An alphabetical list of services and council business.
Build Hamilton, PIM applications, earthquake register and more building information.
Arts events, public & performing art, artist support, Arts Agenda and more.
Community development funding, support, advisory services, profiles, bookable facilities and more.
Current vacancies, how to apply, information for recruitment agencies and our Vision.
Have your say, Community Outcomes, Council submissions, public notices and more.
Hamilton Gardens is one of our city’s biggest success stories - read about what's coming next.
Hamiltonians are passionate about the Waikato River – read about what's planned for its future.
Bylaws are rules or regulations made by the Council, under national legislation, that affects how people live, work and play. Bylaws protect both our city and your rights. They are there to make our city a safe and healthy place.
Bylaws are broadly made to cover one or more of the following purposes:
(a) protecting the public from nuisance:(b) protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety:(c) minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places.
The consequences of not complying with a rule can result in fines, seizure of property and remedial action. Bylaws can be enforced by Council staff or external agencies such as the New Zealand Police.
A bylaw can address one specific area of operation (traffic, speed etc) or a variety of areas within the same bylaw (such as, public places, cemeteries, recreational facilities).
A bylaw can also have schedules or attachments, either that sit within a bylaw, or to be read as additional material. Please note that in the case where there are attachments or schedules provided in addition to the bylaw, these documents would not have the same legal status as the bylaw.
Download the Policies and Bylaws booklet
If you require further information regarding the bylaws, contact Council's Strategy Team.