A bylaw is a law, regulation or rule of a local government. Regional Districts get their authority to adopt, amend and repeal bylaws from both the Local Government Act and Community Charter.

A bylaw must be given four readings before it is adopted.

A bylaw that does not require approval, consent or assent under the Local Government Act or any other Act before it is adopted may be adopted at the same meeting at which it is given third reading.

Once a bylaw has been adopted the Board Chair and Corporate Officer sign and seal the bylaw. The Legislative Services Department is responsible for maintaining all official copies of the bylaws for both the Capital Regional District and the Capital Regional Hospital District. The bylaws listed below are available for your convenience and information only and are not to be considered the official version.