All documents are available at the Office of the Clerk. To obtain an official version of a by-law or policy, or to verify its accuracy and currency, please contact the Clerks department. 

Find a by-law or policy

911 municipal civic addressing system

By-law/Policy

Municipal civic addressing system By-law #2016-36

More info

Read more about civic addressing.

Report a concern

Report a concern about your civic address by contacting the Corporate Information Coordinator.

Accessibility standards

By-law/Policy

Adopt accessibility standards for customer service policy By-law #2009-125

More info

We offer a wealth of information on the accessibility page.

Report a concern

Find out how to report an accessibility concern.

Accountability and transparency

By-law/Policy

Establish an accountability and transparency policy By-law #2016-31

More info

The Town of Huntsville's open government page will provide some more information on how we hold ourselves accountable and transparent in our policies and practices.

Appointments

By-law/Policy

Questions

Please contact the Deputy Clerk.

Building and sewage system

By-law/Policy

  • Construction, demolition, change of use, conditional permits, sewage system and inspections By-law #2016-21
  • Collection of user fees related to the inspection of on-site sewage disposal systems. (sewage system inspection fee by-law) By-law #2002-62

More info

Visit the building and planning pages for all things building, demo, permits and inspections.

Burning

By-law/Policy

Prescribe the parameters for outdoor burning within the Town of Huntsville (Outdoor Burning By-Law) By-law #2008-12 to repeal By-law #2007-76 

Daily updates

Fire danger rating 1-877-847-1577 for daily updates.

Report a concern

  • Emergencies 9-1-1 which include out-of-control burning
  • After hours reporting, contact by-law at 705-789-6421 ext. 3039 or 3041
  • Reporting during a ban, contact the Town of Huntsville By-law department 

More info

Read the outdoor burning page for current fire danger information.

Business licensing

By-law/Policy

  • Licence, regulate and govern certain businesses in the Town of Huntsville By-law #2017-111
  • Licensing, regulation and governance of owners, drivers and brokers of taxicabs and limousines in the Town of Huntsville By-law #2005-110

More info

Read about how to obtain a business licence or apply for one.

Report a concern

Please contact the by-law office if you have concerns about how a business is licensed by the Town of Huntsville.

Cemeteries

By-law/Policy

Provide for rules and regulations for the care and control of all municipal cemeteries By-law #2018-44

More info

Read about our services, purchase plots or visit a loved one at one of our local cemeteries.

Clean yard

By-law/Policy

Provide for maintaining land in a clean and clear condition By-law #2007-55

More info

Read more about why we have this by-law on the reducing pollution page.

Report a concern

Complete the report a concern form or contact a by-law enforcement officer if you have concerns.

Community improvement

Community improvement implementation By-law #2012-116

More info

Learn about community improvement  initiatives in our realm of plans and studies.

Closed meeting investigator

By-law/Policy

Appoint a closed meeting investigator By-law #2015-90

More info

Learn more about the closed meeting investigator.

Compliance Audit Committee

By-law/Policy

Appoint a Muskoka Compliance Audit Committee By-law #2014-77

More info

Learn more about the requirements of the Muskoka Compliance Audit Committee.

Council code of conduct

By-law/Policy

Establish a code of conduct for members of Council Policy by-law #2018-58

More info

This policy applies to all Elected Officials on Huntsville's Town Council. This policy ensures that local government is open, accessible, and accountable. The relationship of public trust and mutual respect that has evolved between government and the public requires high standards of ethical conduct by municipal Council Members." Sec. 3 - Policy Statement.

Council remuneration and compensation

By-law/Policy

Establish the rates of remuneration and compensation for the members of Council By-law #2017-41

Council delegation of power and duties

By-law/Policy

Establish a policy for the delegation of powers and duties of Council By-law #2007-123

Designated Head under the Ombudsman Act

By-law/Policy

Designate the Mayor as Head of the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville under the Ombudsman Act and delegate the administrative functions to the Manager of Legislative Services By-law #2016-37

Development Charges

By-law/Policy

  • Development charges for the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville By-law #2017-1 to amend by-law #2015-99
  • Development charges for the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville By-law #2015-99

More info

Purpose, background, rate details on the development charges page.

Dogs

By-law/Policy

Control and licensing of dogs By-law #2012-103

More info

Visit the dog control and licensing page for additional information or to report a lost/found dog.

Election sign

By-law/Policy

Regulate election signs in municipal, provincial and federal elections By-law #2018-22

Emergency plan and fire service plan and program

By-law/Policy

  • Provide for the participation of the Huntsville Fire Department in the District Emergency Fire Service Plan and program By-law #2002-160
  • Protect property and the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville By-law #2008-151
Farmer's market

By-law/Policy

  • Establish and regulate farmers' markets in the Town of Huntsville By-law #2014-44 to amend By-law #2013-48 
  • Establish and regulate markets in the Town of Huntsville Bylaw #2013-48
Fees and charges

By-law/Policy

Establish fees or charges and requiring payment for information, services, activities and use of Town property Consolidated by-law #2017-113

Firearms

By-law/Policy

  • Govern use of guns or other firearms By-law #95-40 
  • Govern the use of guns or other firearms By-law #99-123 to amend by-law #95-40 
  • Govern the use of guns or other firearms By-law #2006-108 to amend by-law #95-40
Highways obstruction

By-law/Policy

Regulate activity on municipal highways, road allowances and right of ways By-law #2011-43 to repeal By-law #92-106

Idling

By-law/Policy

Provide for the control of the idling of vehicles in the Town of Huntsville By-law #2003-145 

More info

Learn about the negative effects of idling on the reducing pollution page.

Insurance

Rental insurance policy and form are available on the forms, permits and resources page.

More info

If you are looking to host an event in our Town check out what all we have to offer!

Logging

By-law/Policy

Control the use of open and unopened road allowances for any commercial use, including logging and log hauling purposes and By-law #2011-42 to repeal by-law #2011-22

More info

Approval permit application forms are available and please refer to Schedule B on the procedure, respecting logging.

Municipal tree policy

By-law/Policy

Prohibit or regulate the injuring or destruction of trees on municipal lands in the Town of Huntsville By-law #2002-18

More info

Please note that the Town of Huntsville does not regulate the cutting of trees on private property.

Noise

By-law/Policy

Control of noise By-law #2015-31

More info

Read more about why this by-law is important on the reducing pollution page.

Report a concern

Off-Road vehicles on municipal roads

By-law/Policy

Regulate the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) on Municipal Roads Consolidated by-law #2015-52

Outdoor lighting

By-law/Policy

Regulate outdoor illumination to ensure responsible lighting, light pollution mitigation and conservation of the night environment By-law #2016-3

More info

Read more about why we have this by-law on the reducing pollution page.

Parking

 

By-law/Policy

  • Regulate and control parking in the Town of Huntsville By-law #2017-66
  • Accommodate and designate accessible parking spaces By-law #2013-46
  • Fire route and designated accessible parking on private property By-law #2007-79
    • Amendment by-law #2009-38 to amend Schedules A and C to by-law #2007-79, a by-law to regulate the fire route and accessible parking on private property
    • Amendment by-law #2010-102 to amend Schedule B to by-law #2007-79, a by-law to regulate the fire route and accessible parking on private property
    • Amendment by-law #2009-59 to amend Schedule C of by-law #2007-79, a by-law to regulate the fire route and accessible parking on private property

More info

Looking for areas to park and/or accessible parking spaces in Huntsville? Visit the parking page for maps and locations.

Parks and outdoor public places

By-law/Policy

Regulate and govern the use of parks and outdoor public places within the Town of Huntsville By-law #2015-25

More info

Interested in visiting an outdoor public place? Check out all Huntsville has to offer in parks, beaches, trails and outdoor facilities.

Pool enclosures

By-law/Policy

  • Regulate Pool Enclosures within the Town of Huntsville By-law #2011-103 to amend By-law 2007-127
  • Regulate pool enclosures within the Town of Huntsville By-law #2007-127

More info

To learn about the requirements and building process, visit the decks, fences and pool enclosures page.

Procedural by-laws

By-law/Policy

Procurement policy by-law

By-law/Policy

Adopt a procurement policy By-law #2017-116

Bids and Tenders

If you are interested in seeing what bid opportunities exist, visit our bids and tenders page. You can create an account to get notified of future opportunities that become available.

Property standards

By-law/Policy

  • Prescribing standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property within the Municipality of the Town of Huntsville; for prohibiting the occupancy or use of such property below the standards prescribed herein to be repaired and maintained to comply with the standards or the land thereof to be cleared of all buildings, structures, debris or refuse and left in a graded and levelled condition By-law #2014-26 to amend by-law #2010-122
  • Prescribing standards for the maintenance and occupancy of property within the Municipality of the Town of Huntsville; for prohibiting the occupancy or use of such property below the standards prescribed herein to be repaired and maintained to comply with the standards or the land thereof to be cleared of all buildings, structures, debris or refuse and left in a graded and levelled condition By-law #2010-122 to repeal by-law #2007-54

Report a Concern

To report a concern, complete the property standards complaint form.

Provision of notice

By-law/Policy

Establish a provision of notice policy and Consolidated by-law #2011-18 to repeal by-law #2007-121

Revegetation of shoreline buffers

By-law/Policy

Revegetation of shoreline buffers policy.

More info

Read more about shoreline buffers on the waterfront development page.

Sale and disposition of land

By-law/Policy

Establish a policy for the sale and other disposition of land By-law #2007-122

More info

Our Town properties for sale page will help guide you during times when/if we have any municipal land for sale. 

Signs

By-law/Policy

  • Regulate the size, use location and maintenance of signs and advertising devices within the Town of Huntsville By-law #2011-104 to amend by-law #2009-100,
  • Regulate the size, use location and maintenance of signs and advertising devices within the Town of Huntsville By-law #2010-85 to amend by-law #2009-100 
  • Regulate the size, use location and maintenance of signs and advertising devices within the Town of Huntsville By-law #2009-100

Sign guidelines

Huntsville's sign guidelines are in place to help identify a business, and consist of three parts:

  1. Sign categories and types such as free standing, building mounted, movable, banner, etc.
  2. Permitted sign category/type by location in the municipality
  3. Guidelines concerning size, material, colour, lighting, landscape, etc.

Note:  the sign guidelines document is a large file around 5MB. Please notify us if you prefer an alternate format of this document.

Site plan control

By-law/Policy

Designate a site plan control area for the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville By-law #2014-127

More info

We have guides and details to step you through the site plan and application process.

Skateboards and bicycles

By-law/Policy

Prohibit the use of skateboards, inline skates, scooters, motorized scooters, bicycles and similar devices By-law #2001-61

Report a concern

Skateboard park

Huntsville has a dedicated skateboard park at the McCulley Robertson Recreation Park.

Smoking

By-law/Policy

Prohibit smoking outdoors on Town of Huntsville owned property By-law #2010-45 

More info

Read more about why we have this by-law on the reducing pollution page.

Report a concern

Snow

By-law/Policy

  • Snow removal
    • Respecting the removal of snow and ice from roofs, sidewalks, streets and highways within the Town of Huntsville and respecting the establishment and maintenance of a system for the clearing of debris and litter on the sidewalks on the Main Street of the Town of Huntsville By-law #2001-135 to amend By-law No. 96-102 
    • Respecting the removal of snow and ice from roofs, sidewalks, street and highways within the Town of Huntsville and respecting the establishment and maintenance of a system for the clearing of debris and litter on the sidewalks on the Main Street of the Town of Huntsville By-law #96-102
  • Snow vehicles
    • Prohibiting motorized snow vehicles from municipal sidewalks By-law #2004-135 to repeal by-law number 2003-187, a by-law to amend by-law no. 93-25 
    • Amend by-law 93-25; a by-law to prohibit motorized snow vehicles from municipal sidewalks By-law #98-15
    • Prohibit motorized snow vehicles from municipal sidewalks By-law #93-25

More info

Visit the seasonal maintenance page to learn more about our winter operations and snow clearing priorities.

Special events

By-law/Policy

Permitting, regulating and governing of special events on Town owned property By-law #2017-115

Event planning

Planning to host a special event? Check out our hosting an event page to find out the permits you require.

Rent a facility

Looking to rent one of our facilities for your next special event? See what we have to offer on our host an event page.

Taxicabs and limousines

By-law/Policy

Provide for the licensing, regulation and governance of owners, drivers and brokers of taxicabs and limousines in the Town of Huntsville By-law 2005-110

More info

If you are an owner or a driver you will require a business licence to become licenced.

Tax rates

By-law/Policy

Town tax rates

Adopt the estimates for the sums required during the year 2018 for the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville and the District Municipality of Muskoka – general, special and education purposes By-law #2018-51 

BIA tax rates

Provide for the levy and collection of special charges in the Huntsville Business Improvement Area By-law #2018-52 

More info

Tax rates and calculations information page.

 

Zoning

By-law/Policy

More info

Visit the planning area of our website for more zoning info.

Documents on website

Please note only commonly requested by-laws and policies are posted on the website. Those provided electronically are for information only and may not retain the exact structure of the original versions. Readers should verify information before acting on it.

All by-laws and policies are available at the Office of the Clerk, and reference should be made to the official version for any legal purposes. Every effort is made to ensure the by-laws and policies on this website are accurate and contains the latest amendments; however, the Corporation of the Town of Huntsville cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided here.