Rural Exceptions


By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for reference purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however it is not to be used in place of actual by-laws.

Actual by-laws can be obtained at the following locations:

City Archives
James Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Dr. (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario
tel.: 613-580-2857
fax : 613-580-2614

Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe, Ottawa Room

The provisions of this by-law have been modified for the lands to which the exceptions described in Table 240 have been applied, and are shown on the Zoning Maps by the applicable exception number indicated in square brackets “[x]” in the zone code. The term “multiple” utilized in Column II below indicates an exception that has been applied to several locations. (By-law 2009-302)

As indicated in Section 19, where an exception applies, the provisions imposed by that exception prevail over any other provision in the zoning by-law.

  1. Where an exception applies to a zone where an oversize dwelling unit is permitted by virtue of a detached dwelling being permitted, and where that exception has the effect of applying a standard or restriction to dwelling units or on the basis of the number of dwelling units, the detached dwelling containing an oversize dwelling unit is counted as a dwelling unit for the purposes of that standard or restriction. (By-law 2018-206)