

Division 15 – Records Management

 Part 3 - Traffic and Vehicles

Part 3 _ Traffic and Vehicles - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – Traffic

Division 2 – Traffic Control

Division 3 – Signals, Signs and Markings

Division 4 – General Regulations

Division 5 – Operation of Vehicles

Division 6 – Pedestrians

Division 7 – Cyclists

Division 9 – Road Naming and Numbering

 Part 4 - Licenses and Permits

Part 4 - Licenses and Permits - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – Business Licencing and Commercial Vehicle Licencing

Division 2 – Shops Regulations

Division 3 – Soliciting Funds on Highways

Division 4 – Liquor Licencing Delegation

 Part 5 - Police and Fire Regulations

Part 5 - Police and Fire Regulations - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – Fire Protection

Division 3 – Public Protection

Division 4 – Fireworks

Division 5 – Animal Control

Division 6 – Vending Machines

Division 7 - Service Levels

 Part 6 - Public Utilities

Part 6 - Public Utilities - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – Power and Communication Services

Division 2 – Water Supply

Division 3 – Water Service Connections

Division 4 – Water Meters

Division 5 – Rates

Division 6 – Sewage Disposal

 Part 7 - Public Health

Part 7 - Public Health - Consolidated Version

Division 1 - Residential Solid Waste Collection

Division 2 – Solid Waste Disposal

Division 3 – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Warning Signs

Division 4 – Cemeteries

Division 5 – Open Air Markets

Division 6 – Clean Indoor Air

Division 7 - Cannabis and Tobacco Use in Public Places and Parks

Division 8 - Excavated Material Division 9 - Commercial Premise Solid Waste
 Part 8 - Public Works

Part 8 - Public Works - Consolidated Version

 

Division 1 – Local Improvements

 Part 9 - Planning

Consolidated Version of Part 9, Kitimat Municipal Code

 

Division 1 – General

Division 2 – Zoning

Division 3 – Signs

Division 4 – Residential Zoning

Division 5 – Commercial Zoning

Division 6 – Industrial Zoning

Division 7 – Greenbelt Zoning

Division 8 – Temporary Uses

Division 9 – Development Areas

Division 10 – Use of Highways and Other Public Spaces

Division 11 – Subdivision

Division 12 – Environmental Control

Division 13 – Manufactured Home Park Regulations

 Part 10 - Finance

Part 10 - Finance - Consolidated Version

 

Division 1 – Miscellaneous Charges

 Part 11 - Leisure Services

Part 11 - Leisure Services - Consolidated Version

 

Division 1 – Leisure Services Fees and Charges

 Part 12 - Civil Defence

Part 12 - Civil Defence - Consolidated Version

 

Division 1 – Kitimat Emergency Plan

 Part 13 - Building

Part 13 - Building - Consolidated Version

Division 1 – Introductory Provisions

Division 2 – Applications for Permits

Division 3 – Owner Requirements

Division 4 – Issuance of Permits and Permit Fees

Division 5 – Inspections and Field Reviews

Division 6 – Occupancy

Division 7 – Notices and Enforcement
Division 8 - Building Construction and Demolition Waste

Schedule A - Fees

Financial Bylaws

Financial Bylaws are located with the Finance Department Reports located here.

Official Community Plan

The Official Community Plan is located under the Reports and Plans tab.

Bylaw Enforcement

The Bylaw Enforcement Department is responsible for the enforcement of Kitimat's bylaws and the issuing of municipal tickets. Bylaw inquiries, complaints or concerns can be directed through this department, however certain bylaw issues will be forwarded and dealt with by other departments.  For a list of offences and related fines, see Part 1, Division 3 of the Kitimat Municipal Code.

Bylaws are enforced once a complaint is received.  To notify us of an infraction please use the bylaw complaint form.

bylaw complaint form

Animal Control Complaints (Including Barking Dogs)

Contact the Humane Society at 250-639-6297 or online reporting here.

Noise Complaints (Not Barking Dogs)

Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: 
Telephone District of Kitimat Bylaw Department at 250-632-8900 ex 2268.

Weekdays:  4:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. & All Day on Weekends and statutory holidays:       
Tel RCMP  non-emergency at 250-632-7111

All Other Complaints:

general complaint form 

Submit the general complaint form online though the District of Kitimat website, or attend City Hall reception to complete a paper version of the form.

Read more about these enforceable bylaws:

Animal Control Part 5, Division 5
Noise Part 9, Division 12, Subdivision 1
Nuisances Part 9, Division 12, Subdivision 2
Rental Accommodations Part 13, Division 3, Subdivision 4
Vehicle Towing Part 3, Division 4, Subdivision 9

     

 

 

District of Kitimat Policies
Policy Number Policy Name PDF
A-13 Affordable Housing Initiatives and Operational Fund  Download
A-16 Advisory Planning Commission                                                           Download
A-17 Administrative Corrections Policy Download
A-18 Kitimat Airport Transportation Subsidy Program Download
A-19 Asset Management Policy Download
B-10 Backyard Hen Keeping in Residential Zones Download
C-20 Council Indemnities and Travel Expenses Download 
C-26 Community Recognition of Excellence Program  Download 
C-27 Commercial Use of Patios and Public Land Download
C-29 Comfort Letter Requests Download
C-34 Communications Policy Download
E-02 Expense Policy - Travel & Other Expenses Download
E-03 Election of Regional District Directors Download
E-10 Electronic Participation and Electronic Meeting  Download
E-52 Expense Claims - Childcare Download
M-10 Council Maternity and Parental Leave Policy Download
M-07 Municipal Alcohol Policy Download
M-09 Mobile Food Vendors Download
P-17 Public Hearing Policy Download
P-30 Proclamation and Flag Requests Download
S-19 Strata Conversion Policy Download
T-19 Tenant Protection and Relocation Policy Download
W-05 Winter-Road, Parking Lot and Walkway Maintenance  Download

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