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Voluntary Admail Reduction Program (By-law No. 2003-493)


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

Voluntary Admail (By-law No. 2003-493)

The Voluntary Admail Reduction Program By-law (By-law No. 2003-493) establishes a voluntary program for the regulation of the distribution of unaddressed advertising material in the City of Ottawa.


  • The by-law states that any owner or occupant of a property may participate in this program by purchasing a sticker which indicates their desire not to receive unaddressed advertising material.
  • The sticker should be conspicuously affixed to the mail slot or mailbox. No distributer shall distribute any unaddressed advertising material on private property if the owner has a ‘no junk mail’ sticker clearly displayed.
  • ‘No junk mail’ stickers can be purchased at any Client Service Centre. 

View the entire by-law:

Voluntary Admail Reduction Program By-law (By-law No. 2003-493)

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