​​Bylaws are rules or regulations made by Council to make the district a safe and healthy place to live. Bylaws cover health, safety and environmental issues as well as use of our waterways and public spaces.

Bylaws are broadly made to cover one or more of the following purposes:

  1. Protecting the public from nuisance
  2. Protecting, promoting, and maintaining public health and safety
  3. Minimising the potential for offensive behaviour in public places

Not complying with a bylaw can result in fines, seizure of property and remedial action. Bylaws can be enforced by warranted Council staff or contractors and by some external agencies like the New Zealand Police.

Bylaw document links

Explanatory Bylaw
Advertising signs 
Keeping of Animals, Bees and Poultry
Hostels. Bylaw revoked 28 July 2016
Construction and Demolition. Bylaw revoked 19 May 2017
Dog Control
Open Fires. Bylaw revoked 1 July 2018
Food Safety. Bylaw revoked 1 March 2016
Mobile Shops, Stalls and Hawkers
Transportation and Parking Bylaw​
Public Places
Brothel Location
Wastewater Drainage
Water Supply
Water Races
Solid Waste
Trade Wastes
Open Spaces
Alcohol Control​
Liquor Ban Map - Ashburton
Liquor Ban Map - Methven​

Page reviewed: 10 Dec 2020 11:51am