By-law reviews

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On June 28, 2023, City Council approved the 2023 to 2026 By-law Review Work Plan.

The work plan lists the regulatory (public-facing) by-law reviews to be undertaken during the 2023 to 2026 Term of Council. The listed timelines will be updated regularly.

Planned by-law reviews

Dates are subject to change. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

Table 1: Planned by-law reviews
By-law review Estimated start date Estimated reporting out date
Body-Rub Parlour Licensing Spring 2025 Winter 2026
Food Premises Licensing Spring 2025 Fall 2025
Landscaper Regulatory Review Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Potential Regulations for Leaf Blowers and Small Two-Stroke Engines Fall 2024 Summer 2025
Private Approach By-law Winter 2025 Fall 2025
Signs on City Roads By-law Spring 2025 Summer 2026
Vehicle-For-Hire By-law: Planning and Preliminary Research Spring 2025 To be determined next Term of Council

Additional information

The By-law Review Framework describes how the City of Ottawa reviews its regulatory by-laws.

Information on past by-law reviews can be found online in the 2019 to 2022 By-law Review Work Plan.

The City of Ottawa is developing a new comprehensive Zoning By-law for approval by Council in 2025. Learn more about the new Zoning By-law.

For more information about by-laws, visit the By-laws web page.


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