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Local Government Act of BC; Full Text

Local Government Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 323

Contents
Section
Part 1 — Purposes, Principles and Interpretation
  Purposes of this Act
  Purposes of regional districts
  Principles for governmental relations
  Broad interpretation
  Definitions
  5.1  Application of Community Charter definitions
  Not Enacted
  6.1  References to regional district officers
  6.2  Special rule for Mountain Time Zone
  6.3  Not Enacted
  6.4  How notices must be published in a newspaper
  6.5  Giving notice to regional districts
  6.6  Power to make regulations
Part 1.1
  Repealed
  Repealed
  6.1 and 6.2  Repealed
  6.3  Repealed
  6.4–6.6  Repealed
  6.7  Repealed
Part 2 — Incorporation of Municipalities
  Incorporation of a new municipality
  Vote required for the incorporation of a new municipality
  Procedure and costs for vote on incorporation
  10  Incorporation of municipality in conjunction with resource development
  11  Incorporation of a mountain resort municipality
  11.1  Incorporation of island municipality in Islands Trust area
  12  Incorporation of reserve residents as village
  13  What must and may be included in letters patent
  14  Exceptions for industrial plants
  15  Publication of letters patent
  16  Repealed
  17  Classification of municipalities
  18  Change of municipal classification
  19  Repealed
  20  Extension of boundaries
  21  Redefinition of boundaries
  22  Collection of taxes
  23  Transfer of Provincial tax money if rural land included in municipality
  24  Bylaws extend to additional area
  25  Repealed
  26  Reduction of municipal area
  27  Redefinition of adjoining municipalities
  28  Conditions on extension or reduction
  29  Disincorporation of a municipality
  30  Dissolution of improvement district
  31  Rights and liabilities not affected by surrender or revocation of letters patent
  32  Existing licences preserved
Part 3 — Electors and Elections
  Division 1 —  Interpretation
  33  Definitions
  34  Time not extended for voting days
  35  This Act prevails in relation to use of information
  Division 2 —  Arrangements for Elections
  36  General local elections every 3 years
  36.1  Municipal elections at large unless on a neighbourhood constituency basis
  37  By-elections
  38  Minister's order for election to be conducted
  39  Election bylaws
  40  Costs of elections
  41  Appointment of election officials
  42  Chief election officer duties and powers
  43  Presiding election official duties and powers
  Division 3 —  Election Proceedings Generally
  44  Public notices
  45  Solemn declarations
  46  Keeping order at election proceedings
  47  Adjournment of election proceedings
  48  Exceptional assistance in election proceedings
  Division 4 —  Electors
  49  Who may vote at an election
  50  Resident electors
  51  Non-resident property electors
  52  Rules for determining residence
  53  When a person may register as an elector
  54  Voting day registration only
  55  Application for registration
  56  How to register in advance
  57  How to register as a resident elector at the time of voting
  57.1  How to register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting
  58  Non-resident property elector certificate
  59  Automatic registration by inclusion on Provincial list of voters
  60  Effect of registration
  61  Register of electors
  62  List of registered electors
  63  Protection of privacy
  64  Objection to registration of an elector
  65  Resolving objections
  Division 5 —  Qualifications for Office
  66  Who may hold elected office as a member of a local government
  67  Disqualification of local government employees
  68  Only one elected office at a time in the same local government
  Division 6 —  Nominations and Declaration of Election
  69  Nomination period
  70  Notice of nomination
  71  Who may make nominations
  72  Nomination documents
  72.1  Nomination deposits
  73  Nomination by delivery of nomination documents
  74  Declaration of candidates
  75  Challenge of nomination
  76  Declaration of election by voting or acclamation
  77  Notice of election by voting
  78  Appointment if an insufficient number of candidates are elected
  Division 7 —  Candidates and Representatives
  79  Ballot showing candidate endorsement by elector organization
  80  Withdrawal, death or incapacity of candidate
  81  Appointment of candidate representatives
  82  Presence of candidate representatives at election proceedings
  Division 8 —  Campaign Financing
  83  Definitions
  84  Election campaign
  85  Appointment of financial agent
  85.1  Campaign accounts
  86  Restrictions on accepting contributions and incurring expenses
  87  Restrictions on making campaign contributions
  88  Financial agent must record contributions and expenses
  89  Valuation of campaign contributions and election expenses
  89.1  Transfer of candidate's surplus campaign funds
  90  Duty to file disclosure statement
  90.1  Duty to file supplementary reports
  90.2  Late filing of disclosure statements
  91  Court order for relief from filing obligations
  92  Candidate disqualification for failure to file disclosure statement
  92.1  Elector organization disqualification for failure to file disclosure statement
  92.2  Public notice of failure to file
  92.3  Disqualification list
  92.4  Candidate disqualification for false or incomplete reports
  92.5  Elector organization disqualification for false or incomplete reports
  93  Disclosure statements and supplementary reports to be available for public inspection
  Division 9 —  Voting Opportunities
  94  Voting opportunities for electors
  95  Required general voting opportunities
  96  Additional general voting opportunities
  97  Required advance voting opportunities
  98  Additional advance voting opportunities
  99  Special voting opportunities
  100  Mail ballot voting
  Division 10 —  Arrangements for Voting
  101  Voting places
  102  Use of voting machines
  103  Municipal voting divisions
  104  Form of ballots
  105  What must and must not be included on a ballot
  106  Order of names on ballot
  107  Order of names on ballot determined by lot
  108  Ballot boxes
  Division 11 —  Conduct of Voting Proceedings
  109  Persons who must be present at voting places
  110  Persons who may be present at voting places
  111  Sealing of ballot boxes containing ballots
  112  Time for voting extended
  Division 12 —  Voting
  113  Voting to be by secret ballot
  114  Each elector may vote only once
  115  Requirements before elector may be given a ballot to vote
  116  Challenge of elector
  117  If another person has already voted under an elector's name
  118  Replacement of spoiled ballot
  119  How to vote by ballot
  120  One person to a voting compartment
  121  Persons needing assistance to mark their ballots
  122  Persons unable to enter a voting place
  Division 13 —  Counting of the Vote
  123  When and where counting is to be done
  124  Who may be present at counting
  125  Who does the counting
  126  Opening of ballot boxes
  127  Combination of ballots for counting
  128  Procedures for counting
  129  Rules for accepting votes and rejecting ballots
  130  Objections to the acceptance of a vote or the rejection of a ballot
  131  Ballot account
  132  Packaging of ballots
  133  Delivery of election materials to chief election officer
  134  Preliminary election results
  135  Determination of official election results
  136  Declaration of official election results
  137  When elected candidates may take office
  Division 14 —  Judicial Recount
  138  Application for judicial recount
  139  Judicial recount procedure
  140  Results of judicial recount and orders as to costs
  141  Determination of results by lot if tie vote after judicial recount
  142  Runoff election if tie vote after a judicial recount
  Division 15 —  Declaration of Invalid Election
  143  Application to court
  144  Hearing of the application
  145  Power of the court on an application
  146  Costs of an application
  147  Status of an elected candidate
  Division 16 —  Final Proceedings
  148  Report of election results
  149  Publication of election results
  150  Retention and destruction of election materials
  Division 17 —  Election Offences
  151  Vote buying
  152  Intimidation
  152.1  Prohibition against certain election advertising on general voting day
  153  Other election offences
  153.1  Prosecution of organizations and their directors and agents
  154  Penalties
  Division 18 —  General
  155  Powers of minister in relation to elections
  156  Regulations
Part 4 — Other Voting
  Division 1 —  Interpretation
  157  Definitions
  158  Other voting to be conducted in same manner as an election
  Division 2 —  Assent of the Electors
  159  How assent is obtained
  160  Repealed
  Division 3 —  Other Voting Proceedings
  161  Who may vote at other voting
  162  General voting day for other voting
  163  Arrangements for other voting
  164  Notice of other voting
  165  Ballots for other voting
  166  When counting for other voting is to be done
  167  Special procedures if voting is conducted by more than one jurisdiction
  168  Other general matters
  Division 4 —  Scrutineers
  169  Scrutineers for other voting
  170  Notice of applications to volunteer as a scrutineer
  171  Applications to volunteer to act as scrutineer for other voting
  172  Appointment of scrutineers for other voting
  Division 5
  172.1–172.91  Repealed
Part 5 — Regional District Corporate Powers and Their Use
  Division 1 —  Regional District Corporate Status
  173  Regional district corporations
  174  Board is governing body
  175  Area of jurisdiction
  Division 2 —  General Corporate Powers
  176  Corporate powers
  Division 3 —  Agreements
  177  Disclosure of information relating to agreements
  178 and 179  Repealed
  180  Approval for out-of-Province and out-of-country agreements with public authorities
  Division 4 —  Assistance
  181  Definition of "assistance"
  182  Prohibition against assistance to business
  183  Exception for assistance under partnering agreements
  183.1  Exception for heritage conservation purposes
  184  Limitation on assistance by means of tax exemption
  185  Publication of intention to provide certain kinds of assistance
  Division 5 —  Disposing of Land and Improvements
  186  Disposition of land and improvements
  187  Notice of proposed disposition
  188  Use of money from sale of land or improvements
  189  Repealed
  190  Disposal of utilities and water and sewer systems
  Division 6 —  Delegation of Board Authority
  191  Limitations on delegation authority
  192  How delegation must occur
  193  Delegation of hearings
  194  Reconsideration of delegate's decisions
  Division 7 —  Incorporation of Corporations
  195  Incorporation of corporations
Part 5.1 — Regional District Officers and Employees
  Division 1 —  Officer Positions
  196  Officer positions
  197  Chief administrative officer
  198  Corporate administration
  199  Financial administration
  Division 2 —  Regional District Officers and Employees Generally
  200  Appointment of officers and employees
  201  Oath of office for officers
  202  Termination of officer
  203  Employers' organization
  Division 3 —  Certification of Senior Officials
  204  Board of examiners
  205  Powers of board
  206  Board may make regulations
Part 5.2 — Regional District Boards and Their Proceedings
  Division 1 —  Board Members
  207–209  Repealed
  210  Oath of office for board members
  211  Repealed
  212  Resignation from office
  213 and 214  Repealed
  215–217  Repealed
  Division 2 —  Chair
  218  Powers and duties of chair
  219  Chair may require board reconsideration of a matter
  220 and 221  Repealed
  Division 3 —  Board Meetings
  222  Repealed
  222.1  Regular and special board meetings
  223 and 224  Repealed
  225 and 226  Repealed
  227  Proceedings at board meetings
  228–231  Repealed
  Division 4 —  Board Proceedings
  232–235  Repealed
  236  Minutes of board meetings
  237  Minutes of board committee meetings
  238–241  Repealed
  242  Repealed
  Division 4.1
  242.1–242.8  Repealed
  Division 5
  243–251  Repealed
  252 and 253  Repealed
  254–256  Repealed
Part 6 — Challenge and Enforcement of Bylaws
  Division 1
  257 and 258  Repealed
  258.1  Repealed
  259  Repealed
  259.1–259.3  Repealed
  Division 2 —  Challenge of Bylaws
  260  Extended definition of "bylaw"
  261  Validity of council proceedings
  262  Application to court to set aside bylaw
  263  Assessment or rate stands unless bylaw set aside
  264  Declaratory orders
  265  Right of action on illegal bylaw
  Division 3 —  Enforcement of Regional District Bylaws
  266  Fines and penalties
  266.1  Ticketing for bylaw offences
  266.2  Application of the Local Government Bylaw Notice Enforcement Act
  267  Bylaw contraventions — offences and penalties
  267.1  Additional sentencing powers in relation to Offence Act prosecutions
  268  Inspections to determine whether bylaws are being followed
  269  Regional district action at defaulter's expense
  270  Repealed
  Division 4 and 5
  271–280  Repealed
  280.1–280.6  Repealed
Part 7 — Legal Proceedings
  Division 1 —  Proceedings by Regional Districts
  281  Enforcement by civil proceedings
  282  Repealed
  283  Recovery of utility rates by legal remedy of distress
  284  Scale of costs on distress
  Division 2 —  Proceedings against Municipality
  285  Limitation period for actions against municipality
  286  Immunity unless notice given to municipality after damage
  287  Immunity for individual municipal public officers
  287.1  Defence for financial officer
  287.2  Indemnification against proceedings
  288  Immunity against certain nuisance actions
  289  Immunity in relation to failure to enforce building bylaws
  290  Limitation on municipal liability regarding building plan approval
  291  Proceedings against municipality in relation to actions of others
  292  Repealed
  Division 3 —  Enforcement of Orders against Municipality
  293  Writ of execution against municipality
  294  Copy of writ to be left with municipal officer
  295  Tax to be imposed if amount not paid
  296  Payment of amount levied
  297  Officers of municipality as officers of court
  298  Certain municipal property exempt from seizure
  Division 4 —  Miscellaneous
  299  Repealed
  300  Self insurance by local authorities
  301  Repealed
  301.1  Nisga'a Final Agreement
  301.11  Repealed
Part 8 — Special Powers Relating to Property
  Division 1 —  Reservation and Dedication of Regional District Property
  302  Power to reserve and dedicate regional district land for public purpose
  303  Control of Crown land parks dedicated by subdivision
  304  Exchange of park land
  305  Repealed
  305.1 and 305.2  Repealed
  Division 2 —  Municipal Forest Reserves
  306  Establishment of municipal forest reserve
  307  Sale or lease of municipal forest reserve
  308  Cutting and removal of timber
  Division 3 —  Expropriation and Compensation
  309  Expropriation power
  309.1  Repealed
  310  Authority in relation to services
  311  Entry on land to mitigate damage
  312  Compensation for expropriation and other actions
  313  Repealed
  Division 4 —  Other Regional District Powers
  314  Power to accept property on trust
  314.1  Authority to enter on or into property
  315  Repealed
  Division 4.1 —  Special Municipal Powers
  315.1  Irrigation services
  315.2  District municipality drainage works
  Division 4.2 —  Other Powers
  315.3  Further powers in relation to assets
  316–326  Repealed
Part 9
  327  Repealed
  327.1  Repealed
  328 and 329  Repealed
  329.1  Repealed
  330 and 331  Repealed
  331.1–331.4  Repealed
  332–334  Repealed
  334.1–334.4  Repealed
  335  Repealed
  335.1–335.5  Repealed
  336–338  Repealed
Part 10 — Municipal Taxation: Special Cases
  Division 1 and 2
  339–343  Repealed
  343.1–343.2  Repealed
  344  Repealed
  344.1  Repealed
  345–351  Repealed
  Division 3
  352  Forest land
  353  Taxation of certain utility company property
  354  Repealed
  Division 4
  355–358  Repealed
Part 10.1 — Regional District Fees, Charges and Interest
  359  Repealed
  359.1–359.3  Repealed
  360  Repealed
  360.1  Repealed
  361  Repealed
  361.1–361.9  Repealed
  362  Repealed
  363  Imposition of fees and charges
  363.1  Interest calculation
  363.2  Special fees and charges that are to be collected as taxes
  364  Special fees and charges that are liens against property
Part 11 — Annual Municipal Tax Sale
  Division 1 to 3
  365–383  Repealed
  Division 4 to 6
  384–387  Repealed
  388  Repealed
  389–395  Repealed
  Division 7
  396–402  Repealed
  Division 8
  403  Annual tax sale
  404  Exemption of Crown land from tax sale
  405  Notice of tax sale
  406  Municipality may bid at tax sale
  407  Upset price and conduct of tax sale
  408  Purchaser to give authority to register tax sale title
  409  Collector to provide certificate of sale
  410  Tax sale of Crown land subject to an agreement to purchase
  411  Provincial government may accept tax sale purchaser
  412  Resale of land purchased by municipality at tax sale
  413  Notice of tax sale must be filed in land title office
  414  Owners must be given notice of tax sale and redemption period
  415  Assessment and taxes during redemption period
  416  Application of surplus from tax sale
  417  Redemption by owner
  418  Redemption payments by instalments
  419  Notice of redemption must be filed in land title office
  420  Registration of purchaser
  421  Effect of tax sale on rights of owner
  422  Action by owner to have tax sale set aside
  423  Reinstatement of taxes if sale set aside
  424  Restrictions on legal actions in relation to tax sale
  425  Repossessed tax sale land
  426  Procedure on default of purchaser under agreement
  427  Redemption by municipality of land sold for Provincial taxes
  428  Repealed
  429–447  Repealed
Part 12
  448–449  Repealed
  450  Repealed
  451  Repealed
  452  Repealed
  453–479  Repealed
Part 13
  480  Repealed
  481  Repealed
  482 and 483  Repealed
  484  Repealed
  485  Repealed
  486  Repealed
  487–502  Repealed
  503  Repealed
  504  Repealed
  505 and 506  Repealed
Part 14
  507 and 508  Repealed
  509  Repealed
  510–516  Repealed
Part 15 — Specific Regional District Service Powers
  Division 1 and 2
  517  Repealed
  517.1  Repealed
  518  Repealed
  518.1  Repealed
  519  Repealed
  520 and 521  Repealed
  Division 3 —  Fire Protection
  522  Special fire protection powers
  Division 4 —  Health
  523  Health protection authority
  Division 5
  524–539  Repealed
  Division 6 —  Sewers, Storm Drains and Drainage
  540  Special drainage and sewerage authority
  541  Watercourse may be included in drainage system
  542  Requirements respecting drainage works
  543  Appropriation of stream channel or bed
  544  Control of drainage
  545  Repealed
  546  Remedial authority in relation to drainage and dikes
  547  Highway construction and dikes
  548  Interjurisdictional watercourses
  549  Repealed
  Division 7 —  Waste and Recycling
  550  Authority in relation to waste disposal and recycling services
  Division 8 —  Miscellaneous
  551  Regulation of signs and advertising
  552  Use of rights of way
  553  Irrigation services
  554  Repealed
  555  Authority subject to Water Act
Part 16
  556–575  Repealed
  576  Repealed
  577–584  Repealed
Part 17
  585–592  Repealed
  593  Repealed
  594–599  Repealed
  600  Repealed
  601–604  Repealed
  605  Repealed
  606  Repealed
  607–609  Repealed
Part 18
  610–614  Repealed
  615–619  Repealed
Part 19
  620–650  Repealed
  650.1  Repealed
  651  Repealed
  651.1 and 651.2  Repealed
Part 20 — Regulation of Carriers and Commercial Vehicle Licensing
  Division 1 —  Regulation of Carriers
  652–656  Repealed
  657  Regulation of carriers
  Division 2
  658–663  Repealed
  Division 3 —  Licensing of Commercial Vehicles
  664  Definitions
  665  Application of Division
  666  Commercial vehicle licensing bylaw
  667  Exemptions from licensing requirements
  668  Licence plate must be displayed
  669  Issue and transfer of licence plates
  670  Term of licences
  671  Fees to be paid to UBCM
  672  Offences
  673–679  Repealed
  680  Repealed
  681 and 682  Repealed
  683  Repealed
  684–691  Repealed
Part 21 — Building Regulations
  Division 1 —  Building Code and Other Building Regulations
  692  Provincial building code and regulations
  693  Building Code Appeal Board
  Division 2 —  Regional District Building Regulations
  693.1  Restrictions on authority
  694  Regional district building regulations
  694.1  Requirement for security
  695  Application of Community Charter provisions
  696  Regulating doors and emergency exits
  697  Municipality may adopt national codes
  Division 3 —  Hazardous Conditions
  698  Remedial authority in relation to hazardous conditions
  699–701  Repealed
Part 22 — Miscellaneous Powers
  702  Repealed
  Division 1 —  Regulation of Animals
  702.1  Application in relation to regional district animal control service
  703  Animal control authority
  704–706  Repealed
  707  Animal pounds
  707.1  Dangerous dogs
  Division 2
  708–715  Repealed
  Division 3 —  Sundry Powers
  716  Repealed
  717  Repealed
  718  Repealed
  719  Repealed
  720–722  Repealed
  722.1  Repealed
  723  Removal and deposit of sand, gravel and other soil
  724  Noise control
  725  Nuisances and disturbances
  725.1  Repealed
  726  Fire and security alarm systems
  727 and 727.1  Repealed
  728  Fireworks
  728.1  House numbering
Part 23 — Improvement Districts
  Division 1 —  General
  729  Definitions
  730  Repealed
  731  Incorporation by letters patent
  732  Incorporation of mountain resort improvement districts
  733  Notation on title of land in a mountain improvement district
  734  Amendment or recall of letters patent
  735  Dissolution of improvement districts
  736  Improvement district trustees
  737  Election of improvement district trustees
  738  Chair
  738.1  Officer positions
  738.2  Corporate administration
  738.3  Financial administration
  738.4  Officers and employees
  738.5  Giving notice to improvement districts
  739  Meeting procedure
  740  First meeting of trustees in each year
  740.1  Appointment of select and standing committees
  741  Annual general meeting
  741.1  Annual financial statements
  741.2  Appointment of auditor
  742  Appointment of receiver
  743  Protection from legal proceedings
  743.1  Indemnification against proceedings
  744  Improvement district property exempt from taxation
  Division 2 —  Powers and Operations
  745  General powers
  746  Powers that must be exercised by bylaw
  747  Requirements for bylaws
  747.1  Subdivision servicing requirements
  747.2  Excess or extended services and latecomer payments
  748  Power to exercise rights under certain water licences
  749  Power to expropriate water diversion licences and related works
  750  General power to expropriate land and works
  751  Renewal of works
  752  Appeal if improvement district refuses to provide services
  Division 3 —  Taxes and Cost Recovery
  753  Assessment roll
  754  Notice of assessment
  755  Revision of assessments
  756  Tax collection on behalf of improvement district
  756.1  Municipal collection of improvement district taxes
  756.2  Payments to improvement districts
  757  Levying of taxes by improvement district
  758  Tax notices
  759  Lien for taxes and tolls
  760  Interest on taxes
  Division 4 —  Tax Sales
  761  Definitions
  762  Tax sale for recovery of taxes
  763  Conduct of tax sale
  764  Disposal of surplus from tax sale
  765  Improvement district as purchaser of tax sale land
  766  Tax sale deed
  767  Sale of Crown land held under a mortgage or agreement for sale
  768  Disposal of tax sale land by trustees
  Division 5 —  Borrowing and Securities
  769  Provision of sinking funds
  770  Provincial guarantee of improvement district securities
  771  Form of securities
  772  Registration of securities
Part 24 — Regional Districts
  Division 1 —  Interpretation
  773  Repealed
  774  Application of other provisions
  Division 1.1 —  Continuation of Regional Districts and Services
  774.1  Continuation of regional districts
  774.2  Continuation of regional district services
  Division 2 —  Corporate Structure
  775  Repealed
  776  Incorporation of regional districts
  777  Letters patent of regional districts
  778–779.3  Repealed
  780  Amalgamation and division of regional districts and alteration of boundaries
  781  Dissolution of improvement districts and local areas
  782  Creation or restructure of municipalities
  Division 3 —  Government and Procedure
  783  Composition and voting rights
  784  Appointment and term of office of municipal directors
  785  Election and term of office of electoral area directors
  786  Alternate municipal directors
  787  Alternate electoral area directors
  787.1  Application of Community Charter provisions to regional district directors
  788 and 789  Repealed
  790  Repealed
  791  Voting on resolutions and bylaws
  792  Chair and vice chair of board
  793  Calling and conduct of meetings
  794  Procedure, bylaws and enforcement
  795  Appointment of select and standing committees
  Division 4 —  Services and Powers
  796  General authority for services
  796.1  Consent required for services outside regional district
  796.2  Authorities in relation to services other than regulatory services
  796.3  Regulation authority in relation to previous bylaws
  797  Repealed
  797.1  Specific regulatory and other powers
  797.2  Repealed
  797.3  Referendums regarding services
  797.4  Petition for electoral area services
  797.5  Approval of the electors
  798  Incidental powers
  798.1  Emergency powers
  799  Additional powers and exceptions
  799.1  Continuation of regional parks and trails
  Division 4.1 —  Establishing Bylaws
  800  Establishing bylaws required for most services
  800.1  Required content for establishing bylaws
  800.2  Special options for establishing bylaws
  801  Approval of establishing bylaws
  801.1  Responsibility for obtaining approval
  801.2  Approval by assent of the electors
  801.3  Approval by alternative approval process
  801.4  Consent on behalf of municipal participating area
  801.5  Consent on behalf of electoral participating area electors
  801.6  Other procedural rules
  802  Amendment or repeal of establishing bylaws
  802.1  Changes to participating and service areas
  802.2  Amending bylaws that are needed for authority to borrow
  802.3  Special provisions respecting service withdrawal
  Division 4.2 —  Cost Recovery for Services
  803  Options for cost recovery
  803.1  Costs of services
  804  Apportionment of costs
  804.1  Cost sharing for Part 26 services
  804.2  Valuation information and apportionment adjustments
  804.3  Tax base for property value taxes
  Division 4.3 —  Requisition and Tax Collection
  805  Requisition of funds from municipalities
  805.1  Collection in municipalities
  806  Requisition of funds for electoral areas
  806.1  Collection in electoral areas
  807  Amounts to be paid over to regional district
  Division 4.4 —  Tax Rates and Exemptions
  808  Variable tax rate system
  809  Property tax exemptions
  810  Exemptions for heritage properties
  810.1  Repayment requirement in relation to heritage exemptions
  811  Exemptions for riparian property
  811.1  Repayment requirement in relation to riparian exemptions
  812  Tax exemptions under a partnering agreement
  Division 4.5 —  Dispute Resolution in Relation to Services
  813  Definitions
  813.01  Minister may appoint facilitators
  813.02  Parties to a service review or service withdrawal
  813.03  Costs of service review or service withdrawal
  813.04  Initiating a service review
  813.05  Other issues and services may be dealt with in one service review
  813.06  Preliminary meeting
  813.07  Negotiations to resolve issues
  813.08  Initiating service withdrawal
  813.09  Minister's direction on process
  813.10  Addition of further initiating participants or further services
  813.11  Early termination of process
  813.12  Mediation
  813.13  Arbitration
  813.14  Initiating participant must respond to final resolution
  813.15  Direction to further arbitration in certain cases
  813.16  When final resolution becomes binding
  813.17  Implementation of final resolution by bylaw
  813.18  Failure to adopt required bylaws
  813.19  Regulations respecting arbitrations
  Division 5 —  Financial Operations
  814  General accounting rules
  814.1  Annual reporting on regional district finances
  815  Financial plan
  816  Process requirements for financial plan
  817  Limit on expenditures
  818  Limit on borrowing and other liabilities
  819  Application of Community Charter borrowing and liability provisions
  820  Repealed
  821  Revenue anticipation borrowing
  822  Short term capital borrowing
  823  Regional district loan authorization bylaws
  823.1  Participating area approval required for some loan authorization bylaws
  823.2  Temporary borrowing under loan authorization bylaw
  824  Financing municipal undertakings
  825  Security issuing bylaws
  826  General liability provisions
  827  Repealed
  828–836  Repealed
  Division 6 —  General
  837  Services to public authorities
  838  Local community commissions
  839  Repealed
  840  Restriction on authority in relation to firearms
  841  Repealed
  842–845.3  Repealed
  846  Inspection of regional districts
  847  Legal proceedings and enforcement
Part 25 — Regional Growth Strategies
  848  Definitions
  Division 1 —  Application and Content of Regional Growth Strategy
  849  Purpose of regional growth strategy
  850  Content of regional growth strategy
  851  Area to which regional growth strategy applies
  852  Requirement to adopt regional growth strategy
  Division 2 —  Preparation and Adoption Procedures
  853  Requirements for adoption
  854  Initiation of regional growth strategy process
  855  Consultation during development of regional growth strategy
  856  Facilitation of agreement during development of regional growth strategy
  857  Acceptance by affected local governments required
  858  Resolution of anticipated objections
  859  Resolution of refusal to accept
  860  Settlement of regional growth strategy
  861  Options for settlement process
  862  General provisions regarding settlement process
  863  Adoption of regional growth strategy
  864  Requirement to adopt finalized regional growth strategy
  Division 3 —  Effect of Regional Growth Strategy
  865  Regional district must conform with regional growth strategy
  866  Requirement for regional context statements in municipal official community plans
  Division 4 —  General
  867  Intergovernmental advisory committees
  868  Implementation agreements
  869  Regular reports and review of regional growth strategy
  870  Provincial policy guidelines
  871  Minister may require official community plans and land use bylaws
Part 26 — Planning and Land Use Management
  Division 1 —  General
  872  Definitions
  873  Authority under Part
  873.1  Rural land use bylaws
  874  Ministerial orders
  Division 2 —  Official Community Plans
  875  Purposes of official community plans
  876  Authority to adopt by bylaw
  877  Required content
  878  Policy statements in community plans
  879  Consultation during OCP development
  879.1 and 880  Repealed
  881  Planning of school facilities
  882  Adoption procedures
  883  Repealed
  884  Effect of official community plans
  885  Repealed
  Division 3
  886–889  Repealed
  Division 4 —  Public Hearings on Bylaws
  890  Public hearings
  891  Delegating the holding of public hearings
  892  Notice of public hearing
  893  Notice if public hearing waived
  894  Procedure after a public hearing
  Division 5 —  Public Information and Advisory Commission
  895  Development approval procedures
  896  Information that must be available to the public
  897  Repealed
  898  Advisory planning commission
  Division 6 —  Board of Variance
  899  Establishment of board of variance
  900  Chair and procedures
  901  Variance or exemption to relieve hardship
  902  Extent of damage preventing reconstruction as non-conforming use
  Division 7 —  Zoning and Other Development Regulation
  903  Zoning bylaws
  904  Zoning for amenities and affordable housing
  905  Housing agreements for affordable and special needs housing
  906  Parking space requirements
  907  Runoff control requirement
  908  Regulation of signs
  909  Screening and landscaping to mask or separate uses
  910  Construction requirements in relation to flood plain areas
  911  Non-conforming uses and siting
  912  Effect of expropriation in relation to non-conforming use and subdivision
  913  Approval of regional district bylaws by minister
  914  No compensation in relation to adoption of bylaw or issuance of permit
  Division 8 —  Regulation of Farm Businesses in Farming Areas
  915  Intensive agriculture
  916  Provincial standards for farm bylaws
  917  Farm bylaws
  918  Application
  919  Three year review of bylaws affecting farming areas
  Division 9 —  Permits and Fees
  919.1  Designation of development permit areas
  920  Development permits
  920.01  Designation of development approval information areas or circumstances
  920.1  Development approval information
  920.2  Designation of temporary commercial and industrial use permit areas
  921  Temporary commercial and industrial permits
  922  Development variance permits
  923  Tree cutting permits
  924  Approval required for development near controlled access highway
  925  Requirement for security
  926  Lapse of permit
  927  Notice of permit on land title
  928  General matters
  929  Withholding of permits and licences that conflict with bylaws in preparation
  930  Amendment and discharge of land use contracts
  931  Fees related to applications and inspections
  Division 10 —  Development Costs Recovery
  932  Definitions
  933  Development cost charges generally
  934  Amount of development cost charges
  935  Use of development cost charges
  936  Acquisition and development of park land
  937  Adoption procedures for development cost charge bylaw
  937.1  Development works agreements with private developers
  Division 10.1 —  School Site Acquisition Charges
  937.2  Definitions
  937.3  School site acquisition charge payable
  937.4  Eligible school site requirements
  937.5  Setting school site acquisition charges
  937.6  Provision of land for school sites
  937.7  No subdivision or building permit unless charge paid
  937.8  Credit for previous contributions
  937.9  Transfer to school board
  937.91  Regulations for this Division
  Division 11 —  Subdivision and Development Requirements
  938  Subdivision servicing requirements
  939  Excess or extended services and latecomer payments
  940  Completion of works and services
  941  Provision of park land
  941.1  Disposition of regional parks and trails
  942  Repealed
  943  Bylaws adopted after application for subdivision submitted
  944  Parcel frontage on highway
  945  Highway provision and widening
  946  Subdivision to provide residence for a relative
  Division 12 —  Contaminated Sites
  946.1  Assessment of site profiles
  946.2  Environmental Management Act requirements must be met
  946.3  Repealed
Part 27 — Heritage Conservation
  Division 1 —  General
  947  Definitions
  948  Limits on the use of this Part
  949  Limit on compensation
  950  Bylaw and permit procedures
  951  Repealed
  952  Ombudsman review of local government decisions
  Division 2 —  Heritage Review
  953  Community heritage commissions
  954  Community heritage register
  955  Heritage recognition
  956  Heritage inspection may be ordered
  957  Entry authority for a heritage inspection
  958  Impact assessment may be required
  959  Local government requests for Provincial protection
  Division 3 —  Temporary Protection
  960  Withholding of approvals
  961  Withholding of demolition permits until other approvals issued
  962  Orders for temporary protection
  963  Temporary protection by introduction of a continuing protection bylaw
  964  Heritage control periods for temporary protection
  965  Temporary protection
  Division 4 —  Continuing Protection
  966  Heritage revitalization agreements
  967  Heritage designation protection
  968  Heritage designation procedure
  969  Compensation for heritage designation
  970  Heritage site maintenance standards
  970.1  Designation of heritage conservation areas
  971  Heritage conservation areas
  Division 5 —  Heritage Alteration Permits
  972  Heritage alteration permits
  973  Requirements and conditions in a heritage alteration permit
  Division 6 —  Notices under this Part
  974  Giving notice to owners and occupiers
  975  Posting notice on protected heritage property
  976  Notice on land titles
  977  Notice to minister responsible for the Heritage Conservation Act
  978  Regulations regarding notices
  Division 7 —  Remedies and Offences
  979  Civil remedies in relation to heritage property
  980  Notice of contravention may be filed in land title office
  981  Offences and penalties
Part 28 — Replotting Schemes
  Division 1 —  Interpretation
  982  Definitions
  983  Application of Part
  Division 2 —  Preparation and Initiation of Scheme
  984  Preliminary definition of district
  985  Information included in scheme
  986  General principles of replotting
  987  Reallotment of parcels
  988  Municipality may acquire charges
  989  Notice requirements for initiation of a scheme
  990  General consent of owners to scheme
  991  Consents binding on owners once given
  992  Alterations to scheme may require new consents
  993  Initiation of scheme by registration of resolution
  994  Effect of initiation
  995  Resolution to complete or discontinue scheme
  Division 3 —  Implementation and Completion of Scheme
  996  Registration of common mass
  997  Effect of deposit of reference plan
  998  Registration for owners of new parcels
  999  Rights of ownership and charges transferred
  Division 4 —  Complaints Regarding Compensation
  1000  Allotments binding, although owners may complain regarding compensation
  1001  Compensation for loss and damage
  1002  Appointment of commissioner
  1003  Replacement of commissioner
  1004  Notice to owners who do not consent
  1005  Time and place to hear complaints
  1006  Hearing by commissioner
  1007  Commissioner's powers and report
  1008  Appeal to Supreme Court
  1009  Payment of compensation
  Division 5 —  General
  1010  Removal of buildings
  1011  Accounts and apportionment
  1012  Former highways to be maintained
  1013  Limitation of claims
  1014  Disposal of municipal parcels
  1015  Taxation during proceedings
  1016  List of owners must be provided to municipality
  1017  Land title fees
  1018  Questions may be referred to Supreme Court
Part 29 — Inspector of Municipalities
  1019  Inspector of municipalities
  1020  Official seal and documents
  1021  Inquiries into local government matters
  1022  Certificate of approval for money bylaws
  1023  Inquiry into application for certificate
  1024  Appeal from inspector's decisions in relation to borrowing
  1025  Certificate conclusive of validity
  1025.1  Appeal to minister if unable to reach agreement on construction of drains
Part 30 — Administrative Commissioner
  1026  Definitions
  1027  Appointment of administrative commissioner
  1028  Substitution of commissioner
  1029  Acting commissioner
  1030  Powers transferred to commissioner
  1031  Power of commissioner to make bylaws
  1032  Powers of commissioner to borrow
  1033  Taxes for sinking fund
  1034  Parcel tax rolls
  1035  Limits on complaints against assessment
  1036  Differences between commissioner and school board
  1037  Reports to minister
  1038  Election after commissioner appointed
  1039  Restriction on legal proceedings
  1040  Power to make regulations

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