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Municipal Bylaws

  • Pesticide use is regulated by federal and provincial laws, and also municipal by-laws.
  • You can look up your municipal bylaws below.

As of March 2016, forty communities have pesticide bylaws in British Columbia. Be sure to check your community’s bylaws regarding cosmetic use (the use of pesticides for non-essential or aesthetic purposes) of pesticides. If you are in one of the eight communities below considering a pesticide bylaw, visit their website for more information.

  • Abbotsford
  • Ashcroft
  • Campbell River
  • Castlegar
  • Lantzville
  • Osoyoos
  • Ucluelet
  • Williams Lake
Municipal Bylaws
Community Bylaw Date by-law Adopted Education Program or Information
Burnaby June 16, 2008 Let it Grow Naturally
Campbell River – No current bylaw. The city's Environmental Advisory Commission recommends reducing non-essential pesticide use. n/a Pesticide Awareness
Comox Valley Regional District - Nature Works
Comox Jan 1, 2008 Comox Valley Regional District - Nature Works
Coquitlam April 23, 2012 Pesticides
Courtenay July 3, 2007 Pesticide Ban Reminder
Comox Valley Regional District - Nature Works
Cumberland Nov 6, 2006 Comox Valley Regional District - Nature Works
Delta Nov 16, 2010 Pesticide Use Control Bylaw
Free Sustainable Gardening Workshops
Esquimalt July 14, 2008 Pesticide Reduction
Fernie Amended Jan 10, 2012  
Gibsons Apr 19, 2005  
Golden Oct 5, 2010  
Harrison Hot Springs Sept 13, 2010  
Invermere May 1, 2009 Pesticide Free
Pesticide Alternatives brochure
Kamloops Jan 19, 2016 Integrated Pest Management
Kelowna March 31, 2008 Pesticide Free
Healthy Yard Tips
Pesticide FAQs
Kimberly Feb. 8, 2010 Pesticides
Langley July 9, 2012 Pesticide Control Bylaw
Maple Ridge Dec 12, 2006 What do Pesticides Really do in the Garden?
Nanaimo Apr 26, 2010 Pesticides
Pesticide Bylaw Brochure
Nanaimo Regional District Team WaterSmart Alternatives to Pesticides brochure.
Nelson July 23, 2007 Pesticide Bylaw Brochure
New Westminster Mar 23, 2009 Smart Gardening and Lawn Care Brochure
City of North Vancouver Nov 16, 2009 Pesticide Use (includes 7 Steps to a Great Lawn on the North Shore and 7 Steps to a Great Garden on the North Shore)
District of North Vancouver July 7, 2008 Pesticide Use Permit FAQs
Pesticides allowed for use without permit
GardenSmart Workshops
Oak Bay Jan 21, 2011 Pesticide Use Control Brochure
Pesticide Use and Disposal Information
Pitt Meadows Sept 6, 2011  
Port Coquitlam June 13, 2011 Pesticide Use and Control
Port Moody Dec 2, 2003 Pesticide Free, Naturally
Qualicum Beach Nov 1, 2010 Nanaimo Regional District Team WaterSmart – Alternatives to Pesticides brochure
Revelstoke Oct 4, 2011 Pesticide Use Bylaw Brochure
Cosmetic Pesticides
Pesticide Use FAQs
Richmond Came into force: Oct 13, 2009 Pesticide Use Info Sheet (English)
Pesticide Use Info Sheet (Chinese)
Saanich Jan 25, 2010 Pesticide Reduction
CRD’s Natural Gardening
Salmon Arm Oct 27, 2008  
Sechelt Feb 20, 2008 Pesticide Permit Information
Surrey Apr 12, 2010 Avoiding Pesticides
Pesticide Bylaw Details
Terrace Apr 11, 2011 Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw Brochure
Tofino Sept 22, 2009 Tofino Pesticide Fact Sheet
(Consolidated Health Bylaw: See Section 2.9)
Consolidated: Oct 1, 2014 Gardening Naturally
Pests and Wildlife
Victoria Feb 14, 2008 Pesticide Reduction & Gardening Tips
CRD’s P.U.R.E.
West Vancouver Feb 14, 2005 GardenSmart Workshops
Whistler Came into effect: Dec 31, 2008  
White Rock Oct 5, 2009 Environment (Scroll Down)