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By-Laws in Common Use

Some of the most widely used By-Laws that apply within the City of Cornwall are listed below.  The By-Laws include amendments and so are "consolidated" versions. 

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Available By-LawsBy-Law No.    
Animal Control By-law112-1998
City Planning Fees2013-040

Clean Yards By-law (Yard Maintenance) 


Clothing Donation Boxes

Construction Demolition and Change of Use Permits146-2005
Fees and Charges2015-157
Fences and Swimming Pool Enclosures By-law  040-2008  
Feral Cat Control By-law  072-2008
Firearms - Cross Bows - Long Bows - Prohibit of Discharge 028-2000
Lawn Watering Restrictions 2015-104
Litter By-law


Marriage Licence Fee 001-2005
Motorized Snow Vehicles  001-1996
Noise By-law  079-1996

Open Air Burning

Parking privileges for persons with disabilities  040-2009
Pigeon Control By-law 2013-205
Plumbers, Master Plumbers and Plumbing Contractors 202-2005
Procedural By-law 2012-058
Property Standards By-law 2014-191
Purchasing By-law  189-2007
Sewer Use By-law   103-2003
Sewer Construction By-law 001-2000

Signage By-law


Skateboard Prohibition


Smoke Alarms By-law


Smoking in Public Places - Nine (9) m of entrances and exits of Municipal Buildings and Facilities


Solid Waste


Streets By-law


Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities


Taxi By-law - The Cornwall Community Police Service Board

Traffic and Parking By-law 069-1989
Vacant Building By-law 2014-109
Veteran's Tax Exemption 159-2008
Vital Services By-law 132-1999
Water Works By-law 2016-019
Wheelchairs / Motorized / Scooters 037-2004 

Below is a selection of regulatory by-laws enforced by the Licensing and Enforcement Services Unit. To learn more about these By-laws call (613) 932-6252 ext. 2225


By-laws providing for licensing, regulating, governing and inspecting of:By-Law No.

Licensing Fees


Adult Entertainment Establishments, Attendants and Performers 177-2005 
Adult Entertainment Establishment Parlour (Goods) 176-2005 
Auctioneer 180-2005 

Amusement Exhibition


Amusement Place

Auto Repair Shops and Public Garages 181-2005 
Bed and Breakfast Establishments  182-2005
Body Rub Parlours and Body Rub Attendants  183-2005 
Christmas Tree Vendors  184-2005 
Dry Cleaning Establishments  185-2005 
Eating Establishments  186-2005
Escort Services and Escort Attendants  187-2005 
Food Operation and Food Handler Certification 2015-164
Food Premises 188-2005 
Hair Establishments  189-2005 
Holistic Practitioners  191-2005 
Mobile Food Premise 192-2005
Pawnbrokers 193-2005 
Personal Service Facilities 194-2005 
Pet Stores  195-2005 
Recycling Facilities   196-2005 
Rickshaws 197-2005
Salespersons 198-2005 

Seasonal Stationary Food Premises


Second Hand Good Shops   

Special Events 2015-194
Tobacco 201-2005 
Transient Photographers 216-2005 


The Administration of By-laws is a responsibility of the Clerk's Department.  For information contact:

Helen Finn, City Clerk
360 Pitt Street, P.O. Box 877
Cornwall, ON   K6H 5T9
Tel: (613) 932-6252 ext. 2537 
Fax: (613) 932-8145