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The Halifax Regional Muncipality Charter is the primary legislation under which the municipality operates. This section includes a links to all Administrative Orders and By-Laws for the entire municipality, including some from pre-amalgamation.

Administrative Orders

Current Administrative Orders of Halifax Regional Municipality

HRM By-Laws

Current By-Laws of Halifax Regional Municipality

City of Dartmouth By-Laws

These By-Laws from the City of Dartmouth are still in effect.

City of Halifax Ordinances

These Ordinances from the City of Halifax are still in effect.

Halifax County Municipality By-Laws

These By-Laws from Halifax County Municipality are still in effect.

Town of Bedford By-Laws

These By-Laws from the Town of Bedford are still in effect.

Land Use By-Laws

Plan areas are communities of interest which have their own set of land use policies and By-Laws which specifically apply to them.

By-Law Standards

Learn how to report common By-Law violations, such as dangerous or unsightly premises, noise and graffiti. Also report land Use by-laws and Zoning complaints on private property. Contact Animal Services for animal-related issues.

By-Law Notices

Public Notice of proposed and/or approved By-Laws.