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Commonly Requested Bylaws

Commonly requested bylaws are municipal regulations that the public often looks to understand and follow. 

If you need access to bylaws that are not available on this page, please Contact Us.

Development Charges Bylaw  

We charge fees for future development needs. These fees are collected through the Development Charges Bylaw and cover services like roads, safety, transit, parks and other services. You pay these fees before getting a building permit or when connecting to water and sewage services if you don't need a permit. 

Fees and Charges Bylaw  

The Fees and Charges Bylaw establishes fees to be collected by the Corporation of the City of Kingston. 

Parking Bylaw

The Parking Bylaw governs parking regulations.

Streets Bylaw 

The Streets Bylaw stops certain actions to help keep Kingston streets clean and safe. Check the Streets Bylaw for a list of these actions and the fines they carry.  

Short-Term Rental Bylaw 

The Short-Term Rental Licensing Bylaw licenses and regulates short-term rental properties in Kingston.  These regulations protect long-term rental housing and address noise, garbage, parking, and security concerns. 

Yards Bylaw 

Under the Yards Bylaw, it is illegal to leave waste on the ground outside or in city buildings. This includes things like fridges, stoves, furniture, and paper. 

Waste Collection Bylaw 

Our Waste Collection Bylaw prohibits residents from damaging or misusing waste bins, littering, or using someone else's bin for their waste.  

We are actively enforcing this bylaw and will charge property owners who break these rules. Property owners and landlords must also keep their properties clean from waste and help tenants do the same. If there is a mess left behind, a $125 fee plus cleanup costs will be added to the property’s tax bill. 

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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