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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

Municipal 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.

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.

City of Halifax Ordinances

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


Council approved policies

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.