Bylaws Review 2016 – 2017

Consultation is now open on the review of the Public Places Bylaw 2005 and Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2005.

Visit our dedicated consultation website for more information

Council has recently completed its review of the following bylaws:

  • Keeping of Stock, Poultry and Bees 2005 – amended and adopted 17 May 2017
  • Urban Fire Prevention Bylaw 2005 – amended and adopted 17 May 2017
  • Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2005 – amended and adopted 17 May 2017
  • Community Facilities Bylaw 2005 – revoked 5 April 2017
  • Solid Waste Bylaw 2005 – revoked 5 April 2017

The Control of Advertising Signs Bylaw 2005 is currently being reviewed and public consultation will follow later in the year.

If you have any questions about the review process, please contact Liezel Jahnke, Policy Advisor, on (04) 527 2170 or email

What is a bylaw?

A bylaw is a rule or regulation made by a local authority such as the Upper Hutt City Council. The Local Government Act 2002 empowers the Council to make bylaws. The Act stipulates that the Council must first determine that a bylaw is the most appropriate way of addressing the particular problem and it then prescribes a procedure for making a bylaw. Council also has to review its bylaws every ten years.

Current bylaws used by Upper Hutt City Council are listed below, click on a link to view the bylaw in PDF format.

Links to additional information are provided in the Resources and Links section.

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Last updated on 05 Jul 2017